The Necronomicon

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The Necronomicon Use XIII - Death 4 timesThe NecronomiconThe Necronomicon

The Necronomicon is an unlockable activated item.

Effect[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.
  • 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 does 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 PageCollectible A Missing Page icon.png5% chance to induce The Necronomicon's effect upon taking damage. and Missing Page 2 Missing Page 2 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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