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Lilith is a character added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth. Lilith starts with one red heart container and two Black HeartBlack Hearts. Lilith's starting items are the Collectible Box of Friends iconBox of Friends, Collectible Incubus iconIncubus and Collectible Cambion Conception iconCambion Conception. Lilith is permanently blindfolded, meaning she has no ability to fire tears; she instead deals damage with the Collectible Incubus iconIncubus familiar that follows her.

Lilith is unlocked by completing Greed mode with Character Azazel iconAzazel.

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  • Lilith's Incubus cannot be rerolled.
    • The Incubus can be found as a separate item, and picking it up will grant Lilith another Incubus familiar.
  • Lilith's Incubus familiar copies whatever tears she would fire if she weren't blindfolded. Combined with the Collectible Box of Friends iconBox of Friends, the basic strategy for her is to simply multiply her damage. Powerful tear modifiers such as Collectible Polyphemus iconPolyphemus will become even more deadly if Lilith can create several Incubi.
  • When shooting, keep in mind that Incubus lingers behind you.
    • Collectible Dr. Fetus iconDr. Fetus is not recommended, since your movement may block the bomb, which causes self-damage easily.
  • Incubus has reduced tear size, which makes some item harder to use (Collectible The Ludovico Technique iconThe Ludovico Technique for example).
  • Due to her starter item Collectible Box of Friends iconBox of Friends, she strongly benefits from other familiars and familiar enhancers like Collectible BFFS! iconBFFS!.
  • Battery items are very useful for Lilith so she can continue to use the Collectible Box of Friends iconBox of Friends.
    • Collectible 9 Volt icon9 Volt will reduce it to a 3-room ((in Repentance) 2-room) charge allowing it to be used more often.
    • The Battery can prove to be very useful as Lilith, allowing you to create three copies of the incubus and any other familiar in the same room.
    • Collectible Car Battery iconCar Battery will double the effect of the item, meaning she'll create 2 copies of each familiar per use.
    • Collectible Charged Baby iconCharged Baby creates batteries or recharges your item by one bar occasionally, and is also duplicated by the Collectible Box of Friends iconBox of Friends. The more the player creates, the more often they will obtain batteries and charges from the increasing number of charged babies.
  • Activated Items recharge per-wave in Greed Mode and Boss RushBoss Rush, allowing Lilith to use the Collectible Box of Friends iconBox of Friends very often. Familiars like Collectible The Relic iconThe Relic and Collectible Little C.H.A.D. iconLittle C.H.A.D. could give the player an endless amount of health if used correctly.
    • Due to this, during Greed mode, it is most effective to stay within the Arena for every wave in order to maximize the amount of familiars you have upon reaching the boss waves.
    • (in Repentance)Collectible 4.5 Volt icon4.5 Volt replaces the per-wave charging. With only this, compared to no battery items, starting and ending fully charged, it's typically possible to use Collectible Box of Friends iconBox of Friends once or twice more in a full set of Greed Mode waves.
  • While other activatable items may have some form of use, it is not advised to permanently trade out the Collectible Box of Friends iconBox of Friends. Without it, Lilith loses what is essentially her greatest strength, as Collectible Incubus iconIncubus shooting in her place is only a positive with its usage.
  • If Lilith dies with an extra life item that changes her to a different character (Collectible Ankh iconAnkh, Collectible Lazarus' Rags iconLazarus' Rags, Collectible Judas' Shadow iconJudas' Shadow), she will lose both her blindfold and the intrinsic Incubus familiar.
    • Despite this, Lilith's Incubus still counts as an actual item.
  • Heart Containers, healing items, and Heart-generating items (Collectible Charm of the Vampire iconCharm of the Vampire, Collectible Humbleing Bundle iconHumbleing Bundle, etc.) indirectly benefit Lilith since her Collectible Cambion Conception iconCambion Conception gives her additional familiars after taking multiple hits. Use a fireplace or Heart Donation Machine to damage yourself multiple times to speed up the familiar-generating process (preferably after killing the boss to not hurt your Devil/Angel Room spawn chances).
  • Familiars spawned with Collectible Cambion Conception iconCambion Conception do not count towards transformations nor the collection page.
  • Otherwise poor familiars such as Lil' Delirium can be very good with Lilith, as they can be duplicated by Box of Friends.
  • (in Repentance)If Lilith dies in True Co-op mode, she won't have the Incubus or the blindfold over her eyes, but her ghost will still be unable to fire tears.
  • (in Repentance) Unlike other characters, Incubus' damage is not reduced by 25% while playing as Lilith. Character Tainted Lilith iconTainted Lilith shares this trait.

