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Added in Repentance

Purgatory is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance.


  • Spawns a red crack in the ground somewhere in the room while Isaac is in a room with enemies. Walking over the crack summons a ghost that homes in on the nearest enemy, exploding when it hits it. After the ghost is summoned, cracks will keep showing up in the room until it is cleared.
    • The ghost spends one second spawning in before it attacks.
    • The ghost deals twice Isaac's damage per tick, up to 4 times.


  • Only one crack is active at a time.
  • The explosion does not hurt Isaac.
  • If a crack is stepped on and the room is cleared before the ghost spawns, it will fly to a random location and explode there.
  • While the explosion can damage Dark Esau, ghosts will never target him.
  • The explosions from the ghosts will destroy enemy tears.
  • Cracks don't spawn in Challenge Rooms.


  • BFFS! BFFS!: No change in the ghosts' size or damage.
  • Dark Arts Dark Arts: Walking over cracks will not summon ghosts while under the effect of Dark Arts.
  • Spindown Dice Spindown Dice: When used on Purgatory, turns the item into Dogma Dogma, a unique item usually only able to be obtained by killing the boss Dogma.

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Bug Bug! If Tainted Lazarus Tainted Lazarus switches characters between a ghost being summoned and it exploding, when it explodes the game will crash. This also applies to Esau Jr. Esau Jr.
Bug Bug! If Found Soul Found Soul dies before the extra crack generated by it is interacted with, the game will crash.