Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Wiki

Anti-Gravity is a passive item.


  • Holding the fire buttons causes tears to hover in midair. When released, the tears will all shoot in the direction they were originally fired.
    • If the fire buttons are not released, the tears will fire on their own after 3 seconds.
  • Removed in Repentance -2 tear delay (increased rate of fire)
    • Since this directly affects tear delay instead of changing the tears stat, it allows Isaac's rate of fire to go over the normal maximum rate.
    • Tear delay decreases are more noticeable and are a greater increase to DPS when the tears stat is high.


  • Gravitational effects, such as Mega Fatty Mega Fatty's inhalation or a Gaping Maw Gaping Maw will pull floating tears toward them.
  • The range attribute only affects the lifespan of the tears after they have been released.
  • Hovering tears can damage monsters like Knight Knights or Mask of Infamy Mask of Infamy from the front, even if they don't have the piercing effect.


  • Added in RepentanceC Section C Section: Fetuses stand in place while the fire button is held. They will still home on enemies in this state. Fetuses attacking this way deal more damage.
  • Added in Afterbirth † The Forgotten The Forgotten: Each swing of his club creates an additional hitbox in front of him that lasts for about a second before proceeding forward and disappearing. The club throw is unaffected.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Lachryphagy Lachryphagy: Tears will float in midair, making them easier to feed. Burst tears will also float in midair before moving.
  • Proptosis Proptosis: The tears will not decrease in size or damage until they start moving, making this excellent against enemies that chase Isaac.
  • Tainted Magdalene Tainted Magdalene hug swipes float, allowing for extra hits as the swipe remain mid-air
  • Added in RepentanceTech.5 Tech.5: Creates floating laser balls that will all fire simultaneously when the fire button is released.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Technology Zero Technology Zero: All of the tears fired are connected by electricity, creating a series of electric fences.
  • Removed in RepentanceTiny Planet Tiny Planet: Tears stay in place until released, they will start to orbit around Isaac when released.
    • Added in Repentance Tears orbit close to Isaac when held, then snap to the edge of the orbit when released.


  • Azazel Azazel / Brimstone Brimstone: A red mist expands and then contracts, doing contact damage to any enemy that touches it. It then fires the original Brimstone shot before disappearing. It allows a new shot to be charged up immediately after firing without interrupting the first shot. It does not increase the range of Azazel's Brimstone beam.
    • Removed in Repentance Brimstone + Added in AfterbirthConjoined Conjoined: Fires a single laser instead of a triple laser.
    • Brimstone + Soy Milk Soy Milk: Brimstone continues firing from the position it was fired.
  • Bob's Rotten Head Bob's Rotten Head: Continues to hover in the air while the fire button is pressed after launching it.
  • Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk: Overrides Anti-Gravity.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Compound Fracture Compound Fracture / Cricket's Body Cricket's Body / Added in Afterbirth †Haemolacria Haemolacria / The Parasite The Parasite: Burst tears will not hover even if a fire button is held.
  • Cursed Eye Cursed Eye / Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus / Epic Fetus Epic Fetus / Added in RepentanceEye of the Occult Eye of the Occult / The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique / Added in AfterbirthMarked Marked / Mom's Knife Mom's Knife / Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung / Added in AfterbirthTech X Tech X: Only tear delay down applies.
  • Added in AfterbirthDiplopia Diplopia: No effect; -2 tears delay does not stack.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Euthanasia Euthanasia: If a needle tear destroys an enemy and the fire button is held, the burst needles will hover until the button is released.
  • Added in AfterbirthKidney Stone Kidney Stone: When the Kidney Stone effect is activated, the tear barrage will hover until released. The stone will not hover and will travel regardless.
    • Added in Repentance: (Not recommended) The anti-gravity effect stays in place for the whole duration of the tear barrage even if the fire button isn't held resulting in a complete loss of control of fire for as long as the barrage is active.
  • A Lump of Coal A Lump of Coal: Despite the visual increase in size, damage still only increases based on the distance traveled.
    • Added in Afterbirth † Tears no longer increase in size while hovering.
  • Added in AfterbirthMultidimensional Baby Multidimensional Baby: Multidimensional Baby will travel the same path as the Anti-Gravity tears, easily doubling any stationary shots. Any moving tears that hit it will produce a normal moving copy, however stationary tears will spawn a copy that will eventually fall to the ground even after the direction is released.
    • Added in Afterbirth † Stationary duplicated tears will release normally.
  • My Reflection My Reflection: Combines both effects. Tears no longer hover in place; instead, they will weakly home in on Isaac like he is a pivot point, following as he moves. Releasing the attack buttons will launch the tears from their position as usual.
  • Added in RepentanceNotched Axe Notched Axe: Melee attacks will generate a hovering tear in the shape of the swing of the pickaxe.
  • Removed in Repentance Technology Technology: Only tear delay down applies.
    • Added in Repentance Creates floating laser balls that will all fire simultaneously when the fire button is released.

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  • Isaac's appearance bears a strong resemblance to the character Dr. Manhattan of the graphic novel Watchmen.
  • After picking up Anti-Gravity, whenever Isaac picks up an item that alters the appearance of his face, his head becomes the same color as ??? ???'s.
  • This item is used in Waka Waka (challenge #17).


PC 0K37 VS36 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC F8YN 8SLD (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

Switch Greedier mode only LC3Z JNYQ (First Golden Treasure Room)