Azazel

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Azazel Make 3 deals with the devil in one run

Azazel is a new character in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth unlocked by making three deals with the devil in one run. Azazel starts with a short-ranged version of Brimstone Brimstone, the ability to fly, the card 0 - The Fool 0 - The Fool, and three black hearts without any regular heart containers; however, unlike ???, Azazel can still obtain heart containers with items.

Item and Strategy Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Azazel suffers from the shortest range of all characters; this is balanced with flight, additional power per hit via his Brimstone-like attack, and significant damage to all enemies in the room upon the loss of a Black Heart, killing most lesser enemies.
  • Due to his inherent flight, Azazel takes damage only when leaving a Curse Room, not when entering, effectively letting him use these rooms at half-price. Additionally, he can use the Fool card he starts with to avoid the cost for one room entirely.
  • It is possible to slightly increase attack range by taking range-increasing items.
  • Despite his lack of Heart Containers, unlike ???, Azazel can gain Heart Containers. Thus, health-increasing items are useful.
  • With enough range, acquiring homing tears will make Azazel's Brimstone home in on enemies.

Good Items[edit | edit source]

  • 20/20 20/20 - Damage is essentially doubled with Azazel's brimstone.
  • Abaddon Abaddon -Aside from the lack of angel rooms, it provides no downside, given Azazel still has no Heart Containers. As it costs 3 soul hearts, it will add 3 black hearts to his health bar, increase damage and speed, and give his Brimstone laser a fear effect.
  • Brimstone Brimstone - gives Azazel the long-range version.
  • Added in Afterbirth Circle of Protection Circle of Protection - the circle is nearly the same size as Azazel's laser, adding extra damage.
  • Added in Afterbirth Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung - gives several additional Brimstone beams around Azazel.
  • My Reflection My Reflection - greatly increases the range of Azazel's brimstone.
    • Added in Afterbirth Greatly increases the Brimstone laser's range and makes the laser curve as Azazel moves around the room.
  • Number One Number One - slightly decreases Azazel's range but significantly decreases the charge time of Azazel's Brimstone. Also turns Azazel's laser yellow.
  • Proptosis Proptosis - doubles the Brimstone laser's damage without any downsides.
    • Added in Afterbirth The beam will decrease in damage the further it travels, but Proptosis still greatly increases damage at close range.
  • Added in Afterbirth Rubber Cement Rubber Cement - allows Azazel's laser to bounce off of walls. Unlike Azazel's normal mini-Brimstone, beams that bounce off of walls have infinite range, but deals half of damage.
    • Added in Afterbirth † The beam will no longer turn into normal Brimstone upon bouncing off a wall. It will instead turn into his mini-Brimstone.
  • Sad Bombs Sad Bombs - shoots 10 short-ranged Brimstone beams around the explosion point, which deals enormous amounts of damage.
  • Tammy's Head Tammy's Head - shoots 10 short-ranged Brimstone beams around him, which deals enormous amounts of damage.
  • Added in Afterbirth Tape Worm Tape Worm - greatly increases the Brimstone laser's range.
  • Added in Afterbirth Technology Technology - Along with a physical change in the brimstone, damage is increased.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2 - provides a laser while Brimstone is charging, allowing the player to do damage while the charge occurs. However, this also decreases the damage of Azazel's Brimstone.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique - gives a Brimstone ring, whether Azazel has the short or long-ranged version of it, giving him the ability to damage many enemies at a time due to its size and negates Azazel's short range, but halves Azazel's damage.
  • Tiny Planet Tiny Planet - changes the path of Azazel's Brimstone into a circle, giving it an area of effect. The range increase becomes especially powerful if you add a homing tears effect.

Bad Items[edit | edit source]

  • Added in Afterbirth Dead Eye Dead Eye - Has no effect.
  • Ipecac Ipecac - Adds poison effect to the beam and fires an explosive tear, but since tear delay increases vastly, it essentially is a run-killer.
  • Added in Afterbirth The Wiz The Wiz - While useful in some situations, enemies such as the The Thing or Creeps will be dangerous.
  • The following items have their effect reduced or nullified with Azazel's short-ranged Brimstone.
  • Items that break rocks, like Leo Leo or Thunder Thighs Thunder Thighs nullify part of the advantage Azazel gains from flight as he will no longer be able to hover over them to avoid enemy projectiles.

Unlockable items[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the Bible, Azazel is referred to as a scapegoat that was cast into the wild as atonement. However, in certain traditions of Abrahamic religions, Azazel refers to the fallen angel who taught people to make weapons and jewelry and taught women the "sinful art" of painting their faces, as mentioned in the apocryphal Book of Enoch. Azazel is referenced three times in the Bible; this may be why he spawns with three black hearts.
  • His appearance may also be a slight reference to Venger, the villain of the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon. Both are missing their right horn, and with the other D&D references, it would seem to go along with it.
  • Azazel starting with 0 - The Fool card could be a reference to Isaac being a fool for believing he looks like Azazel, which would tie in to the characters being figments of Isaacs imagination and Isaac believing he is a sinner.


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