Book of Shadows

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Book of Shadows is an activated item.

Effect[edit | edit source]

  • Upon use, creates a protective shield nullifying all types of damage for 10 seconds.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Book of Shadows effect negates health loss from Blood Donation Machines and Devil Beggars.
  • Does not prevent heart container loss from Health Down Pills or Devil Room deals.
  • The Book of Shadows is highly effective with orbital familiars because the player can run into enemies and deal a massive amount of damage.
  • Razor Blade Razor Blade can be used at no cost while the Book of Shadows shield is present, allowing damage to be significantly increased for the room.
  • In Rebirth, The Book of Shadows and other invulnerability items will no longer grant drops from the Sacrifice Room.
  • The effect ends if the player leaves the room.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Book of Shadows is a reference to the infamous Book of Shadows, a book of religious texts and instructions for magical rituals found within the Neopagan religion of Wicca.

Seeds[edit | edit source]

PC[edit | edit source]

 PC  4AP4 J07H (First floor treasure room, north of spawn; Curse of the Unknown)

PS4[edit | edit source]

 PS4  VZFS Z60W (First floor treasure room)

PS Vita[edit | edit source]

 Vita  CBWE 162X (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

3DS[edit | edit source]

 3DS  TRKL JDCG (First floor treasure room)

Switch[edit | edit source]

 Switch  Normal Mode only 7ENY AQRB (First Floor Treasure Room)

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