Brittle Bones

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Brittle   Bones
Item icon
Item altar
"Everything hurts"
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Item ID
Character Appearance
Character appearance
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Collection Grid
Removed in Repentance(page 5, column 4, row 4)
Added in Repentance(page 5, column 5, row 4)
Unlock Method
Brittle Bones Defeat The Lamb as The Forgotten
Added in Afterbirth †

Brittle Bones is an unlockable passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth †.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Grants 6 empty Bone Hearts.
  • Removes all Red Heart containers. Does not remove existing Bone Hearts, but does empty them.
  • Upon losing a Bone Heart, including ones acquired from other sources, Isaac fires a ring of 8 bones that split into more bones and permanently gains a +0.5 tears up.
    • Each bone does twice Isaac's damage plus a flat 22 damage; split bones do half this amount.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Picking this item up as The Lost or Keeper will give a one-time +0.5 tears up. This bonus is retained even if the item is later lost or rerolled.
    • Keeper will also gain 24 Blue Flies.
  • Added in Repentance The tears up bonuses gained through this item will persist in the escape sequence of Mines II.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • 15►Empty Vessel Empty Vessel: The empty Bone Hearts will trigger Empty Vessel's effects.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Brittle Bones has been added in Booster Pack #5, after the initial release of the DLC.
  • "Everything hurts" may be a reference to Melting from Nuclear Throne.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Bug Bug! For some players, when picking up Brittle Bones as the Keeper, he will instantly die and spawn lots of Blue flies.

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