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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth - Repentance Cards Guide

Written by Aleks_is11   /   Updated: April 15, 2021    


This guide will present every card and every pickup of The Binding of Isaac Repentance.

Cards in Repentance



0 - The Fool?

Drops all hearts and pickups on the floor, leaving Isaac at half a heart.

  • Unlock method - Defeat Ultra Greedier as Tainted Lost.

I - The Magician?

Grants a repelling blue aura for one minute, like The Soul but stronger and with a wider area of effect.

  • Unlock method - Ultra Greedier as Tainted Judas.

II - The High Priestess?

Mom's leg starts stomping down repeatedly for one minute, like holding Broken Shovel.

  • Unlock method - Defeat Ultra Greedier as Tainted Lilith.

III - The Empress?

Grants 2 temporary red heart containers and +1.35 tears for one minute, along with Magdalene's hairstyle.

  • Unlock method - Defeat Ultra Greedier as Tainted Eve.

IV - The Emperor?

Teleports Isaac into an extra Boss Room. The boss will drop a reward, but the room has no trapdoor and can be returned to only with another card.

  • Unlock method - Defeat Ultra Greedier as Tainted.

V - The Hierophant?

Spawns 2 Bone Hearts.

  • Unlock method - Defeat Ultra Greedier as Tainted Bethany.

VI - The Lovers?

Spawns a random item from the current room's item pool. Turns 1 red heart container or 2 soul hearts into a broken heart, potentially fatally.

  • Unlock method - Defeat Ultra Greedier as Tainted Magdalene.

VII - The Chariot?

Isaac becomes an invincible, immobile statue with extreme fire rate for 10 seconds. Sometimes the statue looks like Edith. Edith is the secret character from mod Antibirth.

  • Unlock method - Complete Hot Potato (challenge #42).

VIII - Justice?

Spawns 2 to 4 Golden Chests.

  • Unlock method - Complete Cantripped (challenge #43).

IX - The Hermit?

"Sells" items and pickups in the room for their usual shop price, spawning a matching amount of coins. Does not affect grab bags. If there is nothing to sell, spawns a penny.

  • Unlock method - Complete Red Redemption (challenge #44).

X - Wheel of Fortune?

Invokes a random dice room effect.

  • Unlock method - Ultra Greedier as Tainted Cain.

XI - Strength?

All enemies in the room are weakened, becoming slow and take double damage.

  • Unlock method - Ultra Greedier as Tainted Samson.

XII - The Hanged Man?

Isaac turns visually into Keeper for 30 seconds, with a triple shot, no damage bonus and -0.1 speed. Killed enemies drop random coins.

  • Unlock method - Defeat Ultra Greedier as Tainted Keeper.

XIII - Death?

Invokes Book of the Dead Book of the Dead effect.

  • Unlock method - Defeat Ultra Greedier as Tainted Forgotten.

XIV - Temperance?

Forces Isaac to eat 5 random pills in quick succession.

  • Unlock method - Complete delete this (challenge #45).

XV - The Devil?

Invokes The Bible and grants Seraphim familiar and flight for 30 seconds.

  • Unlock method - Defeat Ultra Greedier as Tainted Azazel.

XVI - The Tower?

Spawns 6 clusters of random rocks and other obstacles. The pathways between exits can't be blocked.

  • Unlock method - Defeat Ultra Greedier as Tainted Apollyon.

XVII - The Stars?

Removes Isaac's oldest passive item and spawns 2 random items from the current room's item pool.

  • Unlock method - Ultra Greedier as Tainted Isaac.

XVIII - The Moon?

Teleports the player to the Ultra Secret Room. The pathway back to the normal rooms will be made of red rooms.

  • Unlock method - Defeat Ultra Greedier as Tainted Jacob.

XIX - The Sun?

Gain Spirit of the Night and +1.5 damage for the current level. Turns Isaac's red hearts into bone hearts, but they revert once the effect ends. Also causes Curse of Darkness that cannot be dispelled.

  • Unlock method - Defeat Ultra Greedier as Tainted Jacob.

XX - Judgement?

Spawns a Restock Machine.

  • Unlock method - Defeat Ultra Greedier as Tainted Lazarus.

XXI - The World?

Spawns a trap door to a crawl space.

  • Unlock method - Defeat Ultra Greedier as Tainted Eden.

Written by Aleks_is11.