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(in Afterbirth † and Repentance)

Shard of Glass is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth †.

Effects[ | ]

  • Adds a 25% chance to drop a full Red HeartRed Heart upon taking damage.
  • (except in Repentance) Adds a separate 10% chance to gain the Collectible Anemic iconAnemic effect (+5 range, red creep trail) for the current room upon taking damage.
  • (in Repentance) Taking damage will cause Isaac to bleed, spewing blood tears around him constantly.
    • Holding a direction of fire focuses the bleeding tears to that direction, with slightly increased range.
      • The bleeding tears can be aimed at any direction just like having Collectible Analog Stick iconAnalog Stick.
    • After bleeding for 20 seconds, Isaac's Red Hearts or Rotten Hearts will take damage (bypassing other Hearts); this is indicated by Isaac slowly turning red after and eventually blinking. This damage also has a 25% chance to drop a full Red Heart. The damaging effect will continue to occur every 20 seconds until the bleeding effect ends.
    • The bleeding effect ends when Isaac receives any form of Red HeartRed Heart or Rotten HeartRotten Heart healing, if he has no more Red or Rotten Hearts, if he fills an Eternal HeartEternal Heart, or if the next hit would kill him.
    • If Isaac has no Red or Rotten Hearts, the bleeding effect of Shard of Glass will not activate.

Notes[ | ]

  • Red Hearts spawned by this item may become different hearts in certain Super Secret RoomSuper Secret Rooms.
    • Red Hearts become Soul Hearts in the CathedralCathedral room theme.
    • Red Hearts become Black Hearts in the Dark RoomDark Room and LibraryLibrary room theme.
    • Red Hearts become Rotten Hearts in the (in Repentance)CorpseCorpse room theme.
  • (in Repentance) Taking bleed damage will not affect Devil/Angel room chance.
  • (in Repentance) Bleeding blood tears will not keep any tear effects or special tears that Isaac have.
  • (in Repentance) The bleeding effect carries over to the next floor if Isaac moves on to the next floor while still bleeding.
  • (in Repentance) If Shard of Glass is re-rolled or lost while Isaac is bleeding, the bleeding will continue, but Red HeartRed Hearts will no longer spawn when Isaac takes damage. This makes Shard of Glass especially deadly to Character Tainted Eden iconTainted Eden with a red-heart build.
  • (in Repentance) Character The Forgotten iconThe Forgotten can end the bleeding by switching to Character The Soul (Character) iconThe Soul.
  • (in Repentance) The bleeding effect works with Character Keeper iconKeeper and Character Tainted Keeper iconTainted Keeper. They will bleed and lose a coin heart until only one coin is left. Receiving coins will stop the bleeding effect. Due to Tainted Keeper only having two coin hearts in most circumstances, bleeding will rarely apply to him.
  • (in Repentance) Rotten Hearts will take bleeding damage only when Isaac has no red hearts remaining. Picking up Rotten Hearts will also end the bleeding.
  • (in Repentance) Using a bed or a Full Health pill to heal Isaac's red hearts will not stop the bleeding.
  • (in Repentance) Turning into The Lost via the White Fire PlaceWhite Fire Place or Soul of the LostSoul of the Lost will stop bleeding effect.
  • (in Repentance) Using the Collectible Yum Heart iconYum Heart will stop the bleeding effect.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • "Blood and guts" is a term for violence, typically in fiction.
  • (in Repentance) If the bleeding is the cause of death, Isaac's last will will show a Blood Donation MachineBlood Donation Machine as the cause of death.