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Disambig.png This article is about the Strange Attractor item. For a similar item, see Magneto. For a related trinket, see Broken Magnet.

Strange Attractor is a passive item.


  • Monsters, pickups, and trinkets are magnetically attracted to the player character's tears.
    • Added in Afterbirth This also applies to Isaac's bombs.
      • Added in Repentance Items will be attracted to where the magnetic tear lands.
    • The effect may not affect certain immobile enemies; Round Worm Round Worms will start to vibrate in the presence of multiple magnetic tears, but will not change their position, Host Hosts will only be attracted when readying to launch an attack.


  • Extra caution must be taken when using this item, as the attraction effect will pull small, lightweight monsters like Boom Flies towards the character very fast and in an unpredictable manner, with the consequent risk of taking damage.
  • Added in Repentance This item has been reworked and doesn't function like usual anymore. Now tears will attract only when the tear lands on the ground/sticks to an enemy.


  • Brimstone Brimstone: Enemies and pickups are sucked towards the beam, increasing accuracy significantly.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: Enemies are sucked towards bombs, increasing accuracy and making enemies easier to kill.
  • Added in AfterbirthExplosivo Explosivo: When the shot sticks to an enemy, every enemy near it will be attracted to them.
  • Godhead Godhead: Enemies will be pulled into Godhead's damaging aura, increasing the aura's effectiveness at causing damage.
  • Ipecac Ipecac: Enemies and pickups are pulled towards the shots, increasing accuracy. The color of shots and their explosive effect is a darker green.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: Enemies, items, and even most bosses will be sucked to the single floating tear, dealing constant damage while keeping Isaac well away from harm, making this combination extremely effective in almost all scenarios.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: Enemies are pulled towards the knife. The effect is minor while not firing and much stronger while the knife is launched.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Nose Goblin Nose Goblin/Added in Afterbirth †Sinus Infection Sinus Infection: Attraction effect will remain on the booger shot stuck to an enemy. This can drag the enemy across the whole room until they reach one wall and get stuck on it, effectively disabling their normal movement.
  • Added in Repentance Tainted Forgotten Tainted Forgotten: Tainted Forgotten attracts enemies, putting them in range of his bone club attack.
  • Technology Technology/Technology 2 Technology 2/Tech.5 Tech.5: The beam will attract enemies, often sucking them into the beam and holding them there.
  • Added in AfterbirthTech X Tech X: Enemies and pickups are attracted to the outer ring, increasing accuracy.
  • Added in AfterbirthTractor Beam Tractor Beam: The lack of random spread and momentum-based trajectories on tears makes the way enemies are pulled around more predictable.


  • Cricket's Body Cricket's Body/Added in Afterbirth †Compound Fracture Compound Fracture: Since tears will split into more tears, all traveling different directions, enemies will be randomly moved around.
  • Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: Overrides Strange Attractor.
    • Added in Afterbirth Enemies get drawn towards the target mark on the ground, ensuring that the missile will hit.
  • Added in AfterbirthExplosivo Explosivo: Enemies will be pulled toward the stuck on tears, dragging them helplessly or grouping them for the explosion.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Haemolacria Haemolacria: Enemies and pickups are attracted to the main tear, but not burst tears.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Lachryphagy Lachryphagy: Enemies will often get sucked into tears, making it more difficult to feed tears or let them burst.
  • Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung: Due to the high concentration of tears, enemies will be pulled towards Isaac at great force; in certain cases, enough force will be generated to pull enemies through rocks. This can greatly increase accuracy but depending on enemies' movements and positions can also damage Isaac.
  • The Parasite The Parasite: Enemies will be pulled towards both fired tears and split tears. However, because they both travel in opposite directions, the split tears' magnetic effects tend to cancel each other out.
  • Rubber Cement Rubber Cement: Due to tears being reflected, enemies tend to be pulled towards Isaac with much force. Additionally, the random angle of tears being reflected results in erratic enemy movement. Not recommended.
  • Soy Milk Soy Milk: The rapid tears will pull enemies quickly and erratically around the room. Not recommended.
  • Tiny Planet Tiny Planet/Added in RepentanceImmaculate Heart Immaculate Heart: The orbiting tears will cause enemies to be pulled towards Isaac. Not recommended.

In-game Footage[]



PC LSWD Z9J8 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Added in Afterbirth DGLC R2Q9 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Added in Repentance OHTV 63MH (First floor Treasure Room)

PS4 P826 3Z71 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

Vita NB4V 1CDX (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)