Item Interactions[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Collectible Bird's Eye iconBird's Eye / (in Repentance)Collectible Ghost Pepper iconGhost Pepper: Flames emerge from Lilith instead of the Incubus.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Birthright iconBirthright: All shooting familiars no longer follow behind Lilith. They all group towards Lilith's firing direction instead.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Baby-BenderBaby-Bender affects the Incubus, as it's a familiar, identically to Collectible Spoon Bender iconSpoon Bender.
  • (except in Repentance) Collectible Epic Fetus iconEpic Fetus: Lilith can use the Epic Fetus while her Incubi still fire what her tears would be without Epic Fetus.
  • (in Repentance)Forgotten LullabyForgotten Lullaby is effectively a tears up for the Incubus familiar, and can also boost any other familiars Lilith might get.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Hypercoagulation iconHypercoagulation: By intentionally taking damage with something like a fire and grabbing the half-red hearts, Lilith can easily generate powerful familiars for free.
  • Collectible Technology 2 iconTechnology 2, Collectible Tech.5 iconTech.5 and (except in Repentance)Collectible Tractor Beam iconTractor Beam: Since Lilith is blindfolded and does not shoot tears by herself, these items do not directly affect her. However, Collectible The Ludovico Technique iconThe Ludovico Technique and (in Repentance)Collectible Tractor Beam iconTractor Beam still work as they would on any other character.
    • (except in Repentance)Collectible Cursed Eye iconCursed Eye ends up being a powerful item due to this, as it causes Collectible Incubus iconIncubus to fire three tears per shot with no charging, while Lilith doesn't have to worry about getting teleported by accident as she cannot charge up.
  • (except in Repentance) Collectible Maw Of The Void iconMaw Of The Void: Obtaining Collectible The Ludovico Technique iconThe Ludovico Technique is necessary to utilize Maw Of The Void to its fullest, as it will allow Lilith to create the damaging black ring around her.
  • Collectible Mom's Knife iconMom's Knife: Gives Incubus a smaller version of the item with the same base range as Isaac; However, Lilith will not get this to use due to her blindfold.
    • This knife can be used with Incubus to give it contact damage with no danger to Lilith.
  • (except in Repentance) Collectible My Reflection iconMy Reflection: Unless you have a beam weapon such as (Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone/Collectible Technology iconTechnology), picking up My Reflection is a bad idea, as it will greatly shorten Incubus' range without the possibility to increase it.
    • (in Repentance) You can now increase Incubus' range on top of being a good dmg up.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Spirit Sword iconSpirit Sword: The sword is held by the Incubus and acts the same way as with other characters.
  • (in Repentance) Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone + Collectible The Ludovico Technique iconThe Ludovico Technique: Synergizes together to become a large controllable ring per incubus. Multiple rings may completely overlap.

Ineffective Items[ | ]

These items will not affect Lilith due to her blindfolded condition and certain limitations of Collectible Incubus iconIncubus.

Note: As mentioned above, certain items will apply their normal effects if Lilith obtains Collectible The Ludovico Technique iconThe Ludovico Technique.

Unlockable Achievements[ | ]

Gallery[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • Lilith is the Hebrew name for a figure in Jewish mythology, thought to be derived from Mesopotamian mythology.
    • Although Lilith is only mentioned in passing in the Biblical Book of Isaiah, later Jewish mythology expanded on her. In some stories, Lilith is the original woman God created before Eve. She refused to become subservient to Adam and left Eden; in others, she is depicted as the bane of humanity when Adam refused her, driving her to curse all of his descendants and targets children under grudge.
  • Cambion Conception is always listed as one of Lilith's starting items, even if it has not been unlocked.
  • Lilith, as well as Character The Lost iconThe Lost and Character Bethany iconBethany, are the only non-tainted characters whose unlock conditions require a specific character.
  • (in Rebirth and Afterbirth) Lilith's starting health is listed as "?" on the character selection screen.
    • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) Lilith's starting health is listed as "I" on the character selection screen, despite starting with one red heart and two black hearts.
  • Lilith's locked character icon is a locked box with her Incubus on it
  • The recharge time of Box of Friends has been changed multiple times in order to balance Lilith. On her initial release, it recharged in just 2 rooms. Then an update increased the recharge time to 4 rooms. Finally, in Repentance, its recharge time was decreased to 3 rooms.