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Midas' Touch is a passive item.

Effects[ | ]

  • Petrifies and turns enemies into gold upon contact with Isaac.
    • Enemies killed while in this state will drop 1-4 PennyPennies.
    • When held by Character Keeper iconKeeper or Character Tainted Keeper iconTainted Keeper, enemies will drop 0-1 pennies instead.
  • Enemies that make contact with Isaac take damage equal to the number of coins he has.
    • (in Repentance) The damage is 3.5+0.2 * the number of Isaac's coins. The damage caps at 23.30 with 99 coins.
    • Damage is dealt up to twice per second per enemy.

Notes[ | ]

  • With Midas' Touch, some effects that create PoopPoop may instead create Golden PoopGolden Poop (see Synergies for details).
  • If an enemy doesn't deal contact damage, Midas' Touch can safely be used on it to create extra Pennies. FlyFlies, (in Repentance) BulbBulb, MulliganMulligan, and HostHost are the most common enemies this can be applied to.
    • If Isaac has 13 coins or more when using Midas' Touch on MulliganMulligans, they will die and release flies, hurting Isaac.
    • With Collectible Skatole iconSkatole, HiveHives and SwarmerSwarmers will constantly spawn black flies, meaning they can create endless amounts of coins.
    • (except in Repentance) As Boss Mom ingameMom's foot and Boss Satan ingameSatan's feet don't deal contact damage, Midas' Touch can be used against them to great effect.
  • (in Afterbirth and Afterbirth †) When used against (except in Rebirth) Boss Ultra Greed ingameUltra Greed, his armor will be partially impaired to a 25% efficiency.
  • Spawning Multiplayer Babies while the player has Midas' Touch will give the Midas' Touch effects (freeze on touch + damage) to the baby itself. This can be abused, considering the baby's invincibility frames upon spawning:
    • Spawn the baby using the Enter key. It is invincible for a short period.
    • During this period, stay in contact with enemies to freeze them and damage them.
  • This can be used to gather 99 coins very quickly, and in turn, deal massive damage with Midas' Touch damage component.
  • (in Repentance) Petrified enemies that are frozen will not drop any coins on death.
  • (in Repentance) Midas' Touch can be a great item with Character Tainted Keeper iconTainted Keeper, as you can run into enemies and get even more coins. Just be careful to not kill yourself.
  • (in Repentance) Both Midas' Touch and Collectible E. Coli iconE. Coli affect Character Tainted Forgotten iconTainted Forgotten's body, causing enemies that touch the body to freeze and turn into poop respectively.

Synergies[ | ]

Interactions[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Ace Cards: Petrified enemies that are turned into pickups don’t also drop coins from the petrification effect.
  • (in Repentance)Freeze Effects: Petrified enemies that are frozen don’t drop coins.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Mine Crafter iconMine Crafter: Instantly detonates the TNT block when placed, damaging Isaac in the process.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • This item is a reference to King Midas from Greek Mythology, who wished to be able to turn everything he touched with his hand into gold and ended up regretting his wish after turning his food to gold.