The Necronomicon

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

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.
  • 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 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.

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