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The Virus

The Virus Icon

In-Game Appearance

The Virus Isaac

Tears Appearance

N/A

Item Type

Passive Collectible

Pickup Quote

Poison touch

Video

Movie strip

Collection Grid:
(A,4,2)

Recharge Time:
N/A

Found:
Treasure Room
Challenge Room
Dropped by Lust

Unlocked By:
N/A

A syringe with a red substance in it.

EffectsEdit

Isaac becomes pale with signs of sickness on his body, and gets bumps and markings.

Touching enemies will inflict them with poison, as well as deal a large amount of damage.

The Virus also decreases Speed by 0.1, however this reduction in speed does not stack with the speed down from Odd Mushroom (Large).

InteractionsEdit

SynergiesEdit

  • Book Of Shadows - Turns you invincible with the poison touch effect still working while invincible.
  • The Polaroid - While invincible, allows Isaac to poison enemies without taking damage.
  • Celtic Cross - If invincibility triggers, poison touch will be effective against many enemies.
  • My Little Unicorn/The Gamekid - Poison touch overrides their 40 damage hit with its 30 damage hit (and poison). Otherwise it doesn't change what they do.
  • The Nail - The contact damage of The Virus overrides the contact damage of The Nail.
  • Mom's Bra/Mom's Pad - Contact damage on the player is disabled during the effect of either active. This allowing for safer application of the contact damage and poison damage of The Virus.
  • Best Friend - The brief window of invincibility frames when casting Best Friend allow for a free application of The Virus.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The substance in the syringe is probably infected blood, which is an incredibly easy way to contract STDs.
  • Lust is a recolor of Isaac with The Virus graphic applied.
    • This may be why it's thought to be an STD.

BugsEdit

  • The Virus, like all other contact damage items, cannot inflict contact damage or poison damage to Hearts or Mom's Heart/It Lives, but can do so to other enemies that don't deal contact damage to the player.

Related AchievementsEdit

Commoncold
"The Common Cold" - Collect two of the following items in one playthrough: Roid Rage, The Virus, or Growth Hormones.

Start a Discussion Discussions about The Virus

  • Disambiguation for similar looking items

    14 messages
    • To all the people who think brimstone is a bad item, pick it and polyphemus up in the same run, you win, no question about it, you just freak...
    • @Narius Yes, but combined with Sacred heart... I've only seen that once before, and it 1 shotted mom and Gurdy, who are 2 tanky bosses.

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