The Boomerang

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Added in Afterbirth (page 3, column 13, line 5)
Removed in Afterbirth (page 4, column 3, line 4)

Boomerang is an activated item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Upon activation, Isaac raises the Boomerang above his head. Pressing a direction key will throw the boomerang, and it will return shortly afterwards.
  • Enemies hit by the Boomerang will take double Isaac's current tear damage and be stunned for approximately 2 seconds.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Boomerang causes no damage when returning to Isaac.
  • The Boomerang starts to recharge only after it has returned to Isaac.
  • The Boomerang can grab pickups from afar.
  • The Boomerang can be used to destroy dead shopkeepers in shops and secret rooms.
    • If Isaac has low damage, the shopkeeper may not be destroyed and will instead flash red as if taking damage.
  • The Boomerang can damage Host and Walking Host enemies even while under their shells.
  • The Boomerang's range scales with Isaac's range.
  • The Boomerang can hit and stun The Haunt or Lil' Haunts even when they are invincible.
  • The Boomerang is unable to pick up sacks or Chests.
  • With enough speed, it is possible to have two Boomerangs in the air at the same time.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Boomerang is a recurring item in the Legend of Zelda series. The icon used is the same one as in the first The Legend of Zelda game.
  • Added in Afterbirth This item is used in Challenge #26 (I RULE!).

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