Holy Light

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Added in Afterbirth †(page 4, column 9, row 1)
Removed in Afterbirth †(page 4, column 9, row 1)
Added in Afterbirth

Holy Light is a passive item added in Afterbirth.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Isaac has a chance to fire a glowing blue tear that, after colliding with an enemy, spawns a damaging beam of light (similar to Crack the Sky Crack the SkyCollectible Crack the Sky icon.png4 roomsSummons multiple beams of light in random locations around the room, dealing a large amount of damage to any enemy that touches them.).
    • Each beam of light deals quadruple (4x) Isaac's tear damage.
  • *A single beam of light can damage multiple enemies.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The chance to fire a holy tear depends on the Luck stat and maxes out at a 50% chance at 9 luck.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Added in Afterbirth †Angelic Prism Angelic PrismCollectible Angelic Prism icon.pngGrants a prism orbital with a large orbital radius. Tears that pass through the prism split into four multi-colored tears.: If Holy Light tears are split by prism, all four tears will have Holy Light effect; normal tears will not gain Holy Light after being split by a prism.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Compound Fracture Compound FractureCollectible Compound Fracture icon.pngIncreases range. Tears turn into bones, which shatter into 1-3 bone shards upon hitting an enemy or obstacle./Cricket's Body Cricket's BodyCollectible 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 Parasite The ParasiteCollectible The Parasite icon.pngIsaac's tears split in two when they hit something.: Holy Light tears will have split tears with Holy Light effect; normal tears will not have split tears with Holy Light effect.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Lachryphagy LachryphagyCollectible Lachryphagy 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.: If Holy Light tears feed normal tears, fed normal tears will not gain Holy Light effect; however if normal tears feed Holy Light tears, it will just increase the size of fed Holy Light tears.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico TechniqueCollectible 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.: The controlled tear will sometimes glow and trigger the beam.
  • Rubber Cement Rubber CementCollectible Rubber Cement icon.pngTears bounce off walls, enemies, and environmental objects.: Tears can still spawn beams of light after bouncing off an enemy, making it possible to spawn multiple beams from the same tear.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Azazel/Brimstone BrimstoneCollectible Brimstone Rebirth 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 Holy Light.
  • Diplopia DiplopiaCollectible Diplopia icon.pngOne time useDuplicates all pickups and item pedestals in the room.: No effect.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. FetusCollectible Dr. Fetus icon.pngTears are replaced by bombs that benefit from bomb-enhancing effects and slide for a fixed time after being fired.: Overrides Holy Light.
  • Epic Fetus Epic FetusCollectible Epic Fetus icon.pngIsaac's tears are replaced with guided missiles, like those used by the Doctor's Remote.: Overrides Holy Light.
  • The Forgotten: The melee and ranged attack can create beams of light.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Haemolacria HaemolacriaCollectible 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.: Occasionally fires Haemolacria tears with Holy Light effect. Only the main tear will contain the effect and not the burst tears.
  • Ipecac IpecacCollectible Ipecac icon.pngReplaces tears with explosive and poisoning projectiles fired in an arc from the mouth.: If the explosives don't kill enemies instantly, explosives with Holy Light will spawn a light beam after the explosion is over.
  • Keeper: Holy Light tears spawn more often and there can be more than one of them fired at once.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's KnifeCollectible Mom's Knife Rebirth 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 Holy Light.
    • Added in Afterbirth † Holy Light can trigger on both held and thrown knives.
  • Technology TechnologyTechnology Icon.pngReplaces tears with a piercing laser with unlimited range.: Overrides Holy Light.
  • 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.: Overrides Holy Light.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Technology Zero Technology ZeroTechnology Zero Icon.pngConnects Isaac's tears with electricity that can damage enemies.: Electricity connecting tears with Holy Light tears will not gain Holy Light effect.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2Technology 2 Icon.pngDecreases damage and replaces right eye tears with a unlimited range, piercing laser which fires continuously.: Tears will occasionally have Holy Light effect.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Trisagion TrisagionCollectible Trisagion icon.pngTears are replaced with piercing white blasts of light.: Overrides Holy Light.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PC  ZP6Z DNGG (First floor treasure room)

 PC  MVSF JE4P (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  KAG1 N40P (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  ADRX D2JV (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  AEAR 8JHW (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  FHTF 94B8 (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 Switch  Greed mode only EJLG 1YBD (First Golden Treasure Room)

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