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(in Afterbirth † and Repentance)

Potato Peeler is an activated item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth †.

Effects[ | ]

  • On use:
    • Removes one Red Heart Container.
    • Increases damage by a flat +0.2.
    • Grants one Collectible Cube of Meat iconCube of Meat.
      • (in Repentance) The Cube of Meat is not added as a real item in Isaac's inventory.
    • Grants an active Collectible Anemic iconAnemic effect for the current room.
    • (in Repentance) 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.
  • (in Repentance) The Cube of Meat gained through this item will persist in the escape sequence of MinesMines II.
  • This item cannot normally be used on Soul HeartSoul Hearts, Black HeartBlack Hearts, Bone HeartBone Hearts, or Eternal HeartEternal Hearts.
  • If Isaac has Ball of Bandages, Cubes of Meat will be added regardless.
    • Harbingers will preferentially drop Cubes of Meat if Isaac has both types of orbitals.
  • (in Repentance) In Repentance Co-Op the Cube of Meat gained through this item will persist when a player dies allowing them to have a powerful damage output while in ghost form.

Synergies[ | ]

  • (in Repentance) Collectible The Book of Belial iconThe Book of Belial + Collectible Birthright iconBirthright as Character Judas iconJudas / Character Dark Judas iconDark Judas: Each use grants a permanent +0.5 normal damage up in addition to a +0.2 flat damage up.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Book of Virtues iconBook of Virtues: 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.
  • (except in Repentance) Collectible D4 iconD4: 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.
    • 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.
  • (in Repentance)III - The Empress?III - The Empress?/XI - StrengthXI - Strength: The temporary hearts granted by the cards can be used to create a Cube of Meat.
  • (in Repentance) Character Tainted Eden iconTainted Eden: The Collectible Cube of Meat iconCube of Meat is not re-rolled when Tainted Eden takes damage, but the loss of a heart container is also permanent.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • In earlier versions of Repentance this item used to kill any characters with red hearts when used while they are Character The Lost iconThe Lost.
  • The description on this item matches the name of the item (in Repentance)Collectible A Pound of Flesh iconA 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: extreme cartoon gore).