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(in Afterbirth † and Repentance)

Lead Pencil is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth †.

Effects[ | ]

  • After every 15 tears fired, Isaac will fire a low range burst of 12 tears at once, in a similar fashion to Collectible Monstro's Lung iconMonstro's Lung.
    • (except in Repentance) Tears in the barrage deal double damage.
  • Tears will fire only from Isaac's right eye.
  • (in Repentance) Fired tears have a 50% chance to be colored red.

Notes[ | ]

  • Lead Pencil gives characters other than Character Cain iconCain the same special properties that he has when it comes to one-eye items like Collectible Blood Clot iconBlood Clot.
  • (except in Repentance) Tears fired from items that cause multiple tears to be fired at once e.g. Collectible 20 20 icon20/20, Collectible Mutant Spider iconMutant Spider, etc. are counted.
    • (in Repentance) Each tear fired from Collectible Monstro's Lung iconMonstro's Lung still count towards triggering the barrage, but only if Isaac does not have any tear modifying items, such as Collectible Technology iconTechnology.

Synergies[ | ]

  • Collectible Blood Clot iconBlood Clot: The tears from the barrage will always have the bonus damage from Blood Clot.
  • Collectible Compound Fracture iconCompound Fracture/Collectible Cricket's Body iconCricket's Body/Collectible The Parasite iconThe Parasite: All tears from the barrage split.
  • Collectible Haemolacria iconHaemolacria: Fires a barrage of Haemolacria tears, all of which will burst.
  • Collectible Lachryphagy iconLachryphagy: Tears tend to clump together, becoming one giant tear which splits into 8 large tears. When tears burst, they can also spawn barrages of tears that can be fed.
  • Collectible Pop! iconPop!: Causes burst tears to remain in the room for much longer, forming a soft barrier of sorts, which enemies must survive through to reach Isaac.
  • (in Repentance)Torn CardTorn Card: Decreases shot requirement by 1. Lead Pencil will fire every 14th shot, with Torn Card quickly following at 15th.
  • Collectible Trisagion iconTrisagion: Fires a barrage of beams.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible The Scooper iconThe Scooper: All tears benefit from the damage bonus granted by The Scooper.
  • (except in Repentance)Collectible Sprinkler iconSprinkler: Sprinkler tears count for activation of the Lead Pencil effect. The tear burst may fire from the sprinkler or Isaac.

Interactions[ | ]

  • (except in Repentance)Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone: Overrides Lead Pencil.
    • (in Repentance) The effect from Lead Pencil fires as separate tears from Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone.
  • Collectible Dr. Fetus iconDr. Fetus: Overrides Lead Pencil.
    • (in Repentance) The Lead Pencil tears fire alongside the bombs.
  • Collectible Epic Fetus iconEpic Fetus: Overrides Lead Pencil.
  • (except in Repentance) Character Lilith iconLilith: No effect, as Lilith is inherently Blindfolded.
    • (in Repentance) Firing with Collectible Incubus iconIncubus will now activate Lead Pencil.
  • Collectible Loki's Horns iconLoki's Horns: Lead Pencil can fire in any of the cardinal directions if it fires at the same time as Loki's Horns.
  • (except in Repentance)Collectible The Ludovico Technique iconThe Ludovico Technique: The tear blinks red, but the effect is entirely cosmetic.
    • (in Repentance) Isaac's body will fire the lead pencil shot toward where the controlled tear is located at a regular time interval
  • Collectible Incubus iconIncubus: Fires red tears like Blood Clot with Cain, but without increased damage.
    • (in Repentance) Incubus is capable of firing the barrage of tears like Isaac.
  • (except in Repentance)Collectible Mom's Knife iconMom's Knife: Overrides Lead Pencil.
    • (in Repentance) A barrage of tears is fired alongside Collectible Mom's Knife iconMom's Knife every 15 Knife throws.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Spirit Sword iconSpirit Sword: The effect from Lead Pencil fires separately to (in Repentance)Collectible Spirit Sword iconSpirit Sword slashes.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Sprinkler iconSprinkler: No effect.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Stye iconStye: The tears from the barrage will never have the bonus damage from Stye.
  • (except in Repentance)Collectible Technology iconTechnology: Overrides Lead Pencil.
    • (in Repentance) A barrage of tears is fired alongside Collectible Technology iconTechnology every 15 shots.
  • (except in Repentance)Collectible Technology 2 iconTechnology 2: Overrides Lead Pencil and disables normal tears entirely, even if not playing as Cain.
    • (in Repentance) Replaces tears with lasers similar to Technology. These are shot from the eye that shoots Technology 2, dealing damage alongside the Technology 2 beam.
  • Collectible Tech X iconTech X: Overrides Lead Pencil.
    • (in Repentance) Every 15th laser ring fired also shoots a cluster of tears.
  • Collectible Tiny Planet iconTiny Planet: The burst follows Tiny Planet's circular trajectory with minimal range, hitting the ground almost immediately.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • Though the pencil is in Isaac's right eye, it blocks tears from firing out of his left eye.


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