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(except in Rebirth)

God's Flesh is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth.

Effects[ | ]

  • Tears now have a 10% chance to apply a shrinking effect, causing enemies to shrink in size and also run away from Isaac.
    • Shrunk enemies can be crushed and killed by walking over them.
  • The shrinking effect lasts 5 seconds.
  • This item belongs to the Fun GuyFun Guy set. Collecting three items from this set will transform Isaac into a walking mushroom.

Notes[ | ]

  • The shrinking effect does not affect bosses or mini-bosses.
  • (except in Repentance)Any enemies that are spawned from the death of a shrunken enemy do not carry over the shrunken effect.
  • Champions and enemies that explode upon death will damage Isaac if crushed.
  • Shrinking the heart of a Mask HeartMask + Heart will cause its corresponding Mask to shrink as well. The Mask can be crushed and killed separately.
  • The chance to fire a shrinking tear does not scale with Luck.

Synergies[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Collectible Blood Puppy iconBlood Puppy: If an angry Blood Puppy is shot with a God's Flesh tear, Isaac can instantly change it back to a tamed Blood Puppy by touching it.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Compound Fracture iconCompound Fracture / Collectible Cricket's Body iconCricket's Body / Collectible The Parasite iconThe Parasite: Split tears will retain shrinking effect if main tear had shrinking effect. With Compound Fracture and The Parasite, tears with a shrinking effect look like normal tears.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Finger! iconFinger!: Finger can also apply the shrinking effect.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Lachryphagy iconLachryphagy: Will occasionally fire tears with shrinking effect. All burst tears have a chance to apply the shrinking effect.
  • Collectible The Ludovico Technique iconThe Ludovico Technique: Tear flickers blue, capable of shrinking enemies when it does.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Technology Zero iconTechnology Zero: Electricity connected to tears with shrinking effect has a chance to shrink enemies.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • The term God's flesh is a nickname for psychedelic mushrooms.
  • In Aztec culture, hallucinogenic mushrooms were eaten during religious ceremonies. The Aztec name for these mushrooms translates to "god's flesh".
  • It may also be a reference to Industrial/Experimental Metal band Godflesh.
  • Using God's Flesh on a Boss Rag Man ingameRag Man head will shrink it and reveal that there is a very small, nearly invisible body underneath.
  • The effects of this item are similar to the Shrinker from Duke Nukem 3D, including the ability to kill shrunken enemies by stepping on them.
  • (in Repentance) God's Flesh can shrink the skull that Boss The Siren ingameThe Siren leaves behind on death. It can still be destroyed by walking over it, and will pull from the usual skull drop table.


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