Isaac's Tears

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Isaac's   Tears
Removed in Afterbirth †Item icon
Added in Afterbirth †Item icon
Item altar
"Collected tears"
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Item ID
5.100.323
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Recharge Time
6 rooms 6 rooms
Item Pool
Normal and hard modes only Treasure Room Treasure Room
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Collection Grid
Added in Afterbirth / Removed in Repentance(page 3, column 18, row 4)
Removed in Afterbirth(page 4, column 8, row 2)
Added in Repentance(page 3, column 19, row 4)
Unlock Method
Isaac's Tears Defeat Isaac as Isaac

Isaac's Tears is an unlockable activated item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Each tear shot by the player increases item charge by one.
  • Upon use, fires 8 tears around Isaac, which retain the damage, range, shot speed, and most special tear effects.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The effect of 15►Tammy's Head Tammy's Head is similar to Isaac's Tears, but Isaac's Tears will not benefit from tear-replacing items like 15►Brimstone Brimstone.
  • Removed in Afterbirth † It takes 1.3 seconds to use, during which time Isaac cannot shoot tears normally.
    • Because of this it is only worth it to use Isaac's tears DPS-wise if 4 or more tears successfully land.
  • Added in Afterbirth † It takes 0.4 seconds to use, during which time Isaac cannot shoot tears normally.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Removed in Repentance15►Brimstone Brimstone / 15►Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: The item fires normal tears, although it will charge nearly instantly while the attack charges.
    • Brimstone + Added in Afterbirth †15►Lachryphagy Lachryphagy: When tears burst, they will shoot out Brimstone lasers in a fashion similar to 15►Tammy's Head Tammy's Head.
  • Added in Repentance15►Brimstone Brimstone: Rapidly charges Isaac's Tears, while firing, instead of charging.
  • Removed in RepentanceAdded in Afterbirth15►Car Battery Car Battery: No effect.
  • Removed in Repentance15►Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk: The size and damage of tears fired depend on how far Isaac has charged up his shot. For example, if Isaac has completely charged his shot, the tears fired by the item will be fully charged.
  • Added in Repentance15►Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk: Charge does not have any effect on the damage of the tear, but will still be colored like Chocolate Milk tears.
  • 15►Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: Fires normal tears.
  • 15►Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: The item fires normal tears, but charges very quickly as the crosshairs are moved.
  • Removed in Repentance15►The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: The item charges based on the tear's movement.
  • Added in Repentance15►The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: Item charges rapidly even while tear is not moving.
  • Added in Repentance15►Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: Charges the item like normal.
  • Added in Afterbirth † / Removed in Repentance15►Schoolbag Schoolbag: When Isaac's Tears is in the first active item slot, the secondary item does not charge upon clearing rooms.
  • 15►Technology Technology: Fires normal tears.
  • 15►Technology 2 Technology 2: Fires normal tears.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Seeds[edit | edit source]

PC ZGDT MHSD (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Added in Afterbirth 6D1S 92YW

Vita KFZ0 7KL3 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

Switch L79D L9S8 (Starting item as Eden)

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Bug Bug! Removed in Afterbirth † If the player has Brimstone and Chocolate Milk, the player can charge past the fully charged point, allowing the player to gain giant tears and will one-shot each boss depending on how long the player has charged.
Bug Bug! When Isaac's Tears is in the first active item slot of Added in Afterbirth †15►Schoolbag Schoolbag, the secondary item does not charge upon clearing rooms.


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