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Removed in Afterbirth(page 2, column 9, row 4)
Added in Afterbirth(page 2, column 19, row 1)

Scapular is a passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Once per room, when Isaac is reduced to his last half heart (either red, soul, or black), the aura around his head temporarily vanishes and he is granted one Soul Heart.
    • After re-entering a room, the ability can be triggered again.
    • With Bone Hearts, the effect triggers on both half-filled and empty ones.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If the Scapular is active and Isaac is already at his last half heart, the effect won't trigger even on fatal damage.
  • Added in Afterbirth Scapular does not charge between waves in Greed mode, though it can still be recharged by moving between rooms.
  • Does not work with The Lost or Keeper, as they cannot reach the required heart value.
  • Reaching only half a heart remaining may be more difficult in Chapter 4 onwards, since all half-heart hits are upgraded to a full heart.
  • Added in Repentance Active items that deal self-damage (such as 15►IV Bag IV Bag or 15►Razor Blade Razor Blade) no longer activate Scapular.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

The Scapular allows practically free use of damage-triggered effects, as long as care is taken to keep track of the item's state and remaining health, and possibly being forced to proceed with minimal health after reaching the desired goal is acceptable. The room can be left to reactivate the item at latest when only half a red heart and half a soul heart remain; usually, this necessitates performing the actions in rooms without enemies. Examples include:

  • Forcing a Sacrifice Room to pay out.
  • Entering and leaving a Curse Room without net loss of health.
  • Fully charging the held active item with 15►Habit Habit by purposefully running into a hazard or simply using the 15►Sharp Plug Sharp Plug. Although the latter deals 2 hearts of damage, the damage cannot cross heart types and is stopped by the soul heart.
  • Using other damage-triggered items that pay out with resources or items such as 15►Fanny Pack Fanny Pack or Added in Afterbirth15►Cambion Conception Cambion Conception.

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Seeds[edit | edit source]

PC EASX 92JD (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC B7W3 3HQ9 (First floor Treasure Room)

PC 4G3S SVNB (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn (if The Halo has not been unlocked))

PC Normal mode only 4ENG XYYW (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn; includes Gimpy, Dead Cat, and The Wafer)

PC GSSV HL2M (First floor Treasure Room)

PC JW0T PBNC (First floor Treasure Room)

PS4 SCHS XTT4 (Second floor Treasure Room)

3DS S6EY 7YZT (First floor Treasure Room (west); Curse of the Labyrinth)

3DS QAEQ VRDP (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

Switch FPC7 G387 (First floor Treasure Room)

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