Epic Fetus

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Epic Fetus Complete challenge #19
Epic FetusEpic Fetus

Epic Fetus is a Special unlockable passive item.

Effects

  • Isaac's tears are replaced with guided missiles, like those used by the Doctor's Remote.
    • Missiles deal 20 times Isaac's damage.

Notes

  • Missiles benefit from most bomb-enhancing effects.
  • Epic Fetus overrides most items in the game and has the highest priority of all of them, over Brimstone and Mom's Knife.
  • On PC, using the mouse and keyboard when obtaining this item can be helpful due to the ability to precisely target a specific area in the room, avoiding the sensitivity of a joystick or the limited directions of the arrow keys.
  • Isaac's tear delay determines how quickly a new missile or missile set can be fired after the previous one has landed. Barring very high tear delay, this has little effect on damage rate due to the delay of the missiles themselves.

Synergies

  • Added in Afterbirth 20/20 20/20
    20 20 Icon.pngGrants double shot.
    : Makes two missiles drop one after the other.
  • Blood Clot Blood Clot
    Blood Clot Icon.pngIncreases damage by 1 and range by 5 for tears fired from the left eye.
    / Chemical Peel Chemical Peel
    Chemical Peel Icon.pngTears fired from left eye do increased damage.
    : Each missile has a 50% chance to deal 20 or 40 points more damage, respectively.
  • Bob's Curse Bob's Curse
    Bob's Curse Icon.pngGives 5 bombs and grants all bombs poison effect.
    : Grants each missile the poison effect.
    • Bob's Curse + Technology Technology
      Technology Icon.pngReplaces tears with a piercing laser with unlimited range.
      : Lasers turn green, but do not poison enemies like the bombs do.
  • Butt Bombs Butt Bombs
    Butt Bombs Icon.pngGives +5 bombs and makes all bombs Butt Bombs that fill the room with gas, damaging and confusing all enemies.
    : Each missile explosion applies the Butt Bombs effect.
  • Brimstone Brimstone
    Brimstone 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.
    : Fires 10 lasers with each explosion
  • Added in Afterbirth Conjoined (Transformation): Makes three missiles drop one after the other.
  • Added in Afterbirth † The Forgotten: The charge attack is replaced by a missile in the Forgotten's hand and a crosshair that may be moved. The missile is thrown at the crosshair when all attack buttons are released, with an additional melee swing in the same direction. The melee attack is unaffected.
  • Added in Afterbirth † Haemolacria Haemolacria
    Haemolacria 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.
    : Damage increased by about 31%, though tear delay also increases considerably.
  • Added in Afterbirth Host Hat Host Hat
    Host Hat Icon.pngA host familiar that sits on Isaac's head and has a random chance to block enemy shots and retaliate with 3 tears. Grants immunity to explosions.
    : Isaac becomes immune to his own airstrikes.
  • Added in Afterbirth Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung
    Monstro's Lung Icon.pngIncreases damage and grants a charged shot that fires multiple tears in the same fashion as Monstro.
    : Adds 2 to 4 more crosshairs that orbit the main crosshair and fires a missile onto each crosshair.
  • Mysterious Liquid Mysterious Liquid
    Mysterious Liquid Icon.pngTears leave a small, short lasting pool of creep on impact or when their range is depleted.
    : Every explosion from a crosshair leave a small, lasting pool of creep.
    • Added in Afterbirth: The explosion leaves a large pool of green creep behind.
  • Added in Afterbirth Strange Attractor Strange Attractor
    Strange Attractor Icon.pngPickups, trinkets, and monsters are magnetically attracted to Isaac's tears.
    : Enemies get drawn towards the crosshair.
  • Added in Afterbirth Spoon Bender Spoon Bender
    Spoon Bender Icon.pngGrants Isaac homing tears.
    : Cursor slides towards enemies
  • Added in Afterbirth Technology Technology
    Technology Icon.pngReplaces tears with a piercing laser with unlimited range.
    : Explosion shoots technology beams in all directions, similar to Tammy's Head. When firing/moving the cursor, you still shoot your Technology laser.
  • Added in Afterbirth Technology 2 Technology 2
    Technology 2 Icon.pngDecreases damage and replaces right eye tears with a unlimited range, piercing laser which fires continuously.
    : Both the Technology 2 laser, and the Epic Fetus missiles will be active.
  • Added in Afterbirth Tech X Tech X
    Tech 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.
    : Explosion shoots technology beams in all directions, similar to Tammy's Head.

