The Tank

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The Tank
Challenge number
5
Character
Magdalene App.png
Full red heartFull red heartFull red heartFull red heart
Starting Items
Infamy InfamyInfamy Icon.pngChance to block projectiles coming from any direction.
Bucket of Lard Bucket of LardBucket of Lard Icon.pngGrants two empty heart containers and heals Isaac by half a heart, but decreases speed by 0.2.
Thunder Thighs Thunder ThighsThunder Thighs Icon.pngDestroys rocks upon contact with Isaac. Adds one heart container and lowers Speed.
Yum Heart Yum HeartYum Heart Icon.png4 roomsRestores 1 whole red heart.
Available rooms
Item Pool Treasure Room.png: no          Item Pool Shop.png: yes
Goal
Boss Mom.png
Unlocks
Rune of Ansuz Rune of AnsuzRune of AnsuzComplete challenge #5
Unlocked by
The Tank Have 7 or more heart containers at one timeThe TankThe Tank

The Tank is Challenge #5. This challenge stars Magdalene who starts with Bucket of Lard Bucket of LardBucket of Lard Icon.pngGrants two empty heart containers and heals Isaac by half a heart, but decreases speed by 0.2., Infamy InfamyInfamy Icon.pngChance to block projectiles coming from any direction., Yum Heart Yum HeartYum Heart Icon.png4 roomsRestores 1 whole red heart., and Thunder Thighs Thunder ThighsThunder Thighs Icon.pngDestroys rocks upon contact with Isaac. Adds one heart container and lowers Speed.. The goal is to defeat Mom. This Challenge is unlocked when Magdalene is unlocked.

Difficulty[edit | edit source]

This challenge features a very slow character and thus is more difficult. The Thunder Thighs Thunder ThighsThunder Thighs Icon.pngDestroys rocks upon contact with Isaac. Adds one heart container and lowers Speed. effect can cause unwanted results when not paying attention, such as setting off Bomb Rocks or creating new monsters to fight.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • You start with 7 heart containers, 5 1/2 of which are full. This will come in handy as you will likely take more damage.
  • The Thunder Thighs Thunder ThighsThunder Thighs Icon.pngDestroys rocks upon contact with Isaac. Adds one heart container and lowers Speed. effect can easily give access to chests and other items trapped behind rocks. This will leave bombs more available for seeking secret rooms or combat. Pills can be obtained from mushrooms, which may provide a much needed Speed Up, but be cautious, as mushrooms can spawn poisonous clouds when destroyed.
    • Added in Afterbirth † Completing Aprils Fool makes this challenge a tad easier, as it makes Magdalene spawn with a Speed Up pill, counteracting the heavy speed reduction from the challenge items and easily identifying eventual future Speed Up pills.
  • It is worth destroying as many rocks as possible, as there is a chance of finding a trapdoor. This can lead the player to a Crawl Space or Black Market, thereby allowing the player to obtain valuable items despite the lack of Treasure Rooms.
  • The high amount of health you start with makes it easier to make deals with the devil without harsh consequences. If you get the chance to gain flight, such as the Lord of the Pit Lord of the PitLord of the Pit Icon.pngGrants flight and increases speed. or Spirit of the Night Spirit of the NightSpirit of the Night Icon.pngGrants spectral tears and flight., it can give increased mobility in the lower levels.
  • Infamy InfamyInfamy Icon.pngChance to block projectiles coming from any direction. gives a chance to ignore shots, but it's best not to rely on it.

Unlockable Achievements[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Bug Bug! Sometimes, when using a Pill at the same time you touch the trophy, the pop up message won't appear and you won't unlock Rune of Ansuz.[citation needed]


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Rebirth
1. Pitch Black 2. High Brow 3. Head Trauma 4. Darkness Falls 5. The Tank 6. Solar System 7. Suicide King 8. Cat Got Your Tongue
9. Demo Man 10. Cursed! 11. Glass Cannon 12. When Life Gives You Lemons 13. Beans! 14. It's in the Cards 15. Slow Roll 16. Computer Savvy
17. Waka Waka 18. The Host 19. The Family Man 20. Purist
Afterbirth
21. XXXXXXXXL 22. SPEED! 23. Blue Bomber 24. PAY TO PLAY 25. Have a Heart 26. I RULE! 27. BRAINS! 28. PRIDE DAY!
29. Onan's Streak 30. The Guardian
Afterbirth †
31. Backasswards 32. Aprils Fool 33. Pokey Mans 34. Ultra Hard 35. Pong


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