Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Wiki
Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Wiki
Health Damage Tears Range Speed Luck Hidden Attributes

Shot Speed Stat Icon.png Shot Speed is the attribute that governs how quickly an individual tear travels and is represented by a speeding ball.

Removed in Repentance Shot Speed also affects the effective range of the tears. As the range stat determines how long tears will stay in the air (and not distance traveled), a lesser shot speed reduces effective range.

Added in Repentance Shot Speed no longer affects the effective range of tears and now only determines their velocity.

Shot speed measures the velocity of each tear in contrast to the Tears stat, which measures tear frequency.

  • All characters start with the same shot speed except for Samson Samson, who has 1.31 shot speed, and Eden Eden, whose shot speed can be anywhere between 0.75 and 1.25.
  • Items that reduce shot speed cannot lower it past 0.6.


  • A higher shot speed will increase the directional knockback of enemies hit by the tears.
  • Having a high shot speed is not always desirable. While a high shot speed means enemies are easier to aim at, Removed in Repentance and effective range is increased , it also means more knockback, which can make enemies move in unpredictable ways, potentially damaging Isaac and making it harder to land consecutive shots. Some items will also directly benefit from low shot speed, such as Added in Afterbirth †Trisagion Trisagion, and particularly items that grant homing tears, such as Godhead Godhead and Spoon Bender Spoon Bender.

Items that affect shot speed[]

Active Items[]

Name ID Icon Quote Description Added in Repentance Quality
Added in Afterbirth † Dataminer 5.100.481
4 rooms
109 Displaces enemy sprites for the current room, randomly increases one stat and decreases another. 0

Passive Items[]

Name ID Icon Quote Description Added in Repentance Quality
Blue Cap 5.100.342 Blue Cap HP + tears up + shot speed down Gives one full Red Heart container, +0.7 tears, and -0.16 shot speed. Added in Repentance Heals 2 additional hearts of health. 3
Cat-O-Nine-Tails 5.100.165 Cat-O-Nine-Tails Shot speed + damage up +1 damage, +0.23 shot speed. 3
Dead Onion 5.100.336 Dead Onion Toxic aura tears Grants piercing and spectral tears. Increases tear size (without increasing damage) while greatly reducing range and shot speed. 3
Eve's Mascara 5.100.310 Eve's Mascara DMG up, tears + shot speed down Doubles damage, halves tears stat, and greatly reduces shot speed. 1
Experimental Treatment 5.100.240 Experimental Treatment Some stats up, some stats down Removed in Afterbirth † Randomly increases and decreases some of Isaac's stats.
Added in Afterbirth † Increases four random stats and decreases the other two.
Godhead 5.100.331 Godhead God tears Grants homing tears with a damaging halo. +0.5 damage, -0.3 tears, +1.2 range, -0.3 shot speed, +0.8 tear height. 4
Lost Contact 5.100.213 Lost Contact Shielded tears Isaac's tears can hit and destroy enemy projectiles. -0.16 shot speed. 2
Magic 8 Ball 5.100.194 Magic 8 Ball Shot speed up +0.16 shot speed, spawns a random tarot card. Added in Repentance Increases the chance of finding a Planetarium. 1
Missing No. 5.100.258 Missing No. Syntax error Randomizes all passive items and stats upon pickup and at the start of each succeeding floor. 2
My Reflection 5.100.5 My Reflection Boomerang tears Gives Isaac's tears a boomerang effect. +1.5 range, +1 tear height, x1.6 shot speed multiplier. 0
Sacred Heart 5.100.182 Sacred Heart Homing shots + DMG up Grants homing tears, x2.3 damage multiplier, +1 flat damage, +4.125 range, +0.75 tear height, -0.4 tears, -0.25 shot speed, a red Heart Container and replenishes all Red Hearts. 4
Safety Pin 5.100.339 Safety Pin Evil + range + shot speed up Grants one Black Heart, +5.25 range, +0.5 tear height, +0.16 shot speed. 1
Screw 5.100.255 Screw Tears + shot speed up +0.5 tears, +0.2 shot speed. 3
Speed Ball 5.100.143 Speed Ball Speed + shot speed up +0.3 speed, +0.2 shot speed. 2
Stem Cells 5.100.176 Stem Cells HP + shot speed up Grants one full Red Heart container and +0.16 shot speed. 1
Toothpicks 5.100.183 Toothpicks Tears + shot speed up +0.7 tears, +0.16 shot speed. 3
Torn Photo 5.100.341 Torn Photo Tears + shot speed up +0.7 tears, +0.16 shot speed. 3
Added in Afterbirth Crown of Light 5.100.415 Crown of Light The untainted gain power +2 soul hearts. While Isaac has no empty red hearts, grants 2x damage, +5.25 range, and -0.3 shot speed. Regardless of health, the crown deactivates for the current room when Isaac takes damage. 4
Added in Afterbirth Tractor Beam 5.100.397 Tractor Beam Controlled tears Increases Tears, Range, and Shot Speed. Isaac emits a beam from his face that his tears are bound to. 2
Added in Afterbirth † Dark Prince's Crown 5.100.442 Dark Prince's Crown Loss is power When at exactly one Red Heart, increases tears, range, tear height, and shot speed. 1
Added in Repentance A Bar of Soap 5.100.564 A Bar of Soap Tears + shot speed up Gives Isaac +0.5 Tears and +0.2 Shot Speed. 3
Added in Repentance Binge Eater 5.100.664 Binge Eater All you can eat +1 Red Heart Container and fully heals Isaac. Item pedestals cycle between their initial item and one of several food items, and picking up food items grants a temporary damage boost and a permanent boost to 2 stats (different for each one) in addition to their normal effects. Food items will also heal 2 additional Red Hearts when picked up. 3
Added in Repentance Candy Heart 5.100.671 Candy Heart Power of love Gives Isaac a permanent stat boost whenever he heals with red heart pickups. 2
Added in Repentance Eye of the Occult 5.100.572 Eye of the Occult DMG up + range up + controlled tears Isaac's tears are now controlled mid-flight with tear controls. Also increases damage and range, but decreases shot speed. 3
Added in Repentance Sausage 5.100.669 Sausage All stats up Adds a Red Heart Container, fully heals Isaac, and gives +0.2 Speed, +0.5 Damage, +0.5 Tears, +1.5 Range, +0.2 Shot Speed, and +1.0 Luck. 3
Added in Repentance Soul Locket 5.100.686 Soul Locket Power of faith Gives Isaac a permanent stat boost whenever he picks up a soul heart. 2


Name ID Icon Quote Description
Whip Worm 5.350.27 Whip Worm Wooosh! Increases shot speed by 0.5, increasing effective range.
Added in Afterbirth Lazy Worm 5.350.66 Lazy Worm Pft Increases range by 4 and decreases shot speed by .4.


  • Added in Afterbirth In co-op, Long Baby will occasionally briefly increase range, shot speed, and tear height. Dark Baby will occasionally briefly increase all stats, including shot speed.
  • Added in Afterbirth † The Added in Afterbirth †Era Walk Era Walk card decreases shot speed and increases speed for the current room.