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(except in Rebirth)

Incubus is an unlockable passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth.

Effects[ | ]

  • Spawns a demonic familiar that copies Isaac's tears with reduced size (or width for some special attack).
    • (except in Repentance) Incubus' tears ignores Isaac's range and shot speed.
    • (in Repentance) Incubus' damage is reduced by 25% when playing as characters other than Character Lilith iconLilith and Character Tainted Lilith iconTainted Lilith.
  • (in Repentance) This item belongs to the ConjoinedConjoined set. Collecting three items from this set will transform Isaac into a three-faced version of himself.

Notes[ | ]

  • Lilith's starting Incubus is technically not a collected item but an intrinsic part of the character, and is removed if an item such as Collectible Ankh iconAnkh or (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Clicker iconClicker are used to become a different character. As such, playing as Lilith will not add Incubus to the collection page, nor does her personal Incubus count towards the ConjoinedConjoined transformation.
  • Incubus is one of the familiars that can be spawned by Collectible Cambion Conception iconCambion Conception. Receiving one in this way does not count towards Conjoined, however.
  • (in Repentance) Incubus has the second highest priority of following familiars, only being below Collectible King Baby iconKing Baby's priority.

Synergies[ | ]

  • (except in Repentance) Character Azazel iconAzazel / Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone: Fires a full length Brimstone laser that can be charged while still firing the previous laser, allowing it to fire more rapidly than normal.
    • The laser fired by Incubus has the same width as Collectible Lil Brimstone iconLil Brimstone's.
    • (in Repentance) When playing as Character Azazel iconAzazel, Incubus' Brimstone laser has the same range as him.
    • (in Repentance) Multiple copies of Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone will not grant Incubus the mega brimstone effect.
  • (in Repentance) Collectible Berserk! iconBerserk! / Character The Forgotten iconThe Forgotten / Collectible Spirit Sword iconSpirit Sword: Incubus will carry the respective melee weapon, using it exactly like Isaac.
  • (in Afterbirth †)Collectible Cursed Eye iconCursed Eye: A burst of 3 tears is fired at the regular tear delay without needing to charge.
    • (in Repentance) Incubus now charges and fires a burst of up to 5 tears just as Isaac would.
  • (in Repentance)Forgotten LullabyForgotten Lullaby: Doubles fire rate of Incubus. This notably makes it fire and charge attack faster than Isaac does.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Immaculate Heart iconImmaculate Heart: Incubus can create its own orbiting tears, which will orbit the Incubus that created it, and not Isaac.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Technology 2 iconTechnology 2: Incubus can fire the Technology 2 laser too.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Tractor Beam iconTractor Beam: The Incubus tears will follow the beam. This makes it seem as if the tears come directly from Isaac, even if blindfolded.
    • (except in Repentance)Tractor Beam + Collectible Monstro's Lung iconMonstro's Lung: Also allows the Incubus tears to follow the beam.

Interactions[ | ]

No effect on Incubus:

Only stat effects are applied; otherwise no effect on Incubus:

Other interactions:

  • (except in Repentance) Collectible Dead Eye iconDead Eye: Only Isaac's tears affect the damage multiplier.
  • Collectible Dr. Fetus iconDr. Fetus: A dangerous combination, since familiars naturally stay behind the character, and the character's movement may block the bomb, which causes self-damage easily.
  • (in Afterbirth †) Character The Forgotten iconThe Forgotten: Fires bone tears like Collectible Compound Fracture iconCompound Fracture without the splitting effect. Reverts to normal tears when switching to Character The Soul (Character) iconThe Soul.
  • (in Afterbirth †)Collectible Flat Stone iconFlat Stone: The effective range of Incubus' tears is roughly doubled, with a single bounce in the middle of the flight.
  • Collectible Guillotine iconGuillotine: Incubus will fire tears in relative position to its body depending on where Isaac's head is currently.
  • (except in Repentance) Collectible Isaac's Tears iconIsaac's Tears: The item is recharged by Isaac's tears, not Incubus'. This item works with Character Lilith iconLilith.
    • (in Repentance) Incubus' tears contribute to the item charge.
  • Collectible Kidney Stone iconKidney Stone: Incubus ignores the range down from this item, and will fire the tear barrage but not the stone.
    • (in Repentance) Incubus is still able to fire tears while Kidney Stone is charging.
  • (except in Repentance)Collectible The Ludovico Technique iconThe Ludovico Technique: Incubus' tears become piercing and spectral but otherwise fires normal tears.
  • (except in Repentance)Collectible My Reflection iconMy Reflection: Since Incubus ignores shot speed the tears turn back very quickly, greatly reducing effective range.
  • (except in Repentance)Collectible Tech X iconTech X: Incubus shoots small, fixed-size Tech X laser rings, with a very slightly longer minimum charge than Isaac.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • In folklore, incubi are evil spirits said to descend upon sleeping people, specifically ones fabled to have sexual intercourse with women during their sleep, or, more simply put, the male version of a succubus.