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Anarchist Cookbook is an activated item.


  • Spawns six Troll Bomb Troll Bombs, usually near the center of the room.
  • Added in Afterbirth † This item belongs to the Bookworm set. Collecting three items from this set will transform Isaac into Bookworm.


  • This item can drop from Pride Pride.
  • Although visually unchanged, all passive Bomb Bomb 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.


  • Added in RepentanceBook of Virtues Book of Virtues: Spawns wisps in the center ring, looking like bombs. The wisps spawn Troll Bomb Troll Bombs when destroyed. These troll bombs will use Isaac's bomb synergies.
  • Added in AfterbirthGlitter Bombs Glitter Bombs: Spawned troll bombs drop many pickups, including batteries to repeat use.
  • Added in AfterbirthSafety Scissors Safety Scissors: Spawned troll bombs become bomb pickups.
  • Pyromaniac Pyromaniac: Spawned bombs can be used for mass healing.


  • Mr. Mega Mr. Mega: No effect.
  • Added in AfterbirthBomber Boy Bomber Boy: Not recommended. The cross pattern explosion makes it very hard to avoid taking damage.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Scatter Bombs Scatter Bombs: Not recommended. Each Troll Bomb will spawn several smaller bombs upon exploding, making it very hard to avoid taking damage.
    • Added 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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  • This item is a reference to the book of the same name, which explains how to make explosives, rudimentary communication devices, and other items.


PC 2GC2 CMD4 (Treasure Room Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC 1441 BKZ7 (Treasure Room Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

3DS JCLE 3AFY (Treasure Room Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)