Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Wiki

Added in Afterbirth

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


  • 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.


  • Spear of Destiny does not replace tears.
  • The item is similar to Mom's Knife Mom's Knife, although it cannot be fired.
  • Removed 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.
  • Removed in Repentance The spear can kill permanently charmed enemies.


  • Added in RepentanceProptosis Proptosis: Triples the damage. Has no penalty with range.


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  • 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.


Bug Bug! If the Spear of Destiny is removed from the player's items (for example, when using the D4 D4), 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.
Bug Bug! The spear sometimes separates from the player.