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Added in Repentance

The Stairway is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance.


  • Generates a ladder which leads to a special Angel Room Shop at the start of every floor, regardless of whether a devil deal has been taken. These angel shops always contain the following:
    • Three items/pickups for sale. These items/pickups can be on sale, just like with normal Shops.
    • An Angel statue. The Angel can be fought for a Key Piece like normal.
    • A normal beggar or rotten beggar next to the entrance.
    • A Confessional, if it has been unlocked.


  • The ladder to the angel room disappears if Isaac leaves the starting room, regardless whether Isaac has climbed it or not.
    • The ladder also disappears after save-quitting.
  • The Angel Shop uses the Treasure Room item pool rather than the Angel Room item pool for external item generation.[citation needed]
  • During the Ascent, ladders will generate in the "starting rooms" (where light beams are located) on every floor.
  • The ladder will appear in Greed Mode, but the ladder may be blocked off depending on the room layout.
  • The ladder will appear in the Mirrored World in the starting room, and will lead to the same shop.
  • Since a beggar always spawns immediately to the right of the entrance way, extra caution needs to be taken to not accidentally give them money.


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  • This item was originally called "Jacob's Ladder" in Antibirth, but was changed, most likely to avoid confusion between this item and the existing 15►Jacob's Ladder Jacob's Ladder. Jacob's ladder refers to a ladder leading to Heaven that Jacob sees in a dream in the Book of Genesis.
  • This item's name and its flavor text are a reference to the Led Zeppelin song "Stairway to Heaven."

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