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    —Ring of Heroes Relationship Description

Tech is one of the ten elements introduced in the Skylanders series. When combined with the other Elements, it has the power to dominate the entire realm.[1] Orange is the main color for this element, though it is also commonly associated with silver and royal blue.


Although the element of Tech was around long before the Arkeyans 10,000 years ago, it was this ancient civilization who perfected the use of technical machinery beyond any other. The Arkeyans spent thousands of years honing their technical skills, coming up with everything from terrifying weapons of war to newfangled ways of quickly cooking their lunches. Their mighty machines have never been better, proving beyond all doubt that they were the ultimate Tech masterminds.[2]

Golden Gear

The Golden Gear lies at the heart of the universe. It is the intricate clockwork of the world. The Golden Gear drives everything that is Tech, but can only function when oiled with green primordial goo. The Gear is the very essence of the Tech power in Skylands, and like other Elemental sources, dates back hundreds of thousands of years.[3]

Green Goo of Primordia

Also known as Green Primordial Goo, it is grease made from the fossilized Explodasaurs, and contains unimaginable power. Aside from powering the Golden Gear, it can also vastly improve technology that uses it, like the Trolls' weapons after they secured factories of it.


The Skylanders who possess the Tech element are associated with using advanced  or unusual techonology as their weapons. They have an advantage against Skylanders and enemies who wield the element of Magic, but are weak against Earth Skylanders in the Battle Arena, but in Ring of Heroes, they are weak to Life and Earth instead. When they form a bridge, they bring a platform of machinery towards them and tiles form onto the platform to make a bridge.

Tech-based Skylanders also stand on a pedestal that consists of a pile of silver gears when they're in their toy form.

In Skylanders: Trap Team turret sections, Tech Skylanders have the ability Robot Rampage, which destroys most enemies in the area. In Kaos Doom Challenge, they can summon a machine gun that can be upgraded to have multiple barrels and giant rocket as additional support.

In Skylanders: SuperChargers, Tech-aligned Portal Master Powers include a protective barrier of gears, reducing enemies' armor, and gain a temporary Critical Hit chance boost. Those are distributed in several conditions, and the names are as follows:

  • Clockwork Barrier - Tech Skylanders gain a protective barrier of gears in a Tech Zone.
  • Analytical Entrance - Tech Skylanders reduce the Armor of enemies when summoned.
  • Targeting Strike - Tech Skylander attacks have a chance to reduce the Armor of enemies.
  • Technical Analysis - A chance for Tech Skylanders hit in a Tech Zone to gain a temporary Critical Hit chance boost.
  • Metallic Desperation - Tech Skylanders gain a protective barrier of gears when their health is low.

Skylanders: Imaginators

Tech Imaginators can choose from four different abilities as their secondary attack:

Tech Elemental Imaginator Powers
The first two of these powers are unlocked at the start of the game, the other two are unlocked by leveling up your Imaginator.
Tactical Turrets
Mastered Tactical Turrets
Mechanical Microbots
Mastered Mechanical Microbots
Motorcycle Mayhem
Mastered Motorcycle Blast
Mighty Mines
Mastered Mighty Mines
Original Power
Press Attack 2 to create deadly turrets.
View Upgrade
Price: 1500
Press Attack 2 to create turrets. You can now have two active at the same time.
View Base Power
Original Power
Press Attack 2 to create microbot helpers that pack a punch.
View Upgrade
Price: 1500
Press Attack 2 to create beserk microbot helpers that will explode and electrocute enemies when they expire.
View Base Power
Unlocked at Level 3
Press Attack 2 to summon a sparking gear bike and dash forward.
View Upgrade
Price: 1500
Press Attack 2 to summon your gear bike and dash. Post-dash, the gears will stay with you as a shield.
View Base Power
Unlocked at Level 5
Press Attack to create proximity mines.
View Upgrade
Price: 1500
Press Attack 2 to create four mines. When triggered, mines will explode twice in quick succession.
View Base Power

The default color schemes for Tech Imaginators are Grease Monkey, Steam Engine, Power Tool, Gear Head, Wind Up, Pale Steel and Oil Change. Tech Creation Crystals unlock the Tech Adventurer Set of Imaginator parts, featuring the Rockets head, Adventurer's Arms, Dustered Chest, the Electrons aura and the Rocket Man's Ridge headgear.

Tech Elemental Characters


Core Skylanders
Boomer Icon Boomer
Elite Boomer Icon Elite Boomer
Lucky Boomer Icon Lucky Boomer
Chopper Icon Chopper
Countdown Icon Countdown
Kickoff Countdown Icon Kickoff Countdown
New Year's Countdown Icon New Year's Countdown
Drill Sergeant Icon Drill Sergeant
Drobot Icon Drobot
Sprocket Icon Sprocket
Tread Head Icon Tread Head
Trigger Happy Icon Trigger Happy
Elite Trigger Happy Icon Elite Trigger Happy
High Noon Trigger Happy Icon High Noon Trigger Happy
Legendary Trigger Happy Icon Legendary Trigger Happy
Springtime Trigger Happy Icon Springtime Trigger Happy
Wind-Up Icon Wind-Up
Bouncer Icon Bouncer
Legendary Bouncer Icon Legendary Bouncer
SWAP Force Movement Type
Magna Charge Icon Magna Charge
Nitro Magna Charge Icon Nitro Magna Charge
Speed symbol
Spy Rise Icon Spy Rise Climb symbol
Trap Masters
Gearshift Icon Gearshift
Jawbreaker Icon Jawbreaker
Knockout Jawbreaker Icon Knockout Jawbreaker
Legendary Jawbreaker Icon Legendary Jawbreaker
Drobit Icon Drobit
Trigger Snappy Icon Trigger Snappy
Double Dare Trigger Happy Icon Double Dare Trigger Happy
Power Blue Trigger Happy Icon Power Blue Trigger Happy
High Volt Icon High Volt
Senseis Battle Class
Chain Reaction Icon Chain Reaction Swashbuckler symbol
Dr. Krankcase Icon Dr. Krankcase Quickshot symbol
Dr. Neo Cortex Icon Dr. Neo Cortex Sorcerer symbol
Ro-Bow Icon Ro-Bow Bowslinger symbol


Brawlrus Villain Icon Brawlrus
Bruiser Cruiser Villain Icon Bruiser Cruiser
Dr. Krankcase Villain Icon Dr. Krankcase
Mab Lobs Villain Icon Mab Lobs
Shrednaught Villain Icon Shrednaught
Trolling Thunder Villain Icon Trolling Thunder

Tech Elemental Items

Tech Traps Tech Traps
  • Automatic Angel (Angel)
  • Factory Flower (Scepter)
  • Grabbing Gadget (Hand)
  • Makers Mana (Flying Helmet)
  • Tech Totem (Tiki)
  • Topsy Techy (Handstand)
Tech Crystals Tech Creation Crystals
Vehicles Terrain
Barrel Blaster symbol Barrel Blaster
Dark