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(except in Rebirth)

My Shadow is an unlockable passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth.

Effects[ | ]

  • (except in Repentance) Upon taking damage, inflicts fear on all enemies in the room.
  • (except in Repentance) Upon taking damage, spawns a dark friendly My ShadowCharger which deal 5 damage per hit to enemies.
  • (in Repentance) Spawns a shadow familiar that mimics Isaac's movements on a very brief delay. It spawns a friendly My ShadowCharger whenever an enemy comes into contact with it.
    • The Chargers deal 8.7 damage per hit to enemies, have 20 health, and only last for the current room. Isaac can have up to 16 Chargers at once.

Notes[ | ]

  • (in Rebirth and Afterbirth) If this item is triggered in the Flooded CavesFlooded Caves, there is a chance that the black charger will be replaced by a Drowned ChargerDrowned Charger. The summoned Drowned Charger will behave like normal black chargers, and upon death will explode into 4 blood shots that do not damage the player.
  • (except in Repentance) Shadows of incoming attacks from above will be harder to see, as they're covered by the item's shadow initially.
  • (except in Repentance) This item can only spawn a maximum of 5 chargers.
  • (in Repentance) My Shadow's hitbox is slightly larger than Isaac's, which spawns a Charger before an enemy hits him if Isaac is standing still.

Synergies[ | ]

  • (in Repentance) Collectible Athame iconAthame: The spawned chargers spawn Athame rings upon death.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Dark Arts iconDark Arts: Isaac can safely drag the shadow through enemies while Dark Arts is active.
  • (in Repentance) Duct TapeDuct Tape: Holds the shadow in place based on its relative position when picking up the trinket, making it easier to touch enemies with it.

Interactions[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Ace Cards: Friendly monsters are still affected by Ace Cards.
  • Collectible BFFS! iconBFFS!: No effect.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Blood Puppy iconBlood Puppy: Either angry version of Blood Puppy will target friendly Chargers as well and can drag them along with it when it charges them. Blood Puppy cannot damage friendly Chargers however friendly Chargers can damage Blood Puppy despite not targeting it outright.
  • Collectible Box of Friends iconBox of Friends: No effect.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Broken Modem iconBroken Modem: Broken Modem also affects friendly chargers.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Eraser iconEraser: Erasing a ChargerCharger will prevent all newly created friendly Chargers from spawning as the item spawns a normal Charger before changing it to the special My Shadow variant.
  • (in Repentance) Collectible Ghost Bombs iconGhost Bombs / Collectible Hungry Soul iconHungry Soul / Collectible Purgatory iconPurgatory / Collectible Vade Retro iconVade Retro: Explosions from the ghosts can kill the chargers.

Friendly monster[ | ]

(except in Rebirth)

The dark friendly chargers act like normal chargers and will charge at enemies when they have a chance. They will attack enemies until they run out of hp either from contact with enemies or hazards (e.g. spikes or Fire PlaceFire Place).

Notes[ | ]

  • The allied chargers are affected by mass slowdown effects from items such as the Collectible Stop Watch iconStop Watch, granting the Shadow Chargers a disadvantage.
  • (except in Repentance) If Isaac has homing tears, they will home in on allied chargers.
  • The allied chargers will take damage from any sort of explosion, (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) except from your own general explosions, (except in Repentance) though certain synergies involving Collectible Scatter Bombs iconScatter Bombs may kill the Friendly charger.
  • (in Rebirth and Afterbirth) With Collectible Punching Bag iconPunching Bag, the allied chargers may attack the Punching Bag instead of enemies. It is recommended you don't take these two items together as they don't synergize well.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • This item's sprite looks similar to an upside-down version of Collectible Judas' Shadow iconJudas' Shadow.
  • This item's quote is a reference to the song "Me and My Shadow" by Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.
  • This item removes Isaac's drop shadow.