Isaac's Tears

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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]

  • The effect of Tammy's Head Tammy's Head is similar to Isaac's Tears, but Isaac's Tears will not benefit from tear-replacing items like Brimstone Brimstone.
  • 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 Brimstone/Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: The item fires normal tears, although it will charge nearly instantly while the attack charges.
    • Brimstone + Added in Afterbirth †Lachryphagy Lachryphagy: When tears burst, they will shoot out Brimstone lasers in a fashion similar to Tammy's Head Tammy's Head.
  • Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk: The size and damage of tears fired depend on how far Isaac has charged up his shot. For example, if Isaac has completely charged his shot, the tears fired by the item will be fully charged.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: Fires normal tears.
  • Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: The item fires normal tears, but charges very quickly as the crosshairs are moved.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: The item charges based on the tear's movement.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Schoolbag Schoolbag: When Isaac's Tears is in the first active item slot, the secondary item does not charge upon clearing rooms.
  • Technology Technology: Fires normal tears.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2: Fires normal tears.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

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.
Bug Bug! When Isaac's Tears is in the first active item slot of Added in Afterbirth †Schoolbag Schoolbag, the secondary item does not charge upon clearing rooms.

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