Book of the Dead

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Book of the Dead Defeat Delirium as The ForgottenBook of the DeadBook of the Dead
Added in Afterbirth †

Book of the Dead is an active item added in Booster Pack #5.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • When used, spawns one of the following things for each enemy already killed in the current room:
    • An orbital bone familiar (very common).
    • A charmed Bony (uncommon).
    • A charmed Black Bony (rare).
  • Orbital bones deal contact damage equal to Isaac's damage at the time it was spawned, repel enemies that touch it, and will block 3 shots or deal 2 ticks of contact damage before being destroyed.
  • Bonys deal 8.3 contact damage and 5 damage with thrown bones.
  • Black Bonys will explode on death, dealing 40 damage to enemies it hits. The explosion will also hurt Isaac if he is in range.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Using the book in a room that had no enemies or was re-entered does nothing and expends the charge.
  • Enemy remains can be animated only once, so using the book multiple times in the same room requires more enemies to have died for it to have an effect.
  • Destroying Black Poop will damage charmed Bonys acquired from this item.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Baby-Bender Baby-BenderBaby-Bender Icon.pngGrants Isaac's familiars homing shots.: No effect.
  • Car Battery Car BatteryCar Battery Icon.pngCauses Isaac's activated item to activate twice on each use.: Since dead enemies can be animated only once, Car Battery does nothing.
  • Duct Tape Duct TapeDuct Tape Icon.pngStops Isaac's familiars from moving.: Only affects orbitals.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Unlockable achievements[edit | edit source]

  • Mystery Egg
    Mystery Egg - Spawn three charmed enemies in the same room.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Book of the Dead is a collection of ancient Egyptian funerary texts made out of papyrus, consisting of magic spells intended to assist a soul's journey through the Duat (underworld) and into the afterlife.
  • The quote "Rise from the Grave" is a reference to the beginning screen of the video game "Altered Beast".



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