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Added in Afterbirth †

Backstabber is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth †.


  • When tears land on the "back" of enemies, they deal double damage and inflict bleeding.
    • Bleeding enemies take damage equal to 10% of their maximum health every 5 seconds.
    • Bosses cannot be inflicted with bleeding, but will still take the extra damage.
    • The extra damage is dealt even if the enemy is already bleeding.


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  • This item is a reference to the backstabbing mechanic in various video games, where backstabbing results in more damage done to the target. However, the mechanic of backstabbing is usually applied to melee weapons, not ranged weapons.
    • It may also be a reference to Judas' betrayal of Jesus.
  • Backstabber was originally an unofficial item which was supposed to showcase the modding capabilities of Afterbirth+ in the PAX 2016 livestream. However, all items included in the demo were later added to the final game.


PC Added in Repentance AL1K AYB4 (Treasure Room south of spawn)

PC Added in Repentance WNH6XF39 (Treasure Room at start)

PC Added in Repentance SJZG L9QW (Double Treasure rooms at spawn, bottom room; top room has Angry Fly)