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Added in Afterbirth Afterbirth

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Rebirth

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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 which fires a continuous beam, and Tech.5 Tech.5 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]

  • Afterbirth †-exclusive content Apple! Apple! / Afterbirth †-exclusive content Euthanasia Euthanasia / Tough Love Tough Love: 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: Overrides Technology.
    • Added in Afterbirth The Technology laser coils around the Brimstone beam, granting a 1.5x damage multiplier.
  • Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk: Increases fire rate by adjusting tear delay down, allowing going below the normal minimum.
  • 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 ability to explode enemies.
  • The Inner Eye The Inner Eye: Isaac shoots 3 lasers with decreased rate of fire.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: The laser becomes a large ring that is controllable and looks like a Afterbirth-exclusive content Tech X Tech X 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: 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.)
  • Mutant Spider Mutant Spider: Isaac shoots 4 lasers with decreased rate of fire.
  • Polyphemus Polyphemus: Greatly increases damage while decreasing rate of fire.
  • 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.
  • Afterbirth-exclusive content Tech 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.
  • Afterbirth-exclusive content Continuum 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.
  • Dead Onion Dead Onion: Shoots spectral lasers.
  • 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.
  • Flat Worm Flat Worm/Pulse Worm Pulse Worm/Ring Worm Ring Worm/Whip Worm Whip Worm: No effect.
  • Godhead Godhead: Homing laser, but the halo is lost.
  • Afterbirth-exclusive content Head of the Keeper Head of the Keeper: Overridden by Technology.
  • Afterbirth-exclusive content Holy 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 poison targets.
    • Added in Afterbirth †: Additionally, gives a flat +4 damage.
  • Afterbirth †-exclusive content 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.
  • Afterbirth-exclusive content Pupula Duplex Pupula Duplex: Laser becomes spectral.
  • The Parasite The Parasite: Overridden by Technology.
  • Afterbirth †-exclusive content Parasitoid Parasitoid: Overridden by Technology.
  • Rubber Cement Rubber Cement: Overridden by Technology.
    • Added in Afterbirth Lasers bounce off of walls.
  • Sacred Heart Sacred Heart: Homing laser.
  • Spoon Bender Spoon Bender: Homing laser.
  • Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worm: Laser follows a sine wave, which increases its hitbox.

Ingame Footage[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 AL2T Q6NC (First Golden Treasure Room)

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