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Added in Afterbirth

Curse of the Tower is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth.



  • Despite appearing as Troll Bombs, the bombs are mechanically identical to player-placed bombs and will benefit from Isaac's bomb-enhancing items.
  • These bombs hurt the player as well as enemies.
  • Taking damage from the Troll Bombs spawned by Curse of the Tower or any other type of bomb, including Isaac's bombs, will not re-activate the effect.
  • Removed in Repentance Picking up this item will make all health transactions more difficult. Devil Beggars and Blood Donation Machines will be almost impossible to use because they will very likely be destroyed by bombs.
  • The bombs prefer to spawn near the center of the room.
  • The 6 Troll Bombs are difficult to dodge in small rooms.


  • Pyromaniac Pyromaniac: Troll Bombs will heal Isaac instead, allowing for essentially infinite health with proper usage.
    • Added in Repentance Due to Pyromaniac being weakened to healing half a heart per explosion in Repentance, this synergy requires The Wafer The Wafer to continue being effective past Chapter 3/Chapter 3.5.
  • The Polaroid The Polaroid: If Isaac is damaged when he has half a red heart or less, the shield will activate and protect him from the Troll Bombs.
  • Remote Detonator Remote Detonator: The Troll Bombs generated will not explode until Remote Detonator is activated, unlike regular Troll Bombs.
  • Safety Scissors Safety Scissors: The Troll Bombs generated will be converted into bomb pickups rather than exploding.


  • Added in RepentanceBlood Oath Blood Oath Not recommended. Spawns 6 Troll Bombs for each half heart removed, making death highly likely if Isaac does not leave the room immediately after being stabbed by Blood Oath, and leaving the starting room unsafe.

In-game Footage[]


  • The item image appears to be an XVI - The Tower XVI - The Tower card that has been burnt.
  • Removed in Repentance The item's pickup quote was "You feel cursed...".


PC Normal and hard modes only SKVA J1L4 (Curse Room below spawn in Normal mode, and left to spawn in Hard mode)

Switch Normal and hard modes only Q9RF 3NZ3 (First floor Treasure Room)