Dead Bird

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Dead   Bird
Item icon
Item altar
"Protective buddy"
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Item ID
5.100.117
Character Appearance
Character appearance
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Collection Grid
Removed in Afterbirth(page 2, column 4, row 2)
Added in Afterbirth(page 1, column 14, row 6)

Dead Bird is a passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Taking damage summons a familiar that chases enemies for the remainder of the current room, dealing 2 damage per tick (~5 damage per second).

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Eve starts with this item by default.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Added in Afterbirth15►Box of Friends Box of Friends: Does not double Dead Bird, even if Isaac has taken damage before use.
  • 15►Holy Mantle Holy Mantle: Dead Bird will not be activated if the damage is taken while Holy Mantle is active.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This item is used in Darkness Falls (challenge #4).
  • This item is a reference to an old series of comics Edmund McMillen drew called Thicker Than Water, where the Dead Bird is said to represent his inner doubts and self-destructive nature.

Bug[edit | edit source]

Bug Bug! Added in Afterbirth † When using Extension Cord Extension Cord with Dead Bird, if Isaac and the bird are both moving sometimes the electricity does not always fully connect.

Seeds[edit | edit source]

PC KEDT NB0X (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PS4 B23A V0F7 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

Vita LOBP HN7C (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

Vita AK72 N3EN (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

3DS 83AG NNGF (First floor Treasure Room)

3DS V46T X0AP (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)


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