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Gnawed Leaf is a passive item.

Effects[ | ]

  • After standing still and not pressing the move or attack buttons for one second, Isaac will turn into an invulnerable statue.
    • Using bombs and active items will remove the invincibility state.

Notes[ | ]

  • (except in Rebirth) While invulnerable, Boss Little Horn ingameLittle Horn’s pitfall still affects Isaac and will teleport him throughout the room; however, the damage is not dealt.
  • With items like Collectible Cube of Meat iconCube of Meat, Isaac can easily, but slowly, kill most enemies and bosses without taking any damage.
  • Bombs can be placed while stationary and safely be stood on until they blow up if no other inputs are done after placing the bomb, as the invincibility state will be activated before the bomb explodes.
    • This cannot be done if Isaac is holding the item Collectible Remote Detonator iconRemote Detonator as the bombs will not explode until Isaac uses his active item, damaging him, unless he has an item that gives him explosion immunity (Ex: Collectible Pyromaniac iconPyromaniac)

Synergies[ | ]

  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible 7 Seals icon7 Seals: One of the more versatile familiars that works with Gnawed Leaf. The varied forms and attacks of this familiar make it capable of clearing pretty much any room given time. The locusts it produces often fly to Isaac which takes care of chasing enemies, but its damaging creep and chasing attacks can reach even the farthest enemies.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible 120 Volt icon120 Volt: With enough damage, 120 Volt's zaps becomes far more efficient at killing than orbitals.
    • At 15 damage minimum, it surpasses most orbitals.
    • At 30 damage or more, it surpasses Collectible Sacrificial Dagger iconSacrificial Dagger.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Angry Fly iconAngry Fly: Aggressively attacks enemies even if they're far away, but can end up harmlessly orbiting slow or stationary enemies indefinitely, or trying to attack invulnerable enemies. It does better with slow or stationary bosses than regular enemies, diving in to attack periodically instead of harmlessly orbiting.
  • Collectible Daddy Longlegs iconDaddy Longlegs: Allows Isaac to easily clear most rooms or bosses while in statue form. Daddy Longlegs cannot damage bosses like (in Repentance) Boss The Shell ingameThe Shell and won't target enemies that are a long distance from Isaac. In a pinch, Mom's ToenailMom's Toenail works the same, albeit much slower.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Damocles iconDamocles: If Isaac is in statue form when the sword falls, he will survive.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Dark Arts iconDark Arts: While Isaac is surrounded by enemies, he will not take damage and will safely go into the shadow state. (Even if enemies are in pointblank range.)
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Decap Attack iconDecap Attack: The head can be used on stationary bosses to wither them down.
  • Collectible E. Coli iconE. Coli /Collectible Midas' Touch iconMidas' Touch /(except in Rebirth)Collectible Serpent's Kiss iconSerpent's Kiss / Collectible The Virus iconThe Virus: Monsters touching the statue will be affected without Isaac taking collision damage.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Empty Vessel iconEmpty Vessel: if Empty Vessel's requirement is fulfilled, Isaac can safely wait for the shield to activate, allowing to deal damage without leaving invulnerability.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible IBS iconIBS: Orbitals and other things(such as 120 Volt) can trigger IBS while in statue form, however, Isaac will still be invincible. This can be really good if a Stinky Poop is held above his head.
  • Collectible Kamikaze! iconKamikaze!: Statue form will break, but the initial explosion will not damage Isaac, therefore granting Isaac quasi-unlimited bombs.
  • Collectible The Ludovico Technique iconThe Ludovico Technique: The hovering tear will still deal damage and the statue form won't break as long as the attack buttons aren't being pressed.
    • The Ludovico Technique + Collectible Strange Attractor iconStrange Attractor: Can pull enemies in while remaining a statue, clearing out rooms easily.
  • Collectible Mom's Knife iconMom's Knife: The knife can damage enemies while Isaac is a statue.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Mom's Heels iconMom's Heels: While invincible, Isaac can still deal contact damage.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Monstrance iconMonstrance: The aura makes quick work of chasing enemies.
  • Collectible The Pinking Shears iconThe Pinking Shears: Isaac's body will attack enemies while his head is invincible.
  • Collectible Placenta iconPlacenta: Isaac can safely regenerate Red Hearts in any room, making it easy to have enough health from any mistake at the cost of time.
  • Collectible Robo-Baby 2.0 iconRobo-Baby 2.0: Since it fires automatically, this familiar is one of the more effective synergies, since it will even shoot off screen as it’s knocked around.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Salvation iconSalvation: The aura can trigger from nearby enemies while Isaac is safely a statue, and the damaging beams when this happens can reach farther enemies. This powerful attack can make quick work of bosses that chase Isaac.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Spin to Win iconSpin to Win: Gnawed Leaf will activate while using Spin to Win, as long as Isaac is stationary. This allows for a brief moment of high damage against enemies that chase Isaac.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Sprinkler iconSprinkler: Can be placed upon entering a room, and will continue to fire when Isaac is invincible, meaning any room can be cleared without the risk of Isaac taking damage. This theoretically allows end-game bosses to be beaten without having to move.
  • (except in Rebirth)Super MagnetSuper Magnet: Pulls enemies into Isaac, can be extremely powerful if combined with orbitals that allow contact damage.
  • (in Repentance) Character Tainted Magdalene iconTainted Magdalene: Tainted Magdalene's "Hug" attack still triggers when in the statue state without taking damage, making short work of aggressive enemies as well as providing lots of healing.
  • (in Repentance) Character Tainted Forgotten iconTainted Forgotten: The Soul is invincible as long as the bone club is not used and The Forgotten is not thrown, even if The Soul is holding The Forgotten and moving around. Combined with orbitals that deal contact damage like Collectible Cube of Meat iconCube of Meat or items that can trigger damage only by movement such as (in Repentance)Collectible Purgatory iconPurgatory, can make for a trivial method to beat any boss.
  • (except in Rebirth) Yes Mother?Yes Mother?: When worst comes to worst and Isaac has no orbitals or familiars, the knife can be used to deal damage, due to how common the transformation is.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Tooth and Nail iconTooth and Nail: Allows one second to act and/or reposition without taking damage. Useful in situations such as ranged combat when enemies bombard from a distance, or to attack and move to a safe distance where Isaac can safely regain statue form.

