Tech X

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Tech X
DLC Indicator.png
Tech X Icon.png
Character Appearance
Tech X App.png
Item Type
Passive Collectible
Item ID
395
Pickup Quote
Laser ring tears
Item Pool
Treasure Room Treasure Room  
Collection Grid
(Page 4, Column 10, Row 2)

Tech X is a passive item added in Afterbirth.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Isaac's tears are replaced with laser rings.
    • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Rings will deal damage repeatedly to any enemy touching the outer edge. This can result in many more hits if an enemy is moving in the same direction as the ring, or if they and the ring are up against a wall.
    • Upon contact with the walls of the room, the rings will stay for about a second before dissipating.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • 20/20 20/20 : Shoots two rings instead of one.
  • A Lump of Coal A Lump of Coal : Damage and size of the ring increases the further away it is from the player.
  • Brimstone Brimstone : 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 normal Brimstone, Tech X does nothing at all.
      • Afterbirth† Indicator.png As Azazel, Brimstone no longer overrides Tech X, and the two interact normally.
  • Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk : Reduce the charge time. No effects on damage.
  • The Common Cold The Common Cold : Shoots a poisonous laser ring.
  • Continuum Continuum : The ring will go over the wall and come out the opposite one.
  • Diplopia Diplopia : 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. Fetus : 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 Fetus : Each missile shoots 10 laser beams like from Technology Technology in each direction, similar to Tammy's Head.
  • Eve's Mascara Eve's Mascara : Laser rings move slower, increasing damage as enemies spend more time in the laser. Rings also appear thicker.
  • Lazy Worm Lazy Worm : Slows the ring, increasing damage as enemies spend more time in the laser.
  • Lost Contact Lost Contact : The rings have a chance to block enemy shots.
  • Maw of the Void Maw of the Void : If charged for long enough, a cross-shaped marker will appear on the goggles and the black aura will activate upon release of the attack keys.
  • Mom's Eyeshadow Mom's Eyeshadow : Adds the charm effect to the laser ring.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife : Simultaneously fires the knife and laser ring(s).
    • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife + Incubus Incubus : Allows the Incubus to fire laser rings as fast as the player can press and release the fire button.
  • Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung : Extra laser rings with different sizes depending on how long Isaac charges it are fired, will increase charge time.
  • Mutant Spider Mutant Spider : Shoots four rings instead of one.
  • Pupula Duplex Pupula Duplex : Increases the size of the rings.
  • Soy Milk Soy Milk : Charges up extremely quickly, almost as fast as you can press the button. Greatly reduces damage per ring. (Tendinitis warning!)
  • 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.
  • Technology Technology : Equips both laser systems.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2 : Equips both laser systems with the damage down from Technology 2.
  • The Inner Eye The Inner Eye : Shoots three rings instead of one.
  • Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worm : Replaces the outer laser ring with a star-shaped oval, slightly increasing its area of effect.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Anti-Gravity Anti-Gravity : Overridden by Tech X. Tear delay reduced as usual.
  • Azazel: Azazel's brimstone overrides Tech X.
    • Afterbirth† Indicator.png Tech X overrides Azazel's brimstone.
  • Cricket's Body Cricket's Body : Overridden by Tech X.
  • Cursed Eye Cursed Eye : Overridden by Tech X. Will still teleport the player if hit when charging, however.
  • Death's Touch Death's Touch : Overridden by Tech X. Keep stat changes.
  • Evil Eye Evil Eye : Overridden by Tech X.
  • Explosivo Explosivo : Overridden by Tech X.
  • Fire Mind Fire Mind : Overrides the explosion chance, but laser rings have a chance to set enemies on fire.
  • Fruit Cake Fruit Cake : Overridden by Tech X.
  • Goat Head Goat Head : Hides the goggles, making it visually impossible to judge the charging.
    • Afterbirth† Indicator.png Charge bars can be enabled to counteract this.
  • Godhead Godhead : Damaging halo effect lost, behavior of rings identical to Spoon Bender Spoon Bender synergy.
  • God's Flesh God's Flesh : Shots still randomly have shrinking effect, but these special shots are no longer visually indicated.
  • Head of the Keeper Head of the Keeper : Overridden by Tech X.
  • Holy Light Holy Light : Overridden by Tech X.
  • Ipecac Ipecac : Overridden by Tech X. Lose the damage bonus given by Ipecac on next room. Still poisons enemies like Ipecac does.
    • Afterbirth† Indicator.png +4 damage and poisons enemies.
  • Incubus 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.
  • Afterbirth† Indicator.png Lead Pencil Lead Pencil : Does not work with Tech X.
  • Afterbirth† Indicator.png Little Horn Little Horn : Overridden by Tech X.
  • Loki's Horns Loki's Horns : Overridden by Tech X.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique : Overridden by Tech X.
  • Marked Marked : Change in targeting overridden by Tech X.
  • Mom's Eye Mom's Eye : Overridden by Tech X.
  • My Reflection My Reflection : Increases the speed of the laser ring.
  • Polyphemus Polyphemus : Increases damage and decreases tears.
  • Proptosis Proptosis : The ring's damage and size substantially increase, but decreases the further it travels.
  • Rubber Cement Rubber Cement : The ring will not bounce.
  • Afterbirth† Indicator.png Technology Zero Technology Zero : Tech X overrides Technology Zero.
  • Tiny Planet Tiny Planet : Overridden by Tech X.
  • Tractor Beam Tractor Beam : Tech X overrides the beam. Any previous effects rendered moot by Tractor Beam (e.g. The Wiz) will return.
  • The Wiz The Wiz : Shoots two rings as per the "R U A WIZARD?" effect.

Ingame Footage[edit | edit source]

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PC  Q2PY 8Q7N (treasure room next to spawn)

 PC  TV98 VT1F (First floor treasure room)

 PC  NDWL 802D (First Floor Treasure Room; Comes with Brimstone During mom fight and quad shot 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  TXRJ JHWL (First floor treasure room)

 PC  1ZFW MG9B (First floor treasure room)

 PC  3FZC 2G9Y (First floor treasure room)

 PC  GZAJ 88SS (XL Floor, third/fourth treasure room)

 PC  9T79 9VOF (treasure room next to spawn)

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

 PC  DEBT K816 (Treasure room next to spawn. 3 Guppy items in Devil Rooms before Caves 2)