Bum Friend

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Item altar

Item Pool Treasure Room.png Treasure Room
Added in AfterbirthItem Pool Beggar.png Beggar
Added in Afterbirth (page 2, column 1, line 2)
Removed in Afterbirth (page 2, column 1, line 5)

Bum Friend is a passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Bum Friend is a beggar who follows Isaac and picks up coins on the ground. (He does not fill up a familiar "slot".)
  • After picking up 6 coins, Bum Friend will drop a pickup.
  • After that, Bum Friend has a 67% chance to drop a pickup after picking up 3 coins and a 33% chance to drop a pickup after picking up 4 coins.
  • Added in Afterbirth This item belongs to the Super Bum set. Collecting all three items in this set will grant a Super Bum familiar.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Bum Friend cannot pick up sticky nickels.
  • Bum Friend can pick up lucky pennies, but it will simply count as a regular penny and will not grant Luck.
  • From a scoring perspective, pennies that Bum Friend picks up count towards your Schwag Bonus on daily runs.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Interactions[edit | edit source]

    BFFS! Icon.pngIncreases the size and damage of familiars.
    : Familiar is bigger and drops occur more often.
  • Added in Afterbirth † Duct Tape Duct Tape
    Duct Tape Icon.pngStops Isaac's familiars from moving.
    : Familiar will stay in place relative to Isaac.
  • Added in Afterbirth † Extension Cord Extension Cord
    Extension Cord Icon.pngBeams of yellow electricity flow between Isaac and his familiars, damaging any enemies between them.
    : Familiar will occasionally be connected to Isaac via electricity.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PC  M9JC ZYAL (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  2YN8 JS3R (Treasure room adjacent to spawn) (Normal mode)

 PC  MG9V SPR7 (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  3MR7 XNJS (First floor treasure room)

 PC  GNBR EEGK (First floor treasure room)

 PS4  A1TT QRBE (First floor treasure room)

 3DS  WVFY R43V (First floor treasure room; Curse of the Labyrinth)

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Bug Bug!  3DS  If hit by an explosion before finishing collection on the room, Bum Friend may freeze in place.

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