Isaac Rebirth

BBF is a familiar introduced in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. It is a Boom Fly with red heart marking between its eyes.


Having this item will spawn a friendly Boom Fly that explodes and heavily damages enemies that get caught in the blast. Be aware as the explosion can still harm Isaac unless he has Pyromaniac or some other form of damage negation.

A new Boom Fly spawns 10 seconds after the last one detonates or when moving between rooms. When the BBF spawns in a new room, it appears at Isaac's coordinates and instantly begins travelling in one of the four cardinal 45 degree directions. When the BBF spawns after a previous explosion, it appears in a random location and begins moving in the same way.

In the first several seconds after entering a new room or respawning the BBF,it will not explode when it collides with an enemy,effectively preventing Isaac from being blown up on his face if an enemy is spawned right in front of the entering door.


The BBF is incredibly effective against large enemies, particularly  Larry Jr, who can be killed in two collisions with the BBF and often catches it along its side. 

The BBF's explosion can be used to blast open doors if an enemy is lured near the door and hit.

BBF belongs to the Lord Of The Flies set. Collecting it and 2 other fly-based items can transform Isaac into Lord of the Flies.


  • BBF stands for "Big Beautiful Fly".

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