Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Wiki
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.

Effects[ | ]

  • 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 HeartHearts are only attracted if Isaac could pick them up with his existing Red Heart containers.
    • Lil' BatteryBatteries act similarly to hearts in that they will only be attracted to Isaac if his active item isn't fully charged.
    • (in Repentance) ChestChests roughly 2 or fewer tiles away from Isaac open automatically. Spiked ChestSpiked Chests are opened without damaging Isaac. Locked ChestLocked Chests and Bomb ChestBomb Chests are not opened and still require a key/bomb, though Locked chests will be opened from a distance if Isaac possesses the Paper ClipPaper Clip.

Notes[ | ]

  • Magneto can attract (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) Red HeartScared Hearts, but they still run away from Isaac.
  • (except in Rebirth) Grab BagGrab Bags are not attracted by Magneto.
    • (in Repentance) They are also not opened by Magneto.
  • (in Repentance) If Magneto opens the chests in Challenge RoomChallenge Rooms, the waves won't start spawning unless you touch the empty chests, nor the way out will be closed.

Interactions[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Collectible Hypercoagulation iconHypercoagulation: Magneto cuts the momentum of the hearts, allowing for easy pickup and, in turn, making Isaac very tough to kill.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Options? iconOptions?: 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.
    • (in Repentance)Options? + (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Broken Modem iconBroken Modem: If Broken Modem duplicates a chest that was spawned by Options?, using Magneto to immediately open the chest while in its glitched form will create a (in Repentance)Collectible TMTRAINER iconTMTRAINER item if the chest contained an item.
  • Character Tainted Magdalene iconTainted Magdalene/ Character Tainted Keeper iconTainted Keeper: Attracts hearts and coins dropped by enemies, allowing for an easier survival and/or coin mongering respectively.
  • Character Tainted ??? iconTainted ???: Poop pickups are not attracted.
  • Paper ClipPaper Clip: Allows locked chests to be opened from a short distance.
  • Broken MagnetBroken Magnet: Does not increase the pull speed of coins.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • 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 MagnetBroken Magnet appears to be half of this item, and indeed retains part of its function.