The Boomerang

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Removed in Afterbirth † Item icon
Added in Afterbirth † Item icon
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Character appearance
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Shop Shop
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Added in Afterbirth(page 3, column 13, row 5)
Removed in Afterbirth(page 4, column 3, row 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 afterward.
  • 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, even bypassing obstacles.
  • 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, Sticky Nickels, or chests.
  • With enough speed, it is possible to have two Boomerangs in the air at the same time.
  • The Boomerang will not grab Troll Bombs.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

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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