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Sad Bombs is a passive item.


  • Upon exploding, Bombs shoot 10 tears off in every direction, similar to Tammy's Head Tammy's Head. The tears deal a flat 25 damage plus Isaac's damage and are affected by any tear modifiers Isaac has on his tears.
  • Grants five bombs.


  • The tears generated by the bombs can push other bombs. Dropping multiple Sad Bombs is not advised since they could be pushed near you.


  • Anti-Gravity Anti-Gravity: Tears will hover in place for a few seconds before dispersing.
  • Added in RepentanceBlood Bombs Blood Bombs: Gives the bombs a unique visual appearance (red tears), and changes the color of the tears shot to red.
  • Blood Clot Blood Clot: The bombs produce tears that mimic the tear last fired before explosion.
  • Bob's Brain Bob's Brain/BBF BBF/Bob's Rotten Head Bob's Rotten Head/Mr. Boom Mr. Boom: Gains the Sad Bombs effect.
  • Added in Afterbirth Brimstone Brimstone: Bombs explode into Brimstone beams in all directions.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Compound Fracture Compound Fracture/Cricket's Body Cricket's Body/The Parasite The Parasite: Bombs explode into tears that will split.
  • Added in Afterbirth / Removed in Repentance Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus/ Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: Fired bombs/missiles will explode into tears.
    • Added in Repentance Fired bombs/missiles have a chance to explode into tears. This effect occurs randomly based on the luck stat.
  • Guppy: Flies will spawn when the tears created by the bombs hit enemies.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Haemolacria Haemolacria: Bombs explode into Haemolacria tears which burst into tears.
  • Kamikaze! Kamikaze!: Tears will explode after activating the item.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: Bombs explode into knives that don't return.
  • Added in AfterbirthMultidimensional Baby Multidimensional Baby: Each tear from the bomb will be duplicated.
  • Added in AfterbirthScatter Bombs Scatter Bombs: All mini bombs gain the effect and deal full damage.
    • Added in Repentance: Tears from extra explosions deal 65% of their normal damage.
  • Technology Technology/Added in AfterbirthTech X Tech X: Bombs explode into Technology beams in all directions.


  • 20/20 20/20/The Inner Eye The Inner Eye/Mutant Spider Mutant Spider: Does not affect the amount of tears when bombs explode.
  • Added in AfterbirthExplosivo Explosivo: Tear explosions are not affected by Sad Bombs.
  • Ipecac Ipecac: Normal Ipecac shots won't explode into tears, but placed bombs will shoot Ipecac shots in every direction.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique/Added in AfterbirthMarked Marked: Tears that burst from bombs cannot be controlled.
  • My Reflection My Reflection: Tears will return to the place where the bomb exploded, not Isaac.
  • Tiny Planet Tiny Planet: Tears orbit around where the bomb exploded, not Isaac.
  • Tech.5 Tech.5: No effect.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2: Bombs only explode into tears with a slight damage reduction.

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PC 2FMF V4Z0 (Treasure room adjacent to spawn room)

PC Added in Afterbirth † Hard mode only LKW7 LT70 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PS4 FLXP FE7K (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)