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Added in Afterbirth

For all Tech items, check Tech (disambiguation)

Tech X is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth.

Effects[]

  • Isaac's tears are replaced with ring-shaped lasers.
    • Shots can be charged to increase the size of the rings.
    • The rings deal damage 15 times per second. Only the outer circumference of the rings will deal damage.
    • Rings pass through obstacles and enemies. Rings have infinite range and will travel until they hit a wall.
    • Added in Repentance Damage dealt is based on the amount charged, starting at around 25% Isaac's damage and approaches 100% at maximum charge.
      • At 30.00 fire rate or above (0 tear delay or lower), charging is no longer needed and fires 30 rings per second. Higher fire rate results in higher laser damage.
        • Damage per Tick is capped at 100% Isaac's Damage, at 90.00 fire rate.

Notes[]

  • The rings are similar in appearance to the combination of The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique and Technology Technology.
  • The laser rings will linger for a brief moment upon touching a wall, allowing more damage to be dealt to enemies closer to walls.
  • The "R U A WIZARD?" pill effect does not work with Tech X.
  • Removed in Repentance Charging only increases size, not damage. It is useful for hard-to-hit enemies or hitting a wide area at once, but spamming small, uncharged shots will lead to much higher damage output.
    • Added in Afterbirth † / Removed in Repentance With the charge bars option enabled, the rings can be released immediately as the charge bar appears for easier gauging of maximum damage output.
  • Added in Repentance The maximum ring size is slightly smaller in Repentance.

Synergies[]

  • 20/20 20/20: Fires two Tech X rings instead of one. Damage down applied.
  • Brimstone Brimstone: Fires a Brimstone ring. This Brimstone ring is larger than the laser ring and has a much wider hitbox.
    • Azazel Azazel: Picking up Brimstone will still override Tech X. When you pick up Tech X as Azazel with his inherited Brimstone, Tech X does nothing at all.
      • Added in Afterbirth † As Azazel, Brimstone no longer overrides Tech X, instead Tech X overrides Azazel's Brimstone. This works quite well with Azazel's good initial damage stat and also negates his initial range penalty.
      • Added in Repentance Azazel fires a Brimstone ring instead of Tech X ring with a 35% damage penalty. If combined with Brimstone, the damage penalty is negated.
    • Removed in RepentanceBrimstone Brimstone + Technology Technology: The damage boost from Brimstone + Technology is lost, but the laser fires while charging the Brimstone ring.
      • Added in Repentance Fires a Brimstone ring coiled by a laser. Once again increases Isaac's damage by 1.5x.
    • Added in Repentance Double Brimstone Brimstone: Further increases the width of the ring, and grants +1 Damage.
  • Bookworm: Can fire an additional Tech X ring with same 25% chance.
  • Added in RepentanceC Section C Section: Overrides the charging effect, but shoots a laser ring with a fetus tear in the middle. The ring's damage is half the fetus' damage.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: Overrides the charging effect, but shoots a laser ring with a bomb in the middle. The ring's damage is Isaac's Damage.
  • Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: Each missile shoots 10 laser beams like from Technology Technology in each direction with a flat 25 damage bonus, similar to Tammy's Head Tammy's Head.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Haemolacria Haemolacria: Haemolacria tears will burst into 3-5 Tech X rings on impact. The sizes of the rings are various, but they deal 100% Isaac's Damage.
  • Added in RepentanceLost Contact Lost Contact: Tech X rings are able to block projectiles as they travel.
  • Removed in RepentanceMom's Knife Mom's Knife: Simultaneously fires the knife and laser ring(s).
    • Added in Repentance The knife is fired with a Tech X ring around it, similarly to the forgotten's club throw. The ring's damage is based on the amount charged, starting at 33% Isaac's damage and 100% at maximum charge.
  • Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung: Fires 3-5 extra rings in 30° spread. Extra rings deal from 50% to 100% damage of the main ring.
    • Added in Repentance Fire Rate is divided by 3.1.
  • Sad Bombs Sad Bombs: Bombs explode into Technology Technology beams in all directions.
  • Spoon Bender Spoon Bender: While the rings won't home in on enemies, they will bend inwards to hit enemies within each ring, resulting in a substantial damage area increase.
  • Strange Attractor Strange Attractor: Magnetic effect pulls pickups and objects to the ring, increasing accuracy.
  • Tech.5 Tech.5: Occasionally fires a linear laser while charging Tech X.
  • Removed in RepentanceTechnology Technology: Fires a linear laser while charging Tech X.
    • Added in Repentance Fires a Brimstone Brimstone ring coiled by a laser. Despite its appearance, it does not give 1.5x damage (see Brimstone Brimstone synergy above).
  • Technology 2 Technology 2: Fires a linear laser while charging Tech X.
  • Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worm: Rings take star-shape, slightly increasing its area of effect.

