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Added in Repentance
Disambig.png This article is about the item. For the boss, see Dogma.
Disambig-dark.png This article is about Dogma (Item), similar in appearance to The Relic.

Dogma is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance. It is automatically given to Isaac after defeating Dogma; the only ways to acquire it on a pedestal are either through the Death Certificate Death Certificate or by using Spindown Dice Spindown Dice on Purgatory Purgatory.


  • Grants flight.
  • Grants a one-time Holy Mantle Holy Mantle-like effect. This effect wears off upon leaving the room.
  • Prevents Isaac's speed from going under 1.1.
  • +2 damage.
  • If Isaac has fewer than 6 full hearts of health, Isaac is given enough hearts to get to six full hearts, first by restoring empty red heart containers, and then by granting soul hearts if that isn't enough.
    • Does not affect The Lost The Lost or Tainted Lost Tainted Lost normally.
    • Keeper Keeper and Tainted Keeper Tainted Keeper's coin heart containers are affected by the red heart healing, but they will gain Blue Flies instead of soul hearts.
    • The Forgotten The Forgotten will have all his bone hearts replenished, and any soul hearts earned will go to The Soul.
    • Bethany Bethany will gain soul charges instead of soul hearts.
    • Tainted Lazarus Tainted Lazarus will receive the flight and stat bonuses for both forms. Since defeating Dogma will swap between forms, the active character before the cutscene will NOT receive the healing and shield effect, and will instead be given to the form present after the cutscene.
    • Alabaster Box Alabaster Box will take the soul hearts before they're given to Isaac, like normal.
  • On Normal mode, grants The Wafer The Wafer effect, reducing all damage taken to half a heart.


  • As with all items crucial to story progress (The Polaroid The Polaroid, The Negative The Negative, Key Piece 1 Key Piece 1, Key Piece 2 Key Piece 2, Knife Piece 1 Knife Piece 1, Knife Piece 2 Knife Piece 2 and Dad's Note Dad's Note), this item has protection from full-run rerolls.
  • Flight persists even while acquiring Knife Piece 2 (possible when carried over in a RERUN, using R Key R Key or using Spindown Dice Spindown Dice on Purgatory Purgatory), as story items' effects are not removed in that segment.
  • Dogma's in-game appearance is actually TV static, much like the boss, instead of being blue.
    • This is because the blue is used to indicate areas that the game should apply the static effect to. This was likely done to avoid making the sprite file animated, instead simply letting the game apply the effect to designated areas when the time comes to use them.
  • Dogma's Holy Mantle effect does not stack with an actual Holy Mantle, but it does stack with a Holy Card Holy Card effect.

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