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.
    • Tears in the barrage deal double damage.
  • Tears will fire only from Isaac's right eye.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Lead Pencil gives non-Cain characters the same special properties that he has when it comes to one-eye items like Blood Clot Blood ClotBlood Clot Icon.pngIncreases damage by 1 and range by 5 for tears fired from the left eye..

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • 20/20 20/2020 20 Icon.pngGrants double shot./The Inner Eye The Inner EyeThe Inner Eye Icon.pngGrants triple shot but decreases tears./Mutant Spider Mutant SpiderMutant Spider Icon.pngGrants quadruple shot but decreases tears./Conjoined (Transformation): Effect occurs more often.
  • Anti-Gravity Anti-GravityAnti-Gravity Icon.png-2 Tear Delay. Tears float in position until firing ceases, after which they will fly off in the direction they were shot in.: Tear barrage will hover in the air until the fire button is released.
  • Compound Fracture Compound FractureCompound 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 BodyCricket'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 ParasiteThe Parasite Icon.pngIsaac's tears split in two when they hit something.: All tears from the barrage split.
  • Haemolacria HaemolacriaHaemolacria 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.: Fires a barrage of Haemolacria tears, all of which will burst.
  • 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.: 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!Pop! Icon.pngReplaces Isaac's tears with eyeballs that can bounce off of each other. The eyeballs are not limited by range, and will instead dissipate when they stop moving or when hitting an enemy or obstacle.: 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.
  • Tractor Beam Tractor BeamTractor Beam Icon.pngIsaac emits a beam from his face. Isaac's tears travel in the path of the beam.: Tear barrage will travel along the beam.
  • Trisagion TrisagionTrisagion Icon.pngTears are replaced with piercing white blasts of light.: Fires a barrage of beams.

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.: Overrides Lead Pencil.
  • Chocolate Milk Chocolate MilkChocolate Milk Icon.pngGrants charged tears that deal greater damage when fully charged.: No effect on damage of tears in tear barrage. Tears turn brownish color.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. FetusDr. Fetus Icon.pngTears are replaced by bombs that benefit from bomb-enhancing effects and slide a fixed range after being fired.: Overrides Lead Pencil.
  • Epic Fetus Epic FetusEpic Fetus Icon.pngIsaac's tears are replaced with guided missiles, like those used by the Doctor's Remote.: Overrides Lead Pencil.
  • Ipecac IpecacIpecac Icon.pngReplaces tears with explosive and poisoning projectiles fired in an arc from the mouth.: A barrage of Ipecac tears are fired that land right next to Isaac, making self damage extremely likely.
  • Lilith: No effect, as Lilith is inherently Blindfolded.
  • Loki's Horns Loki's HornsLoki's Horns Icon.pngGives a random chance for projectiles to fire in all 4 cardinal directions.: 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 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.: Tear sometimes turns red, but with no increase in damage.
  • Incubus IncubusIncubus Icon.pngA demonic familiar that follows Isaac and shoots tears identical to Isaac's in terms of damage, range, fire rate, and effects.: Fires red tears like Blood Clot with Cain, but without increased damage.
  • Mom's Eye Mom's EyeMom's Eye Icon.pngAllows Isaac to fire tears from the back of his head.: Occasionally shoots the burst from the back of Isaac's head.
  • 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.: Overrides Lead Pencil.
  • Monstro's Lung Monstro's LungMonstro's Lung Icon.pngIncreases damage and grants a charged shot that fires multiple tears in the same fashion as Monstro.: Effect will be intermingled with normal Monstro's Lung shot.
  • My Reflection My ReflectionMy Reflection Icon.pngGives Isaac's tears a boomerang effect, and increases range and shot speed.: Tear barrage will return to Isaac.
  • Technology TechnologyTechnology Icon.pngReplaces tears with a piercing laser with unlimited range.: Overrides Lead Pencil.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2Technology 2 Icon.pngDecreases damage and replaces right eye tears with a unlimited range, piercing laser which fires continuously.: Overrides Lead Pencil and disables normal tears entirely, even if not playing as Cain.
  • 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 Lead Pencil.
  • Tiny Planet Tiny PlanetTiny Planet Icon.pngRange up and makes shot tears revolve around Isaac until they drop.: The burst follows Tiny Planet's circular trajectory with minimal range, hitting 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]

 PC  HL07 09VF (Treasure room adjacent to spawn) Normal mode only

 Switch  R69K WMVV (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)


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