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(in Repentance)

Urn of Souls is an unlockable activated item added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance.

Effects[ | ]

  • On use, Isaac pulls out (or puts away) the urn; holding a fire button when it's pulled out emits a stream of blue flames in whichever direction Isaac is aiming. Each flame deals 22.5-31.5 damage per second, depending on how far it's traveled, plus an additional 4.5 damage per second times floor number. Multiple flames can damage the same enemy simultaneously.
    • Isaac is also pushed backwards slightly while using it.
    • The flames destroy enemy projectiles, PoopPoop, and other fires, but bounce off rocks.
  • Killing enemies grants a soul charge to the Urn, up to a maximum of 20. Killing bosses grants a larger boost. Charges must be used to power Urn of Souls, with each charge being equivalent to 15 flames over the course of half a second.

Notes[ | ]

  • Can be fired diagonally, or in any direction if using a gamepad or mouse controls (the latter being enabled in options.ini).
  • The Urn can't be used to destroy ShopkeeperShopkeepers, unlike Collectible The Candle iconThe Candle and Collectible Red Candle iconRed Candle.
  • Multiple Urns share the same charges.
  • Character Bethany iconBethany can use her soul charges to fuel the Urn. Likewise, Character Tainted Bethany iconTainted Bethany can use her blood charges.
  • Holding two urns with Character Jacob and Esau iconJacob and Esau won't charge both at the same time, each enemy will drop the same charges as if only one urn was held.

Synergies[ | ]

  • Collectible Angelic Prism iconAngelic Prism: Flames can be split into four multi-colored flames.
  • Collectible Bird's Eye iconBird's Eye / Collectible Ghost Pepper iconGhost Pepper: The urn can emit flames from these items. Ghost Pepper flames are indistinguishable from Urn of Souls flames, but persist on the ground for longer.
  • Collectible The Book of Belial iconThe Book of Belial + Collectible Birthright iconBirthright as Character Judas iconJudas / Character Dark Judas iconDark Judas: The stream of fire is replaced with a controllable Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone beam that destroys projectiles and deals more damage the longer it's active. The minimum damage is 3.37 + 0.361 * floor, and the maximum damage is 4.2 + 0.45 * floor, which it scales up to over the course of 3 seconds of continuous fire. Souls dropped from enemies are colored red, and the Urn displays a red graphic on the HUD when active.
  • Collectible Book of Virtues iconBook of Virtues: Spawns a wisp in the middle ring for every consecutive second Urn of Souls is fired. The occasional fires shot by the wisps block enemy shots, deal contact damage to enemies, and last for 3 seconds before dissipating. The flames deal 10 damage per tick for the first second they're out, scale down to 5 damage over the next second, and then stay at 5 damage until they dissipate (60-30 damage per second). The damage these fires deal does not increase with Collectible BFFS! iconBFFS! or scale up on later floors.
  • Collectible Eye of Greed iconEye of Greed / Collectible Large Zit iconLarge Zit / Collectible Tech.5 iconTech.5 / Collectible Technology 2 iconTechnology 2: Tears from these items will still shoot as normal while using the urn.
  • GuppyGuppy / Collectible The Mulligan iconThe Mulligan: Fires have a chance to spawn Blue Flies.
  • Collectible Immaculate Heart iconImmaculate Heart: Each individual flame has a chance to cause Immaculate Heart to generate an orbiting tear.
  • Collectible Lead Pencil iconLead Pencil: Every 15 flames shot out of the urn will shoot a barrage of Isaac's tears.
  • Collectible Multidimensional Baby iconMultidimensional Baby: All flames shot through Multidimensional Baby are doubled, providing a burst of flashing black-and-white tears.

Interactions[ | ]

  • Ace Cards: Enemies that are turned into pickups don’t grant soul charges.
  • Collectible Car Battery iconCar Battery: No effect.
  • Collectible E. Coli iconE. Coli / Collectible Flush! iconFlush!: Enemies that are turned into poop don't grant soul charges.
  • Collectible Kidney Stone iconKidney Stone: Firing the urn counts as fire time but the urn must be put away for Isaac to charge and shoot the kidney shot. Switching to the urn while auto-firing from Kidney Stone forces the urn to fire as well.

In-game footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • Urn of Souls originates from the Antibirth mod where it was an unimplemented item with the pickup quote “Soul collector”.
  • This item is used in Baptism by Fire (challenge #38).

Bugs[ | ]

Bug Bug! If Isaac is holding fire and has Collectible The Ludovico Technique iconThe Ludovico Technique + Collectible Technology 2 iconTechnology 2 while pulling out Collectible Urn of Souls iconUrn of Souls, another Technology 2 laser is created in the direction being fired that persists until the urn is put away or the room is left.