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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 of his tears.
    • (in Repentance) Tears from this item have a +5 flat damage bonus.

Notes[ | ]

  • The effect of Collectible Tammy's Head iconTammy's Head is similar to Isaac's Tears, but Isaac's Tears will not benefit from tear-replacing items like Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone.
  • (in Rebirth and 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.
    • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) It takes 0.4 seconds to use, during which time Isaac cannot shoot tears normally.
    • (in Repentance) It takes 0.1 seconds to use, short enough that it usually will not interrupt shooting tears normally.

Synergies[ | ]

  • (in Repentance) Collectible The Book of Belial iconThe Book of Belial + Collectible Birthright iconBirthright as Character Judas iconJudas / Character Dark Judas iconDark Judas: Fires a ring of 10 tears instead of 8, the tears are piercing and spectral, and the tears deal 1.4 * Judas' damage, plus a flat 5.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Book of Virtues iconBook 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.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Car Battery iconCar Battery: The damage of tears from the item is doubled.

Interactions[ | ]

  • Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone / Collectible Mom's Knife iconMom's Knife:
    • (in Rebirth and Afterbirth) The item fires normal tears, although it will charge nearly instantly while the attack charges.
    • (in Afterbirth †) Fires normal tears. Charges at the same rate as Isaac's fire rate while charging Brimstone/Mom's Knife.
    • (in Repentance) Fires normal tears. Charges when firing Brimstone/Mom's Knife.
    • Brimstone + (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Lachryphagy iconLachryphagy: When tears burst, they will shoot out Brimstone lasers in a fashion similar to Collectible Tammy's Head iconTammy's Head.
  • (in Afterbirth and Afterbirth †)Collectible Car Battery iconCar Battery: No effect.
  • Collectible Chocolate Milk iconChocolate Milk:
    • (except in Repentance) 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.
    • (in Repentance) Charge does not have any effect on the damage of the tear, but will still be colored like Chocolate Milk tears.
  • Collectible Dr. Fetus iconDr. Fetus: Fires normal tears.
  • Collectible Epic Fetus iconEpic Fetus:
    • (except in Repentance) The item fires normal tears, but charges very quickly as the crosshairs are moved.
    • (in Repentance) The item charges even while the crosshair is not moving, with the speed based on Isaac's tears stat.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Eye of the Occult iconEye of the Occult: Makes the tears controllable and able to be made most use of.
  • Collectible The Ludovico Technique iconThe Ludovico Technique:
    • (except in Repentance) The item charges based on the tear's movement.
    • (in Repentance) The item charges even while the tear is not moving, with the speed based on Isaac's tears stat.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Spirit Sword iconSpirit 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.
  • Collectible Technology iconTechnology: Fires normal tears.
  • Collectible Technology 2 iconTechnology 2: Fires normal tears.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Trisagion iconTrisagion: Fires Trisagion beams.
    • (in Repentance) Does not gain the additional +5 damage.

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Gallery[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

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

Bugs[ | ]

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