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Bloody Tear
  • Bloody Tear item sprite
Stack digit 2.pngStack digit 0.png
Use time45 (Very slow)
TooltipSummons the Blood Moon
'What a horrible night to have a curse.'
RarityRarity level: 2
Research3 required
Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Blood EelDesktop and Mobile versionsBlood EelBlood Eel14% Desktop version
0.5% Mobile version
Blood ZombieDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
(Blood Moon Variant)
Blood ZombieBlood Zombie
11% Desktop version
0.5% Mobile version
ClownClown.pngClown11% Desktop version
0.5% Mobile version
DripplerDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsDripplerDrippler11% Desktop version
0.5% Mobile version
Hemogoblin SharkDesktop and Mobile versionsHemogoblin SharkHemogoblin Shark14% Desktop version
0.5% Mobile version
Wandering Eye FishDesktop and Mobile versionsWandering Eye FishWandering Eye Fish14% Desktop version
0.5% Mobile version
Zombie MermanZombie Merman.pngZombie Merman14%
EntitySpecial dropRate
The BrideDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsThe BrideThe BrideBloody TearBloody TearDesktop and Mobile versions(During Blood Moon only)20% Desktop version
11.1% Mobile version
The GroomThe Groom.pngThe GroomBloody TearBloody TearDesktop and Mobile versions(During Blood Moon only)20% Desktop version
11.1% Mobile version

The Bloody Tear is a consumable item used to summon a Blood Moon. It can only be used at night; attempting to use it during the day will not commence the Blood Moon and will not consume the item. Likewise, the Bloody Tear cannot be used during a Blood Moon.

It is dropped with a 1*1/100 (1%) / 0.5*1/200 (0.5%) chance for normal Blood Moon enemies, a 4*1/25 (4%) / 0.5*1/200 (0.5%) chance by the Wandering Eye Fish, Zombie Merman, Blood Eel, and Hemogoblin Shark, a 20*1/5 (20%) / 11.11*1/9 (11.11%) chance by The Groom and The Bride, and a 50*1/2 (50%) / 100*1/1 (100%) / 11.11*1/9 (11.11%) by Dreadnautilus.


  • If the player wants a Slap Hand, they can hold on to a Bloody Tear until they find a Skeleton Merchant. They then can use the Bloody Tear, allowing the Skeleton Merchant to sell a Slap Hand.
  • Since a Blood Moon cannot happen at the same time as a New Moon, using the Bloody Tear on a New Moon will cause it to change into a Waxing Crescent. This can be useful for acquiring Phase-dependent content faster.
  • Attempting to use a Bloody Tear during the Frost Moon or Pumpkin Moon will not spawn a Blood Moon, but will still consume the Bloody Tear. If you use the Bloody Tear during a Blood Moon, the tear will not be consumed, and will not change the Blood Moon in any way.


  • The tooltip is a reference to Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, in which the game would show the same text whenever it became night. The name of the item comes from a track in Castlevania II known as "Bloody Tears".
  • Bloody Tears will only drop if it is night and during a Blood Moon. Thus, any Blood Moon enemies killed after the Blood Moon ends will not drop a Bloody Tear. Also, statue-spawned enemies do not drop Bloody Tears.