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(in Afterbirth † and Repentance)

Locust of War is an unlockable trinket added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth †.

Effects[ | ]

  • Upon entering a room with enemies for the first time, spawns a Red Locust which detonates upon impact with enemies, dealing double tear damage for the impact of the Locust and 60 damage for the explosion.

Notes[ | ]

  • (except in Repentance) This trinket can be dangerous to hold, as the locust will instantly target the nearest enemy as Isaac enters the room, which can be close enough to catch Isaac in its blast radius.
    • (in Repentance) The explosion from the locust is very small, on scale of a single tile, but can still hurt Isaac.
  • The Locust will also spawn each time a wave starts in Boss RushBoss Rush.
  • The Locust will not spawn each time a wave starts in Greed mode onlyGreed Mode.
  • The explosion takes most bomb effects from items that Isaac has, with some exceptions.

Synergies[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Collectible Bomber Boy iconBomber Boy: Additional smaller explosions will spawn in a tight cross formation.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Brimstone Bombs iconBrimstone Bombs: The locust explosions fires thinner beams, dealing 4.8 damage per tick.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Glitter Bombs iconGlitter Bombs: Locust explosions have a chance to spawn pickups or trinkets.
  • Collectible Hive Mind iconHive Mind: The locusts’ impact damage is doubled and the explosion damage is increased to 85.
  • Collectible Sad Bombs iconSad Bombs: A ring of 10 tears is shot outward upon detonation, which are affected by Isaac's tear modifiers, and deal damage equal to 15 + 0.6x, where x is Isaac's Damage.

Interactions[ | ]

  • (except in Repentance)Collectible Bomber Boy iconBomber Boy: The explosion damage is halved to 30 without additional explosions.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Ghost Bombs iconGhost Bombs: No ghost is spawned.
  • (except in Repentance)Collectible Glitter Bombs iconGlitter Bombs: Pickups and trinkets will not spawn from locust explosions.
  • Collectible Mr. Mega iconMr. Mega: No additional explosion damage or radius.
  • Collectible Scatter Bombs iconScatter Bombs: Mini bombs are not spawned.
  • Collectible Sticky Bombs iconSticky Bombs: No spiders are spawned on enemy death.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • Before Booster Pack #3, Locust of War was named Locust of Wrath. Unlike other Locusts, the name of Locust of Wrath was from one of seven Deadly Sins instead of four Harbingers. (This is why the Steam achievement reads as such)