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Judas is a character unlocked after beating Boss Satan ingameSatan for the first time. Judas starts with one red heart container, and has Collectible The Book of Belial iconThe Book of Belial upon starting, as well as 3 coins. Judas also has a 1.35x damage multiplier.

Dark Judas[ | ]

When a character dies after picking up the item Collectible Judas' Shadow iconJudas' Shadow, they will respawn as Dark Judas. Dark Judas spawns with two Black HeartBlack Hearts, a damage multiplier of 2.00 (instead of Judas' 1.35 multiplier), and a base speed of 1.1. Dark Judas has the highest base damage multiplier of all the playable characters.

(except in Repentance) Dark Judas can still gain heart containers despite starting with none.
(in Repentance) Dark Judas is unable to obtain red heart containers. Any health-up items he collects will grant Black HeartBlack Hearts instead.

Dark Judas is considered by the game to be a separate character from Judas, but any achievements and unlocks that require Judas, including his Completion Marks, can be done by Dark Judas. (This means turning into Dark Judas using another character will not give that character any completion marks.) He will also receive (in Repentance) Character Tainted Judas iconTainted Judas' bonus effects when using (in Repentance)Collectible Dark Arts iconDark Arts.

Notes[ | ]

  • Judas has a great damage sustain during the run due to the Collectible The Book of Belial iconThe Book of Belial; try to keep the item until you have enough damage to grab another active item.
    • (in Rebirth) The Book of Belial is also beneficial to hold on to, as it guarantees that the Devil RoomDevil Room or Angel RoomAngel Room will open after defeating a boss.
    • (except in Rebirth) The Book of Belial no longer guarantees a Devil RoomDevil Room or Angel RoomAngel Room, but still increases the chance to get one.
  • It is beneficial to accept health upgrades during the run, as Judas can be challenging without enough health. Grabbing items such as Collectible Bucket of Lard iconBucket of Lard early in the game could be crucial for a good run.
  • Collectible Dead Cat iconDead Cat can prove very useful if found early enough since Judas starts with only one heart container. As well as granting 9 additional lives, it is also one of the GuppyGuppy items.
  • Collectible Scapular iconScapular, Monkey PawMonkey Paw, (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Glyph of Balance iconGlyph of Balance, Collectible Whore of Babylon iconWhore of Babylon and other "low health activation" items are helpful for early floors, due to his low health.

Item Interactions[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Collectible Birthright iconBirthright: Collectible The Book of Belial iconThe Book of Belial becomes a passive item that can be held beneath other active items, similar to (in Repentance)Collectible Book of Virtues iconBook of Virtues. May stack with Book of Virtues. If Judas is not currently holding The Book of Belial, he receives it. The damage boost received from The Book of Belial scales with the amount of charges the active item above it has; may not work with one-time-use items, items with unlimited use, timed recharges or items that do not follow normal room charge rules (Collectible Isaac's Tears iconIsaac's Tears, etc). Has special interactions with certain items - see The Book of Belial for more information.
  • Collectible Blood of the Martyr iconBlood of the Martyr: Synergizes with Book of Belial for an extra 1.5x damage multiplier.

Unlockable Achievements[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • Judas appeared in the original Binding of Isaac.
  • Judas is a reference to Judas Iscariot, the Twelfth Disciple of Jesus Christ. Judas betrayed Jesus to the Romans in exchange for thirty pieces of silver, represented by the three coins Judas starts the game with. Moreover, the coins are also believed to represent the three Abrahamic faiths, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Judas's fez is not a reference to the game Fez, created by Phil Fish. Edmund McMillen has stated that the initial statement was a joke and that he used the fez due to it being easily recognizable.
  • In the original Binding of Isaac, Judas was unlocked by beating WombWomb for the first time. In The Binding Of Isaac Rebirth, it's Character Eden iconEden who is unlocked with this method, with the respective cutscene being changed accordingly.
  • When reviving using Judas' Shadow, entering a miniboss fight will refer to the player as "Black Judas"
  • Judas's locked character icon is a locked box with his fez sitting on it

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