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(in Repentance)

Stitches is an activated item added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance.

Effects[ | ]

  • While held, spawns a familiar that moves in the direction Isaac shoots. Activating the item causes Isaac to swap places with Stitches. Isaac is briefly immune to damage after teleporting.
    • Stitches deals 1.5 contact damage to enemies per tick (3.0 damage per second).
    • If Isaac teleports onto an enemy, they will take 40 + 3x Isaac's damage.
    • Teleporting next to a Fire PlaceFire Place will put it out, including blue fires.
    • Teleporting on top of ShopkeeperShopkeepers will destroy them.
    • Teleporting on top of an angel statue in an Angel RoomAngel Room will not break it.

Notes[ | ]

  • Because of the brief immunity after teleporting, Isaac can move in and out of Curse RoomCurse Rooms and open Spiked ChestSpiked Chests and Mimic chest RepentanceMimic Chests free of charge.
  • You may also use the immunity frames in greed mode to press the button disabling the waves without taking damage.
  • Teleporting on top of an enemy is somewhat risky, as you might take damage from it if you don't move out of harm's way fast enough.
  • If timed correctly, the brief immunity can be used to ignore on-hit explosive damage from enemies such as the Kamikaze LeechKamikaze Leech.
  • The familiar can move through any obstacles that can be bypassed with Flight, allowing Isaac to reach otherwise blocked off locations.
    • Crawl SpaceCrawl Space that have an item enclosed by walls can be accessed by teleporting to it with Stitches.
  • The familiar is able to be squeezed in between the gap of two diagonally adjacent Key Blocks, allowing the reaching of blocked off items without the expenditure of a key.
  • While playing as Character Jacob and Esau iconJacob and Esau, it will only teleport the character who holds the item (if Jacob was holding Stitches and used it, Jacob will swap places with Stitches whilst Esau will stay put).
  • While playing as Character Tainted Forgotten iconTainted Forgotten, it will only teleport the body of the Forgotten. Telefrag damage is done to the new location of the body but immunity frames are given to the soul.

Synergies[ | ]

  • Collectible 9 Volt icon9 Volt: Halves Stitches' charge time.
  • Collectible BFFS! iconBFFS!: On teleport, fires 8 tears outwards at Isaac's original location. The tears synergize with Isaac's tear effects.
  • Collectible The Book of Belial iconThe Book of Belial + Collectible Birthright iconBirthright as Character Judas iconJudas / Character Dark Judas iconDark Judas: Creates a shadowy line similar to Collectible Dark Arts iconDark Arts between Judas and the familiar. Enemies caught in the line take damage equal to 2 * Judas' damage, plus a flat 3.
  • Collectible Book of Virtues iconBook of Virtues: When Isaac teleports, he leaves behind a stationary wisp that fires tears in the same direction Isaac does. Up to 6 of these wisps can exist at a time. The wisps do not persist between rooms.
  • Collectible Serpent's Kiss iconSerpent's Kiss / Collectible The Virus iconThe Virus: Can poison enemies during the brief immunity granted after teleporting.
  • Collectible Midas' Touch iconMidas' Touch: Enemies that survive being teleported onto will immediately turn into gold due to contact with Isaac. Thanks to the brief immunity, Isaac will not be harmed by this.
  • Panic ButtonPanic Button: As long as Stitches is charged, Isaac will teleport right before getting hit, negating damage. This can effectively be used as a 3-second-recharge Collectible Holy Mantle iconHoly Mantle.

Interactions[ | ]

  • Collectible Car Battery iconCar Battery: Swaps places with Isaac twice in quick succession, rendering Stitches useless for collecting pickups & items beyond pits, rocks etc. It will deal telefrag damage in both places (where Stitches is and where Isaac was).

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Trivia[ | ]

  • Stitches originates from the Antibirth mod. In Antibirth, Stitches slowly moved diagonally instead of being controllable, similarly to Collectible The Peeper iconThe Peeper familiar.