Backstabber

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Added in Afterbirth †

Backstabber is a passive item added in Afterbirth †.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • When tears land on the "back" of enemies, they deal double damage and inflict bleeding.
    • Bleeding enemies take damage equal to 10% of their maximum health every 5 seconds.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Brimstone BrimstoneBrimstone 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.: Can still inflict bleeding, as long as Isaac is "behind" the enemy.
  • Daddy Longlegs Daddy LonglegsDaddy Longlegs Icon.pngDaddy Long Legs' shadow follows Isaac and stomps on enemies.: Daddy Longlegs can occasionally gain the added damage and bleeding of Backstabber.
  • Rubber Cement Rubber CementRubber Cement Icon.pngTears bounce off walls, enemies, and environmental objects.: Increases chance to backstab an enemy while standing in front or to the side by the shot bouncing to hit the enemy's back.
  • Shooting Familiars: Tears fired by familiars can inflict the effects of Backstabber.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This item might be a reference to Judas's betrayal of Jesus.
  • The item may also be a reference to the backstabbing mechanic in other video games, where backstabbing results in increased damage to enemies.



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