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The Candle is an unlockable activated item.

Effects[ | ]

  • On use, Isaac raises the candle above his head. On pressing a fire button, a blue flame, similar to a Blue Fire PlaceBlue Fire Place, will fire in the chosen direction, extinguishing itself after a fixed time of approximately two seconds.
  • (except in Repentance) The flame deals 23 damage per damage tick.
    • (except in Repentance) The maximum damage dealt by a single flame is around 276, dealing damage roughly 6 times per second.
  • (in Repentance) The flame decreases in damage over time, starting at 23 per tick at max size, until it scales down to 11.5 per tick at minimum size.
    • (in Repentance) The maximum damage dealt by a single flame is around 160, dealing damage roughly 6 times per second.
  • The flame also destroys enemy shots it comes into contact with.

Notes[ | ]

  • (except in Repentance) While Isaac holds the candle above his head, his movement speed is reduced.
  • (except in Repentance) Will block Isaac's tears, unlike Collectible Red Candle iconRed Candle and won't burn him.
  • Flames do not drop any collectibles when doused.
  • The flame can destroy ShopkeeperShopkeepers.
  • The flame projectile can pass over Pits, but can not travel through Rocks or Poop.
  • The flames from this item can put out Fire PlaceFire Places.
  • (in Repentance) The flame can ignite gas clouds such as ones found in DrossDross.

Synergies[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Collectible Book of Virtues iconBook of Virtues: Spawns blue wisps on the middle ring. The wisps do not persist between rooms.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • The Legend of Zelda, a major inspiration for The Binding of Isaac, also has a blue candle item that can be activated once per room to create flames for burning enemies and bushes, as well as lighting dark rooms. Unlike in Isaac however, the red candle is an upgrade of the blue one, which can be activated any number of times per room.
  • The Collectible Red Candle iconRed Candle is a variation of this item unlocked after donating 400 coins, diminishing on damage dealt instead of time.
  • The Candle was an item in The Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb where it used to be the only auto-recharging item.
  • In the Wrath of the Lamb DLC, this item was originally unlocked by beating a challenge titled, "Dark was the Night".
  • Although this item is normally only available in the ShopShop, it 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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