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Obstacles are objects that will get in Isaac's way in rooms.


Indestructible Objects[edit | edit source]

Metal Blocks[edit | edit source]

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  • Blocks movement and projectiles.
  • An explosion's blast radius will not extend past it.
  • Cannot be destroyed or removed.
  • Can be re-rolled by the Added in Afterbirth D12 D12
    D12 Icon.png3 roomsRe-rolls all rocks in the current room into other random objects, such as bomb rocks, metal blocks, TNT, or poops.
    into a destructible obstacle.
  • Can only be moved over via flying or jumping.
  • Sometimes found encasing an item.

Key Blocks[edit | edit source]

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  • Acts like metal blocks.
  • Requires a key to unlock.
  • Cannot be flown over.
  • Small chance to drop a random pickup when unlocked.

Indestructible Hazards[edit | edit source]

Spikes[edit | edit source]

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  • Can be walked over, but will damage Isaac in the process.
  • Deal one heart of damage upon contact with the player (unless the player has Callus Callus
    Callus Icon.pngPrevents damage from creep and spikes.
    , the ability to jump, or flight to avoid being damaged).
  • Added in Afterbirth They can be deactivated from Silver Buttons.

Retractable Spikes[edit | edit source]

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  • Retract and extend on timers.
  • Can be walked over safely while they are retracted.
  • Added in Afterbirth Deactivates when all Silver Buttons are pressed.

Wall Hugger[edit | edit source]

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  • Moves and follows obstacles around it.
  • Stops moving when it encounters a Fire or a static enemy. Continues moving if the fire is destroyed.
  • When Isaac enters a room, the spikes will be retracted into the block and will extend after one second.
  • Can be randomized into an enemy by the D10 D10
    D10 Icon.png1 roomsRerolls the enemies in a room. Only rerolls enemies that are still alive (does not spawn new enemies).
    , but upon re-entering the room, will turn back into a spike block.
  • Added in Afterbirth Can be deactivated from Silver Buttons.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Wall Huggers and all moving spike block variants can be killed by Added in Afterbirth † Little Horn Little Horn
    Little Horn (Item) Icon.pngAdds a chance to fire a piercing tear that instantly kills any enemy that it touches.
    and Added in Afterbirth † Euthanasia Euthanasia
    Euthanasia Icon.pngAdds a chance to fire needles. If a needle kills an enemy, it bursts into more needles.
    shots, but will respawn upon re-entering the room.

Slide[edit | edit source]

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  • The spikes rush towards Isaac if they are aligned with him in any of the four cardinal directions. They are able to "predict" that Isaac will walk in front of them, and will trigger accordingly.
  • Added in Afterbirth Deactivates when all Silver Buttons are pressed.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • In Added in Afterbirth Greed Mode, if a Slide is spawned and all waves are cleared, the Slide will still try to harm Isaac. Leaving and re-entering the room will make the Slide disappear.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Poky[edit | edit source]

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  • Slides around the room aimlessly.
  • May move towards the player if the player is near enough.
  • Is destroyed when the room is cleared.
    • Added in Afterbirth It now retracts its spikes and can't harm the player. It no longer is destroyed, although it appears to despawn when you reenter the room.
  • Often appears during the Loki fight.
  • Added in Afterbirth Deactivates when all Silver Buttons are pressed.
  • Added in Afterbirth † Can rarely appear during a Super Pride fight.

Added in Afterbirth Pitfall[edit | edit source]

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  • When Isaac falls into a pitfall, he takes damage and pops back out after a short delay.
  • Suction pitfalls attract Isaac and are most often found in trap rooms with Silver Buttons.
  • Pitfalls are spawned by several of Little Horn's attacks.
  • Flight makes Isaac immune to pitfalls.
  • Stationary pitfalls disappear after falling into them.
  • Rooms with pitfalls and silver buttons are most common in The Cathedral.

