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Best Friend is an activated item.

Effect[ | ]

  • Spawns a decoy vaguely resembling Isaac in his crying animation, which explodes after 5 seconds with the blast radius of a Mega Troll BombMega Troll Bomb.
    • (except in Repentance) The explosion deals 110 damage.
    • (in Repentance) The explosion deals 185 damage.
  • The decoy bomb distracts enemies, as they will target the decoy instead of Isaac regardless of distance.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • Edmund McMillen stated that Best Friend would no longer "Die upon touch". This is a reference to a bug in the original The Binding of Isaac where, in many circumstances, Isaac could take glitched hits (often killing Isaac outright).
  • Best Friend works remarkably similar to Pipe Bombs in Left 4 Dead, down to the 5 second timer and not working on bosses.

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Bugs[ | ]

Bug Bug! (except in Repentance) Gurgles, Splashers, Boils, Guts, and Sacks are immune to Best Friend's explosion.
Bug Bug! Switch Doubles when Multidimensional Baby passes through it.[citation needed]