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Added in Afterbirth †(page 4, column 10, row 2)
Removed in Afterbirth †(page 4, column 10, row 2)
Added in  Afterbirth

Tech X is a passive item added in Afterbirth.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Isaac's tears are replaced with ring shaped lasers.
    • Shots can be charged to increase the size of the rings.
    • 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.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The rings are similar in appearance to the combination of The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico TechniqueThe Ludovico Technique Icon.pngInstead of firing tears, Isaac controls one floating tear that hover over obstacles. This tear deals constant damage when held in place over an enemy. and Technology TechnologyTechnology Icon.pngReplaces tears with a piercing laser with unlimited range..
  • 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.
  • 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 † With the charge bars option enabled, the rings can be released immediately as the charge bar appears for easier gauging of maximum damage output.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Brimstone BrimstoneBrimstone Rebirth Icon.pngTears are replaced by a laser beam that pierces through all enemies and obstacles in its path and deals high damage. Can only be fired after a short charge-up period.: Fires a brimstone circle instead of a tech circle.
    • 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, and the two interact normally.
    • Brimstone + Technology TechnologyTechnology Icon.pngReplaces tears with a piercing laser with unlimited range.: The damage boost from Brimstone+Technology is lost, but the laser fires while charging the brimstone ring.
  • Chocolate Milk Chocolate MilkChocolate Milk Icon.pngGrants charged tears that deal greater damage when fully charged.: Reduces the charge time. No effect on damage.
  • Continuum ContinuumContinuum Afterbirth Icon.png+2.25 Range Up. +1.5 Tear Height. Isaac's tears travel through walls and appear out of the opposite wall. Isaac's tears also travel over rocks and objects.: The ring will go over the wall and come out the opposite one.
    • Continuum +Incubus IncubusIncubus Icon.pngA demonic familiar that follows Isaac and shoots tears identical to Isaac's in terms of damage, range, fire rate, and effects.: Incubus's laser rings cannot go through walls.
  • Diplopia DiplopiaDiplopia Icon.pngOne time useDuplicates all pickups and item pedestals in the room.: Picking up 2 copies of Tech X will cause two rings to fire instead of one, similar to the 20/20 effect.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. FetusDr. Fetus Icon.pngTears are replaced by bombs that benefit from bomb-enhancing effects and slide for a fixed time after being fired.: Shoots a laser ring with a bomb in the middle. Overrides the charging effect, replacing it with normal firing mode. Sometimes killed enemies will drop black hearts.
  • Epic Fetus Epic FetusEpic Fetus Icon.pngIsaac's tears are replaced with guided missiles, like those used by the Doctor's Remote.: Each missile shoots 10 laser beams like from Technology TechnologyTechnology Icon.pngReplaces tears with a piercing laser with unlimited range. in each direction, similar to Tammy's Head.
  • Eve's Mascara Eve's MascaraEve's Mascara Icon.pngDoubles damage, halves tears stat, and greatly reduces shot speed.: Laser rings move slower, increasing damage as enemies spend more time in the laser.
  • Lost Contact Lost ContactLost Contact Icon.pngEvery tear has a small shield which will allow it to block one enemy projectile.: The rings have a chance to block enemy shots.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's KnifeMom's Knife Rebirth Icon.pngIsaac's tears are replaced by a knife that pierces enemies, can travel through obstacles, and can hurt enemies while Isaac is holding it. Holding down the fire button before firing increases its range and power.: Simultaneously fires the knife and laser ring(s).
    • Mom's Knife +Incubus IncubusIncubus Icon.pngA demonic familiar that follows Isaac and shoots tears identical to Isaac's in terms of damage, range, fire rate, and effects.: Allows the Incubus to fire laser rings as fast as the player can press and release the fire button.
    • Mom's Knife +Brimstone BrimstoneBrimstone Rebirth Icon.pngTears are replaced by a laser beam that pierces through all enemies and obstacles in its path and deals high damage. Can only be fired after a short charge-up period.: Fires the knife and a brimstone ring, then a barrage of knives depending on how long it was charged.
  • Monstro's Lung Monstro's LungMonstro's Lung Icon.pngIncreases damage and grants a charged shot that fires multiple tears in the same fashion as Monstro.: Extra laser rings with different sizes depending on how long Isaac charges it are fired, will increase charge time.
