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Pyromaniac

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Treasure Room Treasure Room
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Added in  Afterbirth(page 2, column 20, row 5)
Removed in Afterbirth(page 3, column 10, row 2)
Disambig.png This article is about the explosion immunity item. For the item that grants bombs, see Pyro.

Pyromaniac is a Special passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • +5 bombs
  • All explosions heal Isaac for one red heart instead of damaging him. If Isaac has no red heart containers or full health, no damage is taken.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Makes the player immune to Mom's, Satan's, and other enemies' stomp attacks, making those fights substantially less difficult.
    • Due to the immunity to Mom's stomping attack, Mom's Toenail Mom's ToenailMom's Toenail Icon.pngMom's foot randomly stomps down somewhere in the room. 1 minute intervals. has improved usefulness.
  • Makes the player immune to The Cage's, The Adversary's, and Mega Satan's rock wave attack.
  • The item is unable to produce Soul Hearts, Black Hearts, or Eternal Hearts, making Pyromaniac a little less effective if used with ??? or The Lost. However, these characters still gain immunity to explosions.
  • Makes the player immune to fires left behind by enemies and their hot bombs, as well as projectiles from Red and Purple Fireplaces but not the fireplaces themselves.
  • Added in Afterbirth † Ultra Greed's second form in Greedier Mode uses explosive attacks almost exclusively. As a result, Pyromaniac makes characters nearly invulnerable against him.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Dr. Fetus Dr. FetusDr. Fetus Icon.pngTears are replaced by bombs that benefit from bomb-enhancing effects and slide for a fixed time after being fired./Epic Fetus Epic FetusEpic Fetus Icon.pngIsaac's tears are replaced with guided missiles, like those used by the Doctor's Remote./Ipecac IpecacIpecac Icon.pngReplaces tears with explosive and poisoning projectiles fired in an arc from the mouth.: Explosions heal Isaac, essentially making him invincible as long as he has more than one red heart container and a decent rate of fire.
  • Fire Mind Fire MindFire Mind Icon.pngGrants flaming tears that deal burning damage over time. Tears have a chance to explode on impact with an enemy, which creates a fire at the location of the explosion.: Explosions caused by tears can be used for healing
  • Kamikaze! Kamikaze!Kamikaze! Icon.pngUnlimitedCreates an explosion in the same area as Isaac, dealing half a heart of damage to him and also damaging all enemies caught in the blast radius.: Allows immortality and infinite explosions for free.
  • Mom's Toenail Mom's ToenailMom's Toenail Icon.pngMom's foot randomly stomps down somewhere in the room. 1 minute intervals.: Becomes immune to the stomp.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Added in  Afterbirth This item is used in Challenge #23 (Blue Bomber).
  • Pyromania is an impulse control disorder in which individuals repeatedly fail to resist impulses to deliberately start fires.

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PC  Normal mode only 7HQC 0YH9 (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC Normal mode only PR2N SB6M (Treasure room adjacent to spawn, Kamikaze! synergy on first floor)

 PC Hard mode only 0DJW Y6DB (Pyro + Pyromaniac adjacent to spawn)

 PC Added in  Afterbirth Hard mode only 0MMV NJKX (First floor treasure room)

 PC Added in  Afterbirth Hard mode only 2CBJ S32P (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PS4 Normal mode only 7BAK S8YD (First floor treasure room)

 3DS 4L93 XLGW (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 Switch Greedier mode only YDRY EDY0 (First Golden Treasure Room) (Curse of the Blind)


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