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Disambig.png This article is about the item. For a similar looking item, see The Pinking Shears. For the trinket, see Safety Scissors.

Scissors is an unlockable activated item.

Effects[]

  • Detaches Isaac's head from his body and turns the head into a stationary familiar that fires tears for the current room.
    • The player still controls Isaac's headless body, which also shoots tears.
      • Added in Repentance The body constantly spews a controllable fountain of blood shots, dealing about 0.66x-1.01x damage.
    • Removed in Repentance The tears fired by the head do not scale with Isaac's damage and always do 3.5 damage.
      • Added in Repentance The head's tears are affected by Isaac's stats and attack modifiers.

Notes[]

  • Can spawn multiple heads if used in the same room more than once.
    • Added in Repentance Only the most recent head is able to fire.
  • Removed in Repentance Brimstone Brimstone and Technology Technology are not fired from the stationary head.
  • If Isaac has an invisible body due to the cosmetic effect of Transcendence Transcendence, only a shadow will be seen after using the Scissors.
  • If Isaac is Blindfolded, the floating head can still fire tears.
  • Added in Repentance The floating head does nothing as Lilith Lilith, Tainted Lilith Tainted Lilith, and Tainted Forgotten Tainted Forgotten.
    • As The Forgotten The Forgotten, the floating head will only fire tears when the Soul is active.
    • The floating head will not fire tears as Tainted Samson Tainted Samson while he is enraged.
  • Added in Afterbirth / Removed in Repentance Each wave of Boss Rush Boss Rush fully recharges the item, allowing many heads to be spawned.
  • Only deaths which end runs (i.e. Isaac is not revived by a revival item such as 1up! 1up!) count towards unlocking the Scissors.

Synergies[]

  • Added in RepentanceBook of Virtues Book of Virtues: Spawns red wisps in the middle ring. The wisps fire 2-3 tears at a time, which are inaccurate, travel in an arc, and have variable range.

Interactions[]

  • The Pinking Shears The Pinking Shears: If Scissors and Pinking Shears are used together, control is given back to an invisible head with only a shadow visible as both the head and body are mobilized to attack.
  • BFFS! BFFS!: The loose head won't become larger, but will deal double damage.
  • Added in AfterbirthBox of Friends Box of Friends: No effect.
  • Added in AfterbirthCar Battery Car Battery: No effect.

In-game Footage[]

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • This item is very likely a reference to the English idiom "running with scissors", which means to "willfully act in a reckless, foolish, and/or dangerous manner", alluding to the literal act of running with a pair of scissors in one's hand, which can cause severe injury, thus the item's effect and unlock condition.
  • In original flash version of The Binding of Isaac, dying 100 times unlocked The Pinking Shears The Pinking Shears.

Seeds[]

PC & PS4 VNAB CWER (First floor treasure room)

3DS 0M6X BR8Y (First floor treasure room)

Switch ATJJ HNDJ (Starting item as Eden)

Bugs[]

Bug Bug! Added in Repentance Can not attack The Beast


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