Continuum

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Added in Afterbirth

Continuum is a passive item added in Afterbirth.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • When tears travel off-screen, they loop back around through the opposite wall.
  • Isaac's tears travel through all obstacles.
  • +2.25 Range up.
  • +1.5 Tear height.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Added in Afterbirth †Flat Stone Flat StoneFlat Stone Icon.pngTears bounce off the floor. Tears that hit an enemy after bouncing deal splash damage to all nearby enemies for 25% of Isaac's tear damage.: Tears will bounce against the floor through walls.
  • Added in Afterbirth † The Forgotten: The skeleton form's charge attack can loop through walls.
  • Kidney Stone Kidney StoneKidney Stone Icon.pngRandomly while firing tears, Isaac will stop firing and turn red, where he will charge and release a lot of 'tears' in one go. In the burst of tears is a kidney stone which deals a lot of damage.: Tear barrage and stone will travel through walls.
  • A Lump of Coal A Lump of CoalA Lump of Coal Icon.pngThe more distance tears travel, the more damage they will do.: Since walls and obstacles don't stop tears, they can continue to reach higher damages with a high range stat.
  • Mom's Eye Mom's EyeMom's Eye Icon.pngAllows Isaac to fire tears from the back of his head. / Loki's Horns Loki's HornsLoki's Horns Icon.pngGives a random chance for projectiles to fire in all 4 cardinal directions.: Additional tear paths cover rooms greatly since tears will be coming from multiple directions.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's KnifeMom's Knife Icon.pngIsaac's tears are replaced by a knife that pierces enemies, can travel through obstacles, and can hurt enemies while Isaac is holding it. Holding down the fire button before firing increases its range and power.: Causes Mom's Knife to appear on the opposite wall if thrown through one. It then returns back through the wall to Isaac.
    • Mom's Knife Mom's KnifeMom's Knife Icon.pngIsaac's tears are replaced by a knife that pierces enemies, can travel through obstacles, and can hurt enemies while Isaac is holding it. Holding down the fire button before firing increases its range and power. + Brimstone BrimstoneBrimstone Icon.pngTears are replaced by a laser beam that pierces through all enemies and obstacles in its path and deals high damage. Can only be fired after a short charge-up period.: The barrage of knives flies across the room until it hits the wall twice.
  • My Reflection My ReflectionMy Reflection Icon.pngGives Isaac's tears a boomerang effect, and increases range and shot speed.: When shooting through a wall, tears speed up towards Isaac rather than returning through the original wall. With enough shot speed and range it is possible for the tears to loop twice.
  • Tammy's Head Tammy's HeadTammy's Head Icon.png1 roomsShoots 10 tears in a circle around Isaac, which retain the damage, shot speed, and special effects (such as poison) of Isaac's tears.: The tears shot by Tammy's Head will loop through walls.
  • Tech X Tech XTech X Icon.pngTears are replaced with laser rings that pierce through enemies and deal damage to enemies within them. Can be charged to increase the size of the ring.: Laser rings will go through walls, extra distance depending on shot speed.
    • Tech X Tech XTech X Icon.pngTears are replaced with laser rings that pierce through enemies and deal damage to enemies within them. Can be charged to increase the size of the ring. + Incubus IncubusIncubus Icon.pngA demonic familiar that follows Isaac and shoots tears identical to Isaac's in terms of damage, range, fire rate, and effects.: Incubus's laser rings cannot go through walls.
  • Tractor Beam Tractor BeamTractor Beam Icon.pngIsaac emits a beam from his face. Isaac's tears travel in the path of the beam.: Causes the tears to loop right back in front of Isaac after they go off screen.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Trisagion TrisagionTrisagion Icon.pngTears are replaced with piercing white blasts of light.: Beams will travel through walls. No color change.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Brimstone BrimstoneBrimstone Icon.pngTears are replaced by a laser beam that pierces through all enemies and obstacles in its path and deals high damage. Can only be fired after a short charge-up period.: Overridden by Brimstone.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Compound Fracture Compound FractureCompound Fracture Icon.pngIncreases range. Tears turn into bones, which shatter into 1-3 bone shards upon hitting an enemy or obstacle./The Parasite The ParasiteThe Parasite Icon.pngIsaac's tears split in two when they hit something.: Tears will only split when hitting obstacles or enemies but not walls.
  • Cricket's Body Cricket's BodyCricket's Body Icon.pngGrants -1 Tear Delay and reduces Range. When tears hit an object or deplete their range, they spawn 4 smaller tears, whose Range and Damage scale with Isaac's.: Tears will not split when they pass through walls and only when they land.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. FetusDr. Fetus Icon.pngTears are replaced by bombs that benefit from bomb-enhancing effects and slide a fixed range after being fired.: Bombs can move through obstacles.
  • Epic Fetus Epic FetusEpic Fetus Icon.pngIsaac's tears are replaced with guided missiles, like those used by the Doctor's Remote.: Overridden by Epic Fetus, stat effects apply.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Haemolacria HaemolacriaHaemolacria Icon.pngTears are now fired in an arc. Upon hitting the floor, an obstacle, or an enemy, they burst into many smaller tears in all directions. Increases tear delay.: When Isaac is directly facing a wall, the main tear will burst shortly after travelling through the opposing wall. Tears are a deep purple color.
  • Ipecac IpecacIpecac Icon.pngReplaces tears with explosive and poisoning projectiles fired in an arc from the mouth.: Due to their low range, when looping, explosive shots will usually fail to land inside the room unless Isaac fires while directly facing a wall.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Lachryphagy LachryphagyLachryphagy Icon.pngIsaac's tears decelerate as they travel. Upon stopping or hitting an obstacle, they burst into 8 tears in all directions. Tears can be fired into other tears to feed them, increasing their damage.: Tears that are fed often burst inside of walls. Burst tears can still travel through walls.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Lead Pencil Lead PencilLead Pencil Icon.pngAfter every 15 tears fired, Isaac will fire a high-damage cluster of tears./Monstro's Lung Monstro's LungMonstro's Lung Icon.pngIncreases damage and grants a charged shot that fires multiple tears in the same fashion as Monstro.: Due to its low range, the tear barrage will often disappear after travelling through a wall.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico TechniqueThe Ludovico Technique Icon.pngInstead of firing tears, Isaac controls one floating tear that hover over obstacles. This tear deals constant damage when held in place over an enemy.: When the tear is moved off screen, it loops back through the opposite wall.
  • Proptosis ProptosisProptosis Icon.pngTears start out massive with high damage, and then shrink down and become weaker over a short range.: Tears shrink while travelling through walls and often disappear before they can reappear on the other side.
  • Rubber Cement Rubber CementRubber Cement Icon.pngTears bounce off walls, enemies, and environmental objects.: Overrides Continuum.
  • Technology TechnologyTechnology Icon.pngReplaces tears with a piercing laser with unlimited range.: The laser becomes spectral.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Technology Zero Technology ZeroTechnology Zero Icon.pngConnects Isaac's tears with electricity that can damage enemies.: Tears will travel through walls; however, the electricity will not connect the tears while they are outside the room.
  • Tiny Planet Tiny PlanetTiny Planet Icon.pngRange up and makes shot tears revolve around Isaac until they drop.: Tears that travel through walls will travel until they reach Isaac and start orbiting him again.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The tears fired by Isaac look similar to the projectiles fired during Hush's fight.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PC  Z6KS 3LGT (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  SX7M 897B (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC EHQ7 3V9G (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  JKPK BCGS (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn, also has Restock Machine)


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