Onan's Streak is challenge #29. Start as Judas with The Book of Belial and Chocolate Milk and a damage bonus of +2 giving him a starting damage of 8.71. Missing any shots causes Judas to take damage. Treasure rooms are present in this challenge. The goal is to defeat Isaac.
Not hitting anything with tears causes Judas to take damage. This makes accuracy very important as missing a few shots can deplete his health very quickly. Because of this, fast-moving enemies or enemies with erratic movement patterns can prove to be very difficult in this challenge.
Taking Rubber Cement is recommended, as hitting a wall won't deal damage to him, and hitting the ground won't either if an enemy is hit first.
Enemies include stone grimaces, unkillable enemies, fireplaces, poop, and bombs.
XboxOne Poop is not considered an enemy if it is the first object hit.
Proptosis allows Judas' shots to miss without dealing damage as long as they don't hit a wall or object.
Isaac's Tears do not count as a hit/miss, and it maintains Chocolate Milk's charged damage bonus when activated, making it a safe combat alternative.
Shots fired by the familiar with Incubus will not damage the player. When coupled with a recharging or zero cooldown item such as Magic Fingers, it will effectively give Judas a safe auto-attack. The Incubus's safe-to-miss shot will fire when the item is used, without having to fire Judas' shot.
Dead Eye benefits from this challenge, since the player will be focused on not missing. This can allow for long streaks at high damage.
Tractor Beam keeps tears in a straight line in front, which is very helpful for hitting many later enemies.
Ipecac could be a nice item to have, just be careful when firing it.
Spectral tears effect might help, since going through a rock doesn't count as missing.
Haemolacria can be powerful, as only the initial tear needs to hit an enemy; the burst tears do not count, unlike for other scatter shot items.
Pupula Duplex is helpful, since it gives Judas' tears a bigger hitbox, in addition to spectral tears. Flat Worm also gives a bigger hitbox.
Similarly, Polyphemus gives tears a bigger hitbox and allows Judas to hit many enemies with each tear. Any Polyphemus tear that continues after hitting an enemy won't damage Judas if it lands untouched afterward.
Continuum will help, giving spectral tears and going through the walls to get back on the other side.
Piercing shots could be useful since the shots won't damage if at least one enemy is hit, and multiple can be hit with one shot.
Death's Touch is especially useful because it increases the size of tears significantly, making it harder to miss, in addition to piercing and higher damage.
Eye of Belial does not damage Judas as long as he hits at least one enemy making the item very useful.
A very good strategy is to combine many different followers such as Mongo Baby, Rotten Baby or Isaac's Head, and only using the tears from the followers as Judas' main source of damage. This is complimented by items such as Daddy Longlegs as Judas does not have to fire tears to deal damage with these followers.
Taking Tammy's Head or Sad Bombs is not recommended, as they release tears which count towards hit/miss. Since they release multiple tears at a time, they will almost unavoidably cause tears to hit the ground.
Unless Judas already has piercing tears, Lost Contact should generally be avoided. While blocking a shot does count as a hit, without piercing, it will also destroy the tear before it can do any damage, making bullet-heavy fights such as Mom's Heart/It Lives and Isaac extraordinarily difficult.
Explosivo should be avoided. The Explosivo shot doesn't count as hitting the enemy until it blows up. If Judas kills an enemy with the Explosivo shot on them, the tear will fall to the ground and will damage him. Enemies that jump or teleport will also cause Explosivo shots to fall off. If the enemy with an Explosivo shot walks near a wall, the tear will disappear and will cause damage.
Soy Milk is not recommended, as it prevents charging shots (instead, firing automatically like regular tears). Judas does get a +1 damage increase after the damage reduction but the fast fire rate will make it nearly impossible to stop tears hitting anything other than an enemy.
Almond Milk similarly prevents charging shots and adds an unpredictable worm effect
Taking The Wiz is not recommended, as firing two tears simultaneously will likely cause one tear to miss.
Taking My Reflection is not recommended, as firing a tear from a long distance causes the tear to go the opposite direction and miss unless there is an enemy behind Judas.
Hitting a target while having Cursed Eye still damages and teleports out of the room.
Charging shots before entering a room can kill, since it will fire a big tear followed by 3 little tears, causing damage.
The challenge's name, "Onan's Streak," and the challenge conditions are a reference to the biblical character Onan. According to Old Testament law, a man with a married, deceased brother would have the responsibility of producing an heir for his sibling. Onan knew that having this heir would prevent him from legally owning his brother's land, and so spilled his semen onto the ground. God viewed this deed as wicked and killed Onan.
This page was last edited on 11 May 2021, at 14:04.
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