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Isaac's Tears

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Isaac's Tears Defeat Isaac as IsaacIsaac's TearsIsaac's Tears

Isaac's Tears is an unlockable activated item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Each tear shot by the player increases item charge by one.
  • Upon use, fires 8 tears around the player, which retain the damage, shot speed, and most special effects of the player's tears.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 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. has an effect similar to Isaac's Tears, but Isaac's Tears will not benefit from tear-replacing items like 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..
  • Added in Afterbirth † The time Isaac holds Isaac's Tears after being used was significantly reduced, from 1.3 seconds to 0.4 seconds.

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./Charged Tears/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.: The item fires normal tears, although it will charge nearly instantly while the attack charges.
  • Chocolate Milk Chocolate MilkChocolate Milk Icon.pngGrants charged tears that deal greater damage when fully charged.: The size and damage of tears fired depend on how far Isaac has charged his shot. For example, if Isaac has completely charged his shot, the tears fired by the item will be fully charged.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. FetusDr. Fetus Icon.pngTears are replaced by bombs that benefit from bomb-enhancing effects and slide for a fixed time after being fired.: Fires normal tears.
  • Epic Fetus Epic FetusEpic Fetus Icon.pngIsaac's tears are replaced with guided missiles, like those used by the Doctor's Remote.: The item fires normal tears, but charges very quickly as the crosshairs are moved.
  • Ipecac IpecacIpecac Icon.pngReplaces tears with explosive and poisoning projectiles fired in an arc from the mouth.: Fires 8 explosive shots.
  • 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. + 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.: When tears burst, they will shoot out Brimstone lasers in a fashion similar to 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 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.: The item charges very quickly as the tear is moved.
  • Soy Milk Soy MilkSoy Milk Icon.pngTears shrink and do much less damage, but fire in very rapid succession.: Charges very quickly, but shoots low damage soy tears.
  • Technology TechnologyTechnology Icon.pngReplaces tears with a piercing laser with unlimited range.: Fires normal tears.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2Technology 2 Icon.pngDecreases damage and replaces right eye tears with a unlimited range, piercing laser which fires continuously.: Fires normal tears.

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PC  ZGDT MHSD (treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  Added in Afterbirth 6D1S 92YW

 Vita  KFZ0 7KL3 (treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 Switch  L79D L9S8 (Starting item as Eden)

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Bug Bug! Removed in Afterbirth † If the player has Brimstone and Chocolate Milk, the player can charge past the fully charged point, allowing the player to gain giant tears and will one-shot each boss depending on how long the player has charged.


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