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Damage Stat Icon.png Damage
3.5 (*1.50)
Tears Stat Icon.png Tears
Shot Speed Stat Icon.png Shot Speed
Range Stat Icon.png Range
Removed in Repentance17.75
Added in Repentance4.5
Speed Stat Icon.png Speed
Luck Stat Icon.png Luck
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Starting Items
Starting Item Icon.png Pickups0 - The Fool 0 - The Fool
Starting Item Icon.png ItemsShort range 15►Brimstone Brimstone
Unlock Method
Azazel Make 3 deals with the Devil in one run

Azazel is a character unlocked by making three deals with the Devil in one run. Azazel starts with a short-ranged version of 15►Brimstone Brimstone, the ability to fly, the card 0 - The Fool 0 - The Fool, and three Black Hearts without any regular Red Heart containers; however, unlike ???, Azazel can still obtain Red Heart containers with items.

Item and Strategy Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Good Items[edit | edit source]

  • 15►20/20 20/20 doubles lasers without increasing tear delay.
  • 15►Abaddon 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 the amount of red hearts it took.
  • 15►Brimstone Brimstone gives Azazel the long-range version.
  • Added in Afterbirth 15►Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk reduces charge time.
    • Added in RepentanceIncreases time to fully charge, but can be released at any point during its charge. Width and damage of the laser increases at higher charges.
  • Added in Afterbirth15►Circle of Protection Circle of Protection The circle is nearly the same size as Azazel's laser, adding extra damage.
  • Hook Worm Hook Worm allows the lasers to deal more damage per tick because of the shape it takes on.
  • 15►The Inner Eye The Inner Eye/15►Mutant Spider Mutant Spider shoots multiple mini Brimstone lasers with increased tear delay.
  • 15►The Ludovico Technique 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.
  • 15►Mom's Eye Mom's Eye allows Azazel to shoot two beams, one of which is shot behind him.
  • Added in Afterbirth 15►Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung gives several additional Brimstone beams around Azazel.
  • 15►My Reflection My Reflection greatly increases the range of Azazel's brimstone.
    • Added in Afterbirth Greatly increases the Brimstone laser's range and makes the laser curve as Azazel moves around the room.
    • Added in Repentance Greatly increases the Brimstone laser's range and makes the laser double back on itself to land behind Azazel.
  • 15►Number One Number One slightly decreases Azazel's range but significantly decreases the charge time of Azazel's Brimstone. It also turns Azazel's laser yellow.
  • 15►Proptosis Proptosis doubles the Brimstone laser's damage without any downsides.
    • Added in Afterbirth The beam will decrease in damage the further it travels, but Proptosis still greatly increases damage at close range.
  • Added in Afterbirth 15►Rubber Cement Rubber 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.
    • Added in Afterbirth † The beam will no longer turn into normal Brimstone upon bouncing off a wall. It will instead turn into his mini-Brimstone.
  • 15►Sad Bombs Sad Bombs shoots 10 short-ranged Brimstone beams around the explosion point, which deals enormous amounts of damage.
  • 15►Tammy's Head Tammy's Head shoots 10 short-ranged Brimstone beams around him, which deal enormous amounts of damage.
  • Added in AfterbirthTape Worm Tape Worm greatly increases the Brimstone laser's range.
  • Added in Afterbirth 15►Technology Technology along with a physical change in the Brimstone, damage is increased.
  • 15►Technology 2 Technology 2 provides a laser while Brimstone is charging, allowing the player to do damage while the charge occurs. However, this also decreases the damage of Azazel's Brimstone.
  • 15►Tiny Planet Tiny 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.
  • Added in Repentance 15►Cricket's Body Cricket's Body Adds a scatter of blood tears from Azazel's Brimstone's landing point.
  • Added in Repentance15►Marked Marked: Azazel's Brimstone is auto-fired in the direction of a controllable target. Press Fire to start and Drop to stop.
  • Added in Repentance15►Eye of the Occult Eye of the Occult: Azazel's Brimstone becomes a lasso, auto-fired at a controllable target. Press Fire to start and Drop to stop.
  • Added in Repentance Added in Afterbirth15►Continuum ContinuumThe 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.

Bad Items[edit | edit source]

  • Added in Afterbirth15►Dead Eye Dead Eye has no effect.
  • 15►Ipecac Ipecac adds poison effect to the beam and fires an explosive tear, but since tear delay increases, it will make a run with Azazel much harder..
    • Added in Repentance The tear delay remains unchanged, and the end of the beam is explosive. No tear is fired.
  • 15►Soy Milk Soy Milk gives instant and everlasting brimstone. Damage is significantly decreased.
  • Added in Repentance15►Almond Milk Almond Milk gives instant and everlasting brimstone. The beam will also gain random worm trinket effects, essentially acting as a mix between Soy Milk and Fruit Cake. Damage is significantly decreased.
  • Added in Afterbirth15►The Wiz The Wiz while useful in some situations, enemies such as The Thing or other Creeps will be dangerous.
  • The following items have their effect reduced or nullified with Azazel's short-ranged Brimstone.
  • The following items override Azazel's short-ranged Brimstone:
  • Items that respawn Azazel as a different character, including 15►Ankh Ankh, 15►Lazarus' Rags Lazarus' Rags, and 15►Judas' Shadow Judas' Shadow
  • Items that break Rocks, like 15►Leo Leo or 15►Thunder Thighs Thunder 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.

Unlockable Achievements[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.


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