Interactions[]

  • Added in RepentanceAlmond Milk Almond Milk: Fires automatically upon reaching full charge. Tech X overrides most of the worm trinket effects.
  • Anti-Gravity Anti-Gravity: Only tear delay down applies.
  • Removed in RepentanceApple! Apple!: Only tears up applies, without a chance of high-damage rings.
    • Added in Repentance 4x damage will apply randomly at each damage tick depending on Isaac's luck stat.
  • Azazel Azazel: Azazel's brimstone overrides Tech X.
    • Added in Afterbirth † Tech X overrides Azazel's brimstone.
  • Added in RepentanceBrain Worm Brain Worm: No effect.
  • Blood Clot Blood Clot / Chemical Peel Chemical Peel / The Peeper The Peeper: The effects have 80% chance to be applied per damage tick.
  • Removed in RepentanceChocolate Milk Chocolate Milk: Doesn't increase damage, but reduces Isaac's tear delay by 20%.
    • Added in Repentance Overridden by Tech X.
  • Removed in RepentanceContinuum Continuum + Incubus Incubus: Incubus's laser rings cannot go through walls.
    • Added in Repentance Works as expected.
  • Cricket's Body Cricket's Body / The Parasite The Parasite / Added in Afterbirth †Compound Fracture Compound Fracture: Only stat effects, if any, apply.
  • Cursed Eye Cursed Eye: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Dead Eye Dead Eye: Prior to picking up Technology, the damage multiplier is preserved to where its at, and missing shots will not remove it. Saving and quitting the game will remove the multiplier. Picking Dead Eye after Tech X has no effect.
  • Death's Touch Death's Touch: Only stat changes apply.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Euthanasia Euthanasia: No high-damage/instant death rings.
    • Added in Repentance Effect of Euthanasia applies randomly on every tick of the ring.
  • Evil Eye Evil Eye: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Removed in RepentanceExplosivo Explosivo: Overridden by Tech X.
    • Added in Repentance Regular explosive tears may stick to enemies in contact with the laser.
  • Added in RepentanceEye of the Occult Eye of the Occult: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Fire Mind Fire Mind: Laser rings set enemies on fire and do not explode.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Flat Stone Flat Stone: Overridden by Tech X.
  • The Forgotten The Forgotten / Tainted Forgotten Tainted Forgotten: A laser ring forms around the bone toss attack. The Soul The Soul uses Tech X normally, and Tainted Soul Tainted Soul cannot use it at all.
  • Fruit Cake Fruit Cake: Only status effects granted by Fruit Cake work on the laser rings.
  • Added in RepentanceGello Gello: The familiar charges based on the distance from the target enemy. It charges more when it is further from the enemy.
  • Godhead Godhead: Damaging halo effect lost, but retain Homing effect.
  • Removed in RepentanceHead of the Keeper Head of the Keeper: Overridden by Tech X.
    • Added in Repentance The tears turn into the Tech X tears, but they still retain the chance to drop money on hit. This chance procs with every tick of damage, rather than with the rings themselves.
  • Hook Worm Hook Worm: Trajectory altering effect is not applied to the rings.
  • Removed in RepentanceHoly Light Holy Light: Overridden by Tech X.
    • Added in Repentance The rings can create beams of light.
  • Removed in RepentanceIncubus Incubus: The rings fired by the Incubus have a fixed size; charging the ring will only increase the size of the player's own rings.
    • Added in Repentance Works as expected.
  • Removed in Afterbirth †Ipecac Ipecac: Overridden by Tech X. The damage bonus is lost upon entering a different room. Still poisons enemies like Ipecac does.
    • Added in Afterbirth † / Removed in Repentance +4 damage and poisons enemies.
    • Added in Repentance Tech X ring causes an explosion on every rock or enemy it passes through.
  • Removed in RepentanceJacob's Ladder Jacob's Ladder: The rings do not spawn the sparks.
    • Added in Repentance The rings gain a light blue tint and generate sparks when hitting enemies or obstacles. A ring can generate only one spark per tick.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Lachryphagy Lachryphagy: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Removed in RepentanceLead Pencil Lead Pencil: Overridden by Tech X.
    • Added in Repentance Every 15th laser ring fired also shoots a cluster of tears.
  • Removed in RepentanceLittle Horn Little Horn: Overridden by Tech X.
    • Added in Repentance Occasionally fires a Little Horn laser ring.
  • Added in Afterbirth † / Removed in RepentanceLoki's Horns Loki's Horns: Overridden by Tech X.
    • Added in Repentance Adds a chance to fire 4 laser rings at once with 2 in front and 2 behind Isaac, each pair firing on top of each other.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Added in Repentance Technology: The ring thickens and its appearance changes.
  • Removed in RepentanceA Lump of Coal A Lump of Coal: Damage and size of the ring increases the further away it is from the player, but is actually roughly 2/3rds of tear damage up close. It takes a few tiles of distance to reach normal damage and go above it, with the maximum being 1.5x at roughly a room's width away.
    • Added in Repentance The damage is normal at point blank range but the damage increase per tile is significantly lower.
  • Removed in RepentanceMarked Marked: Only stat changes apply, no targeting effect.
    • Added in Repentance The rings are now fired automatically with ring size depending on Isaac's distance from the cursor; the further he is, the larger the rings are.
  • Removed in RepentanceMom's Eye Mom's Eye: Overridden by Tech X.
    • Added in Repentance Isaac will now sometimes fire an additional ring from his back.
  • Added in RepentanceMucormycosis Mucormycosis: Hitting enemies has a chance to stick a spore to them.
  • My Reflection My Reflection: Only stat changes apply.
  • Added in RepentanceNeptunus Neptunus: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Removed in RepentanceOuroboros Worm Ouroboros Worm: Overridden by Tech X.
    • Added in Repentance The ring inherits the homing chance benefit, without being affected by the pattern.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Parasitoid Parasitoid: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Proptosis Proptosis: The ring's damage and size substantially increase, but decreases the further it travels.
    • Added in Repentance The ring's damage and size is based on the distance from Isaac. The damage is 4.38x when Isaac is on the center of the ring, down to 1.5x.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Pop! Pop!: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Pulse Worm Pulse Worm: The ring pulsate in size between 0.67x to 1.33x over 2 second cycle.
  • Pupula Duplex Pupula Duplex: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Removed in RepentanceRubber Cement Rubber Cement: Overridden by Tech X.
    • Added in Repentance The rings bounce off walls once.
  • Added in RepentanceSaturnus Saturnus: Normal tears orbit Isaac.
  • Added in RepentanceThe Scooper The Scooper / Added in RepentanceStye Stye: The effects have 20% chance to be applied per damage tick.
  • Added in RepentanceSoy Milk Soy Milk : Fires automatically upon reaching full charge.
  • Removed in RepentanceSulfuric Acid Sulfuric Acid: Only damage up applies.
  • Tammy's Head Tammy's Head: Tammy's head fires regular tears.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Technology Zero Technology Zero: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Added in RepentanceTerra Terra: The ring can destroy Obstacles. Also greatly increases knockback.
  • Tiny Planet Tiny Planet: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Removed in RepentanceTough Love Tough Love: Overridden by Tech X.
    • Added in Repentance 3.2x damage will apply randomly at each damage tick depending on Isaac's Luck.
  • Tractor Beam Tractor Beam: Tech X overrides the beam. Any previous effects rendered moot by Tractor Beam (e.g. The Wiz The Wiz) will return.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Trisagion Trisagion: Overridden by Tech X.

