Azazel suffers from the shortest range of all characters; this is balanced with flight, additional power per hit 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 Room, not when entering, effectively letting him use these rooms at half-price. Additionally, he can use the Fool card he starts with to avoid the cost for one room entirely.
It is possible to slightly increase attack range by taking range-increasing items.
Despite his lack of Red Heart containers, unlike ???, Azazel can gain Red Heart containers. Thus, health-increasing items are useful.
With enough range, acquiring homing tears will make Azazel's Brimstone home in on enemies.
20/20 doubles lasers without increasing tear delay.
Abaddon Aside from the lack of Angel Rooms, it provides no downside, given Azazel still has no Red Heart containers. 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.
This has been significantly nerfed in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance, as the amount of black hearts given by Abaddon is now based on the amount of red hearts it took.
The 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.
Mom's Eye allows Azazel to shoot two beams, one of which is shot behind him.
Monstro's Lung gives several additional Brimstone beams around Azazel.
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 Hearts.
Azazel's starting health is listed as "-1" on the character selection screen.
This page was last edited on 20 April 2021, at 21:58.
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