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Waka   Waka
Character Isaac appearance.png
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Challenge Number
17
Available Rooms
Item Pool Treasure Room.png: no          Item Pool Shop.png: yes
Goal
Boss Mom portrait.png

Waka Waka is Challenge #17. Start off with Strange Attractor Strange Attractor and Anti-Gravity Anti-Gravity. The goal is to defeat Mom. This Challenge is available by default.

Difficulty[]

Shots do not travel right away. They stay in place. With the added magnetic property, this can cause enemies to slingshot through tears to hit Isaac.

Strategy[]

  • Isaac can lay a trail of tears that draws enemies into each tear. However, if done carelessly, momentum will often carry them past fired tears into Isaac. Make sure there is a safe distance between him and the enemy before firing.
  • Try to be accurate - if the tears hit the enemy and disappear, the side-effects of Strange Attractor is reduced, whereas if they miss, they may pull other enemies towards Isaac, increasing the risk of damage.
  • Enemies that chase Isaac such as Lust or Globins are particularly dangerous as firing carelessly will pull them towards him. Maintain a safe distance, fire, run away, and repeat.
  • Items that are behind gaps or spikes can be pulled towards Isaac by firing tears past them.
  • Cursed Eye Cursed Eye overrides the anti-gravity tear effect while increasing your overall damage, on top of eliminating the chance for enemies to get too much momentum due to the low amount of tears on screen.
  • Tammy's Head Tammy's Head is especially useful for this challenge, as it creates a stationary ball totaling ten highly damaging tears that have a very strong magnetic pull. The one-room charge time allows Isaac to clear rooms with much greater ease than by using the common method of attack with this challenge.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife is a useful pickup in this challenge. It retains the magnetic property of Strange Attractor but can be fired as it normally would, making this challenge, for the most part, a normal run with the item.
  • Pyro Pyro is a good pickup to look out for. Since Isaac's bombs are affected by the Strange Attractor, it will pull enemies towards the bomb, similar to a homing effect.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique is a good item to have since it can be controlled remotely to kill enemies while keeping Isaac safe.
  • Brimstone Brimstone is a good item to grab. Enemies are attracted to the beam and will be damaged more often as a result.
  • Having multiple tears in one spot will cause the magnetic pull to become stronger. Use this to pull enemies out from tight spaces, or deal massive damage to one enemy.
  • If there is difficulty completing this challenge, a good tactic is to quickly tap the arrow keys to fire tears normally and mostly avoid the effects of Anti-Gravity.
  • The 1 pip and 6 pip dice rooms will not reroll the starting items for this challenge but will reroll any others.
  • Added in AfterbirthMultidimensional Baby Multidimensional Baby is a good pick up as Isaac moves around while firing tears, the baby will follow with delay and duplicate tears.

Reward[]

Trivia[]

  • Waka Waka is the sound Pac-Man makes when eating pellets, and the enemies in this challenge follow Isaac's trail of floating tears similarly.


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