Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Wiki
Advertisement
Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Wiki

Added in Afterbirth †

Wait What? is an activated item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth †.

Effects[]

  • Upon use, Isaac farts, knocking back enemies and their shots. It also sends out rock waves that deal 10 damage per tick to nearby enemies and break obstacles.

Notes[]

  • This item is identical to Butter Bean Butter Bean in appearance.
  • Removed in Repentance Butter Bean Butter Bean has a small chance to turn into this item upon pickup.
  • Added in Repentance Each run as a chance of replacing Butter Bean with Wait What? in item pools. Both items generally do not exist during the same run.
  • This item is useful for opening Secret Rooms, Super Secret Rooms, and Bedrooms. In Bedrooms, it can also open up the passage under the carpet.
    • To break open a secret room, the wall must be hit with one of the rock waves, not the gas cloud, so Isaac needs to stand a few steps away from the wall.
  • The earthquake can open Bomb Chests.
  • Removed in Repentance The earthquake can be used to blow up the Donation Machine or activate/blow up a Restock Box.

Synergies[]

  • Ghost Pepper Ghost Pepper: Shoots a flame behind Isaac upon each use of Wait What. While Car Battery Car Battery does not duplicate Wait What's shockwave, the flame shot is duplicated regardless.

Interactions[]

  • Added in RepentanceBook of Virtues Book of Virtues: Spawns white-glowing wisps on the middle ring that don't shoot. The wisps invoke the effect of Wait What? when destroyed and do not persist between rooms.
  • Car Battery Car Battery: No effect.

In-game Footage[]

Trivia[]

  • The item description is a reference to a brand of margarine named "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!".
  • Removed in Repentance Unlike Butter Bean, this item has no unlock condition, meaning it's possible for the player to find it right away, making the joke and reference slightly confusing.
    • Added in Repentance Wait What? no longer shows up naturally in any item pools.

Seeds[]

Switch Greedier mode only J970 EMC4 (First Golden Treasure Room)

Switch Hard mode only 8XT6 PKGM (First Treasure Room)


Advertisement