Evil Eye

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Added in Afterbirth

Not to be confused with Cain's Eye Cain's Eye or 15►Cain's Other Eye Cain's Other Eye.

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

Effect[edit | edit source]

  • Isaac will occasionally fire a slow-moving eye with an infinite range that fires tears identical to Isaac's tears in the direction that Isaac is firing.
    • The chance is affected very slightly by luck and never gets very high.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The eye has the same rate of fire and damage as Isaac.
  • The direction of the eye's tears is affected by the direction the eye is traveling in.
  • If the eyes are spawned from The Forgottens Melee attack, the eyes will pick up items off the floor in the same way The Forgottens melee attack does.
  • The eyes are not treated as familiars and therefore will not synergize with items like 15►BFFS! BFFS!.
  • Eyes disappear when hitting walls, enemies, and obstacles, even if Isaac has piercing or spectral tears.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Added in Repentance15►Astral Projection Astral 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.
  • Homing tears: Eyes will fire homing tears; however, the eye itself will not home in on enemies.
  • Added in Afterbirth †15►Pop! Pop!: Eyes will fire eyeball tears but cannot be knocked around by them.
  • Added in Afterbirth †15►Trisagion Trisagion: 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.
  • Items that reduce shot speed, such as 15►Dead Onion Dead Onion, can be beneficial, as eyes will stay on the screen longer.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • 15►20/20 20/20/15►Cursed Eye Cursed Eye/15►The Inner Eye The Inner Eye/15►Mutant Spider Mutant Spider: No effect; the eyes will still fire single tears.
  • Added in Afterbirth †15►Angelic Prism Angelic Prism: Eyes that hit the prism will be destroyed. Tears that the eyes fire will split if they travel through the prism.
  • Azazel Azazel: No effect.
  • 15►Ball of Bandages Ball of Bandages/15►Cube of Meat Cube of Meat/15►Dry Baby Dry Baby: Blocks the Evil Eye, making it hard to use.
  • 15►Brimstone Brimstone: Overrides Evil Eye.
  • 15►Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk: The tears fired by the eyes match Isaac's current charge. The eyes will not charge shots; they will continually fire in the direction that Isaac is aiming in.
  • 15►Continuum Continuum: Eyes will still disappear when hitting walls; however, they will fire tears that can travel through walls.
  • 15►Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: Overrides Evil Eye.
  • 15►Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: Overrides Evil Eye.
  • Added in Repentance15►Eye of the Occult Eye of the Occult: The eye itself cannot be controlled, but the tears it shoots can be.
  • 15►Incubus Incubus: Incubus cannot fire eyes.
  • 15►Ipecac Ipecac: Tears fired by eyes can damage Isaac.
  • Added in Afterbirth †15►Lead Pencil Lead Pencil: Eyes will fire barrages of tears every 15 times they fire their own tears.
  • 15►Lil Gurdy Lil Gurdy: Destroys eyes if it touches them.
  • 15►The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: No effect.
  • 15►Marked Marked: Tears shot from the eye shoot in the direction that Isaac is moving the cursor towards, not at the cursor.
  • 15►Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: Overrides Evil Eye.
  • 15►Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung: Eyes spawn more often but only fire one tear at a time.
  • Added in Afterbirth †15►Sprinkler Sprinkler: Sprinkler cannot fire eyes.
  • 15►Technology Technology: Overrides Evil Eye.
  • 15►Technology 2 Technology 2: Eyes only fire normal tears.
  • 15►Tech X Tech X: Overrides Evil Eye.
  • 15►Tiny Planet Tiny Planet: Eyes travel straight forward, and tears fired by eyes orbit around Isaac.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 Feather.

Seeds[edit | edit source]

PC 3KKG ENQN (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn, surrounded by rocks and spikes)

PC Added in Afterbirth † Normal and hard modes only CRL7 416S (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Added in Repentance Hard mode only 098C CGRG (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)


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