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The Boomerang is an activated item.

Effects[ | ]

  • 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.
  • (in Repentance) Boomerang pierces enemies it hits.

Notes[ | ]

  • 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 ShopkeeperShopkeepers.
    • If Isaac has low damage, the shopkeeper won’t get destroyed and will instead flash red as if taking damage.
  • The Boomerang can damage HostHost and Mobile HostMobile Host enemies even while under their shells.
  • (except in Repentance) The Boomerang's range scales with Isaac's range stat.
  • (in Repentance) The Boomerang's range scales with Isaac's tear height.
  • The Boomerang can hit and stun Boss The Haunt ingameThe Haunt or Lil' HauntLil' Haunts even when they are invincible.
  • The Boomerang is unable to pick up (except in Rebirth) NickelSticky Nickels, or ChestChests.
  • With enough speed, it is possible to have two Boomerangs in the air at the same time.
  • (in Rebirth and Afterbirth) The Boomerang can grab troll bombs.
  • (in Repentance) The item only costs 10 coins when found in a ShopShop.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • 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.
  • (except in Rebirth) This item is used in (except in Rebirth) I RULE! (challenge #26).
  • This item can be found as one of the Nintendo-themed Treasure RoomTreasure Room items in the 6th of December's Daily Run, which is an homage to the late CEO of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata.

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Bugs[ | ]

Bug Bug! The Boomerang can collide with Collectible The Ladder iconThe Ladder when deployed, causing it to immediately return to Isaac when thrown. It doesn't always happen.