Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Wiki

My Reflection is a passive item.


  • Isaac's tears travel a short distance, then reverse direction and return to Isaac.
    • The tears are constantly pulled towards Isaac; if Isaac moves after shooting, the tears will always return to him.
  • Removed in Repentance +1.5 range.
  • Added in Repentance 1.6x+1.5 range.
  • 1.6x shot speed multiplier.
  • +1 tear height.


  • Anti-Gravity Anti-Gravity: The tears will slowly move towards Isaac instead of remaining stationary. Releasing the fire button will launch the tears as usual.
  • Brimstone Brimstone: Overrides My Reflection.
    • Added in Afterbirth Makes the beam curve when moving. It has the same effect on Azazel's mini-brimstone and doubles the range.
    • Added in Repentance The laser makes a thin loop in front of Isaac, and fires the normal laser backwards.
  • Added in AfterbirthContinuum Continuum: If tears cross the border of the room, they will move towards Isaac from their new position rather than crossing back across the border.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Compound Fracture Compound Fracture / The Parasite The Parasite/Cricket's Body Cricket's Body: Split tears will move towards Isaac.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: Not recommended. The bombs will slide back towards Isaac after having reached a certain distance.
    • When combined with Added in RepentanceRocket in a Jar Rocket in a Jar, the rockets will not explode unless they hit an obstacle or enemy, making this much safer.
  • Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: Overrides My Reflection.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Euthanasia Euthanasia: Needles from Euthanasia bursts will move towards Isaac.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Flat Stone Flat Stone: Tears bounce away from and then back towards Isaac. However, unless you have range ups, this generally results in tears slowing down then dissipating rather than actually returning.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Haemolacria Haemolacria: Range becomes extremely high, making Haemolacria tears follow Isaac for a long time before hitting the ground. Burst tears do not have a boomerang effect.
  • Ipecac Ipecac: Not recommended. The explosive tears will begin flying back towards Isaac after having reached a certain distance.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Lachryphagy Lachryphagy: Tears will move towards Isaac and can still be fed and burst. The bursted tears will also move towards Isaac.
  • A Lump of Coal A Lump of Coal: The tears increase in damage as they are pulled towards Isaac.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: The tear will slowly move towards Isaac, and the shot speed increase allows the tear to be moved much faster.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: No effect, as the knife already has this effect.
  • Added in RepentanceMontezuma's Revenge Montezuma's Revenge: Causes the beam range behind Isaac to become significantly increased as well as having a short range similar to Azazel's beam in front of him. This greatly eases the use of this item allowing for high DPS.
  • My Reflection My Reflection: No further stat changes.
  • Piercing tears: Despite the piercing effect, tears cannot damage the same enemy multiple times.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Pop! Pop!: Tears can still bounce off of each other but will try to return to Isaac.
  • Proptosis Proptosis: At base tear size, tears disappear before they can return to Isaac.
  • Added in RepentancePupula Duplex Pupula Duplex: Tears will spin like boomerangs, the effect is purely cosmetic.
  • Added in RepentanceRevelation Revelation: The laser makes a thin loop in front of Isaac, and fires the normal laser backwards.
  • Rubber Cement Rubber Cement: Isaac's tears will continually be pulled towards him, effectively reducing the chances that tears will bounce.
  • Spoon Bender Spoon Bender: If tears are close enough to an enemy, it will home in and damage them. If not, they will return to Isaac.
  • Strange Attractor Strange Attractor: Not recommended. While it may make it easier to hit enemies, it also makes it much easier for them to be attracted to Isaac, surrounding him.
  • Technology Technology: Overrides My Reflection.
    • Removed in RepentanceMakes the beam curve when moving.
    • Added in Repentance The laser makes a thin loop in front of Isaac, and fires the normal laser backwards.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2 / Tech.5 Tech.5
    • Removed in RepentanceTears return to character and the beams curve when moving.
    • Added in Repentance The laser makes a thin loop in front of Isaac, and fires the normal laser backwards.
  • Added in AfterbirthTech X Tech X: Stat effects of My Reflection remain but the boomerang effect does not.
  • Tiny Planet Tiny Planet: The orbital tears will move faster to stay in orbit around Isaac, making aiming easier.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Trisagion Trisagion: Makes the beams much longer as they move away from and then back towards Isaac.
  • Whip Worm Whip Worm: Further increases shot speed, making Isaac's tears travel much farther forward before returning to Isaac.

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  • This item is a reference to the concept of a mirror breaking when being looked into, usually played as a joke on ugly characters being 'so ugly they break the mirror'.
    • This may be a commentary on Isaac's poor self-esteem.
    • This item may also be a secondary reference to the superstition of a broken mirror causing seven years of bad luck.
  • In his first post-Repentance Lore Stream, Edmund McMillen stated that Isaac's visual appearance (ie: the crescent shape on his forehead) is simply a reference to the shape of boomerangs, as the item causes Isaac's tears to come back to him like the movement pattern of a boomerang.
    • Some have also drawn parallels to the visual appearance of the titular protagonist of the anime Sailor Moon, in which Sailor Moon has a crescent shape upon her forehead. This is likely coincidence, however.
  • In the same lore stream, McMillen explained that the reason Isaac's tears return to him is simply due to the idea of attacking a mirror, with the tears being reflected backwards similarly to how shiny surfaces (such as mirrors) reflect light.
  • This item is the only one to apply a multiplier to Isaac's shot speed, instead of a plain bonus.
  • This item is used in Suicide King (challenge #7) and Slow Roll (challenge #15).


PC 92WX MC2Y (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Added in Repentance 6KO4 NJBJ (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PS4 MHSM 639B (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

Vita Y6WG 4J4Y (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

3DS VDHH BLGY (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

Switch Normal mode only XB8K KRMF (First floor Treasure Room ; East from Start)