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Maw of the Void

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Maw of the Void Defeat Hush as AzazelMaw of the VoidMaw of the Void
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Maw of the Void is an unlockable passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • +1.0 Damage up.
  • After firing tears for 2.5 seconds, releasing the fire button unleashes a black Brimstone BrimstoneBrimstone 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. ring around Isaac that expands and contracts, and deals Isaac's base damage at a rapid rate 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 an indicator that displays the charge.
    • Enemies killed by the black ring have a 5% chance to drop Black Hearts.

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 herIncubus 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 will apply any tear status effects such as Poison if Isaac has them.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Kidney 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.
    • A Lump of Coal + Proptosis ProptosisProptosis Rebirth 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.
    • Added in Afterbirth † The ring deals normal damage.
  • 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.
  • No. 2 No. 2No. 2 Icon.pngContinuously firing tears for several seconds causes Isaac to drop a Butt Bomb. Butt Bombs explode for 60 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.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Guppy: Damaging enemies with Maw of the Void allows flies to spawn from the Guppy transformation. Flies are spawned at a rate of approximately one fly per tick of damage for each enemy it hits. This causes a lot of flies to spawn very quickly. The spawned flies will also move to attack the nearest enemy immediately.
  • 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.
  • Proptosis ProptosisProptosis Rebirth 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.
  • Strange Attractor Strange AttractorStrange Attractor Rebirth 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. +0.3 Tears up.: The ring has wavy edges.

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The NailThe NailComplete the Boss Rush as AzazelDemon BabyDemon BabyDefeat The Lamb as AzazelSatanic BibleSatanic BibleDefeat Isaac as AzazelDaemon's TailDaemon's TailDefeat Satan as AzazelAbaddonAbaddonDefeat ??? as AzazelWrapped BabyWrapped BabyRemoved in Afterbirth † Defeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as Azazel
Added in Afterbirth † Defeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as Lazarus
Begotten BabyBegotten BabyRemoved in Afterbirth † Defeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as Lazarus
Added in Afterbirth † Defeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as Azazel
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