Monster Manual

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Added in Afterbirth (page 1, column 20, line 6)
Removed in Afterbirth (page 2, column 10, line 2)

Monster Manual is an activated item.

Effect[edit | edit source]

  • Summons a random familiar for the duration of the current room.
  • Added in Afterbirth † This item belongs to the Bookworm set. Collecting three items from this set will make Isaac occasionally fire tears out of both eyes.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Monster Manual can spawn the following familiars:
  • It can spawn familiars not yet unlocked.
  • If Cube of Meat Cube of MeatCube of Meat Icon.pngOrbiting familiar that blocks enemy shots and deals damage to enemies. If collected while already having one, makes the familiar evolve. Only drops from Horsemen. Similar to Ball of Bandages. or Ball of Bandages Ball of BandagesBall of Bandages Icon.pngOrbiting familiar that deals damage to enemies. If collected while already having one, makes the familiar evolve. Only drops from Horsemen. Similar to Cube of Meat. are spawned and Isaac already has either of those items, the level of these items will increase for the current room.
    • Using Monster Manual is a good method to unlock achievements related to Super Meat Boy and Super Bandage Girl.
      • Super Meat Boy and Super Bandage Girl can both be achieved in the same run.
    • If Isaac has does not already have the Cube of Meat or Ball of Bandages, Monster Manual can spawn a level 2 Cube of Meat or Ball of Bandages in one use.
  • Mongo Baby Mongo BabyMongo Baby Icon.pngSummons a familiar that copies the tears of Isaac's other familiars. will not copy familiars spawned by Monster Manual.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the original The Binding of Isaac, due to a typing error this item was called Monster Manuel. This has been corrected for Rebirth.
  • Monster Manual is a direct reference to Dungeons & Dragons. Its appearance in the game closely resembles the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons First Edition Monster Manual.

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PC  HGN1 GBFC (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  A6V2 BD1M (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  RPFQ NXGG (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  Added in Afterbirth PSXL 8WRV (treasure room adjacent to spawn) (both modes)


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