Tear Detonator

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Added in Afterbirth

Tear Detonator is an activated item added in Afterbirth.

Effect[edit | edit source]

  • Once activated, all tears in the air split into 6 tears, similar to the Tammy's Head Tammy's HeadTammy's Head Icon.png1 roomsShoots 10 tears in a circle around Isaac, which retain the damage, shot speed, and special effects (such as poison) of Isaac's tears. effect.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • 9 Volt 9 Volt9 Volt Icon.pngReduces the charge of any Activated Items by 1. Any 1 charge items instead have timed recharges.: The item will recharge over time, allowing it to be used multiple times per room.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Angelic Prism Angelic PrismAngelic Prism Icon.pngGrants a prism orbital with a large orbital radius. Tears that pass through the prism split into four multi-colored tears.: Tears that are split by the prism can be split again by Tear Detonator.
  • Anti-Gravity Anti-GravityAnti-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.: All tears currently floating in the air will be multiplied, resulting in a massive amount of tears.
  • The Battery The BatteryThe Battery Icon.pngActivated Items can be "overcharged" to allow for an additional use.: Similar to the Car Battery synergy, though it must be manually triggered.
  • Car Battery Car BatteryCar Battery Icon.pngCauses Isaac's activated item to activate twice on each use.: Multiplies the tears, effectively creating dozens of tears.
    • Car Battery Car BatteryCar Battery Icon.pngCauses Isaac's activated item to activate twice on each use. + Explosivo ExplosivoExplosivo Icon.pngIsaac's tears have a chance to stick to enemies and explode.: Once attached, the tears multiply and attach, resulting in many explosives on all of the enemies in the room.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Compound Fracture Compound FractureCompound 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 BodyCricket'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 ParasiteThe Parasite Icon.pngIsaac's tears split in two when they hit something.: Tears that are split can split again into burst tears.
  • Continuum ContinuumContinuum Icon.png+2.25 Range Up. +1.5 Tear Height. Isaac's tears travel through walls and appear out of the opposite wall. Isaac's tears also travel over rocks and objects.: The tears will explode into six tears which travel through walls.
  • Shooting Familiars: Shooting familiars' tears explode into Isaac's tears, with his actual damage and effects.
  • Fruit Cake Fruit CakeFruit Cake Icon.pngIsaac's tears gain a random effect that changes every shot.: All of the split tears will have random effects.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Haemolacria HaemolacriaHaemolacria 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.: Splits tears into 6 Haemolacria tears that burst into split tears. If split tears are burst, all of them will split into 6 Haemolacria tears creating an enormous amount of tears when the main tear splits again.
  • Ipecac IpecacIpecac Icon.pngReplaces tears with explosive and poisoning projectiles fired in an arc from the mouth.: All tears will split into 6 explosive tears, making it very powerful (but also dangerous unless Isaac has Host Hat Host HatHost Hat Icon.pngA host familiar that sits on Isaac's head and has a random chance to block enemy shots and retaliate with 3 tears. Grants immunity to explosions. or Pyromaniac PyromaniacPyromaniac Icon.pngIsaac heals 1 heart instead of taking damage from an explosive source. Adds 5 bombs.).
  • 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.: All tears in tear barrage and stone will burst into 6 tears.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Lachryphagy LachryphagyLachryphagy 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.: Similar to the Haemolacria synergy, if the main tear splits, 6 tears will spawn that can be fed. However, if burst tears are split, all burst tears will split into 6 tears resulting in an enormous amount of tears that are likely to feed each other.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Lead Pencil Lead PencilLead Pencil Icon.pngAfter every 15 tears fired, Isaac will fire a high-damage cluster of tears./Monstro's Lung Monstro's LungMonstro's Lung Icon.pngIncreases damage and grants a charged shot that fires multiple tears in the same fashion as Monstro.: Multiplies all tears in the burst.
  • 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 tear explodes into six smaller tears, then reappears next to the player.
  • The Parasite The ParasiteThe Parasite Icon.pngIsaac's tears split in two when they hit something.: Parasite split tears will split also into 6 additional tears.
  • Sad Bombs Sad BombsSad Bombs Icon.png+5 Bombs. Upon exploding, bombs shoot 8 tears off in every direction, similar to Tammy's Head. The tears are affected by any tear modifiers Isaac has on his own tears.: Bomb tears are multiplied.
  • Spoon Bender Spoon BenderSpoon Bender Icon.pngGrants Isaac homing tears.: Tears will explode into six homing tears, making them more likely to hit enemies.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Technology Zero Technology ZeroTechnology Zero Icon.pngConnects Isaac's tears with electricity that can damage enemies.: All tears that are split are connected via electricity.
  • Tiny Planet Tiny PlanetTiny Planet Icon.pngRange up and makes shot tears revolve around Isaac until they drop.: Tears split, and then orbit around where the tear was originally, three spinning clockwise, three counterclockwise.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Trisagion TrisagionTrisagion Icon.pngTears are replaced with piercing white blasts of light.: Tears split into six beams.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Chocolate Milk Chocolate MilkChocolate Milk Icon.pngGrants charged tears that deal greater damage when fully charged.: No matter how charged the tears are, split tears always deal a tiny amount of damage.

Tear Detonator becomes useless with the following, barring other sources of tears:

  • Azazel
  • Blindfolded
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Epic Fetus Epic FetusEpic Fetus Icon.pngIsaac's tears are replaced with guided missiles, like those used by the Doctor's Remote.
  • 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.
  • Tech 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.
  • 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.

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