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Treasure Room Treasure Room
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Added in Afterbirth(page 1, column 5, row 4)
Removed in Afterbirth(page 1, column 5, row 7)

Not to be confused with The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique.

For all Tech Items, check Tech (disambiguation)

Technology is a passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Replaces tears with a piercing laser with unlimited range, but does not fire over rocks and obstacles.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Laser rate of fire is determined by the tears stat. This differentiates the item from Technology 2 Technology 2 which fires a continuous beam, and Tech.5 Tech.5 which has a random fire rate.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Added in Afterbirth †Apple! Apple!/Tough Love Tough Love: The lasers can gain the damage multiplier from each of the items, although there is no visual difference.
  • Brimstone Brimstone: Overrides Technology.
    • Added in Afterbirth The Technology laser coils around the Brimstone beam, granting a 1.5x damage multiplier.
  • Added in Afterbirth Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: Fires lasers in all directions upon impact of a missile.
  • Fire Mind Fire Mind: Laser lights enemies on fire but loses the ability to explode enemies.
  • The Inner Eye The Inner Eye/Mutant Spider Mutant Spider: Isaac shoots multiple lasers with a decreased rate of fire.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: The laser becomes a large ring that is controllable and looks like a Added in AfterbirthTech X Tech X shot. Enemies inside the ring without touching it are not hurt. The shot speed is ignored. The Tears stat is ignored and the damage is dealt very rapidly at a rate equivalent to a 2 tear delay.
  • Mom's Eye Mom's Eye: Fires a laser from the back of Isaac's head as well as the front.
  • Added in Afterbirth Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung: Several additional lasers fire in random directions. (One beam will always fire straight forward as normal.)
  • Proptosis Proptosis: Doubles damage.
    • Added in Afterbirth Doubles damage but it rapidly decreases with distance, down to 0.1 from about 6 tiles away.
  • Soy Milk Soy Milk: Expected high damage down and very high tears up. Because Technology has no knockback like standard tears, this will generally be a good DPS increase.
  • Added in AfterbirthTech X Tech X: Both fire at the same time.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2: Both fire at the same time.
  • Tiny Planet Tiny Planet: Laser circles around Isaac and then continues its path forward in a straight line. The laser is also spectral.
    • Added in AfterbirthTiny Planet Tiny Planet + A Lump of Coal A Lump of Coal: The extra distance covered by the laser more than doubles damage right in front of Isaac, and it increases as normal further away.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • 20/20 20/20: Overridden by Technology.
    • Added in Afterbirth Shoot 2 lasers.
  • Anti-Gravity Anti-Gravity: Tears up, but no Anti-Gravity effect.
  • Azazel: Overrides Azazel's Brimstone.
    • Added in Afterbirth Technology laser wraps around the Brimstone beam, dealing extra damage, but not increasing Brimstone range.
  • Blue Cap Blue Cap: Tears up, shot speed decrease is ignored.
  • Blood Clot Blood Clot: 50% chance to apply the flat damage up with each shot.
  • Chemical Peel Chemical Peel: 50% chance to apply the flat damage up with each shot.
  • Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk: Lasers can't be charged, but reduces Isaac's tear delay by 20%.
  • Added in AfterbirthContinuum Continuum: Overridden by Technology.
  • Cursed Eye Cursed Eye: Overridden by Technology.
  • Cricket's Body Cricket's Body: Tear delay down as expected, but no benefit from the splash effect.
  • Added in AfterbirthDead Eye Dead Eye: Overridden by Technology.
  • Death's Touch Death's Touch: Overridden by Technology, but still gain damage.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: Overrides Technology.
    • Added in Afterbirth Fires lasers in addition to bombs.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Euthanasia Euthanasia: The lasers can gain the damage multiplier from Euthanasia although there is no visual difference. Euthanasia loses its instant kill ability, however.
  • Flat Worm Flat Worm/Pulse Worm Pulse Worm/Ring Worm Ring Worm: No effect.
  • Godhead Godhead: Homing laser, but the halo is lost.
  • Added in AfterbirthHead of the Keeper Head of the Keeper: Overridden by Technology.
  • Added in AfterbirthHoly Light Holy Light: Holy light shots will not activate.
  • Hook Worm Hook Worm: Laser follows a square wave, which increases its hitbox.
  • Ipecac Ipecac: Laser poisons targets.
    • Added in Afterbirth †: Additionally, gives a flat +4 damage.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Jacob's Ladder Jacob's Ladder: Overridden by Technology.
  • A Lump of Coal A Lump of Coal: No effect.
    • Added in Afterbirth Damage increases the further away the enemy is, on a multiplier that is roughly +20% per tile of distance. This allows for a huge damage increase from longer distances.
  • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: Overrides Technology.
    • Added in Afterbirth Both fire normally.
      • When playing as Lilith, Mom's Knife overrides Technology.
    • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife + The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: The laser ring becomes centered on Isaac and cannot be controlled, and the knife can not be fired. This makes some rooms impossible to do without a familiar.
  • My Reflection My Reflection: Overridden by Technology.
    • Added in Afterbirth Makes the beam curve the opposite direction while Isaac is moving sideways.
  • Mysterious Liquid Mysterious Liquid: Overridden by Technology.
    • Added in Afterbirth The laser spawns pools of liquid always when it hits obstacles and occasionally on enemies.
  • Number One Number One: Expected tears up and the laser's color turns yellow.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Ouroboros Worm Ouroboros Worm: No effect on laser besides +4 range.
  • Added in AfterbirthPupula Duplex Pupula Duplex: Laser becomes spectral.
  • The Parasite The Parasite: Overridden by Technology.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Parasitoid Parasitoid: Overridden by Technology.
  • Rubber Cement Rubber Cement: Overridden by Technology.
    • Added in Afterbirth Lasers bounce off of walls.
  • Whip Worm Whip Worm: No effect on laser besides +0.5 shot speed.
  • Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worm: Laser follows a sine wave, which increases its hitbox.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Unlockable achievements[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This item is used in Challenge #16 (Computer Savvy).

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PC  9SS3 3YXY (Second floor treasure room) (+ Technology 2 on third floor)

 PC  GXSE V7P4 (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  EZTZ CL68 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  RR0G KKQJ (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  Added in Afterbirth † Normal and hard modes only PCM8 R3H4 (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PS4  GXA1 L6XC (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PS4  Added in Afterbirth † Hard mode only 27T2 26G0 (First Treasure room)

 3DS  11DA E0JZ (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 Switch  Greed mode only AL2T Q6NC (First Golden Treasure Room)


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