In-game Footage[]

Bugs[]

Bug Bug! Removed in Afterbirth † The black ring generated from the synergy of Dr. Fetus and Tech X behaves as a Maw of the Void ring and may cause black hearts to drop.

Bug! Pageant boy overrides the visual appearance of Tech-X {| class="bug"

! Bug Bug!
|  Having Tech X with Soy Milk Soy Milk / Added in RepentanceAlmond Milk Almond Milk and Kidney Stone Kidney Stone causes Isaac unable to fire laser rings when Kidney Stone is active.
|}

Seeds[]

PC 89JM N4ST (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC 3694 LMAM (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC HQSM WLSE (Treasure Room above spawn)

PC Q2PY 8Q7N (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC NDWL 802D (First floor Treasure Room; Brimstone during Mom fight and Mutant Spider on second floor)

PC 484V V23S (Treasure Room next to spawn; three Guppy items can be found in Devil deals before the Mom fight)

PC 9T79 9VOF (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Normal mode only 7Y4F LLBG (First floor Treasure Room)

PC DEBT K816 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn, 3 Guppy items in Devil Rooms before Caves 2)

PC 4TXG EHPM (First floor Treasure Room)

Switch DKAK WGCN (First floor Treasure Room; Sacred Heart in 4th floor Angel Room)

Switch T1R6D8F2 (Second floor Treasure Room)

Switch 1XNSLQ4G (First floor Treasure Room)

XboxOne 2E8T QRM0 (6th floor Treasure Room; The D6 roll Papa Fly)

PC Added in Repentance Hard mode only 839P 2M9E (First floor Treasure Room reroll Halo of Flies)

PC Added in Repentance MX72 B7PN (First floor Treasure Room)

Ps4 8VAWXCDE

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