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This article is about Cursed Eye, similar in appearance to Mom's Pearl.


Cursed Eye is a passive item.

Effects[ | ]

  • Grants charged tears which fires a tight burst of shots, (in Repentance) shooting up to five shots when fully charged. Firing mid-charge will shoot fewer tears depending on the charge time.
    • (except in Repentance) The full burst size is four shots.
    • (except in Repentance) Quickly tapping the fire key will result in no tears being fired.
    • Charging while a burst is currently firing will prevent the rest of the shots from being fired.
  • Taking damage while charging (not fully charged) will teleport Isaac into another room.

Notes[ | ]

  • 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.
  • (in Afterbirth †) The teleporting and charge-up effects do not apply to Character Lilith iconLilith. Her Incubus will fire three projectiles with each shot without needing to charge, tripling her damage output with no downside.
  • Isaac is unable to fire tears if he hits 30+ TPS with this item.
  • 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
  • Having multiple instances of Cursed Eye grants no additional effect.
  • (in Repentance) When fighting The Beast, Isaac will teleport to a different part of the screen if hit while charging tears instead of leaving the room. This essentially eliminates the Cursed Eye's main drawback during the fight.

Synergies[ | ]

  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Black Candle iconBlack Candle: Teleport effect is removed.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Holy Mantle iconHoly Mantle: Losing Holy Mantle while charging Cursed Eye will not teleport Isaac.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) Collectible Incubus iconIncubus:
    • (except in Repentance) Incubus fires 3 tears for each one that normally would be fired, with no change in delay.
    • (in Repentance) Incubus has the same charge shots as most characters would. Getting hit while charging will have the chance to teleport, as usual.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Marked iconMarked: 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.
  • (in Repentance) Collectible Technology iconTechnology: Becomes a quick charging laser that shoots multiple lasers on release.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Epiphora iconEpiphora: Epiphora's tear rate multiplier affects the number of tears in a burst for a total of ten shots with a full Epiphora charge.
  • Collectible Technology 2 iconTechnology 2: Laser fires while charging Cursed Eye. Tear delay for the charge is unaffected by Tech 2. Allows Character Cain iconCain to fire normal tears.
    • (in Repentance) Tears are replaced with lasers, fired from the same eye of Tech 2. Conjoined transformation removes the synergy.
  • Collectible Mutant Spider iconMutant Spider / The Inner Eye / 20/20 / The Wiz / Conjoined: Isaac shoots multiple tears from each eye, the amount is item-dependent.
  • Character The Lost iconThe Lost/ Character Tainted Lost iconTainted Lost: Since The Lost dies in one hit, it is effectively immune to its teleportation effects, making this item much safer to use.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • 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.
    • The concept of unluckiness brought about by someone's evil eye is not unique, and also appears across many different cultures.
  • (except in Repentance) When Character Keeper iconKeeper charges up his shots his eye is reminiscent of a dollar sign. This is a pure coincidence, as he has no specific costume for Cursed Eye. [1]

Bugs[ | ]

Bug Bug! (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) 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.

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