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Disambig.png This article is about the Magneto item. For a similar item, see Strange Attractor. For a related trinket, see Broken Magnet.

Magneto is a passive item.


  • Pickups (e.g. hearts, coins, keys, bombs, etc.) are attracted to Isaac.
    • The attraction enables the item to pass/fly over pits or rocks, but not through Key Blocks.
    • Red Heart Hearts are only attracted if Isaac could pick them up with his existing Red Heart containers.
    • Lil' Battery Batteries act similarly to hearts in that they will only be attracted to Isaac if his active item isn't fully charged.
    • Added in Repentance Chest Chests roughly 2 or fewer tiles away from Isaac open automatically. Spiked Chest Spiked Chests are opened without damaging Isaac. Locked Chest Locked Chests and Bomb Chest Bomb Chests are not opened and still require a key/bomb.
  • Removed in Repentance A few enemies (like the Horf) are drawn toward Isaac as well.


  • Magneto can attract Added in Afterbirth † Scared Heart Scared Hearts, but they still run away from Isaac.
  • Added in Repentance Grab Bag Grab Bags are not attracted nor opened by Magneto.
  • Added in Repentance If Magneto opens the chests in Challenge Room Challenge Rooms, the waves won't start spawning, nor the way out will be closed.


  • Added in RepentanceHypercoagulation Hypercoagulation: Magneto cuts the momentum of the hearts, allowing for easy pickup and, in turn, making Isaac very tough to kill.
  • Added in RepentanceOptions? Options?: If a chest is presented as a choice and opened by Magneto, the other reward won't disappear unless the empty chest is then touched. Chests with items disappear or make the other reward disappear, though.
  • Tainted Magdalene Tainted Magdalene/ Tainted Keeper Tainted Keeper: Attracts hearts and coins dropped by enemies, allowing for an easier survival and/or coin mongering respectively.
  • Paper Clip Paper Clip: Allows locked chests to be opened from a short distance.
  • Broken Magnet Broken Magnet: Does not increase the pull speed of coins.

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  • The item's name may be a reference to the X-Men villain, Magneto.
  • This item's coloration and placement on Isaac's head may be a nod to Magnet Man, a villain from the early Mega Man games (noticeably Mega Man 3).
  • Despite what the description says, Magneto will not attract passive or active items.
  • Broken Magnet Broken Magnet appears to be half of this item, and indeed retains part of its function.



PC 46Q7 YPND (Treasure Room adjacent to first long room)