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Fire Mind is a passive item.


  • Tears inflict burn to enemies.
  • Tears have a chance to explode on impact with an enemy, leaving behind a fire.
    • Explosions do Isaac's current tear damage, in addition to the tear's hit.
    • Removed in Repentance The fires deal 22 damage per tick.
    • Added in Repentance Each fire deals up to 4 ticks of damage: 1st tick deals 23 damage, 2nd tick 17.3 damage, and 3rd and 4th tick 11.5 damage.
      • Added in Repentance Fires can block projectiles, up to 4 times, each time getting smaller.
        • Isaac cannot take damage from the flame, but he will take damage from the explosion.
  • Added in Afterbirth Isaac gives a wide glow lighting up dark areas, such as those under the effects of the Curse of Darkness.png Curse of Darkness or the Dark One Dark One's attacks.


  • The explosion effect chance depends on the luck stat, and goes up to 100% at 13 luck.
  • An exploding tear does not set either the hit enemy or anything in the blast range on fire.
  • Explosive and burning damage is equal to Isaac's current damage stat.
  • The flame will transform Hopper Hoppers into Flaming Hopper Flaming Hoppers.


  • Added in Afterbirth †Compound Fracture Compound Fracture/Cricket's Body Cricket's Body/Added in Afterbirth †Haemolacria Haemolacria/The Parasite The Parasite: Each fractal tear has its own chance to explode. However, if the main tear explodes, all fractal tears explode.
  • Removed in Afterbirth Death's Touch Death's Touch: Adds burn damage to the scythes, but will not cause explosions.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: All Dr. Fetus bombs will leave a flame behind after exploding, similar to the effect of Hot Bombs Hot Bombs.
  • Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: The missile will leave behind a fire.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Finger! Finger!: Finger familiar can set enemies on fire but won't cause explosions.
  • Godhead Godhead: The damaging aura can cause explosions.
  • Added in AfterbirthHost Hat Host Hat/Pyromaniac Pyromaniac: Makes Isaac immune to explosions caused by flaming tears.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Jacob's Ladder Jacob's Ladder: Sparks can set enemies on fire but won't explode.
  • Lost Contact Lost Contact: Tears can explode when they destroy an enemy's tear.
  • Piercing tears: Tears will pierce enemies and retain the chance to self-destruct each time it hits an enemy.
    • Added in Repentance Tears will pierce enemies without exploding, then self-destruct when they hit a wall or fall to the ground.
  • Added in Repentance Soy Milk Soy Milk: Explosions are smaller (similar to those of Scatter Bombs Scatter Bombs) and do not reach Isaac as easily.


  • Brimstone Brimstone: Adds burn damage to the beam, but will not cause explosions.
  • The Forgotten The Forgotten: Club turns orange and burns enemies, but doesn't cause explosions.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: Tears retain the ability to ignite enemies and explode. Tears will respawn at Isaac's location after the explosion.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: Overrides the explosion chance, but the knife can still set enemies on fire.
  • Mysterious Liquid Mysterious Liquid: Overrides the explosion chance, but tears can still set enemies on fire.
    • Added in Afterbirth When the Fire Mind tear explodes, a much larger pool of creep is left behind.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Sinus Infection Sinus Infection: Tears will still stick to enemies, but lose the booger appearance. The booger tears will not constantly burn the enemy they are stuck to.
  • Technology Technology/Technology 2 Technology 2/Tech.5 Tech.5/Added in AfterbirthTech X Tech X/Added in Afterbirth †Technology Zero Technology Zero: Adds burn damage to the beam, but will not cause explosions.
  • Added in Afterbirth † / Removed in Repentance Trisagion Trisagion: Beams can burn enemies, but won't cause explosions.

In-game Footage[]


The flame on Isaac's head when Fire Mind is obtained resembles the flame of a Psychic Horf Psychic Horf.


PC DL8L CLCC (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC VR7F GCCG (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC JZR8 QFXC (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC 8VA6 PJQS (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC P149 KNEY (First floor Treasure Room)

PC WYJG LPZC (First floor Treasure Room)

PS4 7RFL N6BV (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

Vita ZLK1 ML0R (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

3DS GY9M EL7E (First floor Treasure Room; Curse of Darkness)


Bug Bug! Removed in Repentance Fires spawned by Added in Afterbirth †Angelic Prism Angelic Prism will damage Isaac.