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Added in Repentance

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


  • 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, Poop Poop, 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.


  • 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 Shopkeeper Shopkeepers, unlike The Candle The Candle and Red Candle Red Candle.
  • Multiple Urns share the same charges.
  • Bethany Bethany can use her soul charges to fuel the Urn. Likewise, Tainted Bethany Tainted Bethany can use her blood charges.
  • Holding two urns with Jacob and Esau Jacob and Esau won't charge both at same time, each enemy will drop the same charges as if only one urn was held.


  • Angelic Prism Angelic Prism: Flames can be split into four multi-colored flames.
  • Bird's Eye Bird's Eye / Ghost Pepper Ghost 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.
  • The Book of Belial The Book of Belial + Birthright Birthright as Judas Judas / Dark Judas Dark Judas: The stream of fire is replaced with a controllable Brimstone Brimstone beam that destroys projectiles and deals more damage the longer it's active. The minimum damage is 2.25 + 0.24 * floor, and the maximum damage is 2.8 + 0.3 * 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.
  • Book of Virtues Book of Virtues: A wisp spawns 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 BFFS! BFFS! or scale up on later floors.
  • Immaculate Heart Immaculate Heart: Each individual flame has a chance to cause Immaculate Heart to generate an orbiting tear.
  • Lead Pencil Lead Pencil: Every 15 flames shot out of the urn will shoot a barrage of Isaac's tears.
  • Multidimensional Baby Multidimensional Baby: All flames shot through Multidimensional Baby are doubled, providing a burst of flashing black-and-white tears.
  • Eye of Greed Eye of Greed: Golden tears from Eye of Greed will shoot as normal while using the urn.

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