History YMMV / TheBindingOfIsaac

19th Aug '16 9:04:30 AM TheRoguePenguin
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** Knights and their many variants are hard to hit, since they're invulnerable in the front wand have unpredictable movement patterns. Some even turn to charge you. Past a certain point, piercing is practically required to survive. It certainly doesn't help that there's a boss version.

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** Knights and their many variants are hard to hit, since they're invulnerable in the front wand and have unpredictable movement patterns. Some even turn to charge you. Past a certain point, piercing is practically required to survive. It certainly doesn't help that there's a boss version.



** ''Rebirth'' brings out The Haunt, a ghostly spectre and his three familiars. As mentioned below, the familiars are very hard to fight without getting hit, he's a ''Cellar'' boss (meaning you're not going to have a lot of items to use), and he has one of the highest HP totals for that point in the game, meaning you likely won't have enough power to give him a fair fight. Plus the fact that you can fight two of him at once in some rooms. Feel free to keep your hand hovering over the "R" key before entering the boss room...

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** ''Rebirth'' brings out The Haunt, a ghostly spectre and his three familiars. As mentioned below, the familiars are very hard to fight without getting hit, he's a ''Cellar'' boss (meaning you're not going to have a lot of items to use), (so you may end up fighting him as the first boss before collecting any good items), and he has one of the highest HP totals for that point in the game, meaning you likely won't have enough power to give him a fair fight.game. Plus the fact that you can fight two of him at once in some rooms. Feel free to keep your hand hovering over the "R" key before entering the boss room...
19th Aug '16 3:55:48 AM Dravencour
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** Knights and their many variants are hard to hit, since they're invulnerable in the front and have unpredictable movement patterns. Some even turn to charge you. Past a certain point, piercing is practically required to survive. It certainly doesn't help that there's a boss version.

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** Knights and their many variants are hard to hit, since they're invulnerable in the front and wand have unpredictable movement patterns. Some even turn to charge you. Past a certain point, piercing is practically required to survive. It certainly doesn't help that there's a boss version.



** ''Rebirth'' brings out The Haunt, a ghostly spectre and his three familiars. As mentioned below, the familiars are very hard to fight without getting hit, he's a ''Cellar'' boss, and he has one of the highest HP totals for that point in the game, meaning you likely won't have enough power to give him a fair fight. Plus the fact that you can fight two of him at once in some rooms. Feel free to keep your hand hovering over the "R" key before entering the boss room...

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** ''Rebirth'' brings out The Haunt, a ghostly spectre and his three familiars. As mentioned below, the familiars are very hard to fight without getting hit, he's a ''Cellar'' boss, boss (meaning you're not going to have a lot of items to use), and he has one of the highest HP totals for that point in the game, meaning you likely won't have enough power to give him a fair fight. Plus the fact that you can fight two of him at once in some rooms. Feel free to keep your hand hovering over the "R" key before entering the boss room...
8th Jul '16 4:53:52 PM Luigifan
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** [[http://bindingofisaac.com/post/118142172929/mega-update-afterbirth-5 Edmund admitted]] that [[spoiler:The Lost]] was infamously too hard to play, and he has received a major buff in ''Afterbirth'': he now has spectral tears, letting him fire through obstacles, and he starts with the D4, allowing him to reroll all his items in the hopes of getting better ones. A later patch buffed him even further: [[spoiler:Holy Mantle is now an unlockable starting item for him, which many players consider to be '''THE''' most valuable item to get as the Lost, as it turns him into a two-hit wonder rather than one-hit. Although this clashes with the D4 if you have both since starting with one of the most powerful items for the Lost means there are very few rolls you could get that would overall improve your load out. Additionally, the Missing Poster Trinket now turns you character into The Lost if you die while it's equipped (after unlocking The Lost). This basically means you don't have to start a game as The Lost in order to unlock his stuff.]]

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** [[http://bindingofisaac.com/post/118142172929/mega-update-afterbirth-5 Edmund admitted]] that [[spoiler:The Lost]] was infamously too hard to play, and he has received a major buff in ''Afterbirth'': he now has spectral tears, letting him fire through obstacles, and he starts with the D4, allowing him to reroll all his items in the hopes of getting better ones. A later patch buffed him even further: [[spoiler:Holy Mantle is now an unlockable starting item for him, which many players consider to be '''THE''' most valuable item to get as the Lost, as it turns him into a two-hit wonder rather than one-hit. Although this clashes with the D4 if you have both both, since starting with one of the most powerful items for the Lost means there are very few rolls you could get that would overall improve your load out. loadout. Additionally, the Missing Poster Trinket now turns you your character into The Lost if you die while it's equipped (after unlocking The Lost). This basically means you don't have to start a game as The Lost in order to unlock his stuff.]]



** [[spoiler:''Rebirth'' naturally tops Satan with Mega Satan, who combines Giant Hands of Doom, mixes in minor elements of BulletHell, and summons at least thirteen {{Degraded Boss}}es with a grand total of eleven phases. And then he still has one more form left, where he goes all out with the BulletHell in a last-ditch effort to kill you.]]

