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"Transcendent tears"
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Added in Afterbirth † / Removed in Repentance(page 4, column 4, row 1)
Removed in Afterbirth †(page 4, column 4, row 1)
Added in Repentance(page 4, column 5, row 1)
Added in Afterbirth

Continuum is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Grants spectral tears.
  • When tears travel off-screen, they loop back around through the opposite wall.
  • Removed in Repentance +2.25 Range up.
  • Added in Repentance +3 Range up
  • +1.5 Tear height.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Added in Afterbirth † The Forgotten: The skeleton form's charge attack can loop through walls.
  • 15►A Lump of Coal A Lump of Coal: Tears will continually gain damage when passing through walls.
  • Added in RepentanceAzazel/15►Brimstone Brimstone: The laser continues behind Isaac and back once again, potentially hitting enemies twice in one blast.
  • 15►Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: Causes Mom's Knife to appear on the opposite wall if thrown through one. It then returns through the wall to Isaac.
    • Mom's Knife + Brimstone: The barrage of knives flies across the room until it hits the wall twice.
  • 15►My Reflection My Reflection: When shooting through a wall, tears speed up towards Isaac rather than returning through the original wall. With enough shot speed and range the tears can loop twice.
  • 15►Tech X Tech X: Laser rings will go through walls, extra distance depending on shot speed.
    • Tech X + 15►Incubus Incubus: Incubus's laser rings cannot go through walls. This applies to Lilith too.
    • Added in Repentance:Tech X + 15►Incubus Incubus: Laser rings travel through walls and continue on the other side of the room.
  • 15►Tractor Beam Tractor Beam: Causes the tears to loop right back in front of Isaac after they go offscreen.
  • Added in Repentance15►Revelation Revelation: The laser will loop around, potentially hitting enemies twice.
  • Any item that grants multiple shots like 15►Loki's Horns Loki's Horns and 15►Mom's Eye Mom's Eye are good items to take.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Removed in Repentance 15►Brimstone Brimstone: Overridden by Brimstone.
  • Removed in Repentance Added in Afterbirth †15►Compound Fracture Compound Fracture/15►The Parasite The Parasite: Tears will only split when hitting obstacles or enemies but not walls.
    • Added in Repentance Tears will split on contact with walls. Only one split will occur on contact with Walls and Objects.
  • 15►Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: Bombs cannot go through walls, but are spectral.
  • 15►Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: Overridden by Epic Fetus, stat effects apply.
  • 15►The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: When the tear is moved offscreen, it loops back through the opposite wall.
  • 15►Proptosis Proptosis: Tears shrink while traveling through walls and often disappear before they can reappear on the other side.
  • 15►Rubber Cement Rubber Cement: Overrides Continuum.
  • Added in Afterbirth †15►Technology Zero Technology Zero: Tears will travel through walls; however, the electricity will not connect the tears while they are outside the room. Once tears have passed through walls, the electric arcs connect very erratically to other tears, limiting the effeciency of the combination.
  • 15►Tiny Planet Tiny Planet: Tears that travel through walls will travel until they reach Isaac and start orbiting him again.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The tears fired by Isaac look similar to the projectiles fired during Hush's fight.

Seeds[edit | edit source]

PC Z6KS 3LGT (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC SX7M 897B (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC EHQ7 3V9G (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC JKPK BCGS (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn, also has Restock Machine)

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