Interactions

  • Added in Afterbirth 8 Inch Nails 8 Inch Nails
    8 Inch Nails Icon.png+1.5 Damage Up. Replaces Isaac's tears with nails, which have increased knockback.
    : Retains damage and knock back boost.
  • Anti-Gravity Anti-Gravity
    Anti-Gravity Icon.png-2 Tear Delay. Tears float in position until firing ceases, after which they will fly off in the direction they were shot in.
    : Overridden by Epic Fetus.
  • Added in Afterbirth Bomber Boy Bomber Boy
    Bomber Boy Icon.png+5 bombs. Isaac's bombs will now explode in a large cross-shaped pattern (roughly 5 bombs explosions wide). This also affects troll bombs.
    : Overridden by Epic Fetus.
  • Brimstone Brimstone
    Brimstone 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 Epic Fetus.
    • Added in Afterbirth: Lasers fire in all directions upon impact of a missile.
  • Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk
    Chocolate Milk Icon.pngGrants charged tears that deal greater damage when fully charged.
    : Slightly lowers tear delay, which has little impact with Epic Fetus.
  • Cursed Eye Cursed Eye
    Cursed Eye Icon.pngGrants charged tears that can be fired in a tight burst of four. Getting hit while charging will teleport Isaac into another room.
    : Overridden by Epic Fetus.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus
    Dr. Fetus Icon.pngTears are replaced by bombs that benefit from bomb-enhancing effects and slide a fixed range after being fired.
    : Overridden by Epic Fetus.
  • Fire Mind Fire Mind
    Fire Mind Icon.pngGrants flaming tears that deal burning damage over time. Tears have a chance to explode on impact with an enemy, which creates a fire at the location of the explosion.
    : Creates a fire every time a shot lands.
  • Homing tears: Overridden by Epic Fetus.
    • Added in Afterbirth: Cross-hair slowly moves towards enemies.
  • Added in Afterbirth Hot Bombs Hot Bombs
    Hot Bombs Icon.pngGrants 5 bombs. Isaac's bombs leave behind fire that damages enemies upon contact.
    : Creates a fire every time a shot lands.
  • The Inner Eye The Inner Eye
    The Inner Eye Icon.pngGrants triple shot but decreases tears.
    : Slower fire rate, each cross-hair will cause three consecutive air strikes to happen. The cross-hair may still be moved after the first one lands.
  • Ipecac Ipecac
    Ipecac Icon.pngReplaces tears with explosive and poisoning projectiles fired in an arc from the mouth.
    : Greatly increases damage and turns missiles poisonous.
    • Added in Afterbirth Ipecac Ipecac
      Ipecac Icon.pngReplaces tears with explosive and poisoning projectiles fired in an arc from the mouth.
      + Sad Bombs Sad Bombs
      Sad Bombs Icon.png+5 Bombs. Upon exploding, bombs shoot 8 tears off in every direction, similar to Tammy's Head. The tears are affected by any tear modifiers Isaac has on his own tears.
      : Tear Blast tears explode and can damage Isaac.
  • Added in Afterbirth Lilith: Blindfold is overridden by Epic Fetus.
  • Loki's Horns Loki's Horns
    Loki's Horns Icon.pngGives a random chance for projectiles to fire in all 4 cardinal directions.
    : Four cross-hairs are produced around the player, firing four missiles instead of a single one. Having the Mutant Spider or the Inner Eye applies the same effect to each cross-hair.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique
    The 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.
    : Overridden by Epic Fetus.
  • Mom's Eye Mom's Eye
    Mom's Eye Icon.pngAllows Isaac to fire tears from the back of his head.
    : A second missile will be symmetrically fired at the player's opposite side.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife
    Mom'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.
    : Overridden by Epic Fetus.
    • Added in Afterbirth: Missiles explode into a circle of knives.
  • Mutant Spider Mutant Spider
    Mutant Spider Icon.pngGrants quadruple shot but decreases tears.
    : Slower fire rate, each cross-hair will cause four consecutive air strikes to happen. The cross-hair may still be moved after the first one lands.
  • The Parasite The Parasite
    The Parasite Icon.pngIsaac's tears split in two when they hit something.
    : No effect.
  • Added in Afterbirth Sad Bombs Sad Bombs
    Sad Bombs Icon.png+5 Bombs. Upon exploding, bombs shoot 8 tears off in every direction, similar to Tammy's Head. The tears are affected by any tear modifiers Isaac has on his own tears.
    : Missiles fire a burst of tears where they land.
  • Added in Afterbirth Scatter Bombs Scatter Bombs
    Scatter Bombs Icon.pngAdds 5 bombs. Isaac's bombs explode into 2-4 tiny bombs
    : Overridden by Epic Fetus.
  • Scorpio Scorpio
    Scorpio Icon.pngGrants poison tears, which deal damage over time when inflicted.
    : Missiles become poisonous.
  • Soy Milk Soy Milk
    Soy Milk Icon.pngTears shrink and do much less damage, but fire in very rapid succession.
    : Damage of missiles will be decreased accordingly, but unlike normal tears, the fire-rate will not increase.
  • Tammy's Head Tammy's Head
    Tammy'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.
    : Fires only normal tears, not missiles.
  • Tiny Planet Tiny Planet
    Tiny Planet Icon.pngRange up and makes shot tears revolve around Isaac until they drop.
    : Overridden by Epic Fetus.
  • Added in Afterbirth The Wiz The Wiz
    The Wiz Icon.pngTears simultaneously fire out of both eyes diagonally, similar to the effect of the R U A Wizard? pill. Isaac's tears also travel above all obstacles.
    : Control of the crosshair is rotated 45 degrees clockwise. Fires 2 missiles in rapid succession.

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Trivia

  • In the original game it was possible to control the crosshair with the mouse. This was removed in Rebirth.
    • Mouse control can however be re-enabled by editing the options.ini file in C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Games\Binding of Isaac Afterbirth/Rebirth and changing the line MouseControl=0 into MouseControl=1. Also useful for The Ludovico Technique.
  • The Dr. Fetus and Epic Fetus items are based off of Dr. Fetus, the main villain in Super Meat Boy which is a game by Edmund McMillen (the creator of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth).
  • This item is used in Challenge #11 (Glass Cannon).

Seeds

 PC  GOBD W8TB (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

 PS4  8ETR M2M9 (First floor treasure room)

 Vita  8G4J JFH8 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)


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