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(in Repentance)

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

Effects[ | ]

  • 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 double Isaac's damage per tick, up to 4 times.

Notes[ | ]

  • Only one crack is active at a time.
    • The amount of cracks does not increase with additional copies of the item.
  • 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.
  • The explosions from the ghosts will destroy enemy tears.
  • Cracks don't spawn in Challenge RoomChallenge Rooms.
  • Friendly enemies can be killed by the ghosts.
  • The ghosts aren't considered familiars, therefore they're unaffected by items or trinkets that alter familiars or their behavior, such as Collectible BFFS! iconBFFS!, Collectible King Baby iconKing Baby, Collectible Box of Friends iconBox of Friends or Friendship NecklaceFriendship Necklace.

Interactions[ | ]

  • Collectible Dark Arts iconDark Arts: Walking over cracks will not summon ghosts while under the effect of Dark Arts.
  • Collectible Spindown Dice iconSpindown Dice: When used on Purgatory, turns the item into Collectible Dogma iconDogma, a unique item usually only able to be obtained by killing the boss Boss Dogma ingameDogma.

In-game footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • Purgatory is a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven.
  • Purgatory is one of only five items to appear in both the Angel and Devil item pools, the others being Collectible 7 Seals icon7 Seals, Collectible Duality iconDuality, Collectible Lil Delirium iconLil Delirium and Collectible Void iconVoid.