Tough Love

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Added in AfterbirthGreed mode onlyItem Pool Treasure Room.png Treasure Room
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Added in Afterbirth (page 2, column 7, line 2)
Removed in Afterbirth (page 2, column 7, line 5)

Tough Love is a passive item.

Effect[edit | edit source]

  • Adds a chance to shoot a tooth instead of a tear, which deals greater damage (x3.2) than regular tears.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The chance to fire a tooth depends on the luck stat, and goes up to 100% at 9 luck (around 10% more chance per luck up).

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • 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.: Overridden by Brimstone.
    • Added in Afterbirth Occasionally fires Brimstone beam with damage multiplier of Tough Love.
  • 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.: Teeth will split into 4 smaller teeth.
  • 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.: Bombs explode with the increased blast damage and radius of Mr. Mega Mr. MegaMr. Mega Icon.pngGives Isaac 5 bombs, and makes all dropped bombs larger, which have an increased blast radius and increased damage..
  • Fire Mind Fire MindFire 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.: Adds flaming effect to the teeth, but without the chance of exploding.
  • Ipecac IpecacIpecac Icon.pngReplaces tears with explosive and poisoning projectiles fired in an arc from the mouth.: Teeth explode with the increased blast damage of Mr. Mega Mr. MegaMr. Mega Icon.pngGives Isaac 5 bombs, and makes all dropped bombs larger, which have an increased blast radius and increased damage..
  • 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.: Overridden by Mom's Knife.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PS4  WQVF HG7V (First floor treasure room)

 Vita  ZNHL AJ8K (First floor treasure room)

 PC  Z0ZB KE22 (First floor treasure room)

 3DS  SGKP 3D9S (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 Switch  Greedier mode only WCL4 V8YG (First Golden Treasure Room)


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