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Added in Repentance

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


  • Isaac receives an angelic halo around him.
  • When an enemy comes in contact with the halo, a beam of light starts to form above them. If they stay in the halo for about a second, a beam of light will strike down on them, dealing 3.5 damage and creating 4 more beams that shoot out in all cardinal directions.
    • The initial beam of light does 3.5 damage per tick (up to 15 times) and the others deal 1.75 damage per tick (up to 15 times).
      • If an enemy is standing in the center of all the light beams, they will take a total of 152.5 damage.
  • Each time Isaac takes damage, the halo will grow in size, up to a maximum of 10 times. The halo size will reset after leaving the floor.
  • This item belongs to the Seraphim set. Collecting three items from this set will transform Isaac into an angel.


  • Gnawed Leaf Gnawed Leaf: The light beams trigger even when Isaac is a statue.

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  • The item resembles the Icthys symbol, which was a symbol used by early Christians, and is associated with Jesus Christ.
  • The halo produced by the item resembles Jesus' Crown of Thorns, and the filename for the effect's graphics is halo_thorns.png.
  • Dogma Dogma and its television will have a wavy and distorted appearance while in range of Salvation.
  • Salvation is especially effective against segmented bosses, as each segment can be targeted by an initial beam, and the cardinal beams deal extra damage by damaging other segments.