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(in Repentance)

Flip is an unlockable activated item added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance. It is the starting item for Character Tainted Lazarus iconTainted Lazarus.

Effects[ | ]

  • While holding Flip, when Isaac enters a new room containing an item (Treasure RoomTreasure Room, ShopShop, etc.), the item pedestal will have a second "ghostly" item behind it.
    • The real item can be interacted with normally, while the ghostly item cannot.
    • The ghostly item will vanish if there is no real item on the pedestal and Isaac leaves the room.
  • Upon use, flips all real / ghostly items around on pedestals, allowing Isaac to collect the ghostly items. Does not affect pedestals that do not contain a ghostly item.
    • As long as the room isn't exited, empty pedestals can be flipped, meaning both the original item and the flipped ghostly item can be collected.
  • If playing as Character Tainted Lazarus iconTainted Lazarus, activating it also flips between them and Character Dead Tainted Lazarus iconDead Tainted Lazarus.

Notes[ | ]

  • Flip has no effect on item pedestals that do not generate upon the creation of the room (i.e. Boss items, items from chests / beggars, etc.).
  • Buying a real item, such as from a ShopShop or Devil RoomDevil Room, will also buy the ghostly version for free, although it can still only be obtained using Flip.

Synergies[ | ]

  • Collectible Book of Virtues iconBook of Virtues: Spawns a small white Isaac head wisp in the middle ring with high health. If you are playing Tainted Lazarus, the wisp is given to the form that isn't holding Book of Virtues. A wisp is also granted when Flip is automatically used by clearing the room as Tainted Lazarus.

Interactions[ | ]

  • Character Tainted Isaac iconTainted Isaac / Collectible Glitched Crown iconGlitched Crown: The cycling effect only gets applied to the primary item; the ghostly item does not cycle. Using Flip on a cycling item pedestal will cause the currently visible item to switch places with the ghostly one, after which neither item will cycle.
  • Collectible The D6 iconThe D6 / Rune of PerthroRune of Perthro / Dice ShardDice Shard, etc.: Only rerolls visible item. Ghostly items remain unchanged.
  • Collectible Car Battery iconCar Battery: No effect.
  • Collectible Damocles iconDamocles: Additional pedestals will not have ghostly items.
  • Collectible Void iconVoid: Ghostly items no longer appear when absorbed by Void, rendering Flip useless.

In-game footage[ | ]

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Trivia[ | ]

  • Flip's icons are the alchemy symbols for death and life, respectively.
  • Prior to patch V1.7.6, Flip's pickup quote was "Life and death".
  • Prior to patch V1.7.6, using Flip as a character other than Tainted Lazarus after having previously used Collectible Esau Jr. iconEsau Jr. would switch between Esau Jr. and the base character. This was most likely a bug, as Flip was not yet obtainable for other characters besides using Collectible Death Certificate iconDeath Certificate or as a starting item for Character Eden iconEden.