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Kamikaze! is an activated item.

Effect[ | ]

  • Upon use, creates an explosion on Isaac's position.
    • The explosion damages Isaac for half a heart of health (or a full heart in Chapter 4 onward).
    • (except in Repentance) The explosion deals 40 damage.
    • (in Repentance) The size and damage of the Kamikaze! explosion is identical to that of a Collectible Mr. Mega iconMr. Mega bomb, dealing 185 damage in a wide radius.

Notes[ | ]

  • The explosion will damage Soul HeartSoul Hearts before Red HeartRed Hearts, unlike most other self-damaging active items.
  • Despite the explosion usually damaging Isaac, Kamikaze! is not considered a self-damaging item because it is not the item's use which causes the damage, but rather the resulting explosion. This has a few consequences:
  • Kamikaze!'s cool down length is as long as the invincibility frames Isaac normally gets from being hit. This means that Isaac cannot activate Kamikaze!, and then activate Kamikaze! again before the invincibility frames end.
  • Synergizes with many bomb-enhancing items such as Collectible Bob's Curse iconBob's Curse, with exceptions listed in Interactions.

Synergies[ | ]

  • (in Repentance) Collectible The Book of Belial iconThe Book of Belial + Collectible Birthright iconBirthright as Character Judas iconJudas / Character Dark Judas iconDark Judas: Invokes the effect of Collectible The Necronomicon iconThe Necronomicon effect along with the original effect.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Book of Virtues iconBook of Virtues: Spawns wisps in the middle ring that looks like small sticks of dynamite. The wisps fire explosive projectiles and explode when destroyed, dealing 30 damage to enemies that are close to it. This explosion is small enough to not always hit Isaac, although it will hurt him should he get caught in it. All explosions the wisps make are unaffected by Collectible BFFS! iconBFFS! and bomb synergies.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Dark Arts iconDark Arts: Kamikaze can be used for free while Dark Arts is active.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Glitter Bombs iconGlitter Bombs: Has a chance to drop a pickup or trinket each time it is used.
  • Collectible Gnawed Leaf iconGnawed Leaf: Activating Kamikaze will cancel out of the statue state, but Isaac will not be damaged by the resulting explosion.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Host Hat iconHost Hat: Allows unlimited uses without consequences.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Mars iconMars: Isaac is invincible during the dash, allowing for unlimited uses with careful timing.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Nancy Bombs iconNancy Bombs: Gains the effect of a random bomb synergy each time it is used.
  • Collectible Pyromaniac iconPyromaniac: Allows unlimited uses and heals without consequences.
    • Each use will heal Isaac for (except in Repentance) one full / (in Repentance) half a red heart.
  • (in Afterbirth †)Collectible Schoolbag iconSchoolbag: The cool down before the player can use Kamikaze! again is eliminated when switching items. Depending on how fast the player can push the buttons, Kamikaze! can be used multiple times during Isaac's invincibility frames.
  • (in Repentance) Character Tainted Forgotten iconTainted Forgotten: Explodes on Tainted Forgotten’s body, meaning that it is safe to use infinitely, so long as Tainted Soul is not within the blast radius.

Interactions[ | ]

  • The following items have no effect:
  • (except in Rebirth)Blind RageBlind Rage: With longer invincibility, Isaac can use Kamikaze! a second time without taking damage.
  • (in Repentance)Panic ButtonPanic Button: Isaac will use Kamikaze before taking damage, similarly to (in Repentance)Swallowed M80Swallowed M80, with the exception that, if Kamikaze triggers on red health, it will not affect devil/angel deal chances, effectively preserving it.
  • (in Repentance) Character Jacob and Esau iconJacob and Esau: Jacob will always take damage if he activates the item. Esau will take damage when he uses it, but only if Jacob is not inside the blast radius. If Jacob is within the blast radius, he will take damage despite Esau holding the item, and Esau will not take damage.
  • (in Repentance)Soul of the ForgottenSoul of the Forgotten/Collectible Strawman iconStrawman: The Forgotten or Keeper will take damage if they are caught within the blast radius.
  • (in Repentance)Sigil of BaphometSigil of Baphomet: Defeating an enemy gives Isaac a 1-second window to use Kamikaze! without taking damage.
    • Defeating enemies with Kamikaze! further extends the shield's duration, allowing for more free uses of it.
  • (in Repentance)Swallowed M80Swallowed M80:The damage received from Kamikaze itself can trigger it, dealing 370 damage total in the form of 2 rapid explosions on top of Isaac.
    • This only works if Isaac takes damage from the explosion.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • The term kamikaze comes from the Japanese language (神風, divine wind), and refers to Japanese pilots that would blow up their aircraft and themselves to damage enemy targets during World War II.
  • This item is used in (except in Rebirth) Blue Bomber (challenge #23).
  • In the original Binding of Isaac, Kamikaze! dealt a full heart of damage instead of half.