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Dead Bird is a passive item.

Effects[ | ]

  • Taking damage summons a familiar that chases enemies for the remainder of the current room, dealing 2 damage per tick (~4.3 damage per second).

Notes[ | ]

  • Character Eve iconEve starts with this item by default.

Interactions[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Collectible Birthright iconBirthright + Character Eve iconEve: Dead Bird will be active at all times, without necessitating damage.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Box of Friends iconBox of Friends: Does not double Dead Bird, even if Isaac has taken damage before use.
  • Collectible Holy Mantle iconHoly Mantle: Dead Bird will not be activated if the damage is taken while Holy Mantle is active.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Sacrificial Altar iconSacrificial Altar: The familiar can only be sacrificed when it is active.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • 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[ | ]

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