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Added in Repentance

Redemption is an unlockable passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance.


  • Upon entering a Devil Room Devil Room, a white inverted cross will appear above Isaac's head. If Isaac goes to the next floor with the icon still above his head, he will gain a Soul Heart Soul Heart and +1.0 damage.
  • Taking anything generated by the room (items or consumables) will result in the icon going away.
    • Opening Red Chest Red Chests will also make the icon go away.
      • However, getting an item from a Red Chest will keep the icon.
      • Opening Red Chests that have been spawned after room generation, e.g. as a room clear reward or enemy drop, won't remove the icon.
    • Taking A Lump of Coal A Lump of Coal or Head of Krampus Head of Krampus after Krampus Krampus fight will keep the icon.


  • After Isaac has taken a Devil Deal, while a Confessional.png Confessional or Sacrifice Room Sacrifice Room would give an Angel Room item, it has a higher chance to spawn Redemption instead. This is the only way Redemption can be naturally generated during a run.
  • Picking up items made free through usage of items such as Coupon or a Credit Card will still remove the icon and provide no benefit.
    • However picking up a free active item and swapping it with one you have will not affect the icon.
  • Red Treasure Rooms created by Devil's Crown Devil's Crown also count as Devil Rooms for the purposes of this item.
  • Taking pickups dropped by Fire Place Fire Places will not remove the cross.
  • Taking items inside the Devil Room spawned by Devil Beggar.png Devil Beggars will not remove the cross.
  • Taking items from a Black Market Black Market will not remove the cross.
  • Taking the boss's item affected by Satanic Bible Satanic Bible will remove the cross.
  • When playing as Tainted Lazarus Tainted Lazarus, the holder must enter the Devil room to trigger the cross; it will not work if you transform inside. The character with the inverted cross must be the one to travel to the next floor.
  • When playing as Jacob and Esau Jacob and Esau, the cross won't disappear if the character without redemption takes the items/loot in the devil room


  • Glowing Hour Glass Glowing Hour Glass: +1 damage up and soul heart given by Redemption will persist after time leap to the upper floor if Glowing Hour Glass used before Redemption finishes its animation, as well as giving another activated Redemption after time leap. This will allow to take Redemption's damage buff and soul hearts several times per floor. However, if you can use Glowing Hour Glass two times in a row, in order to get damage up and soul heart second time, you'll need to leave the boss room before going down the floor second time.

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  • The pickup quote is taken from the last verse of the Lord's Prayer: "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.'"