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Added in Repentance

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


  • On use, emits a stream of blue flames in whichever direction Isaac is facing. Each flame deals 1.5 - 2.1 damage per tick, depending on how far it's traveled, for 22.5-31.5 damage per second. Multiple flames can damage the same enemy simultaneously.
    • Isaac is also pushed backwards slightly while using it.
    • Can be fired diagonally, or in any direction if using a gamepad.
    • With each floor damage increases by 0.3 damage per tick.
  • The fire destroys enemy projectiles, poop, and other fires, but bounces 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.
    • Each charge is equivalent to 15 flames over half a second.


  • The Urn can't be used to destroy shopkeepers, unlike Red Candle Red Candle and The Candle The 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.
  • Dogma does not provide any souls when transitioning from its first phase to its second.
  • On PC, it is possible to control Urn of Souls with the mouse for precise aiming. On Windows, go to C:/Users/[username]/Documents/My Games/The Binding Of Isaac [Rebirth/Afterbirth/Afterbirth+/Repentance]/ and in the options.ini file, change the line that says MouseControl=0 to MouseControl=1. It is also possible to do this with a gamepad with no modifications needed.


  • 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.
  • Immaculate Heart Immaculate Heart: Each individual flame has a chance to spawn 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.


  • 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.

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Bug Bug! When used in combination with Book of Virtues Book of Virtues, wisps will spawn from simply activating/deactivating the urn, allowing for easy wisp creation.
Bug Bug! Firing the Urn of Souls while in a crawl space will cause the flames to bounce wildly around the area without disappearing.
Bug Bug! If Tainted Lazarus Tainted Lazarus switches form before the souls return to him, the souls will freeze and be unable to be picked up.