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(in Repentance)

Ocular Rift is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance.

Effects[ | ]

  • Gives Isaac a chance to fire tears that create rifts where they land, which damage nearby enemies and pull in enemies, pickups, and tears/shots from all sources for 2 seconds.
    • Rifts deal 0.5x Isaac's damage twice each tick (3x Isaac's damage per second), and enemy shots pulled into the rift will damage other enemies.
    • The size of the rift increases with Isaac's damage.

Notes[ | ]

  • The chance to fire a rift tear depends on the luck stat, and the formula used to determine the chance is: [1]
    • At base Luck (0), the chance is 5%, maxing out at 20% at 15 Luck.
  • Not recommended for Boss Mother secondphase ingameMother fight as the rift accelerates inbound projectiles, making them harder to dodge.

Tips[ | ]

  • Rift tears can be used to move pickups that might be located behind spikes.
    • Placement of the rifts is easier with items which provide a degree of control over tears, e.g. Collectible Eye of the Occult iconEye of the Occult.
  • Because the pull of Ocular Rift affects enemy shots, it can be used defensively to dismantle the curtains of bullets that Isaac would otherwise have to dodge. This is especially useful for bosses like Boss Hush ingameHush and Boss Delirium ingameDelirium.

Synergies[ | ]

  • Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone: Rifts may appear where a brimstone beam hits rock, walls or enemies.
  • Collectible The Parasite iconThe Parasite / Collectible Compound Fracture iconCompound Fracture: Causes many smaller rifts to also spawn.
  • Collectible The Ludovico Technique iconThe Ludovico Technique: Each tick of damage has chance of creating rift, which will be slightly bigger in size.
  • Collectible Tech X iconTech X: Rifts may appear where a laser ring hits rock, walls or enemies.
  • Collectible Technology iconTechnology / Collectible Technology 2 iconTechnology 2: Rifts may appear where a laser hits rock, walls or enemies.
  • Collectible Trisagion iconTrisagion: May spawn a line of rifts where the laser travels.

Interactions[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • In Antibirth, this item was called Oculus Rift, a reference to the virtual reality headset brand of the same name; this potentially was changed due to copyright issues.
    • Its tear chance would also directly scale with Luck, being 100% at 13 Luck.
  • This item´s description is likely a reference to a quote by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche which goes "Stare long enough at the abyss and it will stare back at you"

References[ | ]