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Samson's Chains is an unlockable passive item.

Effects[ | ]

  • Attaches a ball and chain to Isaac's ankle that blocks projectiles and deals 5 damage per tick (~10.7 damage per second).
  • If the ball is moving fast enough, it will destroy any Obstacles it comes into contact with (aside from Iron Blocks).

Notes[ | ]

  • The item doesn't change the Speed Attribute. Instead, whenever the chain is fully extended the ball will have to be dragged, which causes Isaac to slow down slightly.
  • Cannot be used to open Secret RoomSecret Rooms or Super Secret RoomSuper Secret Rooms.
  • CAN be used to initiate the Uriel/Gabriel fight inside Angel Rooms.

Synergies[ | ]

  • Flight: Any method of flight makes it easier and quicker to use Samson's Chains to smash rocks, making for an efficient way to search for Crawl SpaceCrawl Spaces.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • This item references the biblical story of Samson, who was chained upon losing his strength.
  • This item is also likely a reference to the Spelunky ball and chain, which also slows the user, destroys blocks, and can be used against enemies.