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Added in Afterbirth †

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


  • Upon use, Isaac throws a black hole which sucks in and damages enemies.
    • The black hole deals 0.4 damage per tick very rapidly, for a maximum of 6 dps.
    • The black hole lasts for about 6 seconds.
    • The black hole also slightly sucks in Isaac and pickups.
    • The black hole also destroys nearby obstacles, such as rocks and pots.
    • It can also suck in projectiles shot by enemies.


  • Black Hole can pull pickups across pits, so be careful as it may pull pickups to areas where they are unobtainable.
  • Black Hole cannot free Sticky Nickel Sticky Nickels.
  • Black Hole cannot destroy Shopkeeper Shopkeepers.
  • Black Hole cannot destroy Angels Statues
  • Black Hole's pull is stronger than the pull of Strange Attractor Strange Attractor.
  • Black Hole can't open Secret Room Secret Room and Super Secret Room Super 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:



  • Car Battery Car Battery: No effect.
  • Gnawed Leaf Gnawed Leaf: The black hole does not pull Isaac in while he is a statue.
  • Schoolbag Schoolbag: The black hole will continue to pull in enemies, pickups, etc. while allowing the player to use other active items.

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Switch Greedier mode only LKVD XRHV (First Golden Treasure Room)


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