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Holy Mantle is a passive item.

Effects[]

  • Grants a shield that negates the first instance of damage taken, once per room.
  • Added in Afterbirth This item belongs to the Seraphim set. Collecting three items from this set will transform Isaac into an angel.

Notes[]

  • Removed in Repentance When the shield is broken, Isaac gets invincibility frames like he does when he would normally take damage, based on the damage it negated; 1 second for half a heart of damage, 2 seconds for a full heart, and 4 seconds for 2 full hearts.
  • Added in Repentance Holy Mantle breaking only grants one second of invincibility frames, regardless of the damage source.
  • Removed in Repentance Holy Mantle won't be active when initially appearing in the starting room of a floor if it was lost in the room where Isaac left the previous floor.
  • As the shield gets restored whenever another room is entered, Holy Mantle allows Curse Room Curse Rooms to be entered and left without taking damage.
  • Unlike every other protective effect, Holy Mantle (and similar effects) does not prevent damage from Blood Donation Machine.png Blood Donation Machines, Devil Beggar.png Devil Beggars, and Blood Rights Blood Rights.
    • Removed in Repentance However, Blood Donation Machines and Devil Beggars can be played practically for free during the invincibility frames granted when losing the shield, by taking damage from touching a Fire Place Fire Place, etc.
  • Damage from Sacrifice Room Sacrifice Room spikes can be blocked by Holy Mantle, no payout is rewarded.
  • The blocked hit does not count as damage taken for related achievements and will not trigger items that activate upon taking damage, like Dead Bird Dead Bird.
  • Added in Afterbirth The Lost The Lost starts with this item after donating 879 coins to the Greed Donation Machine.png Greed Donation Machine.
  • Added in Repentance When Holy Mantle's shield is broken, a white cross symbol will briefly appear overlaid on top of Isaac and a smashing sound will play.
  • Added in Repentance While Holy Mantle is in effect, a blue cross icon appears in the HUD, next to Isaac's life.

Synergies[]

  • Added in Afterbirth †Blanket Blanket / Added in RepentanceDogma Dogma / Added in Afterbirth †Holy Card Holy Card / Added in Afterbirth †Wooden Cross Wooden Cross: All stack with Holy Mantle, and with each other simultaneously. Holy Mantle applies last.
  • Added in AfterbirthBlind Rage Blind Rage: Doubles the invincibility frames given when damage is negated.
  • Added in RepentanceDamocles Damocles: The nullified first hit does not trigger the chance of the sword falling. It will not, however, protect Isaac from the falling sword.
  • E. Coli E. Coli / Midas' Touch Midas' Touch: On-contact effect still applies to enemies if Holy Mantle negates the contact damage taken.
  • Added in AfterbirthHost Hat Host Hat: Host Hat's chance of blocking projectiles is applied before the Holy Mantle, allowing the Holy Mantle shield to be saved.
  • Infamy Infamy: Infamy's chance of blocking projectiles is applied before the Holy Mantle, allowing the Holy Mantle shield to be saved.
  • Isaac's Heart Isaac's Heart: The shield effect transfers to the heart.
  • Added in Afterbirth / Removed in RepentanceStop Watch Stop Watch: If damage is blocked with Holy Mantle, Stop Watch will trigger the slow effect.

Interactions[]

  • Bad Trip: Damage is blocked by Holy Mantle.
  • Added in AfterbirthDiplopia Diplopia: An extra effect is added in the room it was found in, but only a single effect will be given in future rooms.
  • Added in RepentanceDull Razor Dull Razor: Ignores Holy Mantle's shield and works normally.
  • Removed in RepentanceGlass Cannon Glass Cannon: Holy Mantle's effect will apply after Glass Cannon reduces Isaac's health to half a heart.
  • Holy Mantle Holy Mantle / The Lost The Lost: An extra shield is given in the room it was found in, but the shield is removed when leaving that room and does not reapply.
  • Removed in RepentanceSharp Plug Sharp Plug: Holy Mantle blocks the damage from Sharp Plug, but also prevents it from adding charges.

In-game Footage[]

Seeds[]

PC ADVA RE37 (Treasure Room Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC 2RTG TZKG (Treasure Room Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC 893G 9AYJ (Treasure Room Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Normal mode only 1QXB 08E9 (Treasure Room Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC 8WKT GK49 (Treasure Room Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Normal mode only CJHB BJF8 (Treasure Room Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC HGBT SDKC (Treasure Room Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC 3403 J3ZN (First floor Treasure Room Treasure Room )

PC CEH8 HGYN (Treasure Room Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Added in Afterbirth / Removed in Afterbirth † Normal and hard modes only DN0F 9GFH ( Eden Eden starting item)

PC Added in Afterbirth † Normal and hard modes only 49HP 61H2 (Treasure Room Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PS4 S1HX M6V9 (Treasure Room Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

Vita HPJ6 R873 (Treasure Room Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

XboxOne J3HV KLK8 (Treasure Room Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

XboxOne Y6PX GRBK (First Floor Treasure Room Treasure Room )

3DS 8FKH 6SN6 (Treasure Room Treasure Room adjacent to spawn; Curse of the Blind.png Curse of the Blind)

Switch Normal mode only KMBW P2MF (First Floor Treasure Room Treasure Room )

Switch Hard mode only 8Q9P RMZV (First Floor Treasure Room Treasure Room )

Bugs[]

Bug Bug! Removed in Repentance If Isaac possesses Pyromaniac Pyromaniac, the Holy Mantle will appear to be consumed if hit by an explosion before other damage, but will still protect from the first actual hit.[Check ingame]
Bug Bug! Removed in Repentance If the Holy Mantle is removed from Isaac's inventory — for example, when using the D4 D4 — Isaac can still take one damage and it will be negated with Holy Mantle's effect, but only in the room where the items were re-rolled.[Check ingame]


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