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The Boomerang is an activated item.


  • On use, Isaac readies the Boomerang. Pressing a fire key will throw it in the chosen direction, 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 Repentance Boomerang pierces enemies it hits.


  • 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 Shopkeeper 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 Host and Mobile Host Mobile Host enemies even while under their shells.
  • The Boomerang's range scales with Isaac's range.
  • The Boomerang can hit and stun The Haunt The Haunt or Lil' Haunt Lil' Haunts even when they are invincible.
  • The Boomerang is unable to pick up Added in Afterbirth Sticky Nickel Sticky Nickels, or Chest Chests.
  • With enough speed, it is possible to have two Boomerangs in the air at the same time.
  • The Boomerang can grab troll bombs.



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  • 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 Added in Afterbirth I RULE! (challenge #26).