Best Binding of Isaac Characters

I'm going to be talking about the AB+ versions of the characters as it is the most recent version of the game. I won't put Eden on the list as he is too random to be able to judge fairly.

The Top Ten

1 Samson

If you play your cards right, the amount of extra damage you can get is absurd. While the most obvious idea is to use a blood bank, other benefits include getting something extra from mimics or curse rooms, and being able to destroy everything at a much faster rate.

He was better in Wrath of the Lamb.

Just cause

poop sock

2 Judas

If only his health was higher I would use him more often. Instead, I use Cain and grab the Belial.

Judas is really fun for me, a combination of high damage and extra Devil room chance makes for a fun character that has much more forward momentum than most characters. Also, a 1.35 damage multiplier is insane.

3 Cain

While he doesn't have anything particularly amazing about him, his general stats are great, with slightly higher than average damage and a luck upgrade. He's just a great character without any major drawbacks.

He has amazing luck and you basically never get anything bad.

An Isaac with less health but better everything!

The luck is insane

4 Eve

If she didn't have the razor, she would easily be the worst character, but the razor really makes her great. The encouragement to spend a lot of health on deals is also quite nice, but now that you can have your powered up state much more consistently.

I meant other than the character intentionally made to be garbage

Definitely not good

5 Isaac

The fact that you start with the D6 is ridiculous, especially in AB+ where good items are already fairly common. You are almost guaranteed to have a broken run by the end of the game if you play as Isaac, at least until the booster packs fixed this issue, making him a more balanced, fun character

The D6 makes him overpowered.

Though he doesn't have any particular gimmicks or special abilities, starting with the D6 (arguably one of the best items in the game) is a massive perk, as you are not as susceptable to bad RNG. Also good alround stats, and starting with a bomb is nice.

D6 for the win.

6 Lilith

Her box of friends can wipe a boss in seconds

I like her design but as a character, no.

I don't like her ever since the box of friends was nerfed, as most of the time she was essentially an average character with a hard to aim shot.

7 Azazel

Azazel has a OP brimstone starter so he could be the best thing yet!

I find Azazel my favorite, as he can fly, and has a mini brimstone. Plus, he can kill multiple enemies at once, and is basically very OP. I use him in many of my runs. Also, the Ludovico Technique.

The ability to fly and have piercing shots really makes Azazel very effective. Also, the ability to gain heart containers really makes him a good character.

He is strong and can kill multiple monsters at once. He is fast and can fly so that gives a advantage so if the monster shoots ate you you can doge it if a rock is near. And plsu he has 3 soul hearts and say if 1 sould heart goes everything in that rooms dies
Awesome character

8 The Lost

The Lost is my personal favourite character, the addition of the holy mantle has made him extremely fun, as stupid damage out of nowhere won't kill you as often. The reason I love him is thanks to being able to take Devil deals for free, giving you an extreme offensive boost.

9 Lazarus

When you grab Dead Cat, Broken Ankh, and Ankh in one run with Lazarus you know you are unstoppable

I don't understand the hate for this guy, the amount of minmaxing you can do in order to get an amazing character isn't something that should go unnoticed. Bloody Lazarus can be gotten in some extremely beneficial ways, such as taking extra Devil deals.

The king of minmaxing

10 Apollyon

While he could work similarly to Isaac, and the void is a cool item, I find it to be quite limited in terms of,what to get rid of, as many items are worth more than what the void will give you, and there is a chance of getting range ups and other pointless stats.

I'm not worried about them as much as it's just annoying to get them. Also, due to the about of items in the game, the chances are extremely low of getting it on a run

He could definitely be better. So could my grammar

The Contenders

11 The Forgotten

Melee is over-powered.
You can use the skeleton body as a shield from enemy projectiles
Best Character hands down.

I think The Forgotten will become a close #1 soon. He has unique synergies and a unique tag-team system.

I find him... difficult

It's the most complicated character
and a fun one too

12 Eden

Very fun character if you get lucky. Absolutely one of my favourites, I always play Eden when I get bored for the sheer randomness of it all.

13 Magdalene

The Yum Heart item is, in my opinion, incrediblely useful if you're in a pinch, and the extra health is good for devil deals and such. Honestly, the only downside is the speed, but you could probably gain that back within the next 2 levels. The health makes up for that.

I honestly think Magdalene is far too underrated. With a single speed boosting item, she instantly becomes viable and her high health allows her to safely make devil deals early on

While the extra health is kinda nice, the decreased speed is not a very good tradeoff.

As a first character she's good

14 ???

As a challenge character, he serves his purpose adequately, however, I don't find him to be good at all. The lack of regular heart containers makes taking any devil deal much less worthwhile, and the poop is a terrible active.

He can spawn poop... OVERPOWERED

15 Keeper

It's really no surprise that this guy sucks, he feels poorly balanced even as a challenge character in my opinion.

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