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Disambig.png This article is about Isaac's primary weapon. For the attribute of the same name that governs the rate of fire, see Tears. For debuffs that can be inflicted on monsters, see Status Effects.

Tear Effects modify Isaac's primary weapon — tears. A few of the most common tear effects are listed below.

Effects[]

Effect Appearance Description
Homing Collectible Spoon Bender tears.png Completely diverts from their original path to seek nearby enemies. The distance homing tears can travel is determined by the range stat.
Piercing Collectible Cupid's Arrow tears.png Can travel through enemies (but not obstacles) without breaking on impact. Once a single target or a segment of an enemy has been hit by a piercing tear, it can no longer take damage from that tear.
Removed in Repentance However, piercing effects also remove knockback.
Spectral Collectible Ouija Board tears.png Can travel through obstacles (but not enemies) without breaking on impact. Spectral tears can be used to safely dispatch most types of monsters from behind obstacles, or over them in combination with flying.
Allows tears to pass through both enemies and obstacles if combined with Piercing.
Bouncing Boucing tear.png Makes tears bounce off walls, enemies and environmental objects. Tears that bounce off of enemies bounce in random directions, whereas tears that bounce off of walls and other objects bounce directly back. When tears bounce from enemies, they become able to hit the same enemy again should they bounce off of another enemy or obstacle.

Homing[]

Activated Items that grant homing tears[]

Name ID Icon Quote Description Added in Repentance Quality
Telepathy for Dummies 5.100.192
Telepathy for Dummies
2 rooms
Temporary psychic shot Gives homing tears for the current room. Added in Repentance Also gives +3 range. 1

Passive Items that grant homing tears[]

Name ID Icon Quote Description Added in Repentance Quality
Godhead 5.100.331 Godhead God tears Removed in Repentance Grants homing tears with a damaging halo. +0.5 Damage, -0.3 Tears -0.3 Shot Speed, +0.8 Tear Height, and +1.2 Range.
Added in Repentance Grants homing tears with a damaging halo. +0.5 Damage, -0.3 Tears -0.3 Shot Speed, and +0.8 Tear Height.
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Sacred Heart 5.100.182 Sacred Heart Homing shots + DMG up Removed in Repentance Adds a Red Heart Container. Grants homing tears, a x2.3 Damage multiplier, +1 flat Damage, -0.4 Tears, -0.25 Shot Speed, and +4.125 Range.
Added in Repentance Adds a Red Heart Container. Grants homing tears, a x2.3 Damage multiplier, +1 flat Damage, -0.4 Tears, and -0.25 Shot Speed.
4
Spoon Bender 5.100.3 Spoon Bender Homing shots Grants Isaac homing tears. 3
Added in Afterbirth † Hallowed Ground 5.100.543 Hallowed Ground Portable sanctuary Spawns a white poop familiar, which turns into a White Poop White Poop when Isaac is hurt. White poop has an aura that increases tear fire rate and can block enemy shots. Added in Repentance The aura also increases damage b 20% and gives homing. 1
Added in Repentance C Section 5.100.678 C Section Fetus shots Replaces tears with fetuses that chase down enemies and deal contact damage. Each shot requires a brief charge up. 4
Added in Repentance Star of Bethlehem 5.100.651 Star of Bethlehem Follow the light Spawns a star familiar that slowly travels towards the Boss Room Boss Room, giving an aura that increases damage and tears and grants homing tears. 3

Trinkets that grant homing tears[]

Name ID Icon Quote Description
Added in Afterbirth † Nose Goblin 5.350.98 Nose Goblin Seems magic... Chance to fire a homing booger that sticks to enemies and deals damage over time.
Added in Afterbirth † Ouroboros Worm 5.350.96 Ouroboros Worm Foop foop! Tears travel in a large spiral pattern and gain spectral, with a small chance to gain homing. Added in Repentance Also adds +0.4 Tears.

Cards that grant homing tears[]

Name ID Icon Message Description
I - The Magician 5.300.2 I - The Magician May you never miss your goal Removed in Repentance Grants homing tears for the current room.
Added in Repentance Grants homing tears and +3 Range for the current room.

Familiars that fire homing tears[]

Name ID Icon Quote Description Added in Repentance Quality
Little Steven 5.100.100 Little Steven Psychic friend Spawns a familiar who follows Isaac around and fires homing tears. 1
Added in Afterbirth Seraphim 5.100.390 Seraphim Sworn friend Spawns an angel familiar which follows Isaac and fires homing tears which deal 10 damage and have 75% shot speed. 3

Trinkets that grant Familiars homing tears[]

Name ID Icon Quote Description
Added in Afterbirth † Baby-Bender 5.350.127 Baby-Bender Feed them magic! Grants Isaac's familiars homing shots.

