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(except in Rebirth)

Spear Of Destiny is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth.

Effect[ | ]

  • Gives Isaac a spear familiar that he holds in the direction he most recently shot.
    • The spear does twice Isaac's damage per tick (~8.57 times Isaac's damage per second).
    • The spear occasionally inflicts fear on enemies it damages.

Notes[ | ]

  • Spear Of Destiny does not replace tears.
  • The item is similar to Collectible Mom's Knife iconMom's Knife, although it cannot be fired.
  • (except in Repentance) Despite its size, the spear's hitbox is only located on the silver part and the handle, making it only effective at very close range.
  • (except in Repentance) The spear can kill permanently charmed enemies.
  • (in Rebirth and Afterbirth) Spear Of Destiny does not work while Blindfolded, except in The Guardian (challenge #30).

Synergies[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Collectible Proptosis iconProptosis: Triples the damage. Has no penalty with range.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • This item is a reference to the spear that pierced the side of Jesus as He hung on the cross (also known as the Spear of Longinus), according to the Gospel/Scripture of John.
  • This item is used in The Guardian (challenge #30), where it also has a completely unique sprite that is not used anywhere else in the game. The spear is reskinned to look like a sword, which is purely visual and does not change its effects, however.

Bugs[ | ]

Bug Bug! (except in Repentance) If the Spear Of Destiny is removed from the player's items (for example, when using the Collectible D4 iconD4), the spear will stay on in the level in the position where it was before the item was lost until Isaac moves to another room. This is purely a visual bug.
Bug Bug! (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) When Collectible Pause iconPause is used with Spear Of Destiny it creates a second spear that stays in place where Isaac used "Pause" which lasts for the active item's duration. Moreover, both spears are flashing and can not interact with enemies for the duration.
Bug Bug! (in Repentance) Swapping characters using Collectible Esau Jr. iconEsau Jr. or as Character Tainted Lazarus iconTainted Lazarus will leave a stationary copy of the spear until Isaac leaves the room. The stationary spear is only visual, lacking collision.
Bug Bug! The spear sometimes separates from the player.