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Brimstone

Brimstone Icon

In-Game Appearance

Brimstone Isaac

Tears Appearance

Brimstone weapon
Brimstone Laser

Item Type

Passive Collectible

Pickup Quote

-

Video

Movie strip

Collection Grid:
(B,8,1)

Recharge Time:
N/A

Found:
Devil Room

Unlocked By:
N/A

Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;

–Genesis 19:24

The alchemical symbol for sulfur.

Effect

Isaac appears demonic with large curved horns and an angry expression.

Picking up Brimstone will multiply Isaac's current damage by 3.

Changes tears to a chargeable laser that pierces all objects in its path (including enemies, environmental hazards and walls). It can only be fired after a short charge-up period (approximately 1-2 seconds until Isaac's head begins flashing red). Each laser is emitted for about one second and hits twice, so it is possible to destroy some two-stage enemies in one shot (Globins and Hives along with the flies they spawn on death), or to strafe the shot over multiple enemies.

It is possible to charge before entering a room so that the first shot can be fired immediately. Even if you have not finished charging Brimstone when you pass through a door, it is always fully charged once a new room is entered if the fire button is still being held.

Notes

Interactions

Synergies

  • Chocolate Milk - Allows partial charge doing damage in relation to charging time, but Brimstone will charge slower than it shows (e.g. head flashes before fully charged). Charging before entering a room will result in the appearance of a full charge, but the fired shot will not damage enemies.
  • The Inner Eye, Mutant Spider, IPECAC - Brimstone charges slower (3-4 sec) but has tripled damage.
    • These damage increases do not stack with each other.
  • Sacred Heart - Damage of the laser is greatly increased, with a slightly longer charge time.
  • Polyphemus - Brimstone charges much more slowly, but damage is increased significantly (enough to one-shot most bosses.)
    • Actual damage bonus is (bonus from Polyphemus) * 3, so overall bonus decreases if stacked with The Inner Eye/Mutant Spider.
  • The Common Cold - Laser has chance for poisoning enemies for 2.5 seconds.
  • Spider's Bite - Laser has a chance to slow enemies down for 2.5 seconds.
  • Mom's Contacts - Laser has chance to freeze enemies as a normal tear would.
  • A Lump of Coal - Increased Damage (+2). This is inside of the 3x multiplier that brimstone gives, and the 2x multiplier from Polyphemus.
  • Curved Horn- Similar to A Lump Of Coal, increases damage by +2 inside the 3x multiplier. Is affected by the 3x multiplier from the synergy between Brimstone and Polyphemus, but not the 2x multiplier from Polyphemus.
  • Number One - Decreases charge time with no side effects.
  • Technology 2 - Can shoot the Technology 2 laser while charging, but damage decreases.

Gallery

Trivia

  • According to the Bible, "Brimstone", which is possibly the ancient name for sulfur, evokes the acrid odor of volcanic activity. It is used in conjunction with Fire in an idiomatic expression of signs of God's Wrath, often appearing in reference to the fate of the unfaithful. The term is also used, sometimes pejoratively, to describe a style of Christian preaching that uses vivid descriptions of judgment and eternal damnation to encourage repentance.Fire and brimstone
  • The symbol that represents Brimstone is known as the Leviathan Cross, the alchemical symbol for Sulfur. Due to Sulfur's association with hell, it is also used as a satanic symbol.

Bugs

  • Release Brimstone and tap multiple times in the direction you fired. This will increase Brimstone's hit times from 2 to a maximum of 4 times, effectively doubling the damage. The beam will visually go downwards despite actually fired in the direction you originally did. Doesn't work with Chocolate Milk.
    • This bug was popularized by a YouTuber called Bisnap and named Brimsnap by a streamer called CobaltStreak.
    • If Brimsnap is used and it coincides with Robo-Baby's laser, it will glitch out and be deformed.
  • Brimstone's charge (open mouthed laser) will overlap any item that is on the player's face; this is obviously a graphical bug.
  • If collected with Mini Mushroom and/or Odd Mushroom (Thin), the Brimstone shot will stop short of the room (horizontally). This is purely aesthetic, and enemies can still be hit, even if the shot does not reach them.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Brimstone

  • Brimstone + IPECAC?

    2 messages
    • when I have taken IPECAC item and the brimstone, the tears stop working or something, only does a weird sound and don't damage to the enemy
    • It's a bug. I think it's listed on the Brimstone page. It's purely visual, if you hit them, they should still take damage...
  • Anyone know what Brimstone and Number One do together?

    6 messages
    • i got it last night . First brimstone and then number one in rebirth. and trust me there is a huge difference
    • DO YOU PEOPLE READ DATES. If the post is before November 4, 2014, stop f**king talking about Rebirth! It's not relevant to the original context!

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