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Godhead is an unlockable passive item.

Effects[ | ]

Notes[ | ]

  • (except in Repentance) Godhead is a special item.
  • The size of the aura is increased with the size of Isaac's tears. This is not just visual, and will increase the radius that enemies are damaged in.

Synergies[ | ]

  • Collectible Bob's Rotten Head iconBob's Rotten Head: Creates a Godhead aura around the head and applies homing effect when thrown.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Compound Fracture iconCompound Fracture/Collectible Cricket's Body iconCricket's Body/Collectible The Parasite iconThe Parasite: Main tears and burst tears retain all effects.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Explosivo iconExplosivo/(in Repentance)Collectible Mucormycosis iconMucormycosis: Causes damaging aura to grow once attached to an enemy.
  • (in Afterbirth †)Collectible Euthanasia iconEuthanasia: The aura of a needle tear will also do triple damage, but does not cause tear burst or instant kill.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Glass Cannon iconGlass Cannon: The huge tear gains the homing ability and a much larger, more powerful damaging aura.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Lachryphagy iconLachryphagy: Fired tears and burst tears retain aura and homing effect.
    • Piercing tears: When a tear bursts, the 8 smaller tears' auras can stack, doing massive damage to enemies within.
  • Collectible The Ludovico Technique iconThe Ludovico Technique: Tear increases in size and gains the damaging aura effect.
    • (in Repentance) Tear also gains homing effect. May cause the tear to get stuck near enemies.
  • Collectible A Lump of Coal iconA Lump of Coal: The size and damage of the aura increases as long as the tear is on screen.
  • Pulse WormPulse Worm: The aura increases and decreases in size.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Saturnus iconSaturnus: The orbiting tears also have the damaging aura, but without the homing effect.

Interactions[ | ]

  • Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone: Brimstone laser retains the homing effect, but doesn't receive the damaging aura.
  • Collectible Dr. Fetus iconDr. Fetus: Bombs retain the homing effect, but don't receive a damaging aura.
  • Collectible Epic Fetus iconEpic Fetus: The crosshair homes in upon enemies, but neither the crosshair nor the missiles receive the damaging aura.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Gello iconGello / Character Tainted Lilith iconTainted Lilith: The cosmetic change also is applied to Gello.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Haemolacria iconHaemolacria: Main tear retains all effects, but burst tears do not.
    • (in Repentance) Burst tears also retain all effects.
  • Collectible Mom's Knife iconMom's Knife: Knife retains the homing effect, but doesn't get the damaging aura.
  • Piercing tears: Once the tear hits the enemy, the aura also ceases to do damage to that particular target.
    • (in Repentance) Enemies can be damaged by the aura after being pierced, but only if the tear is no longer in contact.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Sinus Infection iconSinus Infection: The aura on booger tears stuck to an enemy won't hurt that particular enemy, but still damages other enemies.
  • Collectible Technology iconTechnology/Collectible Technology 2 iconTechnology 2/Collectible Tech.5 iconTech.5/(except in Rebirth)Collectible Tech X iconTech X: Lasers retain the homing effect, but don't receive the damaging aura.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Trisagion iconTrisagion: Causes Godhead's aura to visually disappear; however, the aura is still there and can still damage enemies.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • Godhead is another term for Godhood or overall divine nature.
  • Godhead bears resemblance to the Eye of Providence, Eye of God, or The Eye That Sees All, a common Christian religious symbol. The three corners of the triangle may represent each part of the Holy Trinity.
  • The three corners of the triangle may also be a reference to Collectible The Mind iconThe Mind, Collectible The Body iconThe Body, and Collectible The Soul iconThe Soul items, as the colors of the corners match the colors of the items, that are also unlocked by The Lost.
  • This item appears in the Afterbirth † release date trailer.


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