  • Spoon Bender Spoon BenderSpoon Bender Icon.pngGrants Isaac homing tears.: 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 AttractorStrange Attractor Rebirth Icon.pngPickups, trinkets, and monsters are magnetically attracted to Isaac's tears.: Magnetic effect pulls pickups and objects to the edge of the ring, increasing accuracy.
  • Technology TechnologyTechnology Icon.pngReplaces tears with a piercing laser with unlimited range./Tech.5 Tech.5Tech.5 Rebirth Icon.pngGrants a unlimited range piercing laser with random rate of fire that does not replace tears. The laser might occasionally fire with the effect of a random item or trinket, such as Hook Worm, Spoon Bender or Tiny Planet.: Equips both laser systems.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2Technology 2 Icon.pngDecreases damage and replaces right eye tears with a unlimited range, piercing laser which fires continuously.: Equips both laser systems with the damage down from Technology 2.
  • Wiggle Worm Wiggle WormWiggle Worm Icon.pngGives Isaac's shots a wave-like trajectory. +0.3 Tears up.: Replaces the outer laser ring with a star-shaped oval, slightly increasing its area of effect.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Anti-Gravity Anti-GravityAnti-Gravity Icon.png-2 Tear Delay. Tears float in position until firing ceases, after which they will fly off in the direction they were shot in.: Only tear delay down applies.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Apple! Apple!Apple! Icon.pngIncreases tears. Adds a chance to fire a high-damage razor blade.: Only tears up applies, without a chance of high-damage rings.
  • Azazel: Azazel's brimstone overrides Tech X.
    • Added in Afterbirth † Tech X overrides Azazel's brimstone.
  • Cricket's Body Cricket's BodyCricket's Body Icon.pngGrants -1 Tear Delay and reduces Range. When tears hit an object or deplete their range, they spawn 4 smaller tears, whose Range and Damage scale with Isaac's./The Parasite The ParasiteThe Parasite Icon.pngIsaac's tears split in two when they hit something./Added in Afterbirth †Compound Fracture Compound FractureCompound Fracture Icon.pngIncreases range. Tears turn into bones, which shatter into 1-3 bone shards upon hitting an enemy or obstacle.: Only stat effects, if any, apply.
  • Cursed Eye Cursed EyeCursed Eye Icon.pngGrants charged tears that can be fired in a tight burst of four. Getting hit while charging will teleport Isaac into another room.: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Evil Eye Evil EyeEvil Eye Afterbirth Icon.pngWhile firing tears, Isaac has a chance to fire an eye across the screen with a very slow shot speed, which will fire tears of its own in the same direction as Isaac. The eye will be destroyed if it comes into contact with an enemy or obstacle.: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Euthanasia EuthanasiaEuthanasia Icon.pngAdds a chance to fire needles. If a needle kills an enemy, it bursts into more needles.: No high-damage/instant death rings.
  • Explosivo ExplosivoExplosivo Icon.pngIsaac's tears have a chance to stick to enemies and explode.: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Fire Mind Fire MindFire Mind Icon.pngGrants flaming tears that deal burning damage over time. Tears have a chance to explode on impact with an enemy, which creates a fire at the location of the explosion.: Laser rings set enemies on fire and do not explode.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Flat Stone Flat StoneFlat Stone Icon.pngTears bounce off the floor. Tears that hit an enemy after bouncing deal splash damage to all nearby enemies for 25% of Isaac's tear damage.: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Fruit Cake Fruit CakeFruit Cake Icon.pngIsaac's tears gain a random effect that changes every shot.: Only status effects granted by Fruit Cake work on the laser rings.
  • Godhead GodheadGodhead Icon.pngIncreases damage and range while reducing tears and shot speed. Grants homing tears and tears gain a damaging halo.: Damaging halo effect lost, behavior of rings identical to Spoon Bender Spoon BenderSpoon Bender Icon.pngGrants Isaac homing tears. synergy.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Haemolacria HaemolacriaHaemolacria Icon.pngTears are now fired in an arc. Upon hitting the floor, an obstacle, or an enemy, they burst into many smaller tears in all directions. Increases tear delay.: Haemolacria tears will burst into 3-5 Tech X rings on impact.
  • Head of the Keeper Head of the KeeperHead of the Keeper Icon.pngIsaac's tears become coins and now have a chance to drop pennies on the floor upon successfully hitting an enemy.: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Holy Light Holy LightHoly Light Icon.pngIsaac has a random chance to fire a Holy tear, which, when it hits an enemy, will spawn a Crack the Sky-style light beam on the same enemy, dealing damage.: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Ipecac IpecacIpecac Icon.pngReplaces tears with explosive and poisoning projectiles fired in an arc from the mouth.: Overridden by Tech X. Lose the damage bonus given by Ipecac on next room. Still poisons enemies like Ipecac does.
