The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

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Samael (Not yet Repentance-Compatible, check back later!)
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Apr 3, 2017 @ 10:07am
Sep 22, 2017 @ 1:53pm
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Samael (Not yet Repentance-Compatible, check back later!)

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Not yet updated for repentance, but I plan to start working on it now that the modding API has been updated!

I plan to try to fix various potential compatibility issues as well as generally update the character in various ways. Right now I don't think it works at all in Repentance.

Thank you for your interest, and please check back later!

- Ghostbroster

This mod adds a new character, Samael: the vengeful fallen angel of death.

Attack enemies by slicing them with your scythe, or hold down a firing direction to charge up a ranged projectile. Having trouble getting close without taking damage? Charge up your Wraith Meter by dealing damage at range, and once its full hit Left Shift to activate Wraith Mode, giving you a brief period of invulnerability and faster melee attack rate to close in and deal some satisfying damage!

Items that have a chance to inflict status ailments or similar effects also have a chance to occur when attacking enemies with your scythe. Items such as Brimstone and Tech X will override the default charged attack and behave normally, while still allowing you to use melee. Most items will synergize with Samael in some way, even if it is simple. Some items even have unique synergies with Samael (nothing too fancy though).

Click here for more information on Samael's item synergies and interactions[], or don't look if you'd rather find out for yourself!

Please report any bugs, or things that you think are acting weird (for instance, if you feel like your current items cause the Wraith Meter to charge way too slow or too fast). I am also open to any suggestions you may have.

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CONTROLLER SUPPORT: The API does not currently support controller inputs directly. There are very few good solutions for this at the moment. However, if you're using a controller I have two options for you. The simpler option is to take the Wraith Skull active item that spawns at the start of a run, which allows you to use the same Wraith Mode functionality as an active item instead (except you also have to put up with the frequent beeping noises as it charges up. Sorry!). Second option: Theres a variable at the top of main.lua, "controllerMode = false". If you change "false" to "true", then you can activate Wraith Mode with the same button that you use to drop/switch trinkets/cards/pills etc (This file is located at "Documents\My Games\Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ Mods\Samael\main.lua" once the mod is installed). The API doesnt let you map controller keys, so the only way for it to work on a controller is to map an ACTION like this, but I dont want it to be on by default. Sorry for the hassle, hopefully the API will be improved.

NOTES ON CHARACTER MODS: Characters are added to the main menu with an animation, and may not appear when their mods are first enabled (due to the animations for the main menu already being loaded). Simply start a run as a different character and then return to the main menu and the new character should appear. Also, sometimes disabling a character mod (or mods altogether) will crash the game. (This may also be related to animations? Not sure. It doesnt always crash.) If this happens, go into the mod's folder (the place with main.lua inside, in "Documents\My Games\Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ Mods\*MODNAME*" and manually add a file called "".

!----UPDATE: MAY 4th 2017----!
- Revamped the way the wraith meter charges up. It shouldnt be able to charge insanely fast anymore, and may be slightly more balanced in general, but it is very hard to take all situations into account in a game like this.

- Added the Wraith Skull active item. It will spawn at the start of the run. Taking it allows you to use Wraith Mode as an active item instead of using Left-Shift. This can be useful for controllers if the old controller support was too convoluted.
Popular Discussions View All (24)
Jun 5 @ 11:35am
melee broken?
when the combat is mad (Cross)
May 29, 2018 @ 8:40pm
Samael doesnt have his scyth
Sep 12, 2018 @ 12:20pm
(Game Breaking) Bugs List
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Ghostbroster  [author] Jun 22 @ 6:07pm 
No hard feelings, honestly. I'd actually expect to be able to push the update within a couple more weeks. Just a bit longer!
salahz24 Jun 22 @ 2:44pm 
take your time no need to rush i feel your pain too
God Tier Goop Sack Jun 22 @ 1:48pm 
ok, im sorry if i was being harsh
Raye_Sux Jun 22 @ 12:51pm 
Thank you for the update, sorry about my previous comment
Ghostbroster  [author] Jun 22 @ 11:41am 
I am sorry for the wait! The main factors are:

- I wanted to add a handful of legitimate item interactions, because lets be honest the original version of this character barely had any.
- For personal reasons I wanted to get this character in a state that I feel proud of again before essentially "re-releasing" him. That might be selfish but it is what it is.
- Unlike when I first made him I have a full time job and other aspects of life taking up my time.

However I can say that I'm getting close! Please just wait a little longer! I am sincerely spending much of the time I'm able to working on the update.
God Tier Goop Sack Jun 21 @ 7:52pm 
Look, I don't want to rush you, but people have literally made entire characters with unlocks by the time its taken you to update just one character to rep
♥ 𝕯𝖆𝖇𝖎 ♥ Jun 21 @ 7:35am 
this is shit my game crashes everytime i attack an enemy
Dusk Carnage Jun 19 @ 9:56am 
Hey, I wanted to ask if you were going to add a tainted version of the character as well
GAVLANDS Jun 10 @ 6:42pm 
everytime i attack with his scythe, my game crashes
the ceo of racism Jun 9 @ 6:31am 
no one gone talk about how the forgotten was inspired by this mod?