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(in Repentance)

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

Effects[ | ]

  • Gives Isaac a large pulsing aura around him that deals damage to enemies inside of it.
    • The aura deals more damage the closer enemies are to Isaac, ranging from 0.4 on the edge up to 3.9 + 0.3 * floor damage.
    • The aura deals damage up to 7.5 times per second.

Synergies[ | ]

  • Collectible Camo Undies iconCamo Undies: Enemies won't target Isaac, thus he can safely damage enemies while standing near them. However, this won't work with bosses.
  • Collectible Isaac's Heart iconIsaac's Heart: Monstrance becomes much safer to use offensively as Isaac's body no longer takes damage.
  • Items granting invulnerability or a shield: Monstrance damages enemies while Isaac is invincible.
    • This includes Collectible Gnawed Leaf iconGnawed Leaf / VII - The Chariot?VII - The Chariot? allowing Isaac to clear most rooms without moving.
    • Collectible Dark Arts iconDark Arts: Enemies will still be damaged while Dark Arts' effect is active, allowing Isaac to safely deal damage while invulnerable in this way.
  • Collectible Pause iconPause: Monstrance will not stop the pause effect allowing Isaac to kill or chip bosses easily by standing near them for the duration of the pause effect.
  • Character Tainted Forgotten iconTainted Forgotten: The aura surrounds Tainted Forgotten allowing Character Tainted Soul iconTainted Soul to damage enemies from a safe distance.

In-game footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • Monstrance is from the Antibirth mod. In Antibirth, Monstrance would also increase Soul HeartSoul Heart drop chances.
  • A monstrance is a vessel used in many Christian practices to display another religious artifact such as the Eucharist. In other words, it is generally used as a display piece.

Bugs[ | ]

Bug Bug! When Collectible Pause iconPause is used with Monstrance it creates a second aura of light that stays in place where Isaac used "Pause" which lasts for the active item's duration. The second aura is a visual glitch and does not deal damage to enemies. Moreover, both auras are flashing for the duration.