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0 - The Fool 0 - The Fool
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Azazel Make 3 deals with the devil in one run
Azazel is a 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
Brimstone Icon.pngTears are replaced by a laser beam that pierces through all enemies and obstacles in its path and deals high damage. Can only be fired after a short charge-up period.
, 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
    20 20 Icon.pngGrants double shot.
    - Doubles lasers without increasing tear delay.
  • The Inner Eye The Inner Eye
    The Inner Eye Icon.pngGrants triple shot but decreases tears.
    /Mutant Spider Mutant Spider
    Mutant Spider Icon.pngGrants quadruple shot but decreases tears.
    - Shoots multiple mini Brimstone lasers with increased tear delay.
  • Abaddon Abaddon
    Abaddon Icon.pngIncreases damage and speed, removes all red heart containers, grants six black hearts, and adds a chance to shoot fear tears.
    - 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
    Brimstone Icon.pngTears are replaced by a laser beam that pierces through all enemies and obstacles in its path and deals high damage. Can only be fired after a short charge-up period.
    - gives Azazel the long-range version.
  • Added in Afterbirth Circle of Protection Circle of Protection
    Circle of Protection Icon.pngSurrounds Isaac with a large white halo around him that pulsates. With each pulse, the halo deals contact damage to enemies equal to Isaac's damage. Each pulse also converts any enemy shots touching the ring into friendly purple homing tears.
    - the circle is nearly the same size as Azazel's laser, adding extra damage.
  • Added in Afterbirth Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung
    Monstro's Lung Icon.pngIncreases damage and grants a charged shot that fires multiple tears in the same fashion as Monstro.
    - gives several additional Brimstone beams around Azazel.
  • My Reflection My Reflection
    My Reflection Icon.pngGives Isaac's tears a boomerang effect, and increases range and shot speed.
    - 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
    Number One Icon.png+1.5 tears, -15.77 range
    - slightly decreases Azazel's range but significantly decreases the charge time of Azazel's Brimstone. Also turns Azazel's laser yellow.
  • Proptosis Proptosis
    Proptosis Icon.pngTears start out massive with high damage, and then shrink down and become weaker over a short range.
    - 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
    Rubber Cement Icon.pngTears bounce off walls, enemies, and environmental objects.
    - 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
    Sad Bombs Icon.png+5 Bombs. Upon exploding, bombs shoot 8 tears off in every direction, similar to Tammy's Head. The tears are affected by any tear modifiers Isaac has on his own tears.
    - shoots 10 short-ranged Brimstone beams around the explosion point, which deals enormous amounts of damage.
  • Tammy's Head Tammy's Head
    Tammy's Head Icon.png1 roomsShoots 10 tears in a circle around Isaac, which retain the damage, shot speed, and special effects (such as poison) of Isaac's tears.
    - shoots 10 short-ranged Brimstone beams around him, which deals enormous amounts of damage.
  • Added in Afterbirth Tape Worm Tape Worm
    Tape Worm Icon.pngDoubles Isaac's range and halves his tear height.
    - greatly increases the Brimstone laser's range.
  • Added in Afterbirth Technology Technology
    Technology Icon.pngReplaces tears with a piercing laser with unlimited range.
    - Along with a physical change in the brimstone, damage is increased.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2
    Technology 2 Icon.pngDecreases damage and replaces right eye tears with a unlimited range, piercing laser which fires continuously.
    - 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.
  • Added in Afterbirth Tech X Tech X
    Tech X Icon.pngTears are replaced with laser rings that pierce through enemies and deal damage to enemies within them. Can be charged to increase the size of the ring.
    - Turns Tech X rings into Brimstone rings, significantly increasing damage output and providing long ranged attacks.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique
    The Ludovico Technique Icon.pngInstead of firing tears, Isaac controls one floating tear that hover over obstacles. This tear deals constant damage when held in place over an enemy.
    - 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
    Tiny Planet Icon.pngRange up and makes shot tears revolve around Isaac until they drop.
    - 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
    Dead Eye Icon.pngIsaac's damage increases each time an enemy is hit. Damage is reset upon missing a shot.
    - Has no effect.
  • Ipecac Ipecac
    Ipecac Icon.pngReplaces tears with explosive and poisoning projectiles fired in an arc from the mouth.
    - Adds poison effect to the beam and fires an explosive tear, but since tear delay increases vastly, it is essentially a run-killer.
  • Soy Milk Soy Milk
    Soy Milk Icon.pngTears shrink and do much less damage, but fire in very rapid succession.
    - Even though it significantly decreases charge time, it also significantly decreases damage, essentially making it a run-killer.
