The Virus is a passive item.
- Inflicts poison on enemies who make contact with Isaac.
- The poison deals 2 damage per tick (3 damage per second) and lasts for 2-3 ticks.
- The poison deals Isaac's damage per tick (1.5x Isaac's damage per second) and lasts for 2-3 ticks.
- The poison deals Isaac's damage per tick (1.5x Isaac's damage per second) and lasts for 6 ticks for normal enemies and 3 ticks for bosses.
- The poison lasts for 6-7 ticks and deals damage equal to (0.2*HeartContainers^2) + 2, where HeartContainers is the total number of heart containers and bone hearts Isaac has.
- The poison can be continuously applied to bosses, which normally are immune to status effects for a brief time after being inflicted with one.
- Lets Isaac deal 24 contact damage per tick on top of applying poison (48 damage per second).
- Enemies who are killed after they have been inflicted with this type of poison have a 20% chance to drop Black Hearts.
- -0.1 speed down.
- +0.2 speed up.
- This item belongs to the Spun set. Collecting three items from this set will transform Isaac into a buff berserker.
- The black heart is only dropped if the poison was caused by The Virus. The item's effect doesn't extend to poison tears.
- If an enemy doesn't do contact damage, The Virus can safely be applied to it for more chances at black hearts. Black flies, Mulligans, and Hosts are the most common enemies this can be applied to.
- Enemies won't start taking poison damage if they are pushing up against Isaac; The Virus will be constantly trying to apply poison and refreshing the ticks where poison damage would occur.
- Invulnerability: Contact while invincible poisons enemies.
- Odd Mushroom: The speed down from the Virus does not stack with the Odd Mushroom; if both are collected, only a total of -0.1 applies.
- Upon picking up The Virus, Isaac looks very similar to Lust, which is fitting since Lust also drops The Virus.
- As such, The Virus may be a reference to an STI.
PC 26ND Z11A (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)
PC 1389 DNH1 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)
PS4 913D J63B (First floor Treasure Room)
3DS TKYD 8DRA (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)
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