Tractor Beam

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Tractor   Beam
Item icon
Item altar
"Controlled tears"
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Item ID
5.100.397
Character Appearance
Character appearance
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Collection Grid
Added in Afterbirth † / Removed in Repentance(page 4, column 12, row 2)
Removed in Afterbirth †(page 4, column 12, row 2)
Added in Repentance(page 4, column 13, row 2)
Added in Afterbirth

Tractor Beam is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • A beam appears directly in front of Isaac in the direction that his head is facing. Isaac's tears travel in the path of the beam.
    • When Isaac moves or turns his head, tears that are mid-flight will snap to the beam.
  • +0.5 tears.
  • +5.25 range.
  • +0.16 shot speed.
  • +0.5 tear height.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This item prevents the player from firing tears at angles using momentum.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • 15►Anti-Gravity Anti-Gravity: Tears that are still hovering can be pushed in the direction Isaac is aiming by walking into them.
  • 15►Cricket's Body Cricket's Body: All splash tears will follow the beam, effectively tripling damage.
  • Conjoined transformation: The 2 split shots will instead follow the beam, making it easier to hit enemies with. Essentially increases DPS.
  • 15►Continuum Continuum: The tears will re-appear directly in front of Isaac and continue their flight path after going off screen.
  • Homing tears: The tears will stay in the line but slow down at the location of the monster.
  • 15►Kidney Stone Kidney Stone: Tear barrage and stone will follow the beam.
  • Added in Afterbirth †15►Lachryphagy Lachryphagy: Tears can still be fed and will still burst. Burst tears will travel along the beam.
  • 15►Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: Teleports the knife when aiming in a different direction after you shot the knife.
  • 15►Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung: All tears are fired along the beam but at different heights.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Ouroboros Worm Ouroboros Worm: The tears follow a straight path, ignoring the spiral pattern, the tears also stall at a specific point giving a greater chance to land tears.
  • 15►The Parasite The Parasite: All splash tears will follow the beam. If combined with 15►20/20 20/20 will result in absurdly strong knockback, capable of pushing almost any boss away with incredible force.
    • If all shots connect, effective damage will be multiplied by 2 + log2(damage), rounded down.
  • Added in Afterbirth †15►Pop! Pop!: Tears stick along the tractor beam even when they slow down and collide, capable of creating a dense line of shots.
  • 15►Rubber Cement Rubber Cement: Tears will follow the beam until they bounce off of something, then they will leave the beam.
  • Added in Afterbirth †15►Sinus Infection Sinus Infection: Once the booger falls off the enemy, Isaac can loosely control it by moving and firing in different directions, and make it stick to another enemy.
  • Added in Afterbirth †15►Sprinkler Sprinkler: Tears fired by the sprinkler will follow Isaac's beam, increasing damage output.
  • Added in Repentance15►Sumptorium Sumptorium: Tears shot by blood clots will follow the beam.
  • 15►Tiny Planet Tiny Planet: The tears will no longer orbit Isaac, but still gain the range increase and spectral tears.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Added in Afterbirth †15►Analog Stick Analog Stick: Tears cannot be fired diagonally; however, stat effects apply.
    • Added in RepentanceCan be used as expected together, at least with an analog stick.
  • 15►Brimstone Brimstone: Overridden by Brimstone. Stat effects apply
  • 15►Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: After firing a bomb and moving, the bomb will have a homing-style effect towards the beam, but will not stay directly on the beam. Not recommended, as changing directions while firing will cause the bomb to reel back to Isaac at high speed, making self-damage very likely.
  • 15►Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: Overridden by Epic Fetus.
  • Added in Afterbirth †15►Euthanasia Euthanasia: Needles fired will follow beam; however, burst needles will not.
  • Removed in Afterbirth † 15►Explosivo Explosivo: Explosivo's tears will become "entangled" when sticking on an enemy, causing them to jump from the tractor beam to the enemy and vice versa every frame. The tear will explode only once either at the beam or the enemy.
  • 15►Guillotine Guillotine: The beam will visually follow Isaac's head as it orbits, but tears will still stay centered relative to Isaac's body.
  • Added in Afterbirth †15►Haemolacria Haemolacria: Fired tears will travel along the beam; however, the burst tears will not.
  • Hook Worm Hook Worm: The beam overrides the worm's tear movement effect, but keeps the +10 range.
  • Removed in Repentance 15►Incubus Incubus: The Incubus tears aren't affected by the beam, but the beam will still be there.
    • Incubus + Monstro's Lung: Incubus's tear barrage will follow the beam.
  • Added in Repentance 15►Incubus Incubus: The Incubus tears will follow the beam.
  • Added in Afterbirth †15►Lead Pencil Lead Pencil: Tears fired will follow beam; however, tear barrage will not follow the beam.
  • 15►The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: Overridden by The Ludovico Technique.
  • 15►Marked Marked: Tears will only fire in cardinal directions.
  • 15►Multidimensional Baby Multidimensional Baby: The beam only affects the original tears, not the duplicated ones.
  • 15►Tammy's Head Tammy's Head: Tractor Beam does not affect the tears created by Tammy's Head.
  • 15►Tech X Tech X: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Removed in Repentance15►Technology Technology: Overridden by Technology.
    • Added in Repentance The beam becomes unaffected by Isaac's momentum.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This item is a reference to tractor beams in science fiction, often depicted as beams of energy that can be used to move objects.

Seeds[edit | edit source]

PC Normal and hard modes only 9333 LT34 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Normal mode only 2J1M 978K (Treasure Room below to spawn)


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