Lead Pencil

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Added in Afterbirth †

Lead Pencil is a passive item added in Afterbirth †.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • After every 15 tears fired, Isaac will fire a low range Monstro's Lung -like barrage of 12 tears.
    • Tears in the barrage deal double damage.
  • Tears will fire only from Isaac's right eye.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Lead Pencil gives characters other than Cain the same special properties that he has when it comes to one-eye items like Blood Clot Blood Clot.
  • Tears fired from items that cause multiple tears to be fired at once e.g. 20/20 20/20, Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung, etc. are counted.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Compound Fracture Compound Fracture/Cricket's Body Cricket's Body/The Parasite The Parasite: All tears from the barrage split.
  • Haemolacria Haemolacria: Fires a barrage of Haemolacria tears, all of which will burst.
  • Lachryphagy Lachryphagy: Tears tend to clump together, becoming one giant tear which splits into 8 large tears. When tears burst, they can also spawn barrages of tears that can be fed.
  • Pop! Pop!: Causes burst tears to remain in the room for much longer, forming a soft barrier of sorts, which enemies must survive through to reach Isaac.
  • Trisagion Trisagion: Fires a barrage of beams.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Brimstone Brimstone: Overrides Lead Pencil.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: Overrides Lead Pencil.
  • Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: Overrides Lead Pencil.
  • Lilith: No effect, as Lilith is inherently Blindfolded.
  • Loki's Horns Loki's Horns: Lead Pencil can fire in any of the cardinal directions if it fires at the same time as Loki's Horns.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: The tear blinks red, but the effect is entirely cosmetic.
  • Incubus Incubus: Fires red tears like Blood Clot with Cain, but without increased damage.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: Overrides Lead Pencil.
  • Technology Technology: Overrides Lead Pencil.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2: Overrides Lead Pencil and disables normal tears entirely, even if not playing as Cain.
  • Tech X Tech X: Overrides Lead Pencil.
  • Tiny Planet Tiny Planet: The burst follows Tiny Planet's circular trajectory with minimal range, hitting the ground almost immediately.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Though the pencil is in Isaac's right eye, it blocks tears from firing out of his left eye.

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 Switch  R69K WMVV (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

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