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(in Repentance)

Mother's Kiss is an unlockable trinket added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance.

Effects[ | ]

  • Grants one heart container while held.
    • This heart container will be filled the first time the trinket is picked up.

Notes[ | ]

  • If the only heart container Isaac has is the one given by Mother's Kiss, the trinket will be destroyed if the heart container is traded/consumed.
  • If Isaac drops the trinket while he only has one heart container for health, he will have no health and die instantly.
    • This also means that using 0 - The Fool?0 - The Fool? card will do the same, even if he has soul hearts.
  • The extra red heart container can exceed the maximum coin heart container limit of Character Keeper iconKeeper and Character Tainted Keeper iconTainted Keeper, allowing them to obtain more than 3 or 2 coin hearts, respectively.
  • The heart added is a soul heart for Character ??? (Character) icon??? and Character Tainted Bethany iconTainted Bethany, and a black heart for Character Dark Judas iconDark Judas and Character Tainted Judas iconTainted Judas.
    • Using The Fool? card as one of these characters while holding this item will kill you instantly, as it drops the trinket, removing the last half soul heart that you normally would remain with.
  • Character The Forgotten iconThe Forgotten will always get a Bone HeartBone Heart regardless of whether the body or the soul picked up the trinket.

Synergies[ | ]

  • Character ??? (Character) icon??? / Character Dark Judas iconDark Judas / Character Tainted ??? iconTainted ??? / Character Tainted Bethany iconTainted Bethany / Character Tainted Judas iconTainted Judas / Character Tainted Forgotten iconTainted Forgotten: If Mother's Kiss is picked up while having 12 Soul/Black Hearts, Mother's Kiss will not trigger until damage is taken. However, if only half a heart of damage is taken, Mother's Kiss will immediately restore the health back to a full 12 but believe its effect failed due to not restoring a full heart's worth, allowing it to trigger again and again until a full heart of damage is taken, after which it will cease taking effect. If combined with Collectible The Wafer iconThe Wafer, this makes any of the aforementioned 6 characters virtually invincible as long as their health is not reduced in any way through Devil Deals, Health Down pills, etc.[1]
  • Golden Trinket Golden Trinket / Collectible Mom's Box iconMom's Box: Adds 2 heart containers.
    • If the trinket is picked up while holding Mom's Box, only 1 heart container will be filled.
  • Collectible Guppy's Paw iconGuppy's Paw: The trinket will be consumed, but the soul hearts from conversion are kept.
  • Collectible Potato Peeler iconPotato Peeler: The trinket will be consumed, but the damage and Collectible Cube of Meat iconCube of Meat is kept.

In-game footage[ | ]

Bugs[ | ]

Bug Bug! Dropping Mom's Box will not remove the second heart container until the trinket is dropped.
Bug Bug! Dying and respawning with Collectible Dead Cat iconDead Cat will respawn you with only 1 heart container, meaning you will instantly die if you drop the trinket.

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