Luck

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Luck Stat Icon.png Luck affects a variety of chance-based effects and is represented by a 3-leaf clover.

Effects of luck[edit | edit source]

Luck influences many different elements:

  • Room drops: Higher Luck gives a higher chance on drops after clearing rooms, going up to 100% guaranteed drops on any room at around 3-4 Luck in Normal Mode, and more than 10 Luck on Hard Mode.
    • The chance of chest drops is also greatly increased (and gives chests nearly every time when combined with Guppy's Tail Guppy's Tail
      Guppy's Tail Icon.pngIncreases chance of finding gold chests and normal chests, but reduces chance of finding pickups.
      ).
  • Tear effect chance: The chance of shooting tears with status effects becomes more likely as Luck goes up. This scales up to 100% chance per tear in most cases with enough Luck.
    • Most of the status inflicting effects require a very unlikely high number of Luck to activate on every tear.
      • Since these effects persist on the enemies for a set amount of time regardless of the Tears stat, a fast rate of fire is often enough to affect an enemy indefinitely.
    • Tear items affected by Luck are:
      • Mom's Eye Mom's Eye
        Mom's Eye Icon.pngAllows Isaac to fire tears from the back of his head.
        (Forwards and backwards tears) - 100% at 2 Luck
      • Loki's Horns Loki's Horns
        Loki's Horns Icon.pngGives a random chance for projectiles to fire in all 4 cardinal directions.
        (4-way tears) - 100% at 7 Luck
      • Added in Afterbirth Holy Light Holy Light
        Holy Light Icon.pngIsaac has a random chance to fire a Holy tear, which, when it hits an enemy, will spawn a Crack the Sky-style light beam on the same enemy, dealing damage.
        (Tears inflict Crack the Sky Crack the Sky
        Crack the Sky Icon.png4 roomsSummons multiple beams of light in random locations around the room, dealing a large amount of damage to any enemy that touches them.
        effect) - 50% at 9 Luck
      • Tough Love Tough Love
        Tough Love Icon.pngAdds a chance to shoot a tooth instead of a tear, which deals greater damage than regular tears.
        (Teeth instead of tears) - 100% at 9 Luck
      • Mom's Wig Mom's Wig
        Mom's Wig Icon.pngAdds a chance to spawn blue spiders when firing tears. Restores 1 red heart.
        (Blue Spiders while shooting) - 100% at 10 Luck
      • The Common Cold The Common Cold
        The Common Cold Icon.pngAdds a chance to shoot poison tears, dealing damage over time when inflicted.
        (Poison tears) - 100% at 12 Luck
      • Fire Mind Fire Mind
        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.
        (Chance that tears explode) - 100% at 13 Luck
      • Added in Afterbirth † Apple! Apple!
        Apple! Icon.pngIncreases tears. Adds a chance to fire a high-damage razor blade.
        (Razor Tears) - 100% at 14 Luck
      • Spider Bite Spider Bite
        Spider Bite Icon.pngAdds a chance to shoot slowing tears, reducing speed of enemy movement and any projectile fired by them.
        (Tears slow enemies) - 100% at 15 Luck
      • Added in Afterbirth † Euthanasia Euthanasia
        Euthanasia Icon.pngAdds a chance to fire needles. If a needle kills an enemy, it bursts into more needles.
        (Needle tears) - 100% at 15 Luck
      • Ball of Tar Ball of Tar
        Ball of Tar Icon.pngAdds a chance to shoot slowing tears and the character leaves a trail of slowing creep behind as he moves, impeding enemies' speed.
        (Tears slow enemies) - 100% at 18 Luck
      • Mom's Contacts Mom's Contacts
        Mom's Contacts Icon.pngAdds a chance to shoot petrifying tears, which stop enemies in place and prevent them from moving or attacking. Range up.
        (Tears petrify enemies) - Maximizes at 50% with less than 20 Luck
      • Dark Matter Dark Matter
        Dark Matter Icon.pngIncreases Damage by 1 and adds a chance to shoot fear tears.
        (Tears cause fear) - 100% at 20 Luck
      • Iron Bar Iron Bar
        Iron Bar Icon.pngIncreases damage by 0.3 and adds a chance to shoot concussive tears, causing enemies to walk around randomly.
        (Tears confuse enemies) - 100% at 27 Luck
      • Mom's Eyeshadow Mom's Eyeshadow
        Mom's Eyeshadow Icon.pngTears have a chance to charm enemies.
        (Tears charm enemies) - 100% at 27 Luck
      • Abaddon Abaddon
        Abaddon Icon.pngIncreases damage and speed, removes all red heart containers, grants six black hearts, and adds a chance to shoot fear tears.
        (Tears cause fear) - 100% at 85 Luck
      • Mom's Perfume Mom's Perfume
        Mom's Perfume Icon.pngAdds a chance to shoot fear tears and decreases tear delay by 1.
        (Tears cause fear) - 100% at 85 Luck
    • Trinkets affected by Luck are:
      • Added in Afterbirth † Cain's Eye Cain's Eye
        Cain's Eye Icon.pngWhen starting a floor, 25% chance to get the The Compass effect for the duration of a floor.
        (The Compass The Compass
        The Compass Icon.pngReveals all special rooms (except secret rooms of any kind).
        effect) - 100% at 3 Luck
      • Added in Afterbirth † Ouroboros Worm Ouroboros Worm
        Ouroboros Worm Icon.pngTears travel in a large spiral pattern and become spectral.
        (Chance to shoot homing tears) - 100% at 9 Luck
      • Samson's Lock Samson's Lock
        Samson's Lock Icon.png1/15 chance to increase damage by 0.5 for the current room each time an enemy dies.
        (chance for +0.5 Damage Up when kill) - 100% at 10 Luck
      • Pinky Eye Pinky Eye
        Pinky Eye Icon.pngAdds a 10% chance to shoot a poison tear, dealing damage over time when inflicted.
        (Poison tears) - 100% at 18 Luck
      • Push Pin Push Pin
        Push Pin Icon.pngAdds a 10% chance to shoot a piercing and spectral tear.
        (Spectral + Piercing tears) - 100% at 18 Luck
      • Cartridge Cartridge
        Cartridge Icon.pngChance to trigger The Gamekid effect upon taking damage.
        (The Gamekid The Gamekid
        The Gamekid Icon.png6 roomsUpon use, turns the character into a into a Pac-Man-like creature for 5 seconds, granting invulnerability, inflicting fear on all enemies, and replenishing half a red heart container for every two enemies killed.
        effect when hit) - 100% at 38 Luck
      • A Missing Page A Missing Page
        A Missing Page Icon.png5% chance to induce The Necronomicon's effect upon taking damage.
        (The Necronomicon The Necronomicon
        The Necronomicon Icon.png6 roomsDamages all enemies in the room significantly.
        effect) - Maximizes at 50% with 50-60 Luck
    • Other items affected by Luck include:
      • Virgo Virgo
        Virgo Icon.pngGrants a chance to trigger the Book of Shadows effect upon taking damage, creating a shield that nullifies all types of damage for 10 seconds. Also converts "bad pills" into "good pills".
        : The shield activation chance increases with Luck, topping out at 100% at 10 Luck.
      • Gimpy Gimpy
        Gimpy Icon.pngHas a chance of spawning a soul heart or black heart when taking damage. Enemies have a chance to drop a Half Red Heart after being killed.
        : The Soul Heart/Black Heart drop chance upon taking damage increases with higher Luck, topping out at 50% at 22 Luck.
      • Celtic Cross Celtic Cross
        Celtic Cross Icon.pngGrants a chance to trigger the Book of Shadows effect upon taking damage, creating a shield that nullifies all types of damage for 7 seconds.
        : The Celtic Cross grants its invulnerability more often with higher Luck, topping out at 100% at 27 Luck.
      • Old Bandage Old Bandage
        Old Bandage Icon.pngAdds one empty heart container. Whenever Isaac takes damage there's a chance that a Red Heart may drop.
        : The Red Heart drop chance when you take a hit increases with higher Luck, topping out at 50% at 29 Luck.
      • Midas' Touch Midas' Touch
        Midas' Touch Icon.pngEnemies that touch you are stunned and turn gold. Any enemy killed while in this state will drop a coin.
        : Poops have a chance to turn in Golden Poop. That chance increases with higher Luck.
    • Luck also affects:
      • Slot machine: Slot machines pay out more often with higher luck, but doesn't scale up to 100% payout chance. The increased payout chance is, however, enough to make the machine almost definitely profitable, and Pretty Fly is awarded more frequently.
      • Shell game: Shell games pay out more often with higher luck, but doesn't scale up to 100% payout chance. The increased payout chance is, however, enough to make the beggar almost definitely profitable.

