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(in Afterbirth † and Repentance)

Black Hole is an unlockable activated item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth † (Booster Pack #1).

Effects[ | ]

  • Upon use, Isaac throws a black hole that lands on the ground and forcefully sucks in enemies and their shots, which lasts for about 6 seconds.
    • It deals 0.4 damage per tick very rapidly to enemies in the area, for a maximum of 6 damage per second.
    • Isaac and pickups are slightly sucked towards the black hole.
    • Nearby obstacles are occasionally destroyed by the black hole.

Notes[ | ]

  • Black Hole can pull pickups across pits, and may pull pickups to areas where they are unobtainable.
  • Black Hole cannot free NickelSticky Nickels, kill ShopkeeperShopkeepers, or destroy Angels Statues.
  • Black Hole has the strongest pulling effect in the game, and will override the pulling force of Collectible Strange Attractor iconStrange Attractor, Super MagnetSuper Magnet, (in Repentance)Collectible Ocular Rift iconOcular Rift, and (in Repentance)Collectible Lodestone iconLodestone.
  • Black Hole can't open Secret RoomSecret Room and Super Secret RoomSuper Secret Rooms regardless of placement, despite crushing obstacles.
  • Black Hole does not suck in stationary or invincible enemies.
  • Black Hole will not suck in the following bosses, although they can still take damage from the black hole and their shots are affected by it:

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Bugs[ | ]

Bug Bug! (except in Repentance) Falling into a PitfallPitfall while the Black Hole is active will result in Isaac becoming headless, immobile and invulnerable, softlocking the run until it is quit and resumed.


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