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Cube of Meat is an unlockable passive item.


  • Spawns an Orbital Familiar around Isaac which blocks shots and deals contact damage.
    • Removed in Repentance It deals 105 damage per second.
    • Added in Repentance It deals 56 damage per second.
  • Each subsequent Cube of Meat obtained are combined with the first one (increasing its 'level'), changing its characteristics:
    • Level 2: Gives the orbital the ability to shoot tears that deal 3.5 damage.
      • Removed in Repentance It shoots once every second.
      • Added in Repentance It shoots once every 0.66 seconds.
    • Level 3: Changes it from an orbital to a Meat Boy that chases nearby enemies dealing contact damage.
      • Removed in Repentance It deals 7 contact damage per second.
      • Added in Repentance It deals 10 contact damage per second.
    • Level 4: Increases the size of the Meat Boy larger and increases its damage.
      • Removed in Repentance It deals 11 contact damage per second.
      • Added in Repentance It deals 20 contact damage per second.
    • The fifth Cube of Meat will create a new Level 1 cube, and start the cycle again.


  • Multiple Cubes of Meat can be collected in a single run.
  • Added in Repentance The orbital orbits Isaac significantly faster.
  • Famine Famine, Pestilence Pestilence, War War, and Death Death will always drop either a Ball of Bandages Ball of Bandages or Cube of Meat. After the first one drops, further Harbingers will only drop that same one and never the other for the duration of the run.
  • The ticking rate for Meat Boys' contact damage causes them to often deal damage twice once they touch an enemy, making their first second of DPS up to 1.5x higher than normal.


  • Book of Revelations Book of Revelations: Ensures that Harbingers that haven't already been defeated will replace their respective floor's boss, making it drastically easier to collect multiple Cubes of Meat.
  • Added in AfterbirthBox of Friends Box of Friends / Monster Manual Monster Manual: Additional copies of Ball of Bandages combine with the first, increasing its level as normal.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Potato Peeler Potato Peeler: Consumes 1 Heart Container in return for creating 1 Cube of Meat and increasing damage a little.


  • Added in Afterbirth †Duct Tape Duct Tape: Familiar will stay in place relative to Isaac at levels 1 and 2. No effect at levels 3 and 4.
  • Pretty Fly: Cube of Meat will replace one if Isaac already has 3 Pretty Flies. If the Cube of Meat reaches level 3 or 4, the Pretty Fly will come back until another Cube of Meat orbital is obtained.

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  • The Cube of Meat is a reference to the game Super Meat Boy, developed by Edmund McMillen, creator of The Binding of Isaac.
  • The pickup quote is a reference to the Pokémon series catchphrase "Gotta catch 'em all."
  • Cube of Meat is found in 9 item pools, the highest count amongst all items, due to the fact that it appears in all of Greed Mode's item pools.



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