However, Luck doesn't affect:

Items that affect luck[edit | edit source]

Activated Items[edit | edit source]

Name ID Icon Quote Description
Added in Afterbirth † Dataminer 481
Dataminer
4 rooms
109 Displaces enemy sprites for the current room and increases or decreases a random stat.
Added in Afterbirth Mom's Box 439
Mom's Box
4 rooms
What's inside? When used, Mom's Box will drop a random trinket on the ground. While held, increases luck by 1 and doubles the effects of trinkets.

Passive Items[edit | edit source]

Name ID Icon Quote Description
Latch Key 343 Latch Key Luck up Increases Luck by 1, grants 1 Soul Heart and spawns 2 Keys.
Lucky Foot 46 Lucky Foot Luck up +1 Luck. Increases chance of winning Shell Game Beggar. (Independent of luck stat)
Magic Scab 253 Magic Scab HP + Luck up Increases luck and HP by 1.
Missing No. 258 Missing No. Syntax error Randomizes all passive items upon pickup and at the start of each succeeding floor.
Added in Afterbirth Mom's Pearls 355 Mom's Pearls Range + luck up +1.25 Range Up. +0.5 Tear Height. +1 Luck Up.
Added in Afterbirth † YO LISTEN! 492 YO LISTEN! Yo listen! +1 luck. Spawns a fairy familiar that points out secret room entrances and tinted rocks.

Trinkets[edit | edit source]

Name ID Icon Quote Description
Lucky Toe 42 Lucky Toe Luck up! Increases Luck by 1.

Other[edit | edit source]

  • "Luck Up" pills increase luck by 1, and luck down pills decrease luck by 1.
  • Added in Afterbirth Lucky Pennies increase luck by 1.
  • Added in Afterbirth In co-op, Green Baby will occasionally briefly increase luck by 2. Dark Baby will occasionally briefly increase all stats, including luck.


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