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

Effects

  • Adds a golden tear every 20 tears fired, which causes enemies to turn gold and petrifies them for a few seconds (similar to Collectible Midas' Touch icon.png Midas' Touch) at the cost of one coin. Golden tears can still be fired if Isaac has no money.
    • Unlike other tear effects, golden tears are fired alongside regular tears rather than replacing a regular tear.
    • With multi-shot abilities, whichever tear is the 20th since previous will produce the additional golden tear.
    • Dlc nr indicator.png The golden tear does 2x normal damage.
      • Dlc r indicator.png If Isaac has no money, the golden tear does normal tear damage. If Isaac does have money, the golden tear deals 1.5x normal damage + 10.
    • Dlc nr indicator.png Enemies killed while golden will drop 1-4 coins.
      • Dlc r indicator.png Enemies killed while golden will drop 1-3 coins.
    • Dlc r indicator.png If Isaac has money, golden tears that hit enemies will drop a penny, effectively returning the cost.

Notes

  • Tears fired from items that cause multiple tears to be fired at once, e.g. Collectible 20 20 icon.png 20/20, Collectible Monstro's Lung icon.png Monstro's Lung, etc., are counted.
    • The gold tear is not duplicated by said items.
  • Character The Forgotten icon.png The Forgotten has separate tear counters for The Forgotten and Soul.
  • Using this item is an easy way of unlocking Dlc r indicator.png Collectible Golden Razor icon.png Golden Razor after obtaining 99 coins, since it drains them by just shooting and with enough patience it will reduce their count to 0.

Synergies

  • Collectible Chocolate Milk icon.png Chocolate Milk: How much the 20th tear was charged determines the size and damage of the golden tear.
  • Collectible Compound Fracture icon.png Compound Fracture / Collectible Cricket's Body icon.png Cricket's Body / Collectible The Parasite icon.png The Parasite: Golden tears will still look like coins and will still split into other golden coins when hitting obstacles.
  • Trinket Equality! icon.png Equality!: The coin lost when firing the tear can be quite useful for equalizing the pickup counter.
  • Dlc r indicator.png Collectible Humbling Bundle icon.png Humbling Bundle: Affects coins dropped from hitting enemies, allowing Isaac to potentially farm money.
  • Collectible Lachryphagy icon.png Lachryphagy: Golden tears can also be fed and will burst into split tears. Burst tears are not golden.

Interactions

  • Dlc nr indicator.png Collectible Brimstone icon.png Brimstone: Overrides Eye of Greed.
    • Dlc r indicator.png Occasionally fires a coin tear with the beam.
  • Dlc nr indicator.png Collectible Dr. Fetus icon.png Dr. Fetus: Overrides Eye of Greed.
    • Dlc r indicator.png A coin shot is fired every 20 shots, but it's very likely to hit the bomb. This makes Eye of Greed drain money over time for no benefit, unless piercing is gained.
  • Dlc nr indicator.png Collectible Epic Fetus icon.png Epic Fetus: Overrides Eye of Greed.
    • Dlc r indicator.png Occasionally fires a coin tear with the cross.
  • Collectible Fate's Reward icon.png Fate's Reward: Does not shoot coin tears.
  • Dlc nr indicator.png Collectible Flat Stone icon.png Flat Stone: No effect.
  • Dlc nr indicator.png Collectible Incubus icon.png Incubus: Does not shoot coin tears.
    • Dlc r indicator.png Incubus will fire coin tears in tandem with Isaac. His shot counter is independent of Isaac's. Coin tears still subtract from Isaac's pennies.
  • Dlc nr indicator.png Collectible Lost Contact icon.png Lost Contact: No effect.
  • Dlc nr indicator.png Collectible The Ludovico Technique icon.png The Ludovico Technique: Overrides Eye of Greed.
    • Dlc r indicator.png Isaac occasionally fires a coin tear towards the controlled tear.
  • Dlc nr indicator.png Collectible Mom's Knife icon.png Mom's Knife: Overrides Eye of Greed.
    • Dlc r indicator.png Occasionally fires a coin tear in addition to the knife.
  • Dlc nr indicator.png Collectible Technology icon.png Technology: Overrides Eye of Greed.
  • Dlc nr indicator.png Collectible Tech X icon.png Tech X: Overrides Eye of Greed.
  • Dlc r indicator.png Collectible Twisted Pair icon.png Twisted Pair: The two familiars will also fire coin tears which spend Isaac's coins. Their shot counter are independent from Isaac's.

In-game Footage

Seeds

Switch Greedier Mode Indicator.png 6GW8 CG48 (First Golden Treasure Room)


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