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Added in Afterbirth †

Mom's Shovel is an active item added in Booster Pack #5.

It is obtained by collecting both pieces of the Broken Shovel.

Effects[]

  • Using this on a dirt patch that appears in grave rooms will unlock The Forgotten The Forgotten.
    • It is possible to unlock the Forgotten even if 15►The Negative The Negative has not yet been unlocked by teleporting straight to the dark room via a Sacrifice Room.
    • Once the Forgotten is unlocked, digging into dirt patches will instead spawn a random type of chest.
  • Spawns a trapdoor that leads to the next floor upon activation, identical to 15►We Need to Go Deeper! We Need to Go Deeper!
    • Like We Need to Go Deeper!, it can occasionally spawn Crawl Spaces.
    • However, it does not spawn a trapdoor when used above a pit, unlike We Need to Go Deeper!.
    • Does not spawn a trapdoor when used in Sheol Sheol.
    • Does not spawn a trapdoor when used in ??? ???. (Hush's Area.)

Notes[]

  • Once Mom's Shovel is complete, the stomping caused by 15►Broken Shovel Broken Shovel stops.
  • Unlike the Broken Shovel, Mom's Shovel will not disappear if it is left on a pedestal, and Isaac leaves and re-enters the room it was left in.
  • Like 15►We Need to Go Deeper! We Need to Go Deeper!, this item can be used to destroy rocks if used while Isaac is flying over a rock.
  • Added in Repentance The entire sidequest involving The Shovel and challenge with constant stomping can be circumvented entirely if you use Added in Repentance15►Spindown Dice Spindown Dice on Added in Repentance15►Mucormycosis Mucormycosis, as it will reroll into the completed Shovel.

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