Tainted Samson is a character added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance. He is the alternate version of Samson with his hair completely shaved off save for a large tuft. Tainted Samson is unlocked by reaching Home and using either Red Key or Cracked Key to access a special room in one of the walls while playing as Samson. He starts with 3 red hearts.
Whenever Tainted Samson deals or takes damage, he will grow progressively more red. After reaching a certain point, he goes berserk and gains +0.40 speed, +0.75 tears, +3 damage, and will be restricted to using a jawbone melee weapon instead of his tears (similarly to The Forgotten's bone club) which deals 3x his damage stat with strikes and 1.5x on thrown attacks. The berserk state only lasts for 5 seconds at start, which is shown on a timer above his head, but one second is added every time Tainted Samson kills an enemy. Tainted Samson also gains speed whenever he kills an enemy in this state, in increments of +0.40. The effect persists between rooms. If he runs out of health while in this state, he will survive with no hearts, giving the player a short time to find more hearts before dying when the timer runs out.
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