The Pinking Shears

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Not to be confused with the Scissors or Safety Scissors.

The Pinking Shears is an activated item.

Effect[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
    • The body deals 5.5 damage per tick, or up to 82.5 damage per second.
      • Added in Repentance The damage tick rate of the body has been reduced.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The damage of the body familiar is independent of Isaac's stats. Its damage per second is the highest of all chasing familiars.
  • Added in Repentance If Isaac's body is not visible (for example, through the effects of 15►Transcendence Transcendence or previous uses of the Pinking Shears), the familiar will 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.
  • Compared to the original game, where the Gusher sometimes walked aimlessly around the room, this version actively chases enemies.
  • If Isaac switches active items while The Pinking Shears is in effect, the body will immediately despawn for the rest of the room.
  • Using The Pinking Shears after picking up 15►Guillotine Guillotine results in the head revolving around a shadow, making Isaac's hitbox difficult to determine.
  • The body familiar will avoid creep, and will consequently rarely damage enemies like Brains and Blighted 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 destroyed.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Seeds[edit | edit source]

PC JXNE SACV (Room adjacent to spawn)

PC JC03 KEAV (Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Added in Afterbirth † Normal and hard modes only ST90 RXRK (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PS4 08P3 GC72 (Room adjacent to spawn)

Vita FCE3 ZGTT (Treasure Room 2 rooms above spawn)

Switch Greedier mode only RJFK GPC2 (First Golden Treasure Room)

Switch EPM0 01JC (First floor Treasure Room)

Switch LE9J FQ77 (Spawn room)

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