Tainted Lazarus

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Tainted   Lazarus
and Dead Tainted Lazarus
Tainted Lazarus
Dead Tainted Lazarus
Full red heartFull red heartFull red heartFull soul heartFull soul heart
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Stats
Damage Stat Icon.png Damage
3.5 (*1.00)
3.5 (* 1.50)
Tears Stat Icon.png Tears
+0
2.50
Shot Speed Stat Icon.png Shot Speed
1
1
Range Stat Icon.png Range
4.50
6.50
Speed Stat Icon.png Speed
1.0
0.90
Luck Stat Icon.png Luck
0
-2.00
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Starting Items
Starting Item Icon.png PickupsAdded in Repentance15►Flip FlipCollectible Flip icon 2.png Flip
Starting Item Icon.png ItemsNoneNone
Unlock Method
The Enigma Use the Red Key or Cracked Key in Home as Lazarus Lazarus
Added in Repentance

Tainted Lazarus is a character added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance. He is the alternate version of Lazarus with living Tainted Lazarus having ragged hair and dirt, Dead Tainted Lazarus is the same but covered in blood and whited out eyes. Tainted Lazarus is unlocked by reaching Home and using either the Red Key or the Cracked Key to access a special room in one of the walls while playing as Lazarus.

Tainted Lazarus has two different states: Tainted Lazarus and Dead Tainted Lazarus. Tainted Lazarus starts with 3 red hearts, whereas Dead Tainted Lazarus starts with 2 soul hearts. Both characters have their own attributes, as well as their own items and trinkets. Whenever a room is cleared, Tainted Lazarus swaps between the two forms, essentially requiring the player to play each character on every other room. The flipping between forms will also effectively act as a room transition for items such as It Hurts. Tainted Lazarus starts with 15►Flip Flip in his consumable item slot, which can be used to swap state immediately.

Unlockable Items[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If the console command "restart 38" is put into the console, it is possible to start a run as Dead Tainted Lazarus without having to clear a room, however, you will not be able to change into Tainted Lazarus, whether that is from using 15►Flip Flip or from clearing a room.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Bug Bug! PC When touching the white fire in Downpour II/ Dross II as either of Tainted Lazarus' forms, and then touching the white fire in the mirrored world as his other form, only the character used to pass through the mirror is able to return to their original form. The other character can freely pass to the mirrored world and back and remains as The Lost for the rest of the run.
Bug Bug! PC Exiting the run as Dead Lazarus, or crashing when the floor was started as Dead Lazarus, will reroll Tainted Lazarus as Isaac when the run is continued. Dead Lazarus will flip back to Isaac normally, but Isaac will not flip to Dead Lazarus upon room completion (but can flip back by using Flip). From this point onwards, all completion marks will be attributed to Isaac. In order to mitigate the problem, flipping back to Tainted Lazarus as soon as possible when the floor starts and then exiting the run as Tainted Lazarus can be used to force the game to have a save in a good state to which it can roll you back in case of a crash. Otherwise, avoid exiting the run while in Dead Lazarus form.
Bug Bug! PC Exiting the run during the second or third wave of a Challenge Room will forcibly flip Lazarus when the run is continued. Note that if you were in Dead Lazarus form before exiting, you will be subjected to the bug above, and immediately flip to Isaac.


Birthright effect[edit | edit source]

None, currently unimplimented.


Characters
Rebirth

Isaac CharNav New.png Maggy CharNav New.png Cain CharNav New.png Judas CharNav New.png BB CharNav New.png Eve CharNav New.png Samson CharNav New.png Azazel CharNav New.png Lazarus CharNav New.png Eden CharNav New.png Lost CharNav New.png

Tainted

Tainted Isaac CharNav New.png Tainted Maggy CharNav New.png Tainted Cain CharNav New.png Tainted Judas CharNav New.png Tainted BB CharNav New.png Tainted Eve CharNav New.png Tainted Samson CharNav New.png Tainted Azazel CharNav New.png Tainted Lazarus CharNav New.png Tainted Eden CharNav New.png Tainted Lost CharNav New.png Tainted Lilith CharNav New.png Tainted Keeper CharNav New.png Tainted Apollyon CharNav New.png Tainted Forgotten CharNav New.png Tainted Bethany CharNav New.png Tainted Jacob CharNav New.png

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