  • Added in Afterbirth The Wiz The Wiz
    The Wiz Icon.pngTears simultaneously fire out of both eyes diagonally, similar to the effect of the R U A Wizard? pill. Isaac's tears also travel above all obstacles.
    - 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 naturally overridden by Brimstone, such as:
      • Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk
        Chocolate Milk Icon.pngGrants charged tears that deal greater damage when fully charged.
      • Cursed Eye Cursed Eye
        Cursed Eye Icon.pngGrants charged tears that can be fired in a tight burst of four. Getting hit while charging will teleport Isaac into another room.
      • Blood Clot Blood Clot
        Blood Clot Icon.pngIncreases damage by 1 and range by 5 for tears fired from the left eye.
      • Cricket's Body Cricket's Body
        Cricket's Body Icon.pngGrants -1 Tear Delay and reduces Range. When tears hit an object or deplete their range, they spawn 4 smaller tears, whose Range and Damage scale with Isaac's.
      • Mysterious Liquid Mysterious Liquid
        Mysterious Liquid Icon.pngTears leave a small, short lasting pool of creep on impact or when their range is depleted.
        (Added in Afterbirth Creep will spawn at the edge of the laser)
      • Ouija Board Ouija Board
        Ouija Board Icon.pngGrants spectral tears that travel through obstacles (but not enemies) instead of breaking on impact with them.
      • Lord of the Pit Lord of the Pit
        Lord of the Pit Icon.pngGrants flight and increases speed.
        (Azazel starts with flight)
      • Spirit of the Night Spirit of the Night
        Spirit of the Night Icon.pngGrants spectral tears and flight.
        (Azazel starts with flight)
      • Strange Attractor Strange Attractor
        Strange Attractor Icon.pngPickups, trinkets, and monsters are magnetically attracted to Isaac's tears.
        (Until Anti-Gravity Anti-Gravity
        Anti-Gravity Icon.png-2 Tear Delay. Tears float in position until firing ceases, after which they will fly off in the direction they were shot in.
        is picked up)
      • The Parasite The Parasite
        The Parasite Icon.pngIsaac's tears split in two when they hit something.
    • Added in Afterbirth Continuum Continuum
      Continuum Icon.png+2.25 Range Up. +1.5 Tear Height. Isaac's tears travel through walls and appear out of the opposite wall. Isaac's tears also travel over rocks and objects.
      has no effect with Azazel's short Brimstone.
    • Added in Afterbirth Kidney Stone Kidney Stone
      Kidney Stone Icon.pngRandomly while firing tears, Isaac will stop firing and turn red, where he will charge and release a lot of 'tears' in one go. In the burst of tears is a kidney stone which deals a lot of damage.
      has no effect. Reduces Azazel's short Brimstone's range, as well as Azazel's speed.
    • Added in Afterbirth Marked Marked
      Marked Icon.pngIsaac will now fire tears automatically directed at a red target on the ground which is controlled by the player. This allows for a full 360 degree tear firing radius. Can be overridden by other tear modifiers such as Mom's Knife or Brimstone.
      Brimstone's beam cannot be directed, but it does increase Brimstone's charge speed.
    • Added in Afterbirth † Jacob's Ladder Jacob's Ladder
      Jacob's Ladder Icon.pngTears fire sparks of electricity in random directions upon hitting an obstacle or enemy.
      Jacob's Ladder has no effect; sparks do not fly from Azazel's Brimstone when it connects with enemies.
  • The following items override Azazel's short-ranged Brimstone:
    • Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus
      Dr. Fetus Icon.pngTears are replaced by bombs that benefit from bomb-enhancing effects and slide a fixed range after being fired.
    • Epic Fetus Epic Fetus
      Epic Fetus Icon.pngIsaac's tears are replaced with guided missiles, like those used by the Doctor's Remote.
    • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife
      Mom's Knife Icon.pngIsaac's tears are replaced by a knife that pierces enemies, can travel through obstacles, and can hurt enemies while Isaac is holding it. Holding down the fire button before firing increases its range and power.
    • Items that respawn Azazel as a different character, including Ankh Ankh
      Ankh Icon.pngUpon death, the player will respawn as ??? with 3 soul hearts.
      , Lazarus' Rags Lazarus' Rags
      Lazarus' Rags Icon.pngUpon dying, resurrect as Revived Lazarus with one heart container and Anemic item.
      , and Judas' Shadow Judas' Shadow
      Judas' Shadow Icon.pngAdds an extra life; upon death, it respawns Isaac as Black Judas with only two black hearts.
  • Items that break rocks, like Leo Leo
    Leo Icon.pngAllows you to crush rocks when you walk over them.
    or Thunder Thighs Thunder Thighs
    Thunder Thighs Icon.pngDestroys rocks upon contact with Isaac. Adds one heart container and lowers Speed.
    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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