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Converter is an activated item.

Effects[ | ]

Notes[ | ]

  • Using this item on Black Hearts will activate the Black Heart's damaging effect.
  • (except in Repentance) Must use with two full Soul Hearts to work. One and a half will not work.

Synergies[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Collectible Book of Virtues iconBook of Virtues: Spawns wisps in the middle ring, looking like hearts. Wisps have slightly higher health than average. Red Heart pickups can be used to restore their health.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Book of Revelations iconBook of Revelations / (in Repentance)Collectible Satanic Bible iconSatanic Bible: Allows for generation of Heart Containers. ((in Repentance)Collectible Schoolbag iconSchoolbag required)
    • (in Repentance)Collectible 9 Volt icon9 Volt + (in Repentance)Collectible Habit iconHabit: Allows for an easy setup to get max health as long as one has a self-damage source, such as a Blood Bank or a Demon Beggar.
  • Collectible Guppy's Paw iconGuppy's Paw:
    • (except in Repentance) Allows Isaac to have 10 Heart Containers and 1 Soul Heart.
    • (in Repentance) Allows Isaac to attain up to 12 Red Heart Containers or any combination of Red Heart Containers and Soul Hearts.
  • (in Repentance) Character ??? (Character) icon??? + (in Repentance)Collectible Birthright iconBirthright: Removes one Soul Heart and grants two, effectively becoming a 3-room charge Collectible Book of Revelations iconBook of Revelations.
  • (in Repentance) Character Tainted Eden iconTainted Eden: Heart containers gained from Converter are kept, even after rerolling.
  • (in Repentance) Character Dark Judas iconDark Judas / Character Tainted Judas iconTainted Judas: Converts one Black Heart into one Black Heart, keeping Judas’ health the same as before but activates Collectible The Necronomicon iconThe Necronomicon effect regardless.

Interactions[ | ]

  • (in Repentance) Character Bethany iconBethany: Bethany cannot activate the Converter whether she has soul charges or not.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Car Battery iconCar Battery:
    • (in Afterbirth and Afterbirth †) No effect.
    • (in Repentance) Consumes 2 Soul Hearts and produces 2 Red Heart Containers.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) Character The Soul (Character) iconThe Soul: Consumes Soul Hearts and produces (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) Bone HeartBone Hearts for Character The Forgotten iconThe Forgotten. Does nothing when used by The Forgotten.
  • (in Repentance) Character Tainted Bethany iconTainted Bethany: When used while fully charged, adds 2 Blood Charges to her pool at no cost to her Heart total. When used with no charges, consumes 3 Blood Charges and produces 2, resulting in a net loss.
    • With Collectible Car Battery iconCar Battery: Consumes 3 Blood Charges and produces 4, still at no cost to Heart total, resulting in infinite Blood Charges.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • The Converter is a reference to a converter, a device or system that changes the form of something.
  • According to Edmund via the Four Souls Isaac lore stream, the Converter's sprite was originally supposed to be similar to an adapter that converted US-standard power plugs for UK-standard power outlets, then he "just threw some wires on it."[1]
  • The Converter can be seen as an opposite to Collectible Guppy's Paw iconGuppy's Paw. Where the Converter takes two Soul or Black Hearts to form a Heart container (or just one Soul or Black Heart as of Repentance), Guppy's Paw takes one Heart container to form three Soul Hearts. Additionally, their flavor texts are similar.

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