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** [[spoiler:''Rebirth'' naturally tops Satan with Mega Satan, who combines Giant Hands of Doom, mixes in minor elements of BulletHell, and summons at least thirteen {{Degraded Boss}}es with a grand total of eleven phases. And then he still has one more form left, where he goes all out all-out with the BulletHell in a last-ditch effort to kill you.]]
30th Jun '16 7:46:54 PM universalperson
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** [[http://bindingofisaac.com/post/118142172929/mega-update-afterbirth-5 Edmund admitted]] that [[spoiler:The Lost]] was infamously too hard to play, and he has received a major buff in ''Afterbirth'': he now has spectral tears, letting him fire through obstacles, and he starts with the D4, allowing him to reroll all his items in the hopes of getting better ones. A later patch buffed him even further: [[spoiler:Holy Mantle is now an unlockable starting item for him, which many players consider to be '''THE''' most valuable item to get as the Lost, as it turns him into a two-hit wonder rather than one-hit. Although this clashes with the D4 if you have both since starting with one of the most powerful items for the Lost means there are very few rolls you could get that would overall improve your load out.]]

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** [[http://bindingofisaac.com/post/118142172929/mega-update-afterbirth-5 Edmund admitted]] that [[spoiler:The Lost]] was infamously too hard to play, and he has received a major buff in ''Afterbirth'': he now has spectral tears, letting him fire through obstacles, and he starts with the D4, allowing him to reroll all his items in the hopes of getting better ones. A later patch buffed him even further: [[spoiler:Holy Mantle is now an unlockable starting item for him, which many players consider to be '''THE''' most valuable item to get as the Lost, as it turns him into a two-hit wonder rather than one-hit. Although this clashes with the D4 if you have both since starting with one of the most powerful items for the Lost means there are very few rolls you could get that would overall improve your load out. Additionally, the Missing Poster Trinket now turns you character into The Lost if you die while it's equipped (after unlocking The Lost). This basically means you don't have to start a game as The Lost in order to unlock his stuff.]]
24th May '16 8:18:02 PM skywerewolf
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** not a true bug, but pretty close. using the special condition "poopy trail", earned by inputting the right code, will cause poop to appear on any tile you move over, if possible. Doing that and getting either leo or thunder thighs, giving you the effect that any breakable terrain you step over will break instantly, will cause you to break the poop on the tile you're standing on, and generate it again immediately. with petrified poop this becomes an unending stream of coins and hearts that threatens to flood any room you enter.
8th May '16 1:23:10 AM DarkHunter
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** FUCK BLOAT[[labelnote:explanation]]As shown in ThatOneBoss below, the game has plenty of tough bosses, but the Bloat is probably the best known and most detested, to the point where Reddit has ''an entire subreddit'' ([[https://www.reddit.com/r/FUCKBLOAT//r/FUCKBLOAT]]) devoted to complaining about him.[[/labelnote]]

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** FUCK BLOAT[[labelnote:explanation]]As shown in ThatOneBoss below, the game has plenty of tough bosses, but the Bloat is probably the best known and most detested, to the point where Reddit has ''an entire subreddit'' ([[https://www.reddit.com/r/FUCKBLOAT//r/FUCKBLOAT]]) com/r/FUCKBLOAT/ r/FUCKBLOAT]]) devoted to complaining about him.[[/labelnote]]
8th May '16 1:22:22 AM DarkHunter
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** FUCK BLOAT[[labelnote:explanation]]As shown in ThatOneBoss below, the game has plenty of tough bosses, but the Bloat is probably the best known and most detested, to the point where the Reddit has entire threads devoted to complaining about him.[[/labelnote]]

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** FUCK BLOAT[[labelnote:explanation]]As shown in ThatOneBoss below, the game has plenty of tough bosses, but the Bloat is probably the best known and most detested, to the point where the Reddit has ''an entire threads subreddit'' ([[https://www.reddit.com/r/FUCKBLOAT//r/FUCKBLOAT]]) devoted to complaining about him.[[/labelnote]]
21st Mar '16 9:04:29 PM Gavitro
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** Bumbo from ''Afterbirth'' has won a lot of fans over with his array of rather useful abilities. The fact that he grows by collecting money, which tends to be rather useless later on, also helps.

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** Bumbo from ''Afterbirth'' has won a lot of fans over with his array of rather useful abilities. The fact that he grows by collecting money, which tends to be rather useless later on, also helps. Edmund seems to have been very aware of his popularity, as he is now receiving his own SpinOff game.
1st Mar '16 2:00:32 PM BarthVader
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** The Butter Bean, in all versions of the game. It's a spacebar item that only has the effect of producing a small fart that can knock back some enemies. At least it recharges spontaneously in ''Rebirth''.

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** The Butter Bean, in all versions of the game. It's a spacebar item that only has the effect of producing a small fart that can knock back some enemies. At least it recharges spontaneously in ''Rebirth''.''Rebirth'', and in ''Afterbirth'' it can deflect bullets.
* SelfFanservice: On occasion, most often happening to Eve. It might have something to do with her starting item...
19th Feb '16 4:50:53 PM Dravencour
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** The sound of an Angel or Devil Room opening up after a boss kill. [[spoiler:Unless you have to fight Krampus, that is.]]
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