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Not to be confused with the Collectible Scissors iconScissors or (except in Rebirth)Safety ScissorsSafety Scissors.

The Pinking Shears is an activated item.

Effects[ | ]

  • Separates Isaac's head and body for the current room. Isaac's head, which now has flight, will be under the player's control, while his body will seek out enemies to attack by contact damage.
    • The body's movement speed is dependent on Isaac's speed.
    • (except in Repentance) The body deals 5.5 damage per tick, or up to 82.5 damage per second.
    • (in Repentance) The body deals 5.5 damage per tick, or up to 23.6 damage per second.

Notes[ | ]

  • The damage of the body familiar is independent of Isaac's stats. (except in Repentance) Its damage per second is the highest of all chasing familiars.
  • (in Repentance) If Isaac's body is not visible (for example, through the effects of Collectible Transcendence iconTranscendence or previous uses of the Pinking Shears), the familiar will gain Flight and take upon a ghost-like body, similar to the Lost's body type.
  • If used multiple times in the same room (via battery pickups, for example), more instances of the body familiar can be spawned.
  • If Isaac switches active items while The Pinking Shears is in effect, the body will immediately despawn for the rest of the room.
  • The body familiar will avoid creep, and will consequently rarely damage enemies like BrainBrains and Boss Blighted Ovum ingameBlighted Ovum that leave creep trails as they walk, instead opting to stand right next to them.
  • Using The Pinking Shears just above an obstacle results in the body becoming stuck in the terrain, making it useless until the obstacle is destroyed.

Synergies[ | ]

Interactions[ | ]

  • Collectible Scissors iconScissors: If Scissors and Pinking Shears are used together, control is given back to an invisible head with only a shadow visible as both the head and body are mobilized to attack.
  • Collectible Guillotine iconGuillotine: Using The Pinking Shears after picking up Guillotine results in the head revolving around a shadow, making Isaac's hitbox difficult to determine.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible The Intruder iconThe Intruder: If the familiar is released after Pinking Shears are used, control is given back to an invisible head with only a shadow visible. This is due to both the head (the spider) and the body being mobilized to attack.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • In the original The Binding of Isaac, The Pinking Shears were unlocked by dying 100 times. In Rebirth, this unlocks Collectible Scissors iconScissors instead.
  • Pinking shears are shears with a serrated blade and are used for cutting canvas.
  • (except in Repentance) Isaac's headless body looks similar to a PacerPacer.
  • (in Repentance) The body shares the same appearance as Isaac's body but with blood gushing from the top, similar to a GusherGusher.

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