Lost Contact

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Character appearance
Tear appearance
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Secret Room Secret Room
Treasure Room Treasure Room
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Added in Afterbirth(page 2, column 10, row 5)
Removed in Afterbirth(page 3, column 10, row 1)

Lost Contact is a passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Gives Isaac's tears a shield surrounding them, allowing the player to block enemy shots.
    • Isaac's shots are destroyed upon contact with an enemy's shot.
    • Added in Afterbirth Affects every familiar's tears.
    • Added in Afterbirth † No longer affects any familiar's tears besidesFate's Reward Fate's RewardCollectible Fate's Reward icon.pngA blue head familiar that will follow Isaac and fire tears copying his tear effects and damage. andIncubus IncubusCollectible Incubus icon.pngA demonic familiar that follows Isaac and shoots tears identical to Isaac's in terms of damage, range, fire rate, and effects..
  • -16% Shot Speed.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Anti-Gravity Anti-GravityCollectible Anti-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.: Placing many tears around Isaac creates a safe zone, especially with larger tears.
  • 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./Technology TechnologyTechnology Icon.pngReplaces tears with a piercing laser with unlimited range./Technology 2 Technology 2Technology 2 Icon.pngDecreases damage and replaces right eye tears with a unlimited range, piercing laser which fires continuously.: Beam/laser destroys projectiles, although only during its damage tick interval. The projectiles are not instantly destroyed when they touch the beam/laser.
  • 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.: Split tears will be shielded. The Parasite's split tears will not appear to have shields.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Eye of Belial Eye of BelialCollectible Eye of Belial icon.pngGrants piercing tears. After piercing one enemy, tears start homing and deal double damage.: Piercing through a projectile will trigger Eye of Belial's double damage and homing effect. Belial tears will still block shots.
  • Added in Afterbirth † The Forgotten: Enemy shots may be reflected with melee attacks. The damage of the reflected shots depends on their size, with standard enemy shots dealing 3.5 points.
  • 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.: Can block an infinite amount of enemy shots if the tear is placed on top of a monster. The projectiles that they attempt to shoot will be immediately destroyed.
  • 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.: The knife will destroy projectiles in its path without being affected.
  • Piercing tears: The tears can pass through multiple enemy projectiles. This means that one tear can hurt the enemy and block its projectiles.
  • Polyphemus PolyphemusCollectible Polyphemus Rebirth icon.pngMakes Isaac shoot one huge tear. Also reduces Tears to minimum. Damage increased . If tear does more damage than an enemy's life, the tear continues to travel with the extra remaining damage.: Enemy shots are treated like enemies with 10 health, which are deducted from the Polyphemus tear. If it has strength remaining afterwards, it will continue on.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Sinus Infection Sinus InfectionSinus Infection Icon.pngAdds a chance to fire a booger which sticks to enemies and poisons them./Added in Afterbirth †Nose Goblin Nose GoblinTrinket Nose Goblin icon.pngChance to fire a booger that sticks to enemies and deals damage over time.: Tears that stick to enemies will block shots, and will not be destroyed in the process.
  • Soy Milk Soy MilkSoy Milk Icon.pngTears shrink and do much less damage, but fire in very rapid succession.: The constant stream of tears will cut through any complex attack patterns with ease.
  • Added in AfterbirthTech 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.: The rings block enemy shots.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Trisagion TrisagionCollectible Trisagion icon.pngTears are replaced with piercing white blasts of light.: Beams will block shots and continue on.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • 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.: Bombs will not destroy or block shots. Stat effects apply.
  • Epic Fetus Epic FetusCollectible Epic Fetus icon.pngIsaac's tears are replaced with guided missiles, like those used by the Doctor's Remote.: Missiles will not destroy or block shots. Stat effects apply.
  • Removed in Afterbirth † Fire Mind Fire MindCollectible Fire Mind icon.pngGrants flaming tears that deal burning damage over time. Tears have a chance to explode on impact with an enemy, which creates a fire at the location of the explosion.: Lost Contact will remove the chance to explode on impact effect.
  • Added in AfterbirthGod's Flesh God's FleshCollectible God's Flesh icon.pngTears now have a random chance to apply a shrinking effect, causing enemies to shrink in size and also run away from Isaac. Shrunk enemies can be crushed and killed by walking over them.: Tears with the shrink effect do not appear to be shielded, but will still block enemy shots.
  • Godhead GodheadCollectible Godhead icon.pngIncreases damage and range while reducing tears and shot speed. Grants homing tears and tears gain a damaging halo.: Auras will not block shots but tears will.
  • 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.: Main tears will block shots but burst tears cannot.
  • Ipecac IpecacCollectible Ipecac icon.pngReplaces tears with explosive and poisoning projectiles fired in an arc from the mouth.: Ipecac shot will explode upon contact with an enemy's shot.
  • 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.: Tears often block shots before they can burst; however, burst tears can also block shots.
  • Added in AfterbirthKidney Stone Kidney StoneCollectible Kidney Stone icon.pngRandomly while firing tears, Isaac will stop firing and turn red, where he will charge and release a lot of 'tears' in one go. In the burst of tears is a kidney stone which deals a lot of damage.: Stone will not block shots.
  • Mysterious Liquid Mysterious LiquidCollectible Mysterious Liquid icon.pngTears leave a small, short lasting pool of creep on impact or when their range is depleted.: Overridden by Lost Contact.
  • Rubber Cement Rubber CementCollectible Rubber Cement icon.pngTears bounce off walls, enemies, and environmental objects.: Tears will bounce off of enemy tears and destroy them.
  • Tough Love Tough LoveCollectible Tough Love Rebirth icon.pngAdds a chance to shoot a tooth instead of a tear, which deals greater damage than regular tears.: Teeth will not appear to be shielded but will still block enemy shots.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PC  VBRL EDQJ (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  10ZH CZF7 (First floor treasure room)

 PS4  X2RS 3P3M (First floor treasure room)

 PC  EEBA CXTJ (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 Switch  Greedier mode only XNLW J6J9 (First Golden Treasure Room)

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