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Added in Afterbirth †

Sprinkler is an unlockable activated item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth † (Booster Pack #1).


  • Upon use, creates a stationary sprinkler that rotates and fires tears in 8 directions. The tears copy Isaac's stats and most tear effects.


  • Sprinkler's rate of fire and rotation speed depends on Isaac's tears stat.
  • Sprinkler does not do contact damage.
  • It is counted as an obstacle and will block some enemies movement, e.g: Chub Chub.

No Effect[]

The following tear effects do not apply to/are not copied by Sprinklers, although direct stat changes are applied (probably not exhaustive; needs testing):


  • 20/20 20/20 / The Inner Eye The Inner Eye / Mutant Spider Mutant Spider: The sprinkler fires multiple tears simultaneously.
  • Anti-Gravity Anti-Gravity: Sprinkler tears are affected only while Isaac is firing, and are released at the same time Isaac releases the fire button.
  • Baby-Bender Baby-Bender: The sprinkler will shoot homing tears.
  • Blood Clot Blood Clot / Chemical Peel Chemical Peel: The sprinkler will fire either normal tears or tears with the items' effects depending on which tear Isaac fired last.
  • Added in RepentanceBook of Virtues Book of Virtues: Spawns wisps on the middle ring, similar in appearance to Sprinkler. The wisps fire 3 times faster than the average wisp. The wisps fire tears in a spiral pattern, similarly to Sprinkler itself.
  • Brimstone Brimstone: The sprinkler fires somewhat short-ranged Brimstone lasers instead of tears.
  • Camo Undies Camo Undies: Isaac stays camouflaged after placing the sprinkler.
  • Car Battery Car Battery: Spawns two sprinklers on top of each other.
  • Removed in RepentanceChocolate Milk Chocolate Milk: The size and damage of the sprinkler's tears depend on Isaac's current charge amount.
  • Dead Eye Dead Eye: Sprinklers increase the damage multiplier when hitting an enemy, and do not reduce it when they miss.
  • Kidney Stone Kidney Stone: Sprinklers will fire a barrage of tears whenever Isaac does, but will not fire the stone.
  • Removed in RepentanceLead Pencil Lead Pencil: Sprinkler tears count for activation of the Lead Pencil effect. The tear burst may fire from the sprinkler or Isaac.
  • Loki's Horns Loki's Horns: The sprinkler has four eyes and simultaneously fires tears in four directions.
  • Mom's Eye Mom's Eye: The sprinkler has two eyes and simultaneously fires tears forwards and backward.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: The sprinkler fires knives instead of tears. The knives fire straight outwards, deal Removed in Repentance double / Added in Repentance 1.5x Isaac's tear damage and do not return.
    • Added in Repentance Mom's Knife + BFFS! BFFS! The knives deal double Isaac's tear damage.
  • Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung: The sprinkler fires disorganized clusters of tears.
  • Tech X Tech X: The sprinkler fires laser rings that are smaller than the central spark and have a correspondingly small hit area, which deal 100% of Isaac's damage.
  • Technology Technology: The sprinkler fires lasers instead of tears.
  • Tiny Planet Tiny Planet: Tears will travel toward and orbit Isaac, wherever he is in the room.
  • Removed in RepentanceTractor Beam Tractor Beam: The sprinkler's tears will not fire from the sprinkler itself, and will simply appear within the beam.
  • Trisagion Trisagion: Sprinklers will shoot beams.


  • BFFS! BFFS!: Sprinkler increases in size but does not do extra damage.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: The sprinkler fires bombs which can damage Isaac.
  • Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: The sprinkler fires crosshairs; missiles will strike the crosshairs after a short delay. This can damage Isaac.
  • Added in RepentanceEye of the Occult Eye of the Occult: Sprinkler's tears travel a very short distance in their original direction and can be controlled afterwards.
  • Ipecac Ipecac: The sprinkler fires explosive shots which can damage Isaac.
    • Ipecac + Dr. Fetus: The bombs fired by the sprinkler will not damage Isaac.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique / Added in RepentanceSpirit Sword Spirit Sword: The sprinkler will not fire tears at all.
  • My Reflection My Reflection: Tears fired from the sprinkler will boomerang towards Isaac instead of the sprinkler.

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Bug Bug! Removed in Repentance When switching to another active item via Schoolbag Schoolbag, sprinklers in the room will disappear.