Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Wiki

Added in Afterbirth

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



  • Added in Afterbirth † The Forgotten The Forgotten: The skeleton form's charge attack can loop through walls.
  • A Lump of Coal A Lump of Coal: Tears will continually gain damage when passing through walls.
  • Added in Repentance Azazel Azazel/ Tainted Azazel Tainted Azazel/Brimstone Brimstone: The laser continues behind Isaac and back once again, potentially hitting enemies twice in one blast.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tech X Tech X: Laser rings will go through walls, extra distance depending on shot speed.
    • Tech X + Incubus Incubus: Incubus's laser rings cannot go through walls. This applies to Lilith Lilith too.
    • Added in Repentance:Tech X + Incubus Incubus: Laser rings travel through walls and continue on the other side of the room.
  • Tractor Beam Tractor Beam: Causes the tears to loop right back in front of Isaac after they go offscreen.
  • Added in RepentanceRevelation Revelation: The laser will loop around, potentially hitting enemies twice.
  • Any item that grants multiple shots like Loki's Horns Loki's Horns and Mom's Eye Mom's Eye are good items to take.


  • Removed in Repentance Brimstone Brimstone: Overridden by Brimstone.
  • Removed in Repentance Added in Afterbirth †Compound Fracture Compound Fracture/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.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: Bombs cannot go through walls, but are spectral.
  • Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: Overridden by Epic Fetus, stat effects apply.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: When the tear is moved offscreen, it loops back through the opposite wall.
  • Proptosis Proptosis: Tears shrink while traveling through walls and often disappear before they can reappear on the other side.
  • Rubber Cement Rubber Cement: Overrides Continuum.
  • Added in Afterbirth †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 efficiency of the combination.
  • Tiny Planet Tiny Planet: Tears that travel through walls will travel until they reach Isaac and start orbiting him again.

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


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)