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Effects[edit | edit source]
- Greatly increased damage: (Damage + 4) * 2
- Tears down: (Delay * 2.1) + 3
- If a tear kills an enemy, the tear travels on with the leftover damage.
Synergies[edit | edit source]
: Fires 2 Polyphemus tears instead of one.
Grants double shot.
: Greatly increases damage and charge time.
Tears 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.
- Chocolate Milk
: Greatly increases damage of each shot. Charge time seems unaffected.
Grants charged tears that deal greater damage when fully charged.
- Cricket's Body
/ The Parasite
Grants -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.
/ Compound Fracture
Isaac's tears split in two when they hit something.
: When split tears kill an enemy, they can continue to travel with leftover damage.
Increases range. Tears turn into bones, which shatter into 1-3 bone shards upon hitting an enemy or obstacle.
- Epic Fetus
: Isaac fires less frequent missiles that do massive damage.
Isaac's tears are replaced with guided missiles, like those used by the Doctor's Remote.
: Burst needles that kill enemies can continue to travel with their leftover damage.
Adds a chance to fire needles. If a needle kills an enemy, it bursts into more needles.
- Eve's Mascara
: Makes tears even larger with increased damage. Fire rate will be extremely low but the large tear can kill most enemies in one shot.
Doubles damage, halves tears stat, and greatly reduces shot speed.
: Slightly increases damage, large decrease in fire rate.
Replaces tears with explosive and poisoning projectiles fired in an arc from the mouth.
: Increases tear delay and greatly increases how big the fed tear can grow.
Isaac'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.
- Mom's Knife
: Massively increased damage while decreasing charge rate.
Isaac'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.
- Monstro's Lung
: Increases charge time and damage.
Increases damage and grants a charged shot that fires multiple tears in the same fashion as Monstro.
- Piercing tears: Tears do not lose strength upon piercing enemies.
: Very large, high-damage tears with a short range.
Tears start out massive with high damage, and then shrink down and become weaker over a short range.
- Pupula Duplex
: Widens tear shots and adds Spectral Tear effect.
Transforms Isaac's tears into a wide arc shape which gives them a much larger hitbox. Gives Isaac spectral tears which allows them to travel through objects in the environment (i.e. rocks).}
- Rotten Baby
: Greatly increases flies damage.
A familiar that spawns blue flies.
- Rubber Cement
: Tears bounce off of enemies without losing strength.
Tears bounce off walls, enemies, and environmental objects.
- Sacred Heart
: Greatly increases the damage and the size of the tear making the tear extremely big.
Increases damage and range while reducing shot speed and grants homing tears. Grants a Heart Container and replenishes all Red Hearts.
: Frequently fires a very high damage laser.
Grants a unlimited range piercing laser with random rate of fire that does not replace tears. The laser might occasionally fire with the effect of a random item or trinket, such as Hook Worm, Spoon Bender or Tiny Planet.
: Greatly increases damage while decreasing rate of fire.
Replaces tears with a piercing laser with unlimited range.
Interactions[edit | edit source]
- Dr. Fetus
: Increases tear delay, and after the first bomb explodes, a second bomb appears where the first one exploded, doing roughly half the damage of the first.
Tears are replaced by bombs that benefit from bomb-enhancing effects and slide a fixed range after being fired.
- The Inner Eye
/ Mutant Spider
Grants triple shot but decreases tears.
: Fires 3 / 4 Polyphemus tears instead of one. Tear rate is not lowered further, but the effect on damage becomes a flat +5 bonus instead.
Grants quadruple shot but decreases tears.
- Lost Contact
: Isaac's tears will block enemy shots and continue on, but lose 10 damage. If the tear had less than 10 damage left, it disappears.
Every tear has a small shield which will allow it to block one enemy projectile.
- A second Polyphemus - No effect.
- Soy Milk
: Due to the fact that Soy Milk has the opposite effect of Polyphemus, the resulting combination will make Isaac's tears relatively normal.
Tears shrink and do much less damage, but fire in very rapid succession.
In-game Footage[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Polyphemus, ancient Greek for "The much vaunted", is a Cyclops. He is the son of Poseidon and the sea nymph Thoosa.
- This item is used in Challenge #15 (Slow Roll).
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Polyphemus's original appearance before Booster Pack #5.
Seeds[edit | edit source]
01LE JSFZ (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)
CRCR 2DRH (Treasure room north of spawn)
Z9EF 3B2H (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)
KWG7 MXZR (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)
4S8J GX6L (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)
NKV1 BPSK (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)
6DA4 KK71 (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)
0ZT7 0K1A (First floor treasure room)
YAXZ H2WD (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)
WARH B6XF (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)
3KDZ DYK1 (First floor treasure room; Curse of the Blind)
919A H73A (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)
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