Interactions[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Collectible 2Spooky icon2Spooky: Counterintuitive and should be avoided, as most enemies will never approach orbital range.
  • Collectible The Bible iconThe Bible: Statue invulnerability will not prevent death when the Bible is activated during Boss Satan ingameSatan fight.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Blood Oath iconBlood Oath: Standing still at the start of a level will block Blood Oath's damage, preventing it from activating.
  • Collectible Blood Rights iconBlood Rights / Collectible IV Bag iconIV Bag / Collectible Razor Blade iconRazor Blade: Statue invulnerability will not prevent damage from these items when activated.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Book of Virtues iconBook of Virtues / (in Repentance)Collectible Lemegeton iconLemegeton: Wisps are invincible while invulnerable.
  • Character Jacob and Esau iconJacob and Esau: If Esau picks up the item, he can remain invulnerable even when Jacob is moving but not when firing.
  • Collectible The Gamekid iconThe Gamekid / Collectible My Little Unicorn iconMy Little Unicorn / Collectible Unicorn Stump iconUnicorn Stump: Statue form can activate while invulnerable.
  • (in Repentance)Short FuseShort Fuse: Bombs explode before invincibility kicks in.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • This item is a reference to the Super Leaf from Super Mario Bros. 3, which grants the player the Tanooki suit. The Tanooki Suit also has a tanooki tail and the ability to turn into a statue.
  • (in Repentance) When paired with Collectible Midas' Touch iconMidas' Touch, the statue gains a golden tint.

Bugs[ | ]

Bug Bug! Leaving and re-entering a run while in statue form makes Isaac continue to appear in statue form, though he is vulnerable.
Bug Bug! Moving as Tainted Forgotten doesn't disable Gnawed Leaf. (Attacking however, does)