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PHD

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Added in Afterbirth(page 1, column 12, row 4)
Removed in Afterbirth(page 1, column 2, row 8)

PHD is a passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Identifies all pills upon pickup.
  • Converts some "bad" pills into their "good" counterparts:
    • All "stat down" pills into "stat up" pills
    • Bad Trip into Balls of Steel
    • Amnesia into I Can See Forever
    • Added in Afterbirth † ??? into Telepills
    • Added in Afterbirth † Addicted into Percs!
    • Added in Afterbirth † I'm Excited!!! into I'm Drowsy...
    • Added in Afterbirth † Paralysis into Pheromones
    • Added in Afterbirth † Retro Vision into I can see forever!
    • Added in Afterbirth † R U A Wizard? into Power Pill!
    • Added in Afterbirth † X-Lax into Something's wrong...
  • Spawns a pill.
  • Replenishes 2 red hearts.
  • Adds 0-2 coins to the payout every time you use the Blood Donation Machine or IV Bag.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Mom's Bottle of Pills Mom's Bottle of PillsMom's Bottle of Pills Icon.png6 roomsGives Isaac a random pill, and will cause him to drop any held Q-slot item (If any). The player will only receive six different pill types in one playthrough.: Generated pills are more beneficial.
  • Safety Cap Safety CapSafety Cap Icon.pngImproves the chance of Pills dropping after clearing a room, and chance of finding a Pill when opening a Chest. & Little Baggy Little BaggyLittle Baggy Icon.pngIsaac can hold 2 pills at once and all cards are replaced by pills.: Beneficial pills can be found more often.
  • IV Bag IV BagIV Bag Icon.pngUnlimitedUpon activation, Isaac loses a half-heart (one whole heart in The Womb onwards) for a random amount of coins, similar to the blood donation machine.: Better Coin payout for each time used.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Acid Baby Acid BabyAcid Baby Icon.pngSpawns a familiar that drops random pills every 2 rooms cleared. Upon using a pill, all enemies in the room are poisoned.: Drops a pill every 2 rooms.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The following pill types are neutral and do not have a "good" equivalent, or are otherwise left unchanged by PHD.
    • Added in Afterbirth ???
      • Added in Afterbirth † Converted to Telepills
    • Explosive Diarrhea
    • Hematemesis
    • I Found Pills
    • Added in Afterbirth Infested!
    • Added in Afterbirth Infested?
    • Added in Afterbirth One makes you small
    • Added in Afterbirth One makes you larger
    • Paralysis
      • Added in Afterbirth † Converted to Pheromones
    • Pheromones
    • Added in Afterbirth Power Pill!
    • Pretty Fly
    • Puberty
    • R U A Wizard?
      • Added in Afterbirth † Converted to Power Pill!
    • Added in Afterbirth Re-Lax
    • Telepills
  • Bad pills already obtained/dropped will be converted to their "good" counterparts.
  • If PHD is rerolled by the D4 D4D4 Icon.png6 roomsRerolls all of Isaac's items. or a Dice Room, you'll lose all pills being beneficial or neutral but they will still all be identified when you pick them up.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PC  49BH 7C4X (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn).

 Vita  F1MK 02T4 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn).

 Switch  1RY7 20CH (First floor shop, half off)


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