Black Hole

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Black   Hole
Item icon
Item altar
"Nothing can escape"
Table dividing line 1.png
Item ID
Table dividing line 2.png
Recharge Time
4 rooms 4 rooms
Item Pool
Normal and hard modes only Treasure Room Treasure Room
Greed and greedier modes only Shop Shop
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Collection Grid
Removed in Repentance(page 5, column 7, row 2)
Added in Repentance(page 5, column 8, row 2)
Unlock Method
Black Hole Defeat 20 portals
Added in Afterbirth †

Black Hole is an unlockable activated item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth †.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • 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. This damage doesn't scale with Isaac's damage.
    • 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.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Black Hole can pull pickups across pits, so be careful as it may pull pickups to areas where they are unobtainable.
  • Black Hole's pull is stronger than the pull of 15►Strange Attractor Strange Attractor.
  • Black Hole can't open Secret and 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:

Interactions[edit | edit source]

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

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Seeds[edit | edit source]

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

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Bug Bug! Falling into a 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.

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