Cursed Eye

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Cursed Eye
Cursed Eye Icon.png
Character Appearance
Cursed Eye App.png
Tear Appearance
Cursed Eye Tears.png
Item Type
Passive Collectible
Item ID
316
Pickup Quote
Cursed charge shot
Item Pool
Treasure Room Treasure Room  
Secret Room Secret Room  
DLC Indicator.pngRed Chest Red Chest  
Collection Grid
Afterbirth

(Page 3, Column 11, Row 4)

Rebirth

(Page 4, Column 1, Row 2)

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The Cursed Eye is a passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Grants charged tears which when fully charged fires a tight burst of four.
    • Releasing all fire keys while not completely charged shoots 0-3 tears in a tight burst dependent on how long Isaac charged.
  • Taking damage while charging will teleport Isaac into another room.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Getting hit while holding a full charge does not teleport Isaac.
  • This item can be counterproductive, especially while fighting bosses, as getting hit while charging a shot will reset the fight.
  • DLC Indicator.png The teleporting and chargeup effects do not apply to Lilith. Her Incubus will fire three projectiles with each shot without needing to charge, making this a very easy way of quadrupling her damage output with no downside.
  • The color of Isaac's cursed eye will indicate what state it currently is in:
    • White: Inactive
    • Black: Charging up
    • Flashing black and white: Fully charged

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • DLC Indicator.png Black Candle: Teleport effect is removed.
  • Afterbirth† Indicator.png Incubus: Incubus fires 3 tears for each one that normally would be fired, with no change in delay.
  • The Inner Eye: Fires four sets of three shots.
  • Keeper: Fires four sets of three shots.
  • The Lost: Since getting hit would instantly kill the Lost anyway, the teleporter effect is null.
  • DLC Indicator.png Marked: Tears can't be charged anymore, but firing rate is greatly increased without affecting the tears stat, even beyond normal maximum fire rate. The teleport effect is removed.
  • Mutant Spider: Fires four sets of four shots.
  • Technology 2: Laser fires while charging Cursed Eye. Tear Delay for the charge is unaffected by Tech 2. Allows Cain to fire normal tears.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This item may be a reference to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart" where the narrator talks about murdering an old man because of his "evil eye", which is described to look like The Cursed Eye.
  • When Keeper charges up his shots his eye turns into a dollar sign.[1]

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PC  ZE1J 3XQC (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PS4  70CF RBVB (First floor treasure room)

 Vita  YXVB 83G4 (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

References[edit | edit source]

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