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Isaac's Tears is an unlockable activated item.

Effects[]

  • 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[]

  • The effect of Tammy's Head Tammy's Head is similar to Isaac's Tears, but Isaac's Tears will not benefit from tear-replacing items like 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.

Synergies[]

  • Added in RepentanceBook of Virtues Book of Virtues: Summons six wisps at a time, in the middle ring. Using Isaac's Tears destroys the previous set of wisps. The wisps are automatically destroyed after three seconds.

Interactions[]

  • Removed in RepentanceBrimstone Brimstone / 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 †Lachryphagy Lachryphagy: When tears burst, they will shoot out Brimstone lasers in a fashion similar to Tammy's Head Tammy's Head.
  • Added in RepentanceBrimstone Brimstone: Rapidly charges Isaac's Tears, while firing, instead of charging.
  • Removed in RepentanceAdded in AfterbirthCar Battery Car Battery: No effect.
  • Removed in RepentanceChocolate 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 RepentanceChocolate Milk Chocolate Milk: Charge does not have any effect on the damage of the tear, but will still be colored like Chocolate Milk tears.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: Fires normal tears.
  • Removed in RepentanceEpic Fetus Epic Fetus: The item fires normal tears, but charges very quickly as the crosshairs are moved.
    • Added in RepentanceThe item charges when the crosshair is on screen, and charge speed scales with Isaac's tears stat.
  • Added in RepentanceEye of the Occult Eye of the Occult: Makes the tears controllable and able to be made most use of.
  • Removed in RepentanceThe Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: The item charges based on the tear's movement.
    • Added in Repentance The item charges even while the tear is not moving, with the speed based on Isaac's tears stat.
  • Added in RepentanceMom's Knife Mom's Knife: Charges the item like normal.
  • Added in Afterbirth † / Removed in RepentanceSchoolbag Schoolbag: When Isaac's Tears is in the first active item slot, the secondary item does not charge upon clearing rooms.
  • Added in RepentanceSpirit Sword Spirit Sword: The item fires normal tears and can be charged as fast as the sword can be swung. Doing a spin attack will fully charge Isaac's Tears.
  • Technology Technology: Fires normal tears.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2: Fires normal tears.

In-game Footage[]

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • Isaac's Tears is unique in that it's the only activated item that charges by simply firing tears.

Seeds[]

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[]

Bug Bug! Removed in Afterbirth † With Brimstone Brimstone and Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk, the attack can be charged past the fully charged point, firing massive, extremely damaging tears when Isaac's Tears is used.
Bug Bug! Added in Afterbirth † / Removed in Repentance When Isaac's Tears is in the first active item slot of Schoolbag Schoolbag, the secondary item does not charge upon clearing rooms.


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