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Added in Afterbirth †

Potato Peeler is an activated item added in Afterbirth †.


  • On use:
    • Removes one red heart container.
    • Increases damage by a flat +0.2.
    • Grants one 15►Cube of Meat Cube of Meat.
      • Added in Repentance The Cube of Meat is not added as a real item in Isaac's inventory.
    • Grants an active 15►Anemic Anemic effect for the current room.
    • Added in Repentance Counts as self-damage for the purposes of damage-triggered items.


  • It is possible for Isaac to kill himself by removing his final heart container.
  • It is possible to generate multiple Meatboys.
  • Cubes of Meat given by this item do not remove any Cubes of Meat from Greed Mode item pools.
  • Added in Repentance The Cube of Meat gained through this item will persist in the escape sequence of Mines Mines II.
  • This item cannot normally be used on soul hearts, black hearts, bone hearts, or eternal hearts.
  • This item does not work with The Lost The Lost. Using it will not hurt him, nor produce any Cubes of Meat.
    • Bone Hearts do not qualify either, and The Forgotten The Forgotten cannot use this item.
  • Added in RepentanceDue to it counting as self damage, if used after becoming The Lost The Lost by touching the white fire in Downpour Downpour II or Dross Dross II, it will kill him.


  • 15►D4 D4: Every Cube of Meat produced using Potato Peeler counts as an item for rerolling. Because health usually is not removed in rerolling items, this is useful to increase the number of items at the expense of the item pool.
    • 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.
  • XI - Strength XI - Strength / III - The Empress? III - The Empress?: The temporary hearts granted by the cards can be used to create a Cube of Meat.


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  • The description on this item matches the name of the item 15►A Pound of Flesh 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 (warning: gore).


Bug Bug! If Isaac is currently The Lost after touching the white fire in Downpour/Dross II, using Potato Peeler will instantly kill him.

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