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Added in Afterbirth (page 1, column 5, line 4)
Removed in Afterbirth (page 1, column 5, line 7)

Not to be confused with Tech.5, Technology 2, Tech X, Technology Zero, or The Ludovico Technique.

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
    Technology 2 Icon.pngDecreases damage and replaces right eye tears with a unlimited range, piercing laser which fires continuously.
    which fires a continuous beam, and Tech.5 Tech.5
    Tech.5 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.
    which has a random fire rate.
  • If Blue Baby takes Technology, the eye left uncovered by the device will look like a normal eye and not an X.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • Added in Afterbirth † Apple! Apple!
    Apple! Icon.pngIncreases tears. Adds a chance to fire a high-damage razor blade.
    / Added in Afterbirth † Euthanasia Euthanasia
    Euthanasia Icon.pngAdds a chance to fire needles. If a needle kills an enemy, it bursts into more needles.
    / Tough Love Tough Love
    Tough Love Icon.pngAdds a chance to shoot a tooth instead of a tear, which deals greater damage than regular tears.
    : The lasers can gain the damage multiplier from each of the items, although there is no visual difference. Euthanasia loses its instant kill ability, however.
  • Brimstone Brimstone
    Brimstone 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.
    : Overrides Technology.
    • Added in Afterbirth The Technology laser coils around the Brimstone beam, granting a 1.5x damage multiplier.
  • Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk
    Chocolate Milk Icon.pngGrants charged tears that deal greater damage when fully charged.
    : Increases fire rate by adjusting tear delay down, allowing going below the normal minimum.
  • Added in Afterbirth Epic Fetus Epic Fetus
    Epic Fetus Icon.pngIsaac's tears are replaced with guided missiles, like those used by the Doctor's Remote.
    : Fires lasers in all directions upon impact of a missile.
  • Fire Mind Fire Mind
    Fire 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 lights enemies on fire but loses ability to explode enemies.
  • The Inner Eye The Inner Eye
    The Inner Eye Icon.pngGrants triple shot but decreases tears.
    : Isaac shoots 3 lasers with decreased rate of fire.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique
    The 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.
    : The laser becomes a large ring that is controllable and looks like a Added in Afterbirth Tech X Tech X
    Tech X Icon.pngTears are replaced with laser rings that pierce through enemies and deal damage to enemies within them. Can be charged to increase the size of the ring.
    shot. Enemies inside the ring without touching it are not hurt. Shot speed is ignored. The Tears stat is ignored and damage is dealt very rapidly at a rate equivalent to 2 tear delay.
  • Mom's Eye Mom's Eye
    Mom's Eye Icon.pngAllows Isaac to fire tears from the back of his head.
    : Fires a laser from the back of Isaac's head as well as the front.
  • Added in Afterbirth Monstro's Lung Monstro's Lung
    Monstro's Lung Icon.pngIncreases damage and grants a charged shot that fires multiple tears in the same fashion as Monstro.
    : Several additional lasers fire in random directions. (One beam will always fire straight forward as normal.)
  • Mutant Spider Mutant Spider
    Mutant Spider Icon.pngGrants quadruple shot but decreases tears.
    : Isaac shoots 4 lasers with decreased rate of fire.
  • Polyphemus Polyphemus
    Polyphemus Icon.pngMakes Isaac shoot one huge tear. Also reduces Tears to minimum. Damage increased . If tear does more damage than an enemy's life, the tear continues to travel with the extra remaining damage.
    : Greatly increases damage while decreasing rate of fire.
  • Proptosis Proptosis
    Proptosis Icon.pngTears start out massive with high damage, and then shrink down and become weaker over a short range.
    : 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
    Soy Milk Icon.pngTears shrink and do much less damage, but fire in very rapid succession.
    : 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 Afterbirth Tech X Tech X
    Tech X Icon.pngTears are replaced with laser rings that pierce through enemies and deal damage to enemies within them. Can be charged to increase the size of the ring.
    : Both fire at the same time.
  • Ouija Board Ouija Board
    Ouija Board Icon.pngGrants spectral tears that travel through obstacles (but not enemies) instead of breaking on impact with them.
    : Tears will be able to penetrate both obstacles and enemies.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2
    Technology 2 Icon.pngDecreases damage and replaces right eye tears with a unlimited range, piercing laser which fires continuously.
    : Both fire at the same time.
  • Tiny Planet Tiny Planet
    Tiny Planet Icon.pngRange up and makes shot tears revolve around Isaac until they drop.
    : 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
      Tiny Planet Icon.pngRange up and makes shot tears revolve around Isaac until they drop.
      + A Lump of Coal A Lump of Coal
      A Lump of Coal Icon.pngThe more distance tears travel, the more damage they will do.
      : 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
    20 20 Icon.pngGrants double shot.
    : Overridden by Technology.
    • Added in Afterbirth Shoot 2 lasers.
  • Anti-Gravity Anti-Gravity
    Anti-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.
    : 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
    Blue Cap Icon.pngGrants 1 heart container and increases tears, but decreases shot speed.
    : Tears up, shot speed decrease is ignored.
  • Blood Clot Blood Clot
