Holy Water

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Holy   Water
Removed in Afterbirth †Item icon
Added in Afterbirth † / Removed in RepentanceItem icon
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Removed in Afterbirth(page 2, column 5, row 8)
Added in Afterbirth(page 2, column 15, row 3)

Holy Water is a passive item.

Effect[edit | edit source]

  • Removed in Repentance Spawns a familiar that follows Isaac. If Isaac takes damage, it will shatter and create a blue pool of damaging water, similar to 15►Lemon Mishap Lemon Mishap.
    • The pool lasts for over 9 seconds and deals 8 damage per tick or 24 damage per second to non-flying enemies.
    • After breaking, Holy Water will reappear in the next room.
  • Added in Repentance Spawns a familliar that follows Isaac and launches forward when Isaac shoots. Upon hitting an enemy, it will shatter and create damaging blue creep. Enemies in the pool will be petrified.
    • After breaking, Holy Water will respawn after a short period and can be fired again.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • 15►BFFS! BFFS!: Familiar is bigger but no effect on damage.
    • Added in RepentanceDouble the pool damage and spawn a blue flame on point of impact, greatly increase damage overall.
  • Added in Repentance 15►Fire Mind Fire Mind: Pool will have a blue fire effect which inflicts burn and blocks enemy bullets.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The item is a reference to the sub-weapon of the same name from the Castlevania series of games.
  • In the original The Binding of Isaac, holding Holy Water will turn one of your shooting familiars into 15►Brother Bobby Brother Bobby, and it will change back when the Holy Water breaks. It will turn back into Brother Bobby after entering the next room.
  • The in-game description for Holy Water in the original game was 'Don't Spill It'.

Seeds[edit | edit source]

PC Normal mode only CKDX 0E6V (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Normal mode only M270 08YX (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PS4 T2Z4 E4N4 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Bug Bug! If Isaac has the Added in Afterbirth †Extension Cord Extension Cord and Holy Water breaks, the sprite is temporarily stored just off the top-left of the screen, where the yellow beams will still connect to it.

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