Esau Jr.

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Esau   Jr.
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Item altar
"Lost brother"
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Item ID
5.100.703
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Recharge Time
1 rooms 1 rooms
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Collection Grid
(page 6, column 11, row 5)
Unlock Method
Esau Jr. Defeat The Beast as Tainted Jacob Tainted Jacob
Added in Repentance

Esau Jr. is an activated item added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • When used, swaps between the current character and Esau Jr., who has three black hearts, +2 flat damage, and flight.
  • Esau Jr. keeps his own separate health and items, and items are not shared between the two characters.
    • However, Esau Jr. will have the same base stats, character-specific abilities and passive starting items (such as Lilith Lilith's blindfold and 15►Incubus Incubus) as the original character.
      • The exception to this is Eden Eden, who will have different stats and passive starting item as Esau Jr.
  • When used for the first time, Esau Jr. immediately gains random items equal to the number of items the original character had.
    • Each new item will come from the same item pool the respective original item was taken from.
    • Quest items like 15►The Polaroid The Polaroid and set drops like 15►The Small Rock The Small Rock are not included when counting the number of items.
    • Any pickups that would normally be generated by the new items will all simultaneously drop when Esau Jr. is first used.
  • If either character dies, they both die, regardless of whether the other character has any remaining health.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Esau Jr. will keep any passive starting items the original character had; however, if said item(s) are rerollable, they will still count towards the number of items Esau Jr. will get. This would mean a character like Eve Eve would get two extra items while keeping both 15►Dead Bird Dead Bird and 15►Whore of Babylon Whore of Babylon as Esau Jr.
  • Unlike revival items like 15►Lazarus' Rags Lazarus' Rags, 15►Judas' Shadow Judas' Shadow, Missing Poster Missing Poster, or 15►Ankh Ankh, Esau Jr. is still treated as the character he swapped from for the purposes of Post It Notes.

Seeds[edit | edit source]

PC J1KG XYFQ (First floor treasure room)

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Bug Bug! The Lost The Lost and Tainted Lost Tainted Lost die immediately if they use Esau Jr.
Bug Bug! Tainted Forgotten Tainted Forgotten can turn into Esau Jr. without gaining the ability to move, and turning back removes Tainted Soul Tainted Soul, making it impossible to continue. Trying to quit and resume the game causes a crash.
Bug Bug! Using this item as Tainted Lazarus Tainted Lazarus replaces both versions' spacebar items with it, and will re-replace any other spacebar items if one version keeps Esau Jr and the other exchanges it for a different spacebar item on next use; also, instead of swapping to Esau, they will swap between the two versions of Tainted Lazarus Tainted Lazarus on use.
Bug Bug! Using this item as Esau Esau will cause a crash and corrupt data.
Bug Bug! If used as Tainted Isaac Tainted Isaac, any items Esau Jr. gains on its first use do not count toward the item limit.


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