    Blood Clot Icon.pngIncreases damage by 1 and range by 5 for tears fired from the left eye.
    : 50% chance to apply the flat damage up with each shot.
  • Chemical Peel Chemical Peel
    Chemical Peel Icon.pngTears fired from left eye do increased damage.
    : 50% chance to apply the flat damage up with each shot.
  • Added in Afterbirth Continuum Continuum
    Continuum 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.
    : Overridden by Technology.
  • Cursed Eye Cursed Eye
    Cursed 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 Technology.
  • Cricket's Body Cricket's Body
    Cricket'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.
    : Tear delay down as expected, but no benefit from the splash effect.
  • Dead Onion Dead Onion
    Dead Onion Icon.pngGrants piercing and spectral tears. Increases tear size (without increasing damage) while greatly reducing range and shot speed.
    : Shoots spectral lasers.
  • Death's Touch Death's Touch
    Death's Touch Icon.pngIncreases Damage by 1.5, reduces Tears by 0.3 and increases tear size. Grants piercing tears. Tears are replaced by Death's scythes, which is a cosmetic effect only.
    : Overridden by Technology, but still gain damage.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus
    Dr. Fetus Icon.pngTears are replaced by bombs that benefit from bomb-enhancing effects and slide a fixed range after being fired.
    : Overrides Technology.
    • Added in Afterbirth Fires lasers in addition to bombs.
  • Flat Worm Flat Worm
    Flat Worm Icon.pngIsaac's tears take on an oblong appearance. They also push enemies back.
    /Pulse Worm Pulse Worm
    Pulse Worm Icon.pngShots pulse in size.
    /Ring Worm Ring Worm
    Ring Worm Icon.pngGives Isaac spinning shots.
    /Whip Worm Whip Worm
    Whip Worm Icon.pngIncreases shot speed by 0.5, increasing effective range.
    : No effect.
  • Godhead Godhead
    Godhead Icon.pngIncreases damage and range while reducing tears and shot speed. Grants homing tears and tears gain a damaging halo.
    : Homing laser, but the halo is lost.
  • Added in Afterbirth Head of the Keeper Head of the Keeper
    Head 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 Technology.
  • Added in Afterbirth Holy Light Holy Light
    Holy 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.
    : Holy light shots will not activate.
  • Hook Worm Hook Worm
    Hook Worm Icon.pngTears move shifting left to right forming a path of right angles. +10 to Range (effective range remains about the same).
    : Laser follows a square wave, which increases its hitbox.
  • Ipecac Ipecac
    Ipecac Icon.pngReplaces tears with explosive and poisoning projectiles fired in an arc from the mouth.
    : Laser poisons targets.
    • Added in Afterbirth †: Additionally, gives a flat +4 damage.
  • Added in Afterbirth † Jacob's Ladder Jacob's Ladder
    Jacob's Ladder Icon.pngTears fire sparks of electricity in random directions upon hitting an obstacle or enemy.
    : Overridden by Technology.
  • A Lump of Coal A Lump of Coal
    A Lump of Coal Icon.pngThe more distance tears travel, the more damage they will do.
    : 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
    Mom's Knife 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.
    : Overrides Technology.
    • Added in Afterbirth Both fire normally.
      • When playing as Lilith, Mom's Knife overrides Technology.
    • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife
      Mom's Knife 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.
      + The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique
      The 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.
      : 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
    My Reflection Icon.pngGives Isaac's tears a boomerang effect, and increases range and shot speed.
    : Overridden by Technology.
    • Added in Afterbirth Makes the beam curve the opposite direction while Isaac is moving sideways.
  • Mysterious Liquid Mysterious Liquid
    Mysterious Liquid Icon.pngTears leave a small, short lasting pool of creep on impact or when their range is depleted.
    : 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
    Number One Icon.png+1.5 tears, -15.77 range
    : Expected tears up and the laser's color turns yellow.
  • Added in Afterbirth Pupula Duplex Pupula Duplex
    Pupula 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).}
    : Laser becomes spectral.
  • The Parasite The Parasite
    The Parasite Icon.pngIsaac's tears split in two when they hit something.
    : Overridden by Technology.
  • Added in Afterbirth † Parasitoid Parasitoid
    Parasitoid Icon.pngAdds a chance to fire an egg sack which spawns slowing creep and spawns a blue fly or spider upon hitting an enemy.
    : Overridden by Technology.
  • Rubber Cement Rubber Cement
    Rubber Cement Icon.pngTears bounce off walls, enemies, and environmental objects.
    : Overridden by Technology.
    • Added in Afterbirth Lasers bounce off of walls.
  • Sacred Heart Sacred Heart
    Sacred Heart Icon.pngIncreases damage and range while reducing shot speed and grants homing tears. Grants a Heart Container and replenishes all Red Hearts.
    : Homing laser.
  • Spoon Bender Spoon Bender
    Spoon Bender Icon.pngGrants Isaac homing tears.
    : Homing laser.
  • Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worm
    Wiggle Worm Icon.pngGives Isaac's shots a wave-like trajectory.
    : Laser follows a sine wave, which increases its hitbox.

Ingame 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)

 PS4  GXA1 L6XC (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

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

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


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