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(except in Rebirth)

Host Hat is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth.

Effects[ | ]

  • Enemy shots that hit Isaac have a 25% chance to be blocked. When a projectile is effectively blocked, Host Hat fires 3 bullets similar to the HostHost's.
  • Grants immunity to explosions.
  • (in Repentance) Grants immunity to bullets falling from above.

Notes[ | ]

  • Does not protect against exploding mushrooms.
  • Does not protect against Boss Hush ingameHush's vertical beams in the final phase.
  • (except in Repentance) Isaac becomes immune to Boss Mom ingameMom and Boss Satan ingameSatan's stomp attacks, as they are considered explosions. This makes the item very valuable if trying to unlock Character The Forgotten iconThe Forgotten, as it will protect Isaac from the effects of the (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Broken Shovel 1 iconBroken Shovel.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) This item is invaluable in Greedier Mode as nearly all of Boss Ultra Greedier ingameUltra Greedier's attacks are considered explosions.
  • One of only two items that grant full immunity to explosive damage, the other being Collectible Pyromaniac iconPyromaniac.
  • Although Host Hat has firing animation that expose itself after it blocks a tear, it can still block tears in this state, firing bullets as it blocks.

Synergies[ | ]

  • Collectible Dr. Fetus iconDr. Fetus / Collectible Epic Fetus iconEpic Fetus / Collectible Ipecac iconIpecac: Isaac becomes immune to his explosives.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)WalnutWalnut: Walnut will only require 1-5 explosions to open. As Isaac is immune to explosions, he can safely open Walnut without taking any damage.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • Prior to Repentance, Host Hat's description was "Nice hat!"