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Polyphemus

Polyphemus Icon

In-Game Appearance

Captue

Tears Appearance

Polyphemustears
Poly Shot

Item Type

Passive Collectible

Pickup Quote

-

Video

Movie strip

Collection Grid:
(B,9,6)

Recharge Time:
N/A

Found:
Treasure Room

Unlocked By:
N/A

A huge cyclopean Eye.

EffectEdit

Isaac's usual head is replaced with that of a cyclops, and his tears become much larger. It also greatly reduces the fire rate(delay between shots = delay without Polyphemus * 2.1 + 3). Increases damage by four and then multiplies it by two. If tear does more damage than an enemy's life, the tear continues to travel with the extra remaining damage.

InteractionsEdit

  • The Inner Eye will retain triple shot only if Inner Eye is collected first but will also reduce the damage of each tear to a flat +5, which is the same as the effect from taking Mutant Spider with Polyphemus.
  • Picking Number One after Polyphemus will not result in the usual impressive rate of fire, but rather restore your rate of fire to normal levels.

SynergiesEdit

  • Stacks with Chocolate Milk
  • Stacks with Sacred Heart
  • Stacks with Max's Head
  • Stacks with Mutant Spider (keeping quad shot), decreases damage bonus of Polyphemus from (damage+4) times 2 to a flat +5.
  • Dr. Fetus - Higher damage, but rate of fire is greatly reduced.
  • Brimstone - Stacks, but makes charge requires longer amounts of time. However, the damage also stacks, resulting in an attack that will one hit most bosses, making even the Chest obscenely easy.
  • Mom's Knife - Like above, the damage of the knife greatly increases, allowing the player to kill all enemies and bosses extremely quickly.
  • Cupid's Arrow - Tears will pierce enemies and will not decrease in size when they kill enemies.
  • Technology - Laser increases in size and damage dramatically, covering fully a fifth of the screen, though the contact area is much smaller than the laser's appearance.
  • Technology 2 - Laser greatly increases in damage, killing most monsters very quickly.
  • Mom's Eye - Tears will always be fired from the back of Isaac's head.
    • However, Loki's Horns will not always fire from all sides when Polyphemus is collected. If Loki's Horns, Polyphemus, and Mom's Eye are all collected together, then tears will always be fired from all sides.
  • Tough Love - Tears with extra damage can hit multiple enemies

NotesEdit

  • When used with Cain, a large tear will be fired from the center (as opposed to the usual right eye).

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The name of this item is a reference to the name of The Cyclops from The Odyssey. Polyphemus was also a son of Poseidon.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Polyphemus

  • Does Polyphemus synergize with 3 dollar bill?

    5 messages
    • Yes it does, happened to me yesterday. Shoots big tears but different kinds each room. Synergized it with Brimstone at the end and pwnd every...
    • If you pick up 3 Dollar Bill, then find Polyphemus later, walk in and out of the item room until 3 Dollar Bill gives you the Inner Eye (tri...
  • Polyphemus + IPECAC

    2 messages
    • What happend's when you combine those 2?
    • Increased damage, no change in fire rate. But because it's ipecac, damage only goes from like 53.5 to 65 so it's not that much of a damage up.
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