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Added in Afterbirth

Explosivo is a passive item added in Afterbirth.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Isaac's tears have a chance to stick to enemies and explode a few seconds afterwards, dealing 60 damage plus Isaac's tear damage.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Tears that stick to enemies do not deal any damage until they explode.
  • If an enemy dies or teleports with an Explosivo tear attached, the tear detaches and drops to the ground. If the detached tears touch an enemy, they will stick to that enemy and explode.
    • However, when an Explosivo tear is attached to Loki or Lokii, the tear teleports with the respective boss when the boss teleports.
  • The explosions can damage Isaac.
  • Be careful with large-sized tears: as Explosivo causes them to grow even larger, they can completely obscure enemies and their surroundings.
  • Explosivo is not affected by Luck.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Bob's Curse Bob's Curse
    Bob's Curse Icon.pngGives 5 bombs and grants all bombs poison effect.
    : No effect on Explosivo tears.
  • 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.
    : No effect on Explosivo tears.
  • 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.
    : Overrides Explosivo.
  • 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.
    : Overrides Explosivo.
  • Epic Fetus Epic Fetus
    Epic Fetus Icon.pngIsaac's tears are replaced with guided missiles, like those used by the Doctor's Remote.
    : Overrides Explosivo.
  • Glitter Bombs Glitter Bombs
    Glitter Bombs Icon.pngGives Isaac 5 bombs, and makes Isaac's bombs have a chance to drop random pickups or charm enemies when they explode.
    : No effect on Explosivo tears.
  • 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.
    : Not recommended. While the tear is stuck to an enemy, it stops doing damage and cannot be controlled, leaving the player helpless.
  • 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.
    : Overrides Explosivo.
  • 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.
    : No effect on Explosivo tears.
  • Technology Technology
    Technology Icon.pngReplaces tears with a piercing laser with unlimited range.
    / 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.
    : Overrides Explosivo.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Cricket's Body Cricket's Body
    Cricket'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.
    : The explosion results in four Explosivo shots being fired outward, almost always resulting in another landing on the original target if it survives.
  • Godhead Godhead
    Godhead Icon.pngIncreases damage and range while reducing tears and shot speed. Grants homing tears and tears gain a damaging halo.
    : The tear keeps its damaging aura while attached to the enemy, the aura growing as the tear does until it explodes. The aura can damage only enemies other than the one the tear is stuck to, however.
  • 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.
    / Pyromaniac Pyromaniac
    Pyromaniac Icon.pngIsaac heals 1 heart instead of taking damage from an explosive source. Adds 5 bombs.
    : The explosion will no longer damage Isaac. The latter item will heal Isaac.
  • Ipecac Ipecac
    Ipecac Icon.pngReplaces tears with explosive and poisoning projectiles fired in an arc from the mouth.
    : Sticking shots explode with a huge explosion. Also, stuck shots will explode even if they fall to the floor.
  • Lost Contact Lost Contact
    Lost Contact Icon.pngEvery tear has a small shield which will allow it to block one enemy projectile.
    : Enemies that have an Explosivo tear stuck to them won't be able to shoot any tears.
  • Mr. Mega Mr. Mega
    Mr. Mega Icon.pngGives Isaac 5 bombs, and makes all dropped bombs larger, which have an increased blast radius and increased damage.
    : Increases the damage of Explosivo's explosions to 110.
  • Mysterious Liquid Mysterious Liquid
    Mysterious Liquid Icon.pngTears leave a small, short lasting pool of creep on impact or when their range is depleted.
    : Leaves a pool of green creep on the floor, similar to Bob's Bladder Bob's Bladder
    Bob's Bladder Icon.pngLeaves a pool of green creep under all bombs Isaac places, which damages enemies that walk over it.
    bombs (but slightly larger).
  • Soy Milk Soy Milk
    Soy Milk Icon.pngTears shrink and do much less damage, but fire in very rapid succession.
    : Extreme rate of fire and flat damage from the explosions provide more than make up for the dismal tear damage.
  • Strange Attractor Strange Attractor
    Strange Attractor Icon.pngPickups, trinkets, and monsters are magnetically attracted to Isaac's tears.
    : When a tear sticks to an enemy, nearby enemies will be quickly pulled in the direction of the tear.
  • Added in Afterbirth † Technology Zero Technology Zero
    Technology Zero Icon.pngConnects Isaac's tears with electricity that can damage enemies.
    : Stuck tears will still generate arcs of electricity. Multiple tears stuck to a single enemy can cause very rapid damage.

Ingame Footage[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Possible reference to a scene from "The Incredibles" where the black tar balls grew and grew when they hit Mr. Incredible.
  • Possible reference to the Tenacious D song of the same name.
  • The icon may be a reference to the NES game Top Gun as it looks incredibly similar to the missiles that shoot at you in the game.
  • Explosivo means Explosive in Portuguese and Spanish.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Bug Bug! If an explosive tear sticks to a Null or a Begotten, when they become invisible, the tear will fall to the ground.

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 Switch  Greedier mode only TK6A 8LJA (First Golden Treasure Room)

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