Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Wiki
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Black Candle is an unlockable passive item.


  • Grants immunity to floor curses.
    • Will immediately remove any curses on the current floor except Curse of the Labyrinth.
  • Grants a Black Heart upon pickup.
  • Increases chance for a Devil / Angel Room door to open when a floor boss is killed by 15%.


  • Picking up this item during the Cursed! challenge will not remove the Curse of the Cursed.
  • Picking up this item during the Pitch Black challenge will not remove the Curse of Darkness or the Curse of the Unknown.
  • Picking up this item during the Ultra Hard challenge will not remove any of the curses.
  • Picking up this item while under the effect of an Amnesia pill or ??? pill will remove the effect of the pill. However, the item does not negate the effects of Amnesia or ??? pills used after picking up this item.
  • Added in Repentance Picking up this item does not make the second item in alt floor treasure rooms visible.
  • Added in Repentance Doesn't remove Curse of Darkness afflicted by Added in RepentanceXIX - The Sun? XIX - The Sun?, no matter if Black Candle was picked up before or after using the card.


  • Added in AfterbirthBlack Feather Black Feather: Grants a damage boost.
  • Added in Afterbirth15►Cursed Eye Cursed Eye: Removes teleportation effect of Cursed Eye.
  • Added in RepentanceCursed Penny Cursed Penny: Removes teleportation effect upon picking up a coin.
  • Added in Afterbirth †15►Glaucoma Glaucoma: Removes the darker screen caused by Glaucoma.

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PC Removed in Repentance Normal and hard modes only YQXQ PJEW (Curse Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Added in Repentance Hard mode only 9YM6 VAQY (Curse Room adjacent to spawn)

PS4 Hard mode only Q0JJ 7MZH (Curse Room south of spawn)

Switch Hard mode only ZN47 74JS (Curse Room adjacent to spawn)