    • Added in Afterbirth † +4 damage and poisons enemies.
  • Incubus IncubusIncubus Icon.pngA demonic familiar that follows Isaac and shoots tears identical to Isaac's in terms of damage, range, fire rate, and effects.: 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 Afterbirth †Lachryphagy LachryphagyLachryphagy Icon.pngIsaac's tears decelerate as they travel. Upon stopping or hitting an obstacle, they burst into 8 tears in all directions. Tears can be fired into other tears to feed them, increasing their damage.: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Lead Pencil Lead PencilLead Pencil Icon.pngAfter every 15 tears fired, Isaac will fire a high-damage cluster of tears.: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Little Horn Little HornLittle Horn Icon.pngAdds a chance to fire a piercing tear that instantly kills any enemy that it touches.: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Loki's Horns Loki's HornsLoki's Horns Icon.pngGives a random chance for projectiles to fire in all 4 cardinal directions.: Overridden by Tech X.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico TechniqueThe Ludovico Technique Icon.pngInstead of firing tears, Isaac controls one floating tear that hover over obstacles. This tear deals constant damage when held in place over an enemy.: Overridden by Tech X.
  • A Lump of Coal A Lump of CoalA Lump of Coal Icon.pngThe more distance tears travel, the more damage they will do.: Damage and size of the ring increases the further away it is from the player, but is actually roughly 2/3rds of base 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.
  • Marked MarkedMarked Icon.pngIsaac will now fire tears automatically directed at a red target on the ground which is controlled by the player. This allows for a full 360 degree tear firing radius. Can be overridden by other tear modifiers such as Mom's Knife or Brimstone.: Only stat changes apply, no targeting effect.
  • Mom's Eye Mom's EyeMom's Eye Rebirth Icon.pngAllows Isaac to fire tears from the back of his head.: Overridden by Tech X.
  • My Reflection My ReflectionMy Reflection Icon.pngGives Isaac's tears a boomerang effect, and increases range and shot speed.: Only stat changes apply.
  • Proptosis ProptosisProptosis Rebirth Icon.pngTears start out massive with high damage, and then shrink down and become weaker over a short range.: The ring's damage and size substantially increase, but decreases the further it travels.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Pop! Pop!Pop! Icon.pngReplaces Isaac's tears with eyeballs that can bounce off of each other. The eyeballs are not limited by range, and will instead dissipate when they stop moving or when hitting an enemy or obstacle.: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Pupula Duplex Pupula DuplexPupula Duplex Icon.pngTransforms Isaac's tears into a wide arc shape which gives them a much larger hitbox. Gives Isaac spectral tears which allows them to travel through objects in the environment (i.e. rocks).: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Rubber Cement Rubber CementRubber Cement Icon.pngTears bounce off walls, enemies, and environmental objects.: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Sulfuric Acid Sulfuric AcidSulfuric Acid Icon.pngIncreases damage. Adds a chance to fire acidic tears which can destroy obstacles.: Only damage up applies.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Technology Zero Technology ZeroTechnology Zero Icon.pngConnects Isaac's tears with electricity that can damage enemies.: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Tiny Planet Tiny PlanetTiny Planet Icon.pngRange up and makes shot tears revolve around Isaac until they drop.: Overridden by Tech X.
  • Tough Love Tough LoveTough Love Rebirth Icon.pngAdds a chance to shoot a tooth instead of a tear, which deals greater damage than regular tears.: No high damage rings.
  • Tractor Beam Tractor BeamTractor Beam Icon.pngIsaac emits a beam from his face. Isaac's tears travel in the path of the beam.: Tech X overrides the beam. Any previous effects rendered moot by Tractor Beam (e.g. The Wiz) will return.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Trisagion TrisagionTrisagion Icon.pngTears are replaced with piercing white blasts of light.: Overridden by Tech X.
  • The Wiz The WizThe Wiz Icon.pngTears simultaneously fire out of both eyes diagonally, similar to the effect of the R U A Wizard? pill. Isaac's tears also travel above all obstacles.: Shoots two rings diagonally simultaneously.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 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  7Y4F LLBG (First floor treasure room) (Both modes)

 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 Caves 2 angel room)

 Switch  T1R6D8F2 (second floor treasure room)

 XboxOne  2E8T QRM0 (Treasure room Necropolis II, D6 Roll Papa Fly)

 Switch  1XNSLQ4G (First treasure room)


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