The Boomerang

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The   Boomerang
Removed in Afterbirth †Item icon
Added in Afterbirth †Item icon
Item altar
"It will never leave you"
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Item ID
Character Appearance
Character appearance
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Recharge Time
2 seconds 2 seconds
Item Pool
Added in Repentance Normal and hard modes only Crane Game Crane Game
Normal and hard modes only Shop Shop
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Collection Grid
Added in Afterbirth / Removed in Repentance(page 3, column 13, row 5)
Removed in Afterbirth(page 4, column 3, row 4)
Added in Repentance(page 3, column 14, row 5)

Boomerang is an activated item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Removed in Repentance On use, Isaac raises the Boomerang above his head. Pressing a fire key will throw the boomerang, and it will return shortly afterward.
    • Added in Repentance On use, Isaac will throw a Boomerang, and it will return shortly afterward.
  • Any pickups hit will return to Isaac with the Boomerang.
  • Enemies hit by it will take double Isaac's current damage and are petrified for about 2 seconds.
  • Added in RepentanceBoomerang pierces enemies it hits.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Boomerang starts to recharge only after it has returned to Isaac.
  • The Boomerang can grab pickups from afar, even over obstacles.
  • The Boomerang can be used to destroy any Shopkeepers.
    • If Isaac has low damage, the shopkeeper won’t get destroyed and will instead flash red as if taking damage.
  • The Boomerang can damage Host and Walking Host enemies even while under their shells.
  • The Boomerang's range scales with Isaac's range.
  • The Boomerang can hit and stun The Haunt or Lil' Haunts even when they are invincible.
  • The Boomerang is unable to pick up sacks, Sticky Nickels, or chests.
  • With enough speed, it is possible to have two Boomerangs in the air at the same time.
  • The Boomerang can grab troll bombs.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Boomerang is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series. The icon used is the same one as in the first The Legend of Zelda game.
  • Added in Afterbirth This item is used in I RULE! (challenge #26).

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