Waka Waka

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Waka Waka
Challenge number
17
Character
Isaac App.png
HUD Red Heart.pngHUD Red Heart.pngHUD Red Heart.png
Starting Items
Anti-Gravity Anti-Gravity
Anti-Gravity Icon.png-2 Tear Delay. Tears float in position until firing ceases, after which they will fly off in the direction they were shot in.

Strange Attractor Strange Attractor
Strange Attractor Icon.pngPickups, trinkets, and monsters are magnetically attracted to Isaac's tears.

Available rooms
Item Pool Treasure Room.png: no          Item Pool Shop.png: yes
Goal
Boss Mom.png
Unlocks
Death's Touch Death's Touch
Death's TouchComplete challenge #17
Waka Waka is Challenge #17. You start off with Strange Attractor Strange Attractor
Strange Attractor Icon.pngPickups, trinkets, and monsters are magnetically attracted to Isaac's tears.
and Anti-Gravity Anti-Gravity
Anti-Gravity Icon.png-2 Tear Delay. Tears float in position until firing ceases, after which they will fly off in the direction they were shot in.
. Your goal is to defeat Mom. This Challenge is available by default.

Difficulty[edit | edit source]

Your shots do not travel right away. They stay in place. With the added magnetic property, this can cause enemies to slingshot through your tears to hit you.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • You can lay a trail of tears that draws enemies into each tear. However, if done carelessly, momentum will often carry them past your tears into you. Make sure there is a safe distance between you and the enemy before firing.
  • Try to be accurate - if your tears hit the enemy and disappear, the side-effects of Strange Attractor is reduced, whereas if they miss, they may pull other enemies towards you, increasing the risk of damage.
  • Enemies that chase you such as Lust or Globins are particularly dangerous as firing carelessly will pull them towards you. Maintain a safe distance, fire, run away, and repeat.
  • Items that are behind gaps or spikes can be pulled towards you by firing tears past them.
  • Tammy's Head Tammy's Head
    Tammy's Head Icon.png1 roomsShoots 10 tears in a circle around Isaac, which retain the damage, shot speed, and special effects (such as poison) of Isaac's tears.
    is especially useful for this challenge, as it creates a stationary ball of ten highly damaging tears that have a very strong magnetic pull. The one room charge time allows you to clear rooms with much greater ease than by using the common method of attack with this challenge.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife
    Mom's Knife Icon.pngIsaac's tears are replaced by a knife that pierces enemies, can travel through obstacles, and can hurt enemies while Isaac is holding it. Holding down the fire button before firing increases its range and power.
    is a useful pickup in this challenge. It retains the magnetic property of Strange Attractor Strange Attractor
    Strange Attractor Icon.pngPickups, trinkets, and monsters are magnetically attracted to Isaac's tears.
    , but can be fired as it normally would, making this challenge for the most part a normal run with the item.
  • Pyro Pyro
    Pyro Icon.pngAdds 99 bombs.
    is a good pickup to look out for. Since Isaac's bombs are affected by the Strange Attractor, it will pull enemies towards the bomb, similar to a homing effect.
  • Having multiple tears in one spot will cause the magnetic pull to become stronger. Use this to pull enemies out from tight spaces, or deal massive damage to one enemy.
  • If you are having difficulty completing this challenge, a good tactic is to quickly tap the arrow keys in order to fire tears normally, and mostly avoid the effects of Anti-Gravity Anti-Gravity
    Anti-Gravity Icon.png-2 Tear Delay. Tears float in position until firing ceases, after which they will fly off in the direction they were shot in.
    .

Reward[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Waka Waka is the sound Pac-Man makes when eating pellets, and the enemies in this challenge follow Isaac's trail of floating tears in a similar way.



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