Destructible[edit | edit source]

Rocks[edit | edit source]

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  • Blocks movement and projectiles.
  • Can be destroyed with explosions and certain items like the Notched Axe Notched Axe
    Notched Axe Icon.png3 roomsIsaac holds the axe above his head for as long as the spacebar button is held (or until he leaves the room). While holding the axe, Isaac can break any rock he touches, but cannot attack or pick up other items.
    , The Nail The Nail
    The Nail Icon.png6 roomsAdds one soul heart and allows the breaking of rocks and damaging enemies by simply walking over them. Increases damage and decreases speed. All effects except for the Soul Heart wear off upon leaving the room.
    , Leo Leo
    Leo Icon.pngAllows you to crush rocks when you walk over them.
    , or Thunder Thighs Thunder Thighs
    Thunder Thighs Icon.pngDestroys rocks upon contact with Isaac. Adds one heart container and lowers Speed.
    .
  • Can fill in a 1-block wide gap when pushed in the right direction by an explosion, or with one of the abilities that allows destruction by walking onto the rock.
    • Note: With these items, it is important to walk in the direction of the gap.
  • Small chance to reveal a Crawl Space when destroyed.
  • Destroying 100 rocks will unlock the Lucky Rock Lucky Rock
    Lucky Rock Icon.pngEach obstacle destroyed drops one coin.
    trinket.

Tinted Rocks[edit | edit source]

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Sometimes referred to as "Marked Rocks", they are always marked with an "x", and in some levels slightly tinted/discolored. These rocks are much less noticeable in The Womb and Utero due to them being the same color as the surrounding rocks, but can still be distinguished by the "x" on the bottom right.

  • Destroying 10 Tinted Rocks will unlock Mr. Mega Mr. Mega
    Mr. Mega Icon.pngGives Isaac 5 bombs, and makes all dropped bombs larger, which have an increased blast radius and increased damage.
    .
  • Destroying 100 Tinted Rocks will unlock The Small Rock The Small Rock
    The Small Rock Icon.pngIncreases damage by 1, increases tears by 0.2, and decreases speed by 0.1.
    .

Found in: Every Stage

Tinted Rocks have a chance to spawn 1-2 of the following when destroyed:

  • Soul hearts
  • Keys
  • Bombs
  • Golden chests (only one)
  • A combination of any of the items mentioned above
  • The Small Rock The Small Rock
    The Small Rock Icon.pngIncreases damage by 1, increases tears by 0.2, and decreases speed by 0.1.
    (after it is unlocked) (Sometimes spawns with additional pickups, but cannot spawn alongside chests.)

Super Special Rocks Added in Afterbirth †[edit | edit source]

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Super Special Rocks are Tinted Rock variants which are much harder to spot, as they have a smaller mark and are not discolored. Super Special Rocks take two bombs to blow up, and drop the contents of two Tinted Rocks.

Super Special Rocks are unlocked by: Added in Afterbirth † 5 Nights at Mom's Get a 5-win streak, using a different character for each win
5 Nights at Mom's5 Nights at Mom's
Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PC  BE91 A8PB (Second floor with Leo, room immediately SW of item room) -(Not Working)

Bomb Rocks[edit | edit source]

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Act like rocks.

Found in: Low chance of replacing any rock.

Bomb rocks can be found anywhere a normal rock can spawn. They can only be destroyed by explosions and "stompy" items, like normal rocks. When they are destroyed, they create an explosion. Note that destroying a bomb rock next to a hole does not create a bridge as with normal rocks.

Urns[edit | edit source]

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Act like rocks.

Found in:

Urns have a chance to spawn the following when destroyed:

Mushrooms[edit | edit source]

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Found in:

Mushrooms have a chance to spawn the following when destroyed:

Skulls[edit | edit source]

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Act like rocks.

Found in:

Skulls have a chance to spawn the following when destroyed:

Notes[edit | edit source]

Polyps[edit | edit source]

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Act like rocks.

Found in:

Polyps have a chance to spawn the following when destroyed:

  • 6 red tears in all directions and a puddle of bloody creep
  • Blood Clot Blood Clot
    Blood Clot Icon.pngIncreases damage by 1 and range by 5 for tears fired from the left eye.
  • Placenta Placenta
    Placenta Icon.pngGrants a full heart container, and a chance to regenerate a half-heart of health every minute of gameplay.
  • Umbilical Cord Umbilical Cord
    Umbilical Cord Icon.pngWhen Isaac's health is brought to half a red heart and no soul hearts, a Little Steven familiar spawns for the current room.
  • Harlequin Baby Harlequin Baby
    Harlequin Baby Icon.pngSpawns a familiar that follows Isaac around and fires two tears at once in a V-pattern.
  • Heart Pickups

Destructible Hazards[edit | edit source]

Fireplace[edit | edit source]

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  • Deals a half-heart of damage when touched.
  • Can be extinguished by tears, bombs, or explosions.
  • Chance to drop coins or hearts when extinguished.
  • Piercing tears can pierce through fireplaces and all of their variants. Spectral tears are blocked unless they also pierce.

