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Anarchist Cookbook is an activated item.

Effect[ | ]

  • Spawns six Troll BombTroll Bombs, usually near the center of the room.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) This item belongs to the BookwormBookworm set. Collecting three items from this set will transform Isaac into Bookworm.

Notes[ | ]

  • This item can drop from PridePride.
  • Although visually unchanged, all passive BombBomb effect items affect the spawned Troll Bombs unless otherwise noted.
  • The Troll Bombs created by Anarchist Cookbook spawn in one at a time; if Isaac leaves the room soon after using it, not all 6 Troll Bombs will spawn.
  • Using this item without any blast protection is not always recommended as it is very easy to be caught in the blast.

Synergies[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Collectible Book of Virtues iconBook of Virtues: Spawns wisps in the middle ring, looking like bombs. The wisps spawn Troll BombTroll Bombs when destroyed. These troll bombs will use Isaac's bomb synergies.
  • (except in Rebirth)Blasting CapBlasting Cap: Spawned Troll Bombs can drop extra bomb pickups.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Glitter Bombs iconGlitter Bombs: Each troll bomb has a chance to spawn a pickup or a trinket including batteries for repeated use.
  • Collectible Remote Detonator iconRemote Detonator: The Troll Bombs generated will not explode until Remote Detonator is activated, unlike regular Troll Bombs.
  • (except in Rebirth)Safety ScissorsSafety Scissors: Spawned troll bombs become bomb pickups.
  • Collectible Pyromaniac iconPyromaniac: Spawned bombs can be used for mass healing.

Interactions[ | ]

  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Bomber Boy iconBomber Boy: Not recommended. The cross pattern explosion makes it very hard to avoid taking damage.
  • Collectible Mr. Mega iconMr. Mega: No effect.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Scatter Bombs iconScatter Bombs: Not recommended. Each Troll Bomb will spawn several smaller bombs upon exploding, making it very hard to avoid taking damage.
    • (in Repentance) No visual change can be seen with the Troll Bombs, but the smaller bombs have the sprite of the smaller normal bombs.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • This item is a reference to the book of the same name, which explains how to make explosives, rudimentary communication devices, and other items.