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Ankh is a passive item.


  • Grants an extra life.
    • Isaac will respawn as ??? ??? in the previous room.
    • Added in Repentance If Tainted ??? Tainted ??? dies while holding this item, he still becomes the normal ??? ???.


  • Resurrection items activate in a set order. Ankh is 8th in this order before Broken Ankh Broken Ankh, 15►Judas' Shadow Judas' Shadow, Missing Poster Missing Poster and Added in Repentance15►Birthright Birthright.
  • Because characters are respawned as ???, if Azazel Azazel or The Lost The Lost are resurrected by this item, they will lose the ability to fly unless they picked up items granting such abilities.
    • Azazel will also lose his short-ranged Brimstone.
    • If Lilith Lilith is resurrected she will lose Added in Afterbirth15►Incubus Incubus and fire as any other character instead.
  • Like other items that grant an extra life, but respawn Isaac as a different character, all completion marks earned from the moment of death onward will count towards the new character, not the old.
  • Added in RepentanceWhile playing as Tainted Forgotten Tainted Forgotten you will die upon respawning in the previous room.
  • During The Beast fight, dying will respawn you where you died.

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  • The Ankh is an Egyptian hieroglyph that means "life".
  • This item works similar to Spelunky's Ankh, however, its effect in that game is much more akin to 1up!.


PC 7QVK C9QK (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

3DS NA12 SVW1 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC FC3M LW4T (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

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