Tough Love

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Removed in Afterbirth † Item icon
Added in Afterbirth † Item icon
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Character appearance

Tear appearance
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Added in Afterbirth(page 2, column 7, row 2)
Removed in Afterbirth(page 2, column 7, row 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. At base luck (0), the chance is 10%. It goes up to 100% at 9 luck (around 10% more chance per luck up).

Synergies[edit | edit source]

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Added in Afterbirth †Apple! Apple!: With 14 luck, overrides Tough Love, as the razor blades do more damage anyways. With 13 luck, Apple and Tough Love each have about an equal chance to proc.
  • Brimstone Brimstone: Overridden by Brimstone.
    • Added in Afterbirth Occasionally fires Brimstone beam with damage multiplier of Tough Love.
  • Fire Mind Fire Mind: Adds flaming effect to the teeth, but without the chance of exploding.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: Overridden by Mom's Knife.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PC  Z0ZB KE22 (First floor treasure room)

 PC  Added in Afterbirth † Normal and hard modes only BJG8 KDT0 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

 PS4  WQVF HG7V (First floor treasure room)

 Vita  ZNHL AJ8K (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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