Some of My Favorite Binding of Isaac Items Part 1

Hello everyone, and welcome to a new topic! As mentioned before, The Binding of Isaac is one of my favorite video games of all time. With an amazing 547 items, the amount of synergies are literally endless. The following will be a multiple part series on my favorite items, and the awesome synergies that go with it. Now, let’s dive into the basement, and start our crazy adventure!

  • (Obvious Choice) Brimstone: Type: Passive Item Cosmetic Change: Transforms Issac into a black demon with red eyes and massive horns. Location: Item Room (Requires some specific items to appear) or Devil Room Effect: Changes Isaac’s tears into a chargeable blood laser that deals his damage for 13 ticks. The laser pierces the entire terrain in a horizontal pattern. If you have 20/20, the beam doubles, and if you have Loki’s Horns, the beam can shoot in a cross-shaped pattern. Lastly, there’s the crazy synergy with Tammy’s Head that literally melts enemies and bosses alike. 

Good old Brimstone! This item was first introduced to the game in the Wrath of the Lamb expansion, and I immediately fell in love with it. The laser is a fantastic early game item, and the ridiculous synergies with it can make you win instantly. 

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  • Fruit Cake Type: Passive Location: Item Rooms  Cosmetic Change: Issac’s tears are colored like a rainbow. Effect: Every tear that Issac shoots has a random effect ranging from Antigravity to Wiggle Worm. Synergies: Combine this item with 3 Dollar Bill for crazy status effects and unpredictable damage. You can also combine it with any bomb-type item for random bomb effects.

I absolutely adore this item! I love the concept of randomness in video games, and this fits the concept to a T. While it can occasionally backfire and kill you, it’s a blast to pick up on any run.

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Hello fellow Cicerones! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • The Bate’s Special (Psycho Cocktail) 

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Cinnamon Schnapps
  • 1 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1 oz. Milk
  • 2 drops grenadine

Directions: Add cinnamon schnapps. butterscotch schnapps, and milk to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with 3 drops of grenadine.

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  • Zombie Brain Hemorrhage (Zombie Cocktail)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz. Peach schnapps
  • 1/2 oz. Irish cream
  • 1/2 oz. Jager
  • Dash of grenadine

Directions: Pour peach schnapps into a shot glass. Using a bar spoon, layer the Irish cream on top. Drop a few drips of grenadine into the top so it pulls down the cream.

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My Favorite Spells In Hearthstone Part 1

Note: These are spells I haven’t gone over yet, so no copies will appear on this post.

Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post. This specific post will go over my favorite spells. Spells are the “Bread and Butter” of a deck, and can make or break a game. Many spells have various synergies, and some decks even completely are comprised of them. Now, let’s begin!

  • Polymorph Type: Mage Neutral Spell  Mana Cost: 4 Appearance: A mage turning someone into a sheep. Effect: Transform a minion into a 1/1 sheep.

Good old Polymorph! This card is pure rage incarnate, and is still used today. The ability to transform an incredibly beefy minion into a weak pathetic one is very useful. It also silences the minion, so you don’t have to worry about any lingering effects. Overall, an absolutely fantastic card.

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  • Defile Type: Rare Warlock Spell Mana Cost: 2 Appearance: A chaotic portal with dark tendrils. Effect: Deal 1 damage to all minions. If any die, cast this again.

When this card came out in the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion, I didn’t think much of it. But now, I use it in every Warlock deck that I make. This card is one of the best board clearing tools in the game. It’s quite fun to throw this spell out on a full board with spell damage, and watch the chaos ensue. 

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  • Ultimate Infestation Type: Druid Epic Spell Mana Cost: 10 Appearance: An army of blue ghouls with yellow teeth. Effect: Deal 5 damage. Draw 5 cards. Gain 5 armor. Summon a 5/5 ghoul.

It’s time for the Swiss-Army Druid! This card has so many good things going for it, that many people use it to end the game. It deals damage, has draw power, gives you armor, and allows you to summon a powerful minion. It’s a very unique effect, and no other card in the game can do what this can.

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Obscure And Awesome Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow Comic Book Fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating characters. Now, let’s begin!

  • Praxis Real Name: Jason Praxis Status: Former Detective turned Hero Ht: 6’7” Wt: 166 lbs Creator: DC First Appeared: The Spectre (Vol. 2) #24 February 1989 Hair Color: Blond  Eye Color: Blue Powers/Abilities: Various Psionic Powers including; Psionic Shields, Mind-reading, Mind-control, Telepathy, Mind-blasts, Telekinesis, Illusion-casting, and camouflage. Good detective 

Praxis was a detective who got his powers from incredibly bizarre circumstances. During one case, involving a serial killer, Praxis’ niece was killed by the psychopath, and escaped using his powers. Praxis then teamed up with the Spectre to take down the villain, and in a strange turn of events, the killer died possessing Praxis’ body. The possession left him with incredible telepathic and telekinetic powers, which he used to fight crime. He soon joined a team of heroes known as the Conglomerate, which unfortunately didn’t last. He now is semi-retired, but continues to help out when duty calls.

