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The Common Cold is a passive item.

Effects[ | ]

  • Adds a chance to shoot poison tears, dealing damage over time when inflicted.
    • (in Rebirth) The poison randomly hits either 2 or 3 times, dealing a total of 4 or 6 damage.
    • (except in Rebirth) The poison hits 2 times, dealing a total of 2x Isaac's damage.

Notes[ | ]

  • The chance to fire poison tears depends on the luck stat, and the formula used to determine the chance is:
    • At base luck (0), the chance is 25%, maxing out at 100% at 12 luck.

Synergies[ | ]

Interactions[ | ]

  • Collectible Ipecac iconIpecac/Collectible Scorpio iconScorpio: Overrides The Common Cold.
  • (in Afterbirth and Afterbirth †)Collectible Serpent's Kiss iconSerpent's Kiss: Both poison effects work, but poison caused by Common Cold will not cause Black HeartBlack Heart drops. There is no way to tell which poison is applied.
  • Pinky EyePinky Eye: Activation rates are individually applied to each tear, effectively allowing for higher amounts of poison tears. However at 12 Luck, the trinket will not do anything for Isaac as The Common Cold is guaranteed to make every tear poisoned at that point.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • In the original The Binding of Isaac, this item also belonged to the Devil Room pool.
  • In the original game, this item was unlocked by collecting two of the following items in one run: Collectible Roid Rage iconRoid Rage, Collectible The Virus iconThe Virus, Collectible Growth Hormones iconGrowth Hormones

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