Helix Bullets

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Helix Bullets

Helix Bullets.png

Type: Passive
Quality: B Quality Item.png
Unlock Method: Purchase from Doug for 16 Hegemony Credit.png.
Introduced in: Supply Drop Indicator.png
Ammonomicon Entry
Praise Be
Causes guns to fire an additional shot. Bullets to move in a helical pattern, and apply marginally less damage.

Fossilized bullets containing the DNA of some forgotten Gungeon creature.

Helix Bullets is a passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Doubles the player's bullets and causes them to travel in a helix pattern.
  • Each bullet deals 66% of its original damage.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Synergy.png Double Double Helix - If the player also has Helix, Helix will fire 4 projectiles per shot instead of 2, damage is increased by 25%, and shot speed is increased by 50%.
  • Synergy.png Dualing Pistol - If the player also has Dueling Pistol, it gains homing and changes appearance.
  • Synergy.png One Fish Two Fish - If the player also has Barrel, Barrel will fire a normal blue fish and a red fish that sets enemies on fire.
  • If all projectiles hit, damage is effectively increased by 32%.
  • This item has a negative effect with guns that fire homing projectiles such as Bullet Bore or Com4nd0, causing them to lose homing.
    • If the player also has Shadow Bullets, the shadow projectiles will retain homing.
  • This item does not affect shots fired from other guns with Chance Bullets.
  • When used by a gun that fires several different kinds of shots at random, such as Mr. Accretion Jr. or Tetrominator, each bullet of the helix will be randomly selected.
  • If bullets are reflected by Casey with this item, the bullets will fly in a helix pattern but will not double.
  • When using Remote Bullets, the helical bullet path will remain even as bullets curve towards the cursor.
  • This item applies to bullets fired via passive items such as the Orange Guon Stone.
  • This item makes Winchester's game nearly impossible to win, as the helix modifier makes it so the shots don't go in a straight line. The item cannot be dropped after paying Winchester, so make sure to drop it ahead of time.
  • The item also affects projectiles of some familiars.
  • With Scattershot, instead of firing six times as many projectiles, four times as many projectiles fire in twice as many separate helix patterns, with each projectile dealing 26.4% of its normal damage.
  • If the player has Flak Bullets, the smaller bullets will not travel in a helix pattern.
  • Helix Bullets only partially affect the final projectile of Zorgun, causing it to move in a helix pattern but not duplicate.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This item's appearance is a reference to the original Pokémon games, offered to the player as one fossil, "the Helix Fossil", among a choice of two. The other, "the Dome Fossil", does not appear to be referenced in game.
    • The pickup text is a reference to the cult-like following the item acquired during a collaborative stream of these games, called "Twitch Plays Pokémon," where viewers/collaborators would often quote "praise helix" as the player, who was controlled by Twitch chat, would often unsuccessfully attempt to “use” the Helix Fossil.
  • The Barrel synergy is a reference to the Dr. Seuss children's book, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.
  • The Helix Synergy is possibly a reference to the Death Grips song "Double Helix"

See also[edit | edit source]