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Azazel is a character unlocked by making three deals with the Devil in one run. Azazel starts with a short-ranged version of Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone which deals damage (except in Repentance) 13 times in one second (in Repentance) 9 times in one second, the ability to fly, 0 - The Fool0 - The Fool card, and three Black HeartBlack Hearts without any regular Red Heart containers; however, unlike Character ??? (Character) icon??? and (in Repentance) Character Dark Judas iconDark Judas / Character Tainted Judas iconTainted Judas, Azazel can still obtain Red Heart containers with items.

Notes[ | ]

  • Azazel suffers from the shortest effective range of all characters; this is balanced with greater maneuverability provided by a flight and a high speed stat, high-power bursts of damage via his Brimstone-like attack, and significant damage to all enemies in the room upon the loss of a Black Heart, killing most lesser enemies.
  • Due to his flight, Azazel takes damage only when leaving a Curse RoomCurse Room, not when entering, effectively letting him use these rooms at half-price.
    • Additionally, he can use 0 - The Fool0 - The Fool he starts with to avoid the cost for one room entirely.
  • It is possible to slightly increase attack range by taking range-increasing items.
    • With enough range, acquiring homing tears will make Azazel's Brimstone home in on enemies.
  • (in Repentance)If Azazel dies in True Co-op mode, his ghost will also fire a short brimstone.

Item Interactions[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Collectible Birthright iconBirthright: Azazel's Brimstone beam doubles in width, like (except in Rebirth)Collectible Mega Blast iconMega Blast. No effect on damage.
  • Collectible Mysterious Liquid iconMysterious Liquid has no effect.
    • (except in Rebirth) Creep will spawn at the edge of the laser.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Dead Eye iconDead Eye has no effect.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Ipecac iconIpecac The tear delay remains unchanged, and the end of the beam is explosive. No tear is fired.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Lead Pencil iconLead Pencil has no effect.
    • (in Repentance) Azazel will fire a low range Monstro's Lung -like barrage of 12 tears occasionally.
  • (except in Repentance)Collectible Jacob's Ladder iconJacob's Ladder has no effect.
    • (in Repentance) The Brimstone is electrified and sparks can connect with enemies.

Good Items[ | ]

