Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Wiki

My Reflection is a passive item.

Effects[ | ]

  • 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.
  • (except in Repentance) +1.5 range.
  • (except in Repentance) +1 tear falling speed.
  • (in Repentance) 2x + 1.5 range, +1.5 damage, -1 luck.
  • 1.6x shot speed multiplier.

Interactions[ | ]

  • Collectible Anti-Gravity iconAnti-Gravity: The tears will slowly move towards Isaac instead of remaining stationary. Releasing the fire button will launch the tears as usual.
  • (in Rebirth) Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone: Overrides My Reflection.
    • (in Afterbirth and Afterbirth †) Makes the beam curve when moving. It has the same effect on Azazel's mini-brimstone and doubles the range.
    • (in Repentance) The laser makes a thin loop in front of Isaac, and fires the normal laser backwards.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Continuum iconContinuum: If tears cross the border of the room, they will move towards Isaac from their new position rather than crossing back across the border.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Compound Fracture iconCompound Fracture / Collectible The Parasite iconThe Parasite/Collectible Cricket's Body iconCricket's Body: Split tears will move towards Isaac.
  • Collectible Dr. Fetus iconDr. Fetus: Not recommended. The bombs will slide back towards Isaac after having reached a certain distance.
    • When combined with (in Repentance)Collectible Rocket in a Jar iconRocket in a Jar, the rockets will not explode unless they hit an obstacle or enemy, making this much safer.
  • Collectible Epic Fetus iconEpic Fetus: Overrides My Reflection.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Euthanasia iconEuthanasia: Needles from Euthanasia bursts will move towards Isaac.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Flat Stone iconFlat 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.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Haemolacria iconHaemolacria: 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.
  • Collectible Ipecac iconIpecac: Not recommended. The explosive tears will begin flying back towards Isaac after having reached a certain distance.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Lachryphagy iconLachryphagy: Tears will move towards Isaac and can still be fed and burst. The bursted tears will also move towards Isaac.
  • Collectible A Lump of Coal iconA Lump of Coal: The tears increase in damage as they are pulled towards Isaac.
  • Collectible The Ludovico Technique iconThe Ludovico Technique: The tear will slowly move towards Isaac, and the shot speed increase allows the tear to be moved much faster.
  • (in Afterbirth and Afterbirth †)Collectible Mom's Knife iconMom's Knife: No effect, as the knife already has this effect.
    • (in Repentance)The stat changes carry over, but the knife's trajectory does not.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Montezuma's Revenge iconMontezuma'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.
  • (except in Repentance)Collectible My Reflection iconMy Reflection: No further stat changes.
    • (in Repentance) Damage and luck changes stack, range and shot speed don't.
  • Piercing tears: Despite the piercing effect, tears cannot damage the same enemy multiple times.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Pop! iconPop!: Tears constantly swarm around Isaac, quickly filling the room.
  • Collectible Proptosis iconProptosis: At base tear size, tears disappear before they can return to Isaac.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Pupula Duplex iconPupula Duplex: Tears will spin like boomerangs, the effect is purely cosmetic.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Revelation iconRevelation: The laser makes a thin loop in front of Isaac, and fires the normal laser backwards.
  • Collectible Rubber Cement iconRubber Cement: Isaac's tears will continually be pulled towards him, effectively reducing the chances that tears will bounce.
  • Collectible Spoon Bender iconSpoon Bender: If tears are close enough to an enemy, it will home in and damage them. If not, they will return to Isaac.
  • Collectible Strange Attractor iconStrange 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.
  • (in Rebirth)Collectible Technology iconTechnology: Overrides My Reflection.
    • (in Afterbirth and Afterbirth †)Makes the beam curve when moving.
    • (in Repentance) The laser makes a thin loop in front of Isaac, and fires the normal laser backwards.
  • (in Rebirth)Collectible Technology 2 iconTechnology 2 / Collectible Tech.5 iconTech.5
    • (in Afterbirth and Afterbirth †)Tears return to character and the beams curve when moving.
    • (in Repentance) The laser makes a thin loop in front of Isaac, and fires the normal laser backwards.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Tech X iconTech X: Stat effects of My Reflection remain but the boomerang effect does not.
  • Collectible Tiny Planet iconTiny Planet: The orbital tears will move faster to stay in orbit around Isaac, making aiming easier.
  • (in Afterbirth †)Collectible Trisagion iconTrisagion: Makes the beams much longer as they move away from and then back towards Isaac.
    • (in Repentance) The beams are in the form of a thin loop which cover a larger area, and the beams return to Isaac.
  • Whip WormWhip Worm: Further increases shot speed, making Isaac's tears travel much farther forward before returning to Isaac.

In-game footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • 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.
    • (in Repentance) The Luck Down inflicted by the item is 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.
  • 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).