Dataminer

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Item altar
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Added in Afterbirth †

Dataminer is an activated item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth †.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • For the current room, rotates every enemy and pickup 90 degrees and moves its sprite up and left.
    • Enemy hitboxes remain the same.
  • Increases one of Isaac's stats and decreases another. Possible stat changes include:
  • Adds random tear effects for the current room.
  • Distorts the music for the current room.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The item name and description are a reference to the dataminers who discovered the secret of The Lost within 109 hours of Rebirth's release.
    • The item and its pickaxe icon are a play on words on the term data mining, used in the context of gaming communities as extracting data from the game files.
  • The item's sprite is a recolor of the Notched Axe Notched Axe.
  • If used during the Mom fight, you will be able to see a normally hidden part of the leg sprite revealing a blue skirt with yellow polka dots.
  • If Dataminer is used right before travelling to the next floor, the music for the transition screen will be affected by it.
    • Also affects the music during the Game Over screen (Isaac's last will), if activated before death.
  • In a Q&A from Twitter, Edmund McMillen considered Dataminer to be the worst item in The Binding of Isaac.


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