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This article is about Match Stick, not to be confused with Match Book.

Match Stick is a trinket.

Effects[ | ]

  • Gives a 10% chance of changing the room drop reward to a BombBomb.
  • Gives a 33% chance of adding a bomb to the rewards from opening certain Chests, destroying Tinted Rocks, or certain Machines.
    • Other than Tinted Rocks, these can only drop the bomb if they drop coins, hearts, BombBombs, or KeyKeys.
    • This includes:
    • This excludes:

Notes[ | ]

  • In addition to regular trinket drop sources, Match Stick may sometimes drop from TNTTNT barrels.
    • (in Repentance) It is also dropped alongside 3 bombs when picking up Collectible Match Book iconMatch Book.

Synergies[ | ]

  • (except in Rebirth) TickTick: Tick can be removed by picking up Match Stick.
    • Tick + Collectible Mom's Purse iconMom's Purse / (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Belly Button iconBelly Button: Match Stick can no longer remove Tick, instead moving to the second trinket slot even if Isaac already holds two trinkets.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • The pickup quote is a reference to The Simpsons, as in the episode "Das Bus", Ralph eats poisonous berries and says "They taste like burning...".
  • This item is used in Challenge #9 (Demo Man).
  • (except in Rebirth)The Match Stick being able to replace the Tick is a reference to a common remedy for removing a tick from one's skin, which is putting a flame beside it until the tick disengages.


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