"Intensifying tears" Item ID
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Epiphora is a passive item added in .
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth
Tear delay gradually decreases as the player shoots in one direction. Accuracy also decreases as the fire rate increases.
At max "charge", it will reduce tear delay by half, rounding down. Rate of fire returns to its original value if Isaac stops firing, changes firing directions, uses an active item, or is hit.
Being hit, changing rooms, and using items no longer reset the Epiphora bonus.
During the delay when transitioning between rooms, picking up an item, or using an active item, it's possible to change the firing direction without resetting the bonus.
Epiphora technically works with items that require a charge (such as ) but requires releasing the key or button, causing players to lose the effect. Monstro's Lung
: Reduces the need to change firing direction allowing Isaac to maintain the increased rate of fire. Continuum
/ Dr. Fetus : Firing bombs continually will decrease tear delay, although doing so is Ipecac not recommended since it increases the risk of self-damage.
The Forgotten: When tapping the attack button in a single direction repeatedly, the Ephiphora effect will cause the bone swings to speed up.
: Changing firing direction while jumping does not reset the bonus, similar to when changing rooms. How to Jump
: Incubus's fire rate will match Isaac's. Incubus
: Fire rate increases while moving the tear in one direction; it has a negligible effect during normal gameplay. The Ludovico Technique
: Rate of fire only increases so long as the mark is continuously moved in one direction. Marked
: Reduces the need to change firing direction allowing Isaac to maintain the increased rate of fire. Rubber Cement
: Isaac will never lose the benefits of Epiphora, even after he stops firing. This effectively makes Epiphora substantial tears up. Rock Bottom
: Fire rate still increases when shooting in one direction, but will stay on the line (i.e. no loss in accuracy). Tractor Beam / Loki's Horns : Allows for firing in multiple directions at once, decreasing need to change firing direction. Mom's Eye
: Effect only activates when holding charge in a specific direction, and deactivates when the charge is released, effectively making Epiphora useless unless Isaac has exceedingly high tear delay. Brimstone
: Overrides Epiphora. Chocolate Milk
: Overrides Epiphora. Epic Fetus
Lilith: Lilith and her Incubus cannot gain extra fire rate from Epiphora.
: Overrides Epiphora. Mom's Knife
: Overrides Epiphora. Monstro's Lung : Overrides Epiphora. Tech X
Epiphora is an overflow of tears onto the face.
PC 0RK6 FCRZ (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)