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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.

Effect[ | ]

  • Monsters, pickups, and trinkets are magnetically attracted to the player character's tears.
    • (except in Rebirth) This also applies to Isaac's bombs.
    • (in Repentance) Tears increase in magnetization as they travel, pulling enemies and items with less force at first but becoming stronger when they land.
    • The effect may not affect certain immobile enemies; Round WormRound Worms will start to vibrate in the presence of multiple magnetic tears, but will not change their position, HostHosts will only be attracted when readying to launch an attack.

Notes[ | ]

  • Extra caution must be taken when using this item, as the attraction effect will pull small, lightweight monsters like Boom FlyBoom Flies towards the character very fast and in an unpredictable manner, with the consequent risk of taking damage.

Synergies[ | ]

  • Collectible Brimstone iconBrimstone: Enemies and pickups are sucked towards the beam, increasing accuracy significantly.
  • Collectible Dr. Fetus iconDr. Fetus: Enemies are sucked towards bombs, increasing accuracy and making enemies easier to kill.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Explosivo iconExplosivo: When the shot sticks to an enemy, every enemy near it will be attracted to them.
  • Collectible Godhead iconGodhead: Enemies will be pulled into Godhead's damaging aura, increasing the aura's effectiveness at causing damage.
  • Collectible Ipecac iconIpecac: Enemies and pickups are pulled towards the shots, increasing accuracy. The color of shots and their explosive effect is a darker green.
  • Collectible The Ludovico Technique iconThe 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.
  • Collectible Mom's Knife iconMom's Knife: Enemies are pulled towards the knife. The effect is minor while not firing and much stronger while the knife is launched.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Nose GoblinNose Goblin/(in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Sinus Infection iconSinus 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.
  • (in Repentance) Character Tainted Forgotten iconTainted Forgotten: Tainted Forgotten attracts enemies, putting them in range of his bone club attack.
  • Collectible Technology iconTechnology/Collectible Technology 2 iconTechnology 2/Collectible Tech.5 iconTech.5: The beam will attract enemies, often sucking them into the beam and holding them there.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Tech X iconTech X: Enemies and pickups are attracted to the outer ring, increasing accuracy.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Tractor Beam iconTractor Beam: The lack of random spread and momentum-based trajectories on tears makes the way enemies are pulled around more predictable.

Interactions[ | ]

  • Collectible Anti-Gravity iconAnti-Gravity: The magnetic effect is stronger when multiple tears are stacked in the same position.
  • Collectible Cricket's Body iconCricket's Body/(in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Compound Fracture iconCompound Fracture: Since tears will split into more tears, all traveling different directions, enemies will be randomly moved around.
  • Collectible Epic Fetus iconEpic Fetus: Overrides Strange Attractor.
    • (except in Rebirth) Enemies get drawn towards the target mark on the ground, ensuring that the missile will hit.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Explosivo iconExplosivo: Enemies will be pulled toward the stuck on tears, dragging them helplessly or grouping them for the explosion.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Haemolacria iconHaemolacria: Enemies and pickups are attracted to the main tear, but not burst tears.
  • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Lachryphagy iconLachryphagy: Enemies will often get sucked into tears, making it more difficult to feed tears or let them burst.
  • Collectible Monstro's Lung iconMonstro'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.
  • Collectible The Parasite iconThe 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.
  • Collectible Rubber Cement iconRubber 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.
  • Collectible Soy Milk iconSoy Milk: The rapid tears will pull enemies quickly and erratically around the room. Not recommended.
  • Collectible Tiny Planet iconTiny Planet/(in Repentance)Collectible Immaculate Heart iconImmaculate Heart: The orbiting tears will cause enemies to be pulled towards Isaac. Not recommended.

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