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This article is about the normal watch. For the broken version of this item, see Broken Watch.

Stop Watch is an unlockable passive item.

Effects[ | ]

  • (in Rebirth) Automatically inflicts slow to all enemies in every room, which slows them down to approximately 51.3% of their original movement and attacking speeds.
  • (in Afterbirth and Afterbirth †) Inflicts slow to all enemies in the current room after the player is hit.
  • (in Repentance) Slows all enemies to 80% of their original movement speed and attacking speeds. This is separate from the slow status, and fully stacks with it.
  • +0.3 speed.

Notes[ | ]

  • (except in Repentance) The background music is slowed down to 70% of the original speed of the music during the item's effect.
  • (in Repentance) The background music is slowed down to about 90% of the original speed. The slowdown makes the music approximately 2 semitones lower.
    • If acquired through Collectible Eden's Blessing iconEden's Blessing, the starting track will be affected as well.
  • (except in Repentance) Because of the slow effect, champion versions of enemies will be tinted the same color as all other enemies. This makes it much harder to distinguish certain champion types, such as those that explode upon death.
  • PokyPokies, SlideSlides, and Mega Troll BombMega Troll Bombs are not affected and will move in their regular speed.
  • (in Rebirth) Stop Watch is a special item.

Synergies[ | ]

  • (in Afterbirth and Afterbirth †) Collectible Holy Mantle iconHoly Mantle: Blocking damage with Holy Mantle triggers the Stop Watch effect.
  • (in Repentance) All Slow effects: Stacks with the status resulting in enemies moving at about 41% of their original speed.

Interactions[ | ]

  • (in Rebirth) Collectible Broken Watch iconBroken Watch: Overridden by Stop Watch; the speed up effect will not occur.
    • (except in Rebirth) Both the slow effect and the rarer speed up can trigger at the start of a room.
      • (except in Repentance) This results in enemies being slowed to around 71.8% of their original speed.
      • (in Repentance) This results in enemies being sped up by 12%.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Unlockable Achievements[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • The Stop Watch is a reference to the item of the same name from the Castlevania series: upon using it, the character will slow down or outright freeze every enemy in the level for a short period of time.