The Binding of Isaac

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sound Aug 19, 2014 @ 12:28am
''Dark Boy'' achievement question...
Hey BOI fans, I'm quite close to compelting this game 100%, however the biggest challange right now is ''Dark Boy'' achievement. I know what items should I have or not, but I was wondering, would it be easier to get this achievment if I'd disable WOTL DLC?(play original isaac)

Thanks!
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dhtpdyd1000 Aug 19, 2014 @ 1:31am 
Turning off DLC not the best option in my opinion. DLC has a lot of good items that will help you get Dark Boy
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horheristo Aug 19, 2014 @ 1:50am 
Quite the opposite - thanks to the DLC you can use the "Doctor's revenge" challenge to easily breeze through 3-1, 3-2.

Really, just try it, may take a few attempts, but it's easier than a regular run.
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sound Aug 19, 2014 @ 4:43am 
Thanks everyone
Cross Aug 19, 2014 @ 11:38am 
There's something of a trade-off. You do lose access to a lot of good items, but you also don't have to deal with a lot of rather annoying things like IPECAC turrets or enemies, spiders and related enemies, mask & heart, chubbers, keepers (greed heads), hangers, and The Bloat. If your trouble is mainly with WOTL-specific enemies (IE, a room full of mask & heart is guaranteed to ruin the attempt for you) then disabling it might be in your favour. If you're just generally having difficulties, then no, disabling WotL won't do much for you except remove some of the more overpowered items from the game.
sound Aug 20, 2014 @ 2:39am 
Originally posted by Cross Calibre:
There's something of a trade-off. You do lose access to a lot of good items, but you also don't have to deal with a lot of rather annoying things like IPECAC turrets or enemies, spiders and related enemies, mask & heart, chubbers, keepers (greed heads), hangers, and The Bloat. If your trouble is mainly with WOTL-specific enemies (IE, a room full of mask & heart is guaranteed to ruin the attempt for you) then disabling it might be in your favour. If you're just generally having difficulties, then no, disabling WotL won't do much for you except remove some of the more overpowered items from the game.

Hey, thanks for the tip. It helped A LOT. At first I was thinking I'll try to get ''Dark Boy'' through challanges in WOTL, but after I saw your message I decided to try out original isaac. And boom , after 3-4 unsuccessful runs, I managed to collect some good items and now i got ''Dark Boy''.
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kittehoverlord Aug 20, 2014 @ 4:48am 
I find it insanely funny that you are turning off Wrath of the Lamb to get a Wrath of the Lamb achievment. :3 I just went bonkers.
Malignant Aug 20, 2014 @ 4:51am 
only took me 30h of gameplay to get darkboy with WOTL .. so many times i got it in XL floors but didnt register.. it was so fun. did it without challenges just went hard on deals with devil and hope to get flying and massive damage
SladLp Aug 20, 2014 @ 7:44am 
Dark Boy was my last Achievement too. I got it 5 minutes ago :). Tips for everyone who needs the "Dark Boy" Achievement: Try it in Spider Boy Large Marge or Doctors Revenge challenge. I got it through the Spider Boy challenge but I tnk its easier to get it in Large Marge. If u'd find an emperor card and ur first Boss is Monstro 2 for example u only have to win the Mom fight without getting hit. If u know a good spot for winning mom fight easy u should get it in the next 3-4 playthroughs! I hope I could help u :) sorry, if my english wasnt that good im from Germany.

PLATINUM GOD!!!!
Cross Aug 20, 2014 @ 11:26am 
Originally posted by #2_:3:
I find it insanely funny that you are turning off Wrath of the Lamb to get a Wrath of the Lamb achievment. :3 I just went bonkers.

Dark Boy isn't a Wrath of the Lamb achievement, it's part of the base game.
Catthulhu Aug 20, 2014 @ 11:38am 
Originally posted by IamWoNDeR:
Dark Boy was my last Achievement too. I got it 5 minutes ago :). Tips for everyone who needs the "Dark Boy" Achievement: Try it in Spider Boy Large Marge or Doctors Revenge challenge. I got it through the Spider Boy challenge but I tnk its easier to get it in Large Marge. If u'd find an emperor card and ur first Boss is Monstro 2 for example u only have to win the Mom fight without getting hit. If u know a good spot for winning mom fight easy u should get it in the next 3-4 playthroughs! I hope I could help u :) sorry, if my english wasnt that good im from Germany.

PLATINUM GOD!!!!


I think it's hilarious how people who don't have English as their first language always apologize for their English when they're doing better than most native English-speakers I know.
You're doing great, keep up the good work. I'm almost at 100% too...lots of trouble not getting hit. I'll try your suggestions, thanks.
sound Aug 20, 2014 @ 11:44am 
Originally posted by #2_:3:
I find it insanely funny that you are turning off Wrath of the Lamb to get a Wrath of the Lamb achievment. :3 I just went bonkers.
As Cross Calibre mentioned, its part of the pre-dlc game...
kittehoverlord Aug 20, 2014 @ 6:55pm 
and I laughed, I laughed so far away
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIpfWORQWhU
SladLp Aug 21, 2014 @ 12:36pm 
Originally posted by Bad Worf Bay:
Originally posted by IamWoNDeR:
Dark Boy was my last Achievement too. I got it 5 minutes ago :). Tips for everyone who needs the "Dark Boy" Achievement: Try it in Spider Boy Large Marge or Doctors Revenge challenge. I got it through the Spider Boy challenge but I tnk its easier to get it in Large Marge. If u'd find an emperor card and ur first Boss is Monstro 2 for example u only have to win the Mom fight without getting hit. If u know a good spot for winning mom fight easy u should get it in the next 3-4 playthroughs! I hope I could help u :) sorry, if my english wasnt that good im from Germany.

PLATINUM GOD!!!!


I think it's hilarious how people who don't have English as their first language always apologize for their English when they're doing better than most native English-speakers I know.
You're doing great, keep up the good work. I'm almost at 100% too...lots of trouble not getting hit. I'll try your suggestions, thanks.


Thank you ;) I wish u the best of luck to get it! if u need help with Isaac accept my friend request and ask me :) Good Luck
EvilShootMe Aug 21, 2014 @ 1:24pm 
I would deactivate it. The pool of ennemies and bosses on the Necropolis is much harder. Even if you lose some OP items, I think it's easier.
SladLp Aug 22, 2014 @ 9:59am 
Originally posted by EVIL SHOOT ME!:
I would deactivate it. The pool of ennemies and bosses on the Necropolis is much harder. Even if you lose some OP items, I think it's easier.

Are the masks part of wrath of the lamb? if they are i think it would be easier without WotL
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