The Necronomicon

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Added in Afterbirth (page 1, column 15, line 2)
Removed in Afterbirth (page 1, column 5, line 4)
The Necronomicon Use XIII - Death 4 times
The NecronomiconThe Necronomicon

The Necronomicon is an unlockable activated item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Inflicts 40 damage to every enemy in the room.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Many collectibles will produce effects similar to the Necronomicon, such as depleting a black heart or blocking projectiles with Dry Baby Dry Baby
    Dry Baby Icon.pngSpawns a familiar that follows Isaac around and blocks enemy projectiles. Upon blocking a shot, it has a chance of triggering The Necronomicon effect.
  • The Necronomicon deals a considerable amount of damage to bosses that have multiple damageable parts, e.g. Larry Jr. and The Hollow.
  • This item also deals high enough damage to instantly kill most non-boss enemies.
  • Added in Afterbirth † This item counts toward the Bookworm transformation, allowing Isaac to shoot double tears occasionally.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A Missing Page A Missing Page
    A Missing Page Icon.png5% chance to induce The Necronomicon's effect upon taking damage.
    and Missing Page 2 Missing Page 2
    Missing Page 2 Icon.pngGives 1 black heart. Upon taking damage that reduces Isaac's health to one heart or less, activates The Necronomicon effect, dealing 40 damage to all enemies in the room.
    are both references to missing pages of the Necronomicon appearing in Evil Dead.
    • Which, in turn, is a reference to the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire appearing in the works of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft.
  • The Book is bound in human skin, which explains the face on its cover.
  • The face on the cover is a reference to The Evil Dead franchise, which has the same face on its Necronomicon.

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