"A pound of flesh"
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Potato Peeler is an activated item added in Afterbirth †.
Effect [ ]
Removes one Red
Heart Container. Increases
damage by a flat +0.2. Grants one
Cube of Meat The Cube of Meat is not added as a real item in Isaac's inventory. Grants an active
effect for the current room. Anemic Counts as self-damage for the purposes of damage-triggered items.
Notes [ ]
It is possible for Isaac to kill himself by removing his final heart container.
It is possible to generate multiple Meat Boys.
Cubes of Meat given by this item do not remove any Cubes of Meat from
Greed Mode item pools.
The Cube of Meat gained through this item will persist in the escape sequence of Mines II. This item cannot normally be used on Soul Hearts, Black Hearts, Bone Hearts, or Eternal Hearts.
This item does not work with . Using it will not hurt him, nor produce any Cubes of Meat.
The Lost Bone Hearts do not qualify either, so cannot use this item. The Forgotten
Synergies [ ]
: Every Cube of Meat produced using Potato Peeler counts as an item for rerolling. Because health usually is not removed when rerolling items, this is useful to increase the number of items at the expense of the item pool.
D4 Cubes of Meat created by Potato Peeler will always reroll into Treasure Room items, regardless of where Potato Peeler was obtained or the rooms it was used in. / III - The Empress? : The temporary hearts granted by the cards can be used to create a Cube of Meat. XI - Strength
Interactions [ ]
: Spawns an indestructible wisp. The wisps do not orbit Isaac, block shots, or deal contact damage. Instead, they chase and constantly shoot at nearby enemies. Book of Virtues
: The Cubes of Meat from Potato Peeler cannot be duplicated by Box of Friends. Box of Friends : No effect.
Car Battery Car Battery + : Summons 2 wisps and one Cube of Meat upon use. Book of Virtues
Trivia [ ]
The description on this item matches the name of the item
. A Pound of Flesh The pickup quote "A pound of flesh" is a reference to Shakespeare's
. The Merchant of Venice This item might be a reference of the infamous suicide of Petunia from Happy Tree Friends' episode Wishy Washy (content warning: gore).
Bugs [ ]
If Isaac is currently after touching the White Fireplace in The Lost Downpour/ Dross II, using Potato Peeler will instantly kill him.