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  • Lobo Real Name: Lobo Status: Intergalactic Bounty Hunter Ht: 5’11” Wt: 227 lbs (Although it fluctuates depending on what series he’s in)  First Appeared: Omega Men (Vol. 1) #3 June 1st, 1983 Creator: DC  Hair Color: Black with glowing-blue highlights Eye Color: Red Powers/ Abilities: Incredible healing factor which makes him neigh impossible to kill, super strength, incredible stamina and durability, highly advanced senses, genius-level intellect, huge arsenal of weapons, mono wheel for ground transportation, custom-built spacecraft 

Lobo is one of my absolute favorite comic book characters of all time. His story and adventures are absolutely insane, and some even give Deadpool a run for his money! Lobo was the “last” person of the Czarian race, and led to the planet’s destruction. We later learn that the only other survivor was his 4th grade teacher, but that’s a story for another time! His incredible variety of super powers combined with his razor-sharp wit make him a insanely deadly opponent. He roams the galaxy as an intergalactic bounty hunter that always gets the job done in the most brutal fashion possible. His hits include; Santa, numerous elves, 99.9% of Czaria’s population, Zatara, and a fish god.  While not necessarily evil, Lobo tends to be in the neutral affiliation, doing things his way, and not worrying about the consequences. He has definitely earned his title of “Deadliest Assassin in the Universe” , and is guaranteed to leave a trail of bodies in his wake.

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More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

NSFW Content Ahead!

Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s time for us to take a look at some more crazy entries. Now, let’s begin!

  • Niterpent (The Experiment Pokemon) #382 Type: Fire/Electric Legendary  Ability: Tinted Lens (Doubles damage of “Not Very Effective” moves) Appearance: An awesome mechanized snake. Ht: 19’01” Wt: 396.8 lbs Male Only   Base Stats: HP: 81 Attack: 141 Defense: 85 Sp. Atk: 141 Sp. Def: 71 Speed: 101 Base Stat Total 620: (Highest Base Attack and Special Attack of all Fire-types and Highest Base Attack of all Electric-types.) Weak to Rock, Water, and Ground

Entry: Supposedly a haywire war machine, Niterpent converts anything nearby into metal. It acts oddly at times, as if receiving far-off signals. 

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  • Dowster (The Shade Pokemon) #077 Ghost/Psychic Type Abilities: Shadow Tag (Prevents Escape) or Cursed Body (Has a 30% chance to disable foe’s move on contact) Evolves from Deemdow when exposed to a Moon Stone Gender Ratio: 50/50 Appearance: A red poltergeist. Ht: 5’07” Wt: 168.9 lbs Base Stats HP: 80 Attack: 125 Defense: 50 Sp. Atk: 135 Sp. Def: 90 Speed: 70 Stat Total: 550 (Highest   Base Special Attack of all Psychic and Ghost Types and the Highest Base Attack of all Psychic types.) Immune to Normal and Fighting.

Entry:  This Pokemon hides in people’s houses, making itself invisible and moving objects with its PSI to make the house look haunted.

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More Delicious Foods From Around The World (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Bubur ayam is a savory dish that comes from Indonesia. It’s a porridge that’s made from shallots, scallions, salted vegetables, soybeans, sweet soy sauce, and yellow chicken broth. This dish is sold by vendors during breakfast time.

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  • Arancini is a fried food that comes from Italy. It’s made by stuffing balls of rice with cheese, ragu, and bread crumbs. The mixture is then deep fried, and served hot. 

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Hello fellow Cicerones! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Do You Want To Play A Game? (Saw Cocktail)

Ingredients 

  • Raspberries
  • 1 oz. Heavy whipping cream 
  • 1 oz. Chambord
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • Twizzler pinwheels

Directions: In an ice cube tray, add one raspberry for each cube then fill with water. Freeze. Muddle fresh raspberries in the bottom of a rocks glass. Combine heavy cream, Chambord, and vodka in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Add the raspberry ice cubes to rocks glass. Strain drink over ice. Garnish with a twizzler pinwheel. 

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  • Blue Mountain Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz anejo rum
  • 1/2 oz Tia Maria® coffee liqueur 
  • 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Directions: In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine all of the ingredients. Shake well. Strain into an old-fashioned glass almost filled with ice cubes.

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