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(in Repentance)

Lodestone is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance.

Effects[ | ]

  • Gives Isaac the chance to fire tears that magnetize enemies they hit, giving them properties similar to tears fired by Isaac when he has Collectible Strange Attractor iconStrange Attractor:
    • Enemies and pickups that are near magnetized enemies are pulled towards them. This includes live BombBombs.
    • All tears/enemy shots (from Isaac, his familiars, and all enemies, including the magnetized one) will be strongly pulled towards magnetized enemies.
      • Enemy shots that get pulled in will now also damage enemies other than the ones that fired them.

Notes[ | ]

  • The chance to fire magnetizing tears depends on the luck stat. The activation rate is equal to 1/(6 - Luck). At 0 luck, the chance is 16.67%, maxing out at 100% at 5 luck.

Synergies[ | ]

  • Collectible Book of Virtues iconBook of Virtues: The wisps' tears are attracted to the magnetic enemy, making it much easier to connect all of the wisps' tears on an enemy.
  • Collectible E. Coli iconE. Coli: If an enemy is hit by a lodestone tear perfectly simultaneously with it being turned into poop, the resulting poop will be tinted black and have a lodestone aura that sucks in enemies. This poop will return to normal after a few seconds.
  • Collectible Pop! iconPop!: Magnetizing an enemy causes all active eyeball tears to rush to the enemy.
  • Collectible Rotten Tomato iconRotten Tomato: Enemies affected by Lodestone and Rotten Tomato will be quickly swarmed and killed by other enemies.
  • Collectible Tech X iconTech X: Changes the color of rings to gray. They still apply the magnetized effect, but the effect being applied is random for each enemy damaged with the same ring. Has increased chance of magnetizing enemy.
    • Collectible Tech X iconTech X + Collectible Dr. Fetus iconDr. Fetus: Only the explosions from Dr. Fetus' bombs can magnetize enemies.
  • Collectible The Ludovico Technique iconThe Ludovico Technique: Isaac's tear has a chance to magnetize and stick to enemies or bosses, making it impossible to move the tear until the enemy dies or until the magnetization effect somehow doesn't get reapplied long enough for the effect to end.

Interactions[ | ]

  • Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone: Changes the beam to gray, can still apply the magnetized effect. The beams are not attracted to enemies with the magnetized effect.
  • Collectible Technology iconTechnology: Changes the laser to gray, can still apply the magnetized effect. The lasers are not attracted to enemies with the magnetized effect.

Trivia[ | ]

  • Lodestone is from the Antibirth mod where it would require 10 Luck to have a 100% chance of activating.
  • When used on Boss Dogma ingameDogma or its TV, the respective sprites will get fuzzier, as if the boss/TV is having signal errors.
  • A lodestone is a naturally magnetized piece of mineral magnetite.


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