Buddy in a Box

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Buddy in a Box Pick up 5 familiars in a single runBuddy in a BoxBuddy in a Box
Added in Afterbirth †

Buddy in a Box is an unlockable passive item added in Booster Pack #1.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Grants a familiar with random tear effects, fire rate and damage.
    • The familiar takes the appearance of a random co-op baby.
    • The familiar is randomized upon entering a new floor.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The familiar's tear appearance isn't linked to the normal effect such tears would have.
    • For instance, piercing-looking tears might not go through enemies and Sinus Infection Sinus InfectionSinus Infection Icon.pngAdds a chance to fire a booger which sticks to enemies and poisons them. tears might not stick, while tears that do not look like Compound Fracture Compound FractureCompound Fracture Icon.pngIncreases range. Tears turn into bones, which shatter into 1-3 bone shards upon hitting an enemy or obstacle. tears can still split on hit.
  • Some tear effects like Proptosis ProptosisProptosis Icon.pngTears start out massive with high damage, and then shrink down and become weaker over a short range. and Tiny Planet Tiny PlanetTiny Planet Icon.pngRange up and makes shot tears revolve around Isaac until they drop. do not have their associated stat boosts and thus are very ineffective.
  • Familiars with the Serpent's Kiss Serpent's KissSerpent's Kiss Icon.pngTears now have a random chance to apply a poison effect, causing 4 or 6 damage per tick to enemies (Similar to The Common Cold item). Isaac now deals poison damage on contact with enemies similar to The Virus item (Damage over time 4 or 6 per tick). Enemies that were poisoned have a chance to drop a black heart when killed. effect can drop black hearts when an enemy is killed.
  • Familiars will not deal contact damage.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Box of Friends Box of FriendsBox of Friends Icon.png4 roomsUpon use, duplicates all of Isaac's familiars for the current room.: Spawns a new randomly generated familiar.

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