Magic Skin

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Magic   Skin
Item icon
Item altar
"All your desires fulfilled"
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Item ID
5.100.642
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Recharge Time
6 rooms 6 rooms
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Collection Grid
(page 6, column 14, row 2)
Unlock Method
Magic Skin Defeat Mother as Jacob and Esau
Added in Repentance

Magic Skin is an activated item added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Consumes one of Isaac's heart containers or two of Isaac's soul hearts to spawn an item from the current room's item pool and give Isaac a broken heart container which can never be filled, permanently reducing his maximum possible health.
  • The Lost will lose this item upon using it, making it effectively a single-use item for him.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • After using Magic Skin, if Isaac discards it and picks up another active item, Magic Skin has a chance to replace any items Isaac finds in the future until he picks it up again.
    • The more times Isaac uses Magic Skin, the higher chance Magic Skin will respawn.
    • Each new Magic Skin is fully recharged.
      • If Isaac has the Schoolbag, Isaac can keep Magic Skin in the inactive slot to prevent its respawning while still be able to use another active item.
  • After 12 uses, Isaac dies instantly.
    • If Isaac has extra lives, he will be revived with one heart, but picking up any new items kills Isaac instantly.
  • Dying and reviving using any item does not repair the heart containers.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The item is a reference to the book by Honoré de Balzac called La Peau de chagrin. In the story, the main character finds a special talisman that grants wishes, but each wish weakens him and causes the talisman to become smaller, as well as his lifetime.
  • This also may be a reference to the goatskin Jacob uses to trick his father Isaac into thinking he was Esau, thus giving him his blessing along with the divine right God had promised Abraham (Isaac's father), which included inheriting the promised land and having his bloodline bring forth the Messiah.


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