While Isaac holds the candle above his head, his movement speed is reduced.
Flames remain active until depleted by dealing damage to enemies or upon changing rooms.
There is no limit to the number of fires that can be active. This is useful in situations where mob spawning can be controlled: for example, beating Boss Rush or Greed Mode as The Lost. This is time-consuming but can be viable if your other sources of damage are weak or unreliable.
Boss behavior in Boss Rush is not as predictable as in the original game, so more fires must be placed around the room.
The Legend of Zelda, a major inspiration for The Binding of Isaac, also has a red candle item that can be activated to create flames for burning enemies and bushes, as well as lighting dark rooms. Unlike in Isaac however, where the red candle is unlocked first, the blue candle is the inferior version of the red one, which can be activated only once per room.
The Candle is a variation of this item unlocked after donating 900 coins, diminishing over time as opposed to contact.
The pickup quote of this item is a reference to the catchphrase of the Human Torch, a member of the Marvel Comics Fantastic Four
This page was last edited on 8 April 2021, at 12:22.
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