The Common Cold

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The   Common   Cold
Item icon
Item altar
"Poison Damage"
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Item ID
5.100.103
Character Appearance
Character appearance
Tear Appearance
Tear appearance
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Collection Grid
Removed in Afterbirth(page 1, column 10, row 10)
Added in Afterbirth(page 1, column 20, row 5)

The Common Cold is a passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Adds a chance to shoot poison tears, dealing damage over time when inflicted.
  • Removed in Afterbirth The poison randomly hits either 2 or 3 times, dealing a total of 4 or 6 damage.
    • Added in Afterbirth The poison hits twice, dealing a total of double Isaac's damage.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The chance for a tear to be poisoned depends on the luck stat and goes up to 100% at 12 Luck.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • 15►Ipecac Ipecac/15►Scorpio Scorpio: Overrides The Common Cold.
  • Added in Afterbirth15►Serpent's Kiss Serpent's Kiss: Both poison effects work, but poison caused by Common Cold will not cause black heart drops. There is no way to tell which poison is applied.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the original Binding of Isaac, this item also belonged to the Devil Room pool.

Seeds[edit | edit source]

PC ANX3 VC3V (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Hard mode only Added in Afterbirth MPLX AJVP (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn; Curse of the Labyrinth)

Switch Normal mode only KWFP J9MK (First Floor Treasure Room; East from Start)


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