Maw of the Void

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Maw of the Void Defeat Hush as AzazelMaw of the VoidMaw of the Void
Added in Afterbirth

Maw of the Void is an unlockable passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • +1.0 Damage up.
  • +0.5 Tear height.
  • After firing tears for 2.5 seconds, releasing the fire button unleashes a black 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. ring around Isaac that expands and contracts and deals damage to all enemies touching it.
    • The charge is completed when a red upside-down cross appears on Isaac's forehead.
    • Added in Afterbirth † With charge bars enabled, there is also a "Maw" bar that displays the charge.
    • Enemies killed by the black ring have a 5% chance to drop Black Hearts.
  • Added in Afterbirth This item belongs to the Leviathan set. Collecting three items from the set will transform Isaac into a Lovecraftian horror.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This item does not work while playing a blindfolded character, as it requires tears to charge.
    • This restriction can, however, be bypassed by picking up 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..
    • This item's effect will not fully activate if picked up by Lilith; its stat ups will still apply to her 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. familiar, but the ring will not appear unless she also has 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..
  • The ring's damage is based on Isaac's own, as well as having effects such as Poison if Isaac has them.
    • The ring's radius is also determined by Isaac's range, so having a high Range stat allows Isaac to be safer when using the ring.

Interactions[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.: No effect.
  • 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.: No effect.
  • Chocolate Milk Chocolate MilkChocolate Milk Icon.pngGrants charged tears that deal greater damage when fully charged.: No effect.
  • 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.: No effect.
  • Epic Fetus Epic FetusEpic Fetus Icon.pngIsaac's tears are replaced with guided missiles, like those used by the Doctor's Remote.: No effect.
  • Added in AfterbirthKidney Stone Kidney StoneKidney 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.: The ring charges while the barrage of tears fire.
  • 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 must be moved before the ring activates.
  • A Lump of Coal A Lump of CoalA Lump of Coal Icon.pngThe more distance tears travel, the more damage they will do.: The ring damage is halved.
    • Added in Afterbirth † The ring deals normal damage.
    • A Lump of Coal A Lump of CoalA Lump of Coal Icon.pngThe more distance tears travel, the more damage they will do. + Proptosis ProptosisProptosis Icon.pngTears start out massive with high damage, and then shrink down and become weaker over a short range.: Proptosis effects override A Lump of Coal.
  • Marked MarkedMarked Icon.pngIsaac will now fire tears automatically directed at a red target on the ground which is controlled by the player. This allows for a full 360 degree tear firing radius. Can be overridden by other tear modifiers such as Mom's Knife or Brimstone.: Crosshair must be moved for 4 seconds before the ring activates.
  • 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.: No effect.
  • My Reflection My ReflectionMy Reflection Icon.pngGives Isaac's tears a boomerang effect, and increases range and shot speed.: No effect.
  • No. 2 No. 2No. 2 Icon.pngContinuously firing tears for several seconds causes Isaac to drop a Butt Bomb. Butt Bombs explode for 50 damage like normal bombs, but also deal 10 damage to all enemies in the room and daze them for a short period of time.: Not only does the spawning of the Butt Bombs Butt BombsButt Bombs Icon.pngGives +5 bombs and makes all bombs Butt Bombs that fill the room with gas, damaging and confusing all enemies. provide an obvious cue for when the ring is ready, enemies left confused by the Butt Bomb are much easier to target with the ring for potential Black Heart farming.
  • Soy Milk Soy MilkSoy Milk Icon.pngTears shrink and do much less damage, but fire in very rapid succession.: No effect on charge time but massively reduces damage.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2Technology 2 Icon.pngDecreases damage and replaces right eye tears with a unlimited range, piercing laser which fires continuously.: Reduces damage done by ring.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Trisagion TrisagionTrisagion Icon.pngTears are replaced with piercing white blasts of light.: No effect on damage.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Homing tears: The ring curves towards enemies.
  • Ipecac IpecacIpecac Icon.pngReplaces tears with explosive and poisoning projectiles fired in an arc from the mouth.: Massively increases ring damage and poisons enemies.
  • Lost Contact Lost ContactLost Contact Icon.pngEvery tear has a small shield which will allow it to block one enemy projectile.: Ring can destroy projectiles.
  • Mom's Contacts Mom's ContactsMom's Contacts Icon.pngAdds a chance to shoot petrifying tears, which stop enemies in place and prevent them from moving or attacking. Range up.: Enemies within the ring will quickly be frozen.
  • Proptosis ProptosisProptosis Icon.pngTears start out massive with high damage, and then shrink down and become weaker over a short range.: The ring is much larger and deals 1.5x damage per tick.
    • Added in Afterbirth † The ring deals normal damage.
  • Serpent's Kiss Serpent's KissSerpent's Kiss Icon.pngTears now have a random chance to apply a poison effect, causing 4 or 6 damage per tick to enemies (Similar to The Common Cold item). Isaac now deals poison damage on contact with enemies similar to The Virus item (Damage over time 4 or 6 per tick). Enemies that were poisoned have a chance to drop a black heart when killed.: Poisoned enemies also have a chance to drop Black Hearts.
  • Strange Attractor Strange AttractorStrange Attractor Icon.pngPickups, trinkets, and monsters are magnetically attracted to Isaac's tears.: Ring attracts pickups and enemies towards it.
  • Wiggle Worm Wiggle WormWiggle Worm Icon.pngGives Isaac's shots a wave-like trajectory.: The ring has rounded edges.

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