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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 Brimstone Brimstone which deals damage Removed in Repentance 13 times in one second Added in Repentance 8 times in one second, the ability to fly, 0 - The Fool 0 - The Fool card, and three Black Heart Black Hearts without any regular Red Heart containers; however, unlike ??? ??? and Added in Repentance Dark Judas Dark Judas / Tainted Judas Tainted Judas, Azazel can still obtain Red Heart containers with items.


  • 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, 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 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.
  • With enough range, acquiring homing tears will make Azazel's Brimstone home in on enemies.

Item Interactions[]

Good Items[]

  • Added in Afterbirth 20/20 20/20 doubles lasers without increasing tear delay.
  • 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.
    • Added 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.
  • Brimstone Brimstone 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.
  • Removed in Afterbirth Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk reduces charge time.
    • Added 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.
  • Added in AfterbirthCircle of Protection Circle of Protection The circle is nearly the same size as Azazel's laser, adding extra damage.
  • Added in Repentance Continuum Continuum: 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.
  • Added in Repentance Cricket's Body Cricket's Body: Adds a scatter of blood tears from Azazel's Brimstone's landing point.
  • Added in RepentanceEye 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 RepentanceHemoptysis Hemoptysis: 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 damage and spread the curse to nearby enemies.
  • Hook Worm Hook Worm allows the lasers to deal more damage per tick because of the shape it takes on.
  • The Inner Eye The Inner Eye / Mutant Spider Mutant Spider shoots multiple mini Brimstone lasers with a massively increased tear delay.
  • 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.
  • Added in RepentanceMarked Marked: Azazel's Brimstone is auto-fired in the direction of a controllable target. Press Fire to start and Drop to stop.
  • Mom's Eye Mom's Eye allows Azazel to shoot two beams, one of which is shot behind him.
  • Added in Afterbirth Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung gives several additional Brimstone beams around Azazel.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Added in Repentance The Parasite The Parasite: Creates 2 short lasers upon hitting the first enemy.
  • 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 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.
  • Sad Bombs Sad Bombs shoots 10 short-ranged Brimstone beams around the explosion point, which deals enormous amounts of damage.
  • 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 Technology Technology along with a physical change in the Brimstone, damage is increased.
  • 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.
  • Added in RepentanceTech X Tech X makes Azazel fire a ring-shaped brimstone.
  • 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 Varicose Veins Varicose Veins: Causes a short Brimstone explosion around the player upon getting damaged.

Bad Items[]

  • Added in AfterbirthThe Wiz The Wiz while useful in some situations, enemies such as The Thing or other Creeps will be dangerous.
  • Cursed Eye Cursed Eye has no effect, other than teleports upon taking damage while in the state of charging.
  • Items that respawn Azazel as a different character, including Ankh Ankh, Lazarus' Rags Lazarus' Rags, and Judas' Shadow Judas' Shadow will remove the ability to fly and the brimstone laser.
  • Items that break Rocks, like Leo Leo or 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.
  • Items that give flight will have no real effect, since Azazel has a built-in ability to fly.
  • Removed in RepentanceKidney Stone Kidney Stone only reduces Azazel's speed and short Brimstone's range.

Other interactions[]

  • Mysterious Liquid Mysterious Liquid overridden by Azazel's short Brimstone.
    • Added in Afterbirth Creep will spawn at the edge of the laser.
  • Added in RepentanceIpecac Ipecac The tear delay remains unchanged, and the end of the beam is explosive. No tear is fired.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Lead Pencil Lead Pencil overridden by Azazel's short Brimstone
    • Added in Repentance Azazel will fire a low range Monstro's Lung -like barrage of 12 tears occasionally.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Jacob's Ladder Jacob's Ladder Jacob's Ladder has no effect; sparks do not fly from Azazel's Brimstone when it connects with enemies.
    • Added in Repentance Sparks appear where the brimstone ends.

Unlockable Achievements[]


  • 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 Heart Black Hearts.
  • Azazel's starting health is listed as "-1" on the character selection screen.
  • Azazel's locked character icon is a locked box with Azazel inside peeking out of it.