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Holy Mantle is a passive item.

Effects[ | ]

  • Grants a shield that negates the first instance of damage taken in each room.
  • (except in Rebirth) This item belongs to the SeraphimSeraphim set. Collecting three items from this set will transform Isaac into an angel.

Notes[ | ]

  • (except 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.
    • (in Repentance) Holy Mantle breaking only grants one second of invincibility frames, regardless of the damage source.
  • (except 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 RoomCurse Rooms to be entered and exited without taking damage.
  • Unlike every other protective effect, Holy Mantle (and similar effects) does not prevent damage from Blood Donation MachineBlood Donation Machines, Devil BeggarDevil Beggars, and Collectible Blood Rights iconBlood Rights.
    • (except 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 PlaceFire Place, etc.
  • Damage from Sacrifice RoomSacrifice Room spikes can be blocked by Holy Mantle, but 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 Collectible Dead Bird iconDead Bird.
  • (except in Rebirth) Character The Lost iconThe Lost starts with this item after donating 879 coins to the Greed Donation MachineGreed Donation Machine.
  • (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.
  • (in Repentance) While Holy Mantle is in effect, a blue cross Lost hp icon appears in the HUD next to Isaac's health.

Synergies[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Collectible Belly Jelly iconBelly Jelly / (except in Rebirth)Collectible Host Hat iconHost Hat / Collectible Infamy iconInfamy / (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Metal Plate iconMetal Plate: The chance of blocking projectiles is applied before the Holy Mantle, allowing the Holy Mantle shield to be saved.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Blanket iconBlanket / (in Repentance)Collectible Dogma iconDogma / (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Holy CardHoly Card / (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Wooden CrossWooden Cross: All stack with Holy Mantle. Holy Mantle applies last.
  • (except in Rebirth)Blind RageBlind Rage: Doubles the invincibility frames given when damage is negated.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Damocles iconDamocles: The nullified first hit does not trigger the chance of the sword falling. It will not, however, protect Isaac from the falling sword.
  • Collectible E. Coli iconE. Coli / Collectible Midas' Touch iconMidas' Touch: On-contact effects still apply to enemies if Holy Mantle negates the contact damage taken.
  • Collectible Isaac's Heart iconIsaac's Heart: The shield effect transfers to the heart.
  • (in Afterbirth and Afterbirth †)Collectible Stop Watch iconStop Watch: If damage is blocked with Holy Mantle, Stop Watch will trigger the slow effect.
  • Character Tainted Lazarus iconTainted Lazarus + Greed Mode: The shield regenerates every wave if broken. This allows one form of Tainted Lazarus to press the button for free on every wave.

Interactions[ | ]

  • Bad Trip: Damage is blocked by Holy Mantle.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Dull Razor iconDull Razor: Ignores Holy Mantle's shield and works normally.
  • (except in Repentance)Collectible Glass Cannon iconGlass Cannon: Holy Mantle's effect will apply after Glass Cannon reduces Isaac's health to half a heart.
  • Collectible Holy Mantle iconHoly Mantle / (in Repentance) Character The Lost iconThe 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.
  • (except in Repentance)Collectible Sharp Plug iconSharp Plug: Holy Mantle blocks the damage from Sharp Plug, but also prevents it from adding charges.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

Bugs[ | ]

Bug Bug! (except in Repentance) If the Holy Mantle is removed from Isaac's inventory — for example, when using the Collectible D4 iconD4 — 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]
Bug Bug! (in Repentance) Activating Soul of Judas at the same time Isaac blocks a hit with Holy Mantle, time will freeze as normal, but Isaac will be allowed to shoot during the duration of the Dark Arts effect.
Bug Bug! (in Rebirth and Afterbirth) Upon leaving the game and reentering it, if Holy Mantle was broken in the room, it will be restored.