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(except in Rebirth)
This article is about Evil Eye, similar in appearance to Cain's Eye and Cain's Other Eye.

Evil Eye is an unlockable passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth.

Effect[ | ]

  • Isaac will occasionally fire a slow-moving eye with an infinite range that fires tears identical to Isaac's tears.
    • (except in Repentance) The eyes fire in the direction they are traveling in.
    • (in Repentance) The eyes fire in the same direction as Isaac.

Notes[ | ]

  • The chance to fire an eye tear depends on the luck stat, and the formula used to determine the chance is:
    • At base Luck (0), the chance is 3.33%, maxing out at 10% at 20 Luck.
  • The eye has the same rate of fire and damage as Isaac. Its travel speed is also affected by Isaac's shot speed.
  • If the eyes are spawned from Character The Forgotten iconThe Forgotten's melee attack, the eyes will pick up items off the floor in the same way The Forgotten's melee attack does.
  • The eyes are not treated as familiars and therefore will not synergize with items like Collectible BFFS! iconBFFS!.
  • Eyes disappear when hitting walls, enemies, and obstacles, even if Isaac has piercing or spectral tears.

Synergies[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Collectible Astral Projection iconAstral Projection: During the time-stop period of Astral Projection, there is a chance that the eyes fired will stop in the air instead of flying in a direction, and will last indefinitely until an enemy bump into it, greatly increase the existing time of evil eyes. Triggering of Astral Projection also greatly increase fire rate, giving a higher possibility to fire eyes.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Ghost Pepper iconGhost Pepper / (in Repentance)Collectible Bird's Eye iconBird's Eye: Eye tears won't shoot fires. Instead, they make Isaac shoots fire more frequently.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Pause iconPause: After using pause, eyes will remain frozen in place even after pause's effect has ran out.
  • Homing tears: Eyes will fire homing tears; however, the eye itself will not home in on enemies.
  • Collectible Mom's Eye iconMom's Eye / Collectible Loki's Horns iconLoki's Horns: Evil Eye has a chance to be shot in the corresponding direction. (in Repentance) Eyes shot in other directions will still fire in the direction Isaac is shooting.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Spirit Sword iconSpirit Sword: Eyes swing a sword with slightly reduced range in the direction Isaac is firing.
  • Collectible Tear Detonator iconTear Detonator: All tears generated have a chance to be eyes. Eyes themselves do not detonate into six tears.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Trisagion iconTrisagion: Eyes will fire beams. Occasionally causes Trisagion beams to stay static in the air for a few seconds, dealing damage to enemies that come in contact with them.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • In many different cultures, the evil eye is a curse cast upon someone, usually by a malicious glare, which can cause them injury or misfortune.
  • The design is taken from the Nazar Boncuğu (Evil Eye Bead in Turkish). Nazar Boncuğu is a talisman used to ward off evil in Turkey.
  • The blue color, milky effect, and name may be a reference to "The Tell-Tale Heart", a poem by famous Gothic poet Edgar Allan Poe.
  • Despite having evil in the name, Evil Eye is not considered evil for the damage bonuses of Black FeatherBlack Feather.