The Necronomicon is an unlockable activated item.

Effect

  • Deals 40 damage to every enemy in the room.
  • Dlc a† indicator.png This item belongs to the Bookworm set. Collecting three items from this set will transform Isaac into Bookworm.

Notes

  • Many collectibles will produce effects similar to the Necronomicon, such as depleting a Black Heart or blocking projectiles with Collectible Dry Baby icon.png Dry Baby.
  • The Necronomicon deals a considerable amount of damage to bosses that have multiple damageable parts, e.g. Larry Jr. and The Hollow.
  • This item also does high enough damage to instantly kill most non-boss enemies.

Synergies

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Trivia

  • The Necronomicon is a fictional grimoire appearing in the works of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft.
  • The book seems to be bound in human skin, which explains the face on its cover.
    • The face on the cover is another reference to The Evil Dead franchise, which has the same face on its Necronomicon.

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