Red Fireplace[edit | edit source]

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  • Can shoot red projectiles at medium speed at Isaac.
    • They do not telegraph before firing shots.
  • Shots fired from a Red Fireplace will not spawn directly on the Red Fireplace, but rather near the fire.
    • If Isaac stands too close when a Red Fireplace shoots, the bullet will spawn on Isaac, thus the bullet can't be dodged.
  • Can be extinguished like normal fireplaces.
  • Chance to drop coins or hearts when extinguished.
  • Can rarely replace normal Fireplaces.
  • Added in Afterbirth If all Silver Buttons are pressed, the Red fireplaces will turn into normal fireplaces.

Blue Fireplace[edit | edit source]

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  • Chance to drop a soul heart when extinguished.
  • Can only be put out by bombs/explosions.
    • Can also be extinguished by The Adversary's Brimstone Brimstone
      Brimstone Icon.pngTears are replaced by a laser beam that pierces through all enemies and obstacles in its path and deals high damage. Can only be fired after a short charge-up period.
      and earthquake attacks.

Purple Fireplace[edit | edit source]

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  • Fires purple homing tears at Isaac.
  • Chance to drop a soul heart when extinguished.
  • Can only be put out by bombs/explosions.
  • Can rarely replace Blue fireplaces.
  • Added in Afterbirth Rarely, they'll appear in a room that needs to be cleared by pressing Silver Buttons. When all are pressed, the purple fireplaces will turn blue.

TNT[edit | edit source]

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  • Blocks movement.
  • Can be destroyed by tears or explosions.
  • Explodes when destroyed.
  • Small chance to drop a Match Stick Match Stick
    Match Stick Icon.pngIncreases the chance of Bombs dropping after clearing a room, and the chance of finding Bombs when opening a Chest.
    or a Burnt Penny Burnt Penny
    Burnt Penny Icon.pngGives a 50% chance to drop a bomb when money is collected.
    when destroyed.

Pushable TNT Added in Afterbirth[edit | edit source]

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  • Can be pushed around by Isaac and enemies.
  • Can be destroyed by tears or explosions.
  • Explodes when destroyed.
  • Occasionally replaces normal TNT.
  • Can be spawned with Added in Afterbirth Mine Crafter Mine Crafter
    Mine Crafter Icon.png1 roomsWhen used, places an explosive TNT barrel that can be pushed and used to destroy rocks or damage enemies. If used a second time in the same room while the previous TNT barrel is still intact, it will remotely explode the TNT.
    .
  • Will explode when pushed into fire.

Cobweb[edit | edit source]

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  • Slows Isaac's movement.
    • If Isaac possesses flight then they have no effect.
  • Can be destroyed using explosions.

Poops[edit | edit source]

Poop[edit | edit source]

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  • Can be destroyed by tears or explosions.
  • Has a small chance to drop coins, hearts, or Petrified Poop Petrified Poop
    Petrified Poop Icon.pngGreatly increases the chances of a pickup dropping when destroying poop.
    when destroyed.
  • Can fill in a gap when pushed in the right direction by an explosion, or by walking into them with Leo Leo
    Leo Icon.pngAllows you to crush rocks when you walk over them.
    /Thunder Thighs Thunder Thighs
    Thunder Thighs Icon.pngDestroys rocks upon contact with Isaac. Adds one heart container and lowers Speed.
    to create bridges.
  • Can be created by The Poop The Poop
    The Poop Icon.png1 roomsSpawns a pile of poop where the character is standing and knocks nearby monsters back. May yield pickups like regular poop.
    and has chance to be created every 30 seconds from the trinket Mysterious Candy Mysterious Candy
    Mysterious Candy Icon.pngIsaac farts or poops at random intervals. Getting hit can also trigger the effect.
    .
  • If a Black Fly stays around Poop for long enough, it will morph into a Pooter.
  • Destroying 100 poops unlocks the Butter Bean Butter Bean
    Butter Bean Icon.png3 secondsIsaac farts and pushes back nearby enemies.
    .

