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Added in Afterbirth

Head of the Keeper is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth. Has a 1% chance to drop from normal shopkeepers.

Effects[]

  • Enemies have a 5% chance to drop a Penny when hit with Isaac's tears.
    • The chance is not affected by Luck.
  • Turns Isaac's tears into coins (cosmetic effect).

Notes[]

  • Added in Repentance As of Repentance, the only way of finding Head of the Keeper is by bombing Shopkeepers or using Added in RepentanceSpindown Dice Spindown Dice on Papa Fly Papa Fly.
  • Does not produce coins other than Pennies.
  • Hitting the front side of enemies such as the Knight will still produce Pennies, even though the enemy does not sustain any damage. This can be exploited to produce an infinite amount of Pennies from a single enemy. This however doesn't work with lowered Hosts.
    • Enemies that spawn other enemies, Globins, or enemies that regain health can also be farmed for infinite money.
  • Removed in Repentance Head of the Keeper does not work with The Forgotten The Forgotten but will work with The Soul The Soul.
  • When used against Ultra Greed, the coins are spawned directly in front of him and will thus heal him very often.

Synergies[]

  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: Tear turns into a giant rotating coin.
  • Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung: Every tear in the burst of tears can spawn coins.
  • Added in RepentanceNuh Uh! Nuh Uh!: From Chapter 4 and beyond, any coins spawned will be from the loot table of Nuh Uh! instead, with an occasional harmless black fly spawning.
  • Soy Milk Soy Milk: Due to the Soy Milk's high fire rate and low damage, enemies can be hit many more times than usual, resulting in a larger amount of coins dropping.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Technology Zero Technology Zero: Coin tears are connected via electricity. Beams of electricity can cause enemies to drop coins.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2: Due to Technology 2's constant fire rate (Removed in Repentance and reduced damage), enemies are hit many more times than usual, resulting in a higher likelihood of coins dropping.

Interactions[]

  • Removed in Repentance Brimstone Brimstone: Overrides Head of the Keeper.
    • Removed in Repentance This includes Azazel Azazel's short-ranged Brimstone.
    • Added in Repentance Makes the laser yellow and upon a tick has a chance to drop a coin. Applies to both normal Brimstone and Azazel's Brimstone.
  • Death's Touch Death's Touch: Tears retain Death's Touch's cosmetic effect but both items are fully active.
  • Removed in Repentance Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: Overrides Head of the Keeper.
    • Added in Repentance Bombs spawned via Dr. Fetus have a chance to spawn coins when exploding an enemy.
  • Removed in Repentance Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: Overrides Head of the Keeper.
    • Added in Repentance Missiles dropped by Epic Fetus have a chance to spawn coins when exploding an enemy.
  • Removed in Repentance Added in Afterbirth †Euthanasia Euthanasia: Main tears can cause enemies to drop Pennies; however, burst tears do not.
    • Added in Repentance Burst tears have a chance to generate coins.
  • Removed in Repentance Added in Afterbirth †Haemolacria Haemolacria: Only the main tear retains the effect of Head of the Keeper.
    • Added in Repentance Tears split from the main tear will generate coins.
  • Ipecac Ipecac: Because Ipecac's high damage will quickly kill enemies, and because enemies will often be hit with explosions rather than tears themselves, Pennies will not drop as frequently.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: Overrides Head of the Keeper.
    • Added in Repentance Knife has a very low chance to drop coins.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Sulfuric Acid Sulfuric Acid: Tears retain Head of the Keeper's cosmetic effect but both items are fully active. Which tears are acidic can no longer be visually identified.
  • Technology Technology: Overrides Head of the Keeper.
    • Added in Repentance Laser turns yellow and has a chance to drop a penny upon damaging an enemy.
  • Tech X Tech X: Overrides Head of the Keeper.
    • Added in Repentance Laser rings turn yellow and have a chance to drop a penny on each tick while damaging an enemy.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Trisagion Trisagion: Overrides Head of the Keeper. Coin debris will still appear after beams dissipate.
    • Added in Repentance Trisagion now has the potential to generate coins with each tick of the beam.

In-game Footage[]

Trivia[]

  • The item resembles Ultra Greed's head.
  • The coins fired are the same as Ultra Greed's coin projectiles.
    • Added in Repentance The coins fired now use their own unique sprite, which is significantly smaller than before.
  • When picked up as Keeper Keeper or Added in Repentance Tainted Keeper Tainted Keeper, they will begin smiling.

Gallery[]

Seeds[]

PC 3C4D F1LV (In the room just south of spawn in the Locked chest)

PC NNNQ 0CJT (Challenge Room south west - Necropolis 1)

PC NE20 K6RQ (Greedier mode dropped from dead shopkeeper)


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