If you edit in this item on the first floor, going to the Angel Room with it will cause the entire game to speed up, similar to if it had been "speedhacked." This effect lasts until you exit to the menu and continue.
If you lose Jacob's Ladder due to Missing No. you will still be able to enter an angel room when starting a floor, but the ladder will disappear after using it, leaving you trapped in the angel room.
Jacob's Ladder is a reference to The Book Of Genesis from the Old Testament. In Genesis 28:10-19 Jacob rests on his journey and has a dream; in the dream, he sees a ladder that serves as the connection between Heaven and Earth.
The item description might be a reference to "Stairway to Heaven", a song by Led Zeppelin. The Repentance description "May You Get What You Came For" makes this more deliberate.
This item was significantly reworked in Repentance. It now leads to a unique angel shop, where Angel items can be bought with money. However, the ladder will despawn after leaving the starting room. Entering this room no longer affects the Devil/Angel chance for the floor.
This page was last edited on 29 April 2021, at 16:09.
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