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"It hurts so good +5 Bombs"
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Removed in Afterbirth(page 3, column 10, row 2)
Added in Afterbirth(page 2, column 20, row 5)
Disambig.png This article is about the explosion immunity item. For the item that grants bombs, see Pyro.

Pyromaniac is a special passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • +5 bombs.
  • All explosions heal Isaac instead of damaging him. If Isaac has no Red Heart containers or full health, no damage is taken.
    • Removed in Repentance Explosions heal one full Red Heart.
    • Added in Repentance Explosions heal one half Red Heart.
  • Added in Repentance Grants immunity to damage from Fire Places or enemy fires, but does not heal Isaac.
    • It does not protect the player from taking damage from the White Fireplace in Downpour II, making it still possible to acquire Knife Piece 1.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Removed in Repentance Makes the player immune to Mom's, Satan's, and other enemies' stomp attacks, making those fights substantially less difficult.
    • Removed in Repentance Due to the immunity to Mom's stomping attack, Mom's Toenail Mom's Toenail has improved usefulness.
  • Removed in Repentance Makes the player immune to The Cage's, The Adversary's, Mega Satan's, and Ultra Greedier's rock wave attack.
  • The item is unable to produce Soul Hearts, Black Hearts, or Eternal Hearts, making Pyromaniac a little less effective if used with ??? or The Lost. However, these characters still gain immunity to explosions.
  • Removed in Repentance Makes the player immune to fires left behind by enemies and their hot bombs, as well as projectiles from Red and Purple Fireplaces but not the fireplaces themselves.
  • Added in Afterbirth † / Removed in Repentance Ultra Greed's second form in Greedier mode uses explosive attacks almost exclusively. As a result, Pyromaniac makes characters nearly invulnerable against him.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • 15►Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus / 15►Epic Fetus Epic Fetus / 15►Ipecac Ipecac: Explosions heal Isaac, essentially making him invincible as long as he has more than one red heart container and a decent rate of fire.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Added in Afterbirth This item is used in Blue Bomber (challenge #23).
  • Pyromania is an impulse control disorder in which individuals repeatedly fail to resist impulses to deliberately start fires.
  • Added in RepentanceThis item was greatly nerfed, as now nothing else than bombs and explosions can heal.

Seeds[edit | edit source]

PC Normal mode only 7HQC 0YH9 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Normal mode only PR2N SB6M (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn, Kamikaze! synergy on first floor)

PC Hard mode only 0DJW Y6DB (Pyro + Pyromaniac adjacent to spawn)

PCAdded in Afterbirth Hard mode only 0MMV NJKX (First floor Treasure Room)

PCAdded in Afterbirth Hard mode only 2CBJ S32P (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Hard mode only 47SZ RCWR (Treasure Room, 2 rooms right of spawn)

PS4 Normal mode only 7BAK S8YD (First floor Treasure Room)

3DS 4L93 XLGW (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

Switch Greedier mode only YDRY EDY0 (First Golden Treasure Room) (Curse of the Blind)

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