Cursed Eye

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The Cursed Eye is a passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Grants charged tears which fires a tight burst of shots.
    • Removed in Repentance The full burst size is four shots.
    • Added in Repentance The full burst size is five shots.
    • Releasing all fire keys while not completely charged shoots fewer tears, depending on charge time. Removed in RepentanceQuickly tapping the fire key will result in no tears being fired.
  • Taking damage while charging (not fully charged) will teleport Isaac into another room.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This item can be counterproductive, especially while fighting bosses, as getting hit while charging a shot will reset the fight.
  • The teleport effect only occurs when taking damage while in the middle of charging, before the shot is fully charged. Having a high tears stat for faster charging will decrease the window where Isaac is vulnerable to teleporting.
  • Added in Afterbirth / Removed in RepentanceThe teleporting and charge-up effects do not apply to Lilith Lilith. Her Incubus will fire three projectiles with each shot without needing to charge, tripling her damage output with no downside.
  • The color of Isaac's cursed eye will indicate what state it currently is in:
    • White: Inactive
    • Black: Charging up
    • Flashing black and white: Fully charged

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Added in Afterbirth15►Black Candle Black Candle: Teleport effect is removed.
  • Added in Afterbirth15►Holy Mantle Holy Mantle: Losing Holy Mantle while charging Cursed Eye will not teleport Isaac.
  • Added in Afterbirth / Removed in Repentance15►Incubus Incubus: Incubus fires 3 tears for each one that normally would be fired, with no change in delay.
  • Added in Afterbirth15►Marked Marked: Tears are charged and automatically fired to varying levels depending on the distance between Isaac and the reticule. The firing rate is greatly increased without affecting the tears stat, even beyond normal maximum fire rate. The teleport effect is removed.
  • Added in Repentance15►Neptunus Neptunus: Tears charge over time while not firing. The teleport effect is removed.
  • Added in Repentance 15►Technology Technology: Becomes a quick charging laser that shoots multiple lasers on release.
  • Added in Repentance15►Epiphora Epiphora: Epiphora's tear rate multiplier affects the number of tears in a burst for a total of ten shots with a full Epiphora charge.
  • 15►Technology 2 Technology 2: Laser fires while charging Cursed Eye. Tear delay for the charge is unaffected by Tech 2. Allows Cain Cain to fire normal tears.
    • Added in Repentance No tears are fired after releasing the charge. Laser still fires while charging.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Added in Repentance15►Almond Milk Almond Milk: In addition to the normal effect of Almond Milk, adds a periodic set of five shots without need to charge. Teleport effect activates whenever hit while firing.
  • 15►Anti-Gravity Anti-Gravity: Only stat changes from Anti-Gravity applies, as releasing a tear fire button also releases the Anti-Gravity Effect.
  • Azazel Azazel: No effect.
  • 15►Brimstone Brimstone: No effect.
  • 15►Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk: Charged tear is followed by up to 3 minimum power ones, depending on Cursed Eye's charge.
  • Added in Afterbirth15►Diplopia Diplopia: No effect.
  • 15►Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: No Cursed Eye effect.
  • 15►Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: No Cursed Eye effect.
  • Added in Repentance15►Eye of the Occult Eye of the Occult: The tears stack on top of each other, and only move forward when holding a direction afterwards.
  • Added in Afterbirth † The Forgotten The Forgotten: The skeleton form's charge attack becomes a rapid barrage of hits; the amount depends on how full the charge is, up to 4.
  • 15►The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: No Cursed Eye effect.
  • 15►Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: No Cursed Eye effect.
  • 15►Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung: The tear amount stays the same, but the teleporting can still happen.
  • Added in Repentance15►Spirit Sword Spirit Sword: No Cursed Eye effect.
  • Added in Afterbirth †15►Sprinkler Sprinkler: No Cursed Eye effect.
  • Removed in Repentance 15►Technology Technology: No Cursed Eye effect.
  • Added in Afterbirth15►Tech X Tech X: No Cursed Eye effect.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This item may be a reference to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" where the narrator talks about murdering an old man because of his "evil eye", which is described to look like The Cursed Eye.
  • When Keeper Keeper charges up his shots his eye turns into a dollar sign.[1]

Seeds[edit | edit source]

PC ZE1J 3XQC (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Added in Repentance D232 VFFW (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PS4 70CF RBVB (First floor Treasure Room)

Vita YXVB 83G4 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

Switch 0TXT F38C (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Bug Bug! Added in Afterbirth † In Greed mode, taking Red Heart damage while charging will decrease the displayed Devil Room chance on the Found HUD to 0%. It returns to 100% if the button is pressed again.

References[edit | edit source]


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