Piercing[]

Passive Items that grant piercing tears[]

Name ID Icon Quote Description Added in Repentance Quality
Cupid's Arrow 5.100.48 Cupid's Arrow Piercing shots Grants Isaac piercing tears that travel through enemies (but not obstacles) instead of breaking on impact with them. 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
Death's Touch 5.100.237 Death's Touch Piercing shots + DMG up +1.5 damage, -0.3 tears. Tears are replaced with large piercing scythes. 3
Sagittarius 5.100.306 Sagittarius Piercing shots + speed up Increases speed by +0.2 and grants piercing tears. 3
Technology 5.100.68 Technology Laser tears Replaces tears with a piercing laser with unlimited range. 3
Added in Afterbirth † Eye of Belial 5.100.462 Eye of Belial Possessed tears! Grants piercing tears. After piercing one enemy, tears start homing and deal double damage. 3
Added in Afterbirth † Trisagion 5.100.533 Trisagion Smite thy enemy Damage down. Tears are replaced with piercing white blasts of light that can damage the same enemy multiple times. 2
Added in Repentance C Section 5.100.678 C Section Fetus shots Replaces tears with fetuses that chase down enemies and deal contact damage. Each shot requires a brief charge up. 4

Familiars that fire piercing tears[]

Name ID Icon Quote Description Added in Repentance Quality
Robo-Baby 5.100.95 Robo-Baby Friends 'till the bbbbzzzt Spawns a familiar that shoots 15►Technology Technology lasers. 1
Robo-Baby 2.0 5.100.267 Robo-Baby 2.0 We worked out all the kinks Spawns a familiar that fires lasers at any enemy in its line of sight and moves based on the direction Isaac is firing tears. 1

Trinkets that grant piercing tears[]

Name ID Icon Quote Description
Push Pin 5.350.31 Push Pin Piercing shots Adds a 10% chance to shoot a piercing and spectral tear.

Spectral[]

Passive Items that grant spectral tears[]

Name ID Icon Quote Description Added in Repentance Quality
Dead Dove 5.100.185 Dead Dove Flight + spectral tears Grants spectral tears and flight. 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
Ouija Board 5.100.115 Ouija Board Spectral tears Grants spectral tears that travel through obstacles (but not enemies) instead of breaking on impact with them. 2
Spirit of the Night 5.100.159 Spirit of the Night Scary Grants spectral tears and flight. 3
Tiny Planet 5.100.233 Tiny Planet Orbiting tears + range up Massively increases Range and grants spectral tears. Tears orbit around Isaac at a fixed distance until they hit the ground. 0
Added in Afterbirth Continuum 5.100.369 Continuum Transcendent tears Grants spectral tears and increases range. Tears travel through walls and appear at the opposite side of the room. 2
Added in Afterbirth Pupula Duplex 5.100.379 Pupula Duplex Wide shot Gives Isaac spectral tears and gives his tears a wide arc shape, increasing their size. 2
Added in Afterbirth The Wiz 5.100.358 The Wiz Double wiz shot! Tears simultaneously fire out of both eyes diagonally, similar to the effect of the R U a Wizard? pill. Isaac's tears also travel above all obstacles. 1
Added in Repentance C Section 5.100.678 C Section Fetus shots Replaces tears with fetuses that chase down enemies and deal contact damage. Each shot requires a brief charge up. 4

Familiars that fire spectral tears[]

Name ID Icon Quote Description Added in Repentance Quality
Ghost Baby 5.100.163 Ghost Baby Spectral buddy Spawns a familiar that follows Isaac around and fires spectral tears. 1
Robo-Baby 5.100.95 Robo-Baby Friends 'till the bbbbzzzt Spawns a familiar that shoots 15►Technology Technology lasers. 1

Trinkets that grant spectral tears[]

Name ID Icon Quote Description
Push Pin 5.350.31 Push Pin Piercing shots Adds a 10% chance to shoot a piercing and spectral tear.
Ring Worm 5.350.11 Ring Worm Woop woop! Isaac fires in a fast spiraling pattern. Added in Repentance Also grants +0.4 Tears and spectral tears.
Wiggle Worm 5.350.10 Wiggle Worm Wiggle waggle! Isaac's tears travel in a wave-like pattern. +0.4 Tears up. Added in Repentance Also grants spectral tears.
Added in Afterbirth † Ouroboros Worm 5.350.96 Ouroboros Worm Foop foop! Tears travel in a large spiral pattern and gain spectral, with a small chance to gain homing. Added in Repentance Also adds +0.4 Tears.

Bouncing[]

Passive Items that grant bouncing tears[]

Name ID Icon Quote Description Added in Repentance Quality
Rubber Cement 5.100.221 Rubber Cement Bouncing tears Tears bounce off walls, enemies, and environmental objects. 3

Trinkets that grant bouncing tears[]

Name ID Icon Quote Description
Added in Afterbirth † Super Ball 5.350.99 Super Ball Boing! Makes tears have a chance to bounce off enemies and obstacles.


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