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Added in Repentance

Candy Heart is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance.



  • Items/effects that directly heal Isaac (such as Yum Heart Yum Heart, XIX - The Sun XIX - The Sun, Charm of the Vampire Charm of the Vampire, etc.) do not trigger stat boosts from Candy Heart.
  • Healing using Rotten Hearts triggers the stat boosts for Candy Heart.
  • This item does not give stats when adding to Tainted Bethany Tainted Bethany's blood charges.
  • This item is useless for The Lost The Lost and Tainted Lost Tainted Lost, since they don't have health.
  • This item is useless for Keeper Keeper and Tainted Keeper Tainted Keeper, since they can't encounter red hearts.
  • Any healing prior to picking up Candy Heart will not provide stat boosts.
  • The stat bonuses are "stored" on the Candy Heart. Dropping or losing it in any way won't immediately revert the bonuses gained, only when Isaac's stats are updated again. The respective stat changed is the one that loses the Candy Heart bonuses.
    • The bonus stats will be lost if Isaac's stats are updated by dropping out of the game or if the game crashes.
  • The stat bonuses are seeded, meaning the same stat ups will apply in the same order in the same seed.


  • Glowing Hour Glass Glowing Hour Glass: Stat boosts acquired by red hearts will not be lost after Glowing Hour Glass is used, allowing the same hearts to be picked up multiple times. The bonuses are added to the same stats, in the same order as before using the Glowing Hour Glass.
  • Hypercoagulation Hypercoagulation:/Tainted Magdalene Tainted Magdalene: Can provide infinite stat boosts, if the dropped hearts are caught in time.
  • Maggy's Bow Maggy's Bow: Increases the stat boosts given by Candy Heart, provided extra Red health was restored.
  • Old Bandage Old Bandage: Generates extra red hearts after taking damage.

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  • This item is the red heart equivalent to Soul Locket Soul Locket, and gives half as many stats per heart collected comparatively.


Bug Bug! Exiting and continuing a run will reset all stat bonuses gained from Candy Heart.