Midas' Touch

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Added in Afterbirth(page 2, column 19, row 4)
Removed in Afterbirth(page 2, column 9, row 10)

Midas' Touch is a passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Enemies that make contact with Isaac take damage equal to the number of coins he has.
    • Damage is dealt up to twice per second per enemy.
  • Freezes and turns enemies into gold upon contact with Isaac.
    • Enemies killed while in this state will drop 1-4 pennies.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • With Midas' Touch, some effects that create poop may instead create golden poop (see Synergies for details).
  • If an enemy doesn't deal contact damage, Midas' Touch can safely be used on it to create extra coins. Black flies, Mulligans, and Hosts are the most common enemies this can be applied to.
    • If Isaac has 13 coins or more when using Midas' Touch on Mulligans, they will die and release flies, hurting Isaac.
    • With Skatole Skatole, Hives and Swarmers will constantly spawn black flies, meaning they can create endless amounts of coins.
    • As Mom's foot and Satan's feet don't deal contact damage, Midas' Touch can be used against them to great effect.
  • Added in Afterbirth When used against Ultra Greed, his armor will be partially impaired to a 25% efficiency.
  • Spawning Multiplayer Babies while the player has Midas' Touch will give the Midas' Touch effects (freeze on touch + damage) to the baby itself. This can be abused, considering the baby's invincibility frames upon spawning:
    • Spawn the baby using the Enter key. It is invincible for a short period.
    • During this period, stay in contact with enemies to freeze them and damage them.
  • This can be used to gather 99 coins very quickly, and in turn, deal massive damage with Midas' Touch damage component.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This item is a reference to King Midas from Greek Mythology, who was able to turn everything he touched with his hand into gold and ended up accidentally turning his daughter into a golden statue.

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PC  ECQD 406C (treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  1GGE L14P (treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PS4  TTWQ DSHX (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 Vita  FMPM PY7E (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 Switch  Normal mode only KCCV 8LM3 (First Floor Treasure Room ; East from Start)


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