Corny Poop[edit | edit source]

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Red Poop[edit | edit source]

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  • Deals a half-heart of damage when touched.
    • Leo Leo
      Leo Icon.pngAllows you to crush rocks when you walk over them.
      /Thunder Thighs Thunder Thighs
      Thunder Thighs Icon.pngDestroys rocks upon contact with Isaac. Adds one heart container and lowers Speed.
      allows Isaac to walk over and destroy red poop without taking damage. Isaac will still take damage if he is standing on it when it reforms.
  • Drops nothing when destroyed.
  • Reforms in 3 seconds after being destroyed.
  • Normally produced by Carrion Queen and red champion Dingle, but can also be found in specific room configurations in various rooms.
  • Added in Afterbirth In some rooms that need to be cleared by pressing silver buttons, red poop will turn into regular poop once all the buttons are pressed.

Golden Poop[edit | edit source]

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  • Harder to destroy than the normal poop.
  • Drops 5-9 coins or the Counterfeit Penny Counterfeit Penny
    Counterfeit Penny Icon.pngGives a 50% chance of increasing the value of every coin pickup by one.
    trinket when destroyed.
  • Can be created by Flush! Flush!
    Flush! Icon.png6 roomsChanges all enemies in the room into poop. Does not work on all enemies (Knights and bosses are immune). Instantly kills Dingle, Dangle, and Brownie.
    , The Poop The Poop
    The Poop Icon.png1 roomsSpawns a pile of poop where the character is standing and knocks nearby monsters back. May yield pickups like regular poop.
    , or Mysterious Candy Mysterious Candy
    Mysterious Candy Icon.pngIsaac farts or poops at random intervals. Getting hit can also trigger the effect.
    if Isaac also has Midas' Touch Midas' Touch
    Midas' Touch Icon.pngEnemies that touch you are stunned and turn gold. Any enemy killed while in this state will drop a coin.
    .
  • If a Black Fly comes in contact with a Golden Poop, it will turn into a Pooter.

Rainbow Poop[edit | edit source]

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  • Causes a rainbow to appear on the screen when destroyed; pauses the game for a second while playing a jingle.
  • Restores all of Isaac's red heart containers.
  • Rainbow Poop provides no benefit for characters without red heart containers such as ???.
  • Added in Afterbirth † If Isaac has Added in Afterbirth † Bozo Bozo
    Bozo Icon.pngIncreases damage by a flat 0.1 and grants a soul heart. Enemies can randomly become briefly charmed or feared. Taking damage has a chance to spawn a rainbow poop.
    , when he takes damage, he has a chance to spawn a Rainbow Poop.

Black Poop Added in Afterbirth[edit | edit source]

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  • Also known as Meconium poop.
  • Darkens the current room as if Curse of Darkness was active for a few seconds when destroyed.
  • Deals 10 damage and applies the 'Confusion' status effect to all enemies in the room when destroyed.
  • Added in Afterbirth † Can replace Poop if Isaac holds Added in Afterbirth † Meconium Meconium
    Meconium Icon.pngPoop has a chance to turn into black poop.
    .

White Poop Added in Afterbirth †[edit | edit source]

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  • Also known as Holy poop.
  • White poop is surrounded by an aura that halves tear delay and has a high chance to block damage like the Cone Head Cone Head
    Cone Head Icon.pngGrants a soul heart. Adds a chance to block enemy shots.
    item while Isaac stands within it.
  • The aura disappears if the poop is destroyed.
  • If Isaac has Hallowed Ground Hallowed Ground
    Hallowed Ground Icon.pngSpawns a white poop familiar, which turns into a white poop when Isaac is hurt.
    , when he takes damage for the first time in a room, a white poop spawns.

Buttons[edit | edit source]

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Added in Afterbirth † Dirt Patch[edit | edit source]

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  • Dirt Patches are a small mound of dirt that can be dug into with certain items.
  • Using Added in Afterbirth † Mom's Shovel Mom's Shovel
    Mom's Shovel Icon.png4 roomsSpawns a trapdoor that leads to the next floor upon activation. Unlocks The Forgotten when used on a mound of dirt that appears in The Dark Room.
    on top of a dirt patch will reveal a skeleton and unlock The Forgotten.
  • Once The Forgotten is unlocked, using Mom's Shovel, We Need to Go Deeper! We Need to Go Deeper!
    We Need to Go Deeper! Icon.png6 roomsCreates a trapdoor to go to the next floor. If used in The Womb, it will create a trapdoor to Sheol, even if the player hasn't unlocked it.
    , or Ehwaz Ehwaz on top of a dirt patch will dig up a random chest.

Unlockable Achievements[edit | edit source]


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