Tech

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Techs are in-game enhancements that can be equipped by characters. To view and equip techs go to SAIL and click on "show me my tech". You must unlock each tech with a blank tech card before you can equip it.

Up to 4 techs can be equipped at one time. They are split into 4 categories: Head, body, legs, and suit. You can equip one of each type of tech at once. You can view your equipped techs in the inventory screen.


Contents

Learning

Techs are discovered as quest rewards or through ship upgrades. See Ship Upgrades - Upgrade Unlocks for a full list.

Tips

Different techs can now be used together in different ways. For example, the energy dash, the pulse jump, and bouncy can be used to create a double long jump, and use bouncy at the end to negate any fall damage.

Regeneration Techs

Tech Name Function Controls Energy Usage
Energy Charge Icon.png Energy Charge Double tap 'up' to regenerate energy at a faster rate. You can't move whilst regenerating. Double tap up Regeneration
Regeneration Icon.png Regeneration Double tap 'up' to regenerate health. You can't move whilst regenerating. Double tap up 30 per second

Movement Techs

Tech Name Function Controls Energy Usage
Bouncy Icon.png Bouncy Press 'F' to generate a kinetic reversal field that reflects the ground. F 25 per second
Energy Dash Icon.png Energy Dash Gives a boost of speed accompanied by a blur effect.
  • .8 second cooldown
  • Dashing in midair completely resets your directional speed, negating fall damage.
Double-Tap Left or Right Arrow 35
FTL Boost Icon.png FTL Boost Double tap Left or Right to use this super fast FTL dash. Only works on the ground.
  • 1.3 second cooldown
Double-Tap Left or Right Arrow 100 per second
Gravity Bubble Icon.png Gravity Bubble Press and hold Jump while in the air to use this Gravity Bubble tech and freeze gravity. Useful for building! Space (While in midair) 60 per second
Morphball Icon.png Morphball Press 'F' to stop, drop and roll with this incredible Morphball tech! F to toggle 65 per second
Particle Boost Icon.png Particle Boost Propels the player in a chosen direction, ignoring gravity
  • Holds a steady speed of 30 blocks per second
Space + Arrow Key (While in midair) 75 per second
Particle Thrust Icon.png Particle Thrust Press and hold Jump plus a direction in the air to float around with this Particle Thrust tech. Space + Arrow Key (While in midair) 150 per second
Pulse Jump Icon.png Pulse Jump Allows the user to perform a jump in midair.
  • Can be only used once before touching the ground again.
Space (While in midair) None
Rocket Boots Icon.png Rocket Boots Press and hold jump while in the air to activate rocket boots. Space (While in midair) 130
Rocket Jump Icon.png Rocket Jump Hold 'up' and jump for a rocket-boosted leap, watch out for fall damage! Up Arrow + Space 80
Targeted Blink Icon.png Targeted Blink Press F to teleport to your mouse cursor with this Targeted Blink tech!
  • Requires line of sight to the destination. If a line of sight jump cannot be made, the player will teleport up to the obstruction.
F 110

Protection Techs

Tech Name Function Controls Energy Usage
Breath Protection Icon.png Breath Protection Provides the wearer with a constant supply of oxygen in airless environments Automatic None
Cold Protection Icon.png Cold Protection Protects the wearer from the extreme cold found on Ice and Frigid Ocean planets. Also supplies oxygen. Automatic None
Heat Protection Icon.png Heat Protection Protects the wearer from the extreme heat found on Volcanic, Magma, and Dead planets. Also supplies oxygen. Automatic None
Radiation Protection Icon.png Radiation Protection Protects the wearer from the deadly radiation found on Tropical, Poisonous Ocean, and Alien planets. Also supplies oxygen. Automatic None
Shield Icon.png Shield Press 'F' to create a shield that absorbs damage. Duration: 10 seconds.
  • Shield health is half of your max health.
F 250

Utility Techs

Tech Name Function Controls Energy Usage
Ground Smash Icon.png Ground Smash Double tap 'down' and smash the ground! Double tap down 80
Light Rig Icon.png Light Rig Double tap in any direction to toggle a directional spotlight. Disables energy regeneration while active. Double-Tap Any Arrow Key 2 energy per second per light
Skyrail Rider Icon.png Skyrail Rider Gives the player the ability to latch onto Skyrails
  • Standard Skyrails allow a maximum speed of 60 blocks per second
    • Skyrail Boosters increase this to 70
F to toggle Skyrail Hook 0

Vehicle Techs

Tech Name Description Controls Energy Usage
Human Mech Icon.png Human Mech Press F. Use this tech, spawn a mech. Then destroy things. F 30 per second
Boat Icon.png Boat Press 'F' to be in a boat. Only useful in liquids. F 50 to spawn

Unavailable Techs

These techs have either have not been implemented yet, replaced, or removed. They are not available through normal gameplay.

Tech Name Function Controls Energy Usage
Butterfly Boost Icon.png Butterfly Boost Press and hold Jump in the air to float around with this Butterfly Boost tech. Hold Space (While in midair) Not Calculated
Gravity Neutralizer Icon.png Gravity Neutralizer Suspends the player at their current altitude, allowing only horizontal movement
  • Has a weak force on a falling player and will only gradually slow them
Space (While in midair) 75 per second
Random Blink Icon.png Random Blink Teleports the player to a random location within 40 blocks
  • Teleportation has a minor chance of failure
F 20
Camera Man Boost Icon.png Camera Man Boost Propels the player in a chosen direction, ignoring gravity
  • Much, much slower than Bubble or Butterfly Boost (Exact speed not calculated)
  • This tech is hidden, and cannot be obtained without an inventory editor.
Space + Arrow Key (While in midair) Not calculated
Human Mech Icon.png Apex Mech Press F. Use this tech, spawn a mech. Then destroy things. F 30 per second
Glitch Mech Icon.png Glitch Mech Press F. Use this tech, spawn a mech. Then destroy things. F 30 per second
Human Car Icon.png Human Car Press F to use this. Traverses rough terrain quicker. It can also jump!
  • Travels at 30 blocks per second
F 10 per second
Human Hoverbike Icon.png Human Hoverbike Traverses rough terrain quicker. F 10 per second
Human Jeep Icon.png Human Jeep Press F to use this. Traverses rough terrain quicker. It can also jump!
  • Travels at 30 blocks per second
F 10 per second
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