  • (except in Rebirth) Collectible 20 20 icon20/20 doubles lasers without increasing tear delay.
  • Collectible Abaddon iconAbaddon Aside from the lack of Angel Rooms, it provides no downside. As it costs 3 Soul Hearts, it will add 3 Black Hearts to his health bar, increase damage and speed, and give his Brimstone laser a fear effect.
    • (in Repentance) This is no longer the case, as the amount of black hearts given by Abaddon is now based on the amount of red hearts it removes.
  • Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone gives Azazel the long-range version. It also increases fire rate since Brimstone's fire rate multiplier is x1/3 and Azazel's is x0.267.
  • (except in Repentance) Collectible Chocolate Milk iconChocolate Milk reduces charge time.
    • (in Repentance) His Brimstone laser takes longer to be fully charged but can be released anytime. Width and damage of the laser increases at higher charges. Width scales from 50% at minimum charge to 160% at maximum charge. Damage scales from 25% at minimum charge to 250% at maximum charge. Unlike with normal tears, the tears stat does not directly affect maximum or minimum damage.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Circle of Protection iconCircle of Protection The circle is nearly the same size as Azazel's laser, adding extra damage.
  • (in Repentance) Collectible Continuum iconContinuum: The range of Azazel's short Brimstone is increased and wraps around the screen, though without other significant range boosts it doesn't wrap far enough reach into the room.
  • (in Repentance) Collectible Cricket's Body iconCricket's Body: Adds a scatter of blood tears from Azazel's Brimstone's landing point.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Eye of the Occult iconEye of the Occult: Azazel's Brimstone becomes a lasso, auto-fired at a controllable target. Press Fire to start and Drop to stop.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Marked iconMarked: Azazel's Brimstone is auto-fired in the direction of a controllable target. Press Fire to start and Drop to stop.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Hemoptysis iconHemoptysis: Enemies hit by the sneeze will gain a curse that increases the damage Azazel's beam deals to 2x and +3 flat damage. Enemies who die to his beam under the curse will explode, dealing damage and spreading the curse to nearby enemies.
  • Collectible The Inner Eye iconThe Inner Eye / Collectible Mutant Spider iconMutant Spider shoots multiple mini Brimstone lasers with a massively increased tear delay.
  • Collectible The Ludovico Technique iconThe Ludovico Technique gives a Brimstone ring, whether Azazel has the short or long-ranged version of it, giving him the ability to damage many enemies at a time due to its size and negates Azazel's short-range, but halves Azazel's damage.
  • Collectible Mom's Eye iconMom's Eye allows Azazel to shoot two beams, one of which is shot behind him.
  • (except in Rebirth) Collectible Monstro's Lung iconMonstro's Lung gives several additional Brimstone beams around Azazel.
  • Collectible My Reflection iconMy Reflection greatly increases the range of Azazel's brimstone.
    • (except in Rebirth) Greatly increases the Brimstone laser's range and makes the laser curve as Azazel moves around the room.
      • (in Repentance) Greatly increases the Brimstone laser's range and makes the laser double back on itself to land behind Azazel.
  • Collectible Number One iconNumber One slightly decreases Azazel's range but significantly decreases the charge time of Azazel's Brimstone. It also turns Azazel's laser yellow.
  • (in Repentance) Collectible The Parasite iconThe Parasite: Creates 2 short lasers upon hitting the first enemy, or a wall. The derivative lasers follow the same movement of regular parasite shots.
  • Collectible Proptosis iconProptosis doubles the Brimstone laser's damage without any downsides.
    • (except in Rebirth) The beam will decrease in damage the further it travels, but Proptosis still greatly increases damage at close range.
      • (in Repentance) Due to an oversight, proptosis deals way more damage than it should with lasers. At long range it deals x6 damage and at close range it can deal up to x7.5. Base Azazel + Proptosis can deal over 350 damage in one beam, which can kill Boss Chub ingameChub in one laser.
  • (except in Rebirth) Collectible Rubber Cement iconRubber Cement allows Azazel's laser to bounce off of walls. Unlike Azazel's normal mini-Brimstone, beams that bounce off of walls have infinite range but deals half of the damage.
    • (in Repentance) The beam will no longer turn into normal Brimstone upon bouncing off a wall. It will instead turn into his mini-Brimstone.
  • Collectible Sad Bombs iconSad Bombs shoots 10 short-ranged Brimstone beams around the explosion point, which deals enormous amounts of damage.
  • Collectible Tammy's Head iconTammy's Head shoots 10 short-ranged Brimstone beams around him, which deal enormous amounts of damage.
  • (except in Rebirth)Tape WormTape Worm greatly increases the Brimstone laser's range.
  • (except in Rebirth) Collectible Technology iconTechnology works like it does with normal brimstone, changing the visual effect and granting the +50% damage multiplier.
  • Collectible Technology 2 iconTechnology 2 provides a laser while Brimstone is charging, allowing the player to do damage while the charge occurs. However, this also decreases the damage and tear rate of Azazel's Brimstone.
    • (in Repentance) Technology 2 no longer decreases the damage of Azazel's Brimstone.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Tech X iconTech X makes Azazel fire a ring-shaped brimstone but decrease a bit his damage.
  • Collectible Tiny Planet iconTiny Planet changes the path of Azazel's Brimstone into a circle, giving it an area of effect. The range increase becomes especially powerful if you add a homing tears effect.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) Collectible Varicose Veins iconVaricose Veins: Causes a short Brimstone explosion around the player upon getting damaged.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible C Section iconC Section: Fires 4 fetuses on top of his Brimstone.

Bad Items[ | ]

  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible The Wiz iconThe Wiz while useful in some situations, enemies such as The Thing or other Creeps will be dangerous.
  • Items that respawn Azazel as a different character, including Collectible Ankh iconAnkh, Collectible Lazarus' Rags iconLazarus' Rags, and Collectible Judas' Shadow iconJudas' Shadow will remove the ability to fly and the brimstone laser.
  • Items that break Rocks, like Collectible Leo iconLeo or Collectible Thunder Thighs iconThunder Thighs nullify part of the advantage Azazel gains from flight as he will no longer be able to hover over them to avoid enemy projectiles.
  • Items that give flight will have no real effect, since Azazel has a built-in ability to fly.
  • (except in Repentance)Collectible Kidney Stone iconKidney Stone only reduces Azazel's speed and shorts Brimstone's range.

Unlockable Achievements[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • In the Bible, Azazel is the name given to the goat that was cast into the wild as part of Jewish atonement rituals. However, in certain traditions of Abrahamic religions, Azazel refers to the fallen angel who taught people to make weapons and jewelry and taught women the "sinful art" of painting their faces, as mentioned in the apocryphal Book of Enoch. Azazel is referenced three times in the Bible; this may be why he spawns with three Black HeartBlack Hearts.
  • Azazel's starting health is listed as "-I" on the character selection screen.
  • Azazel's locked character icon is a locked box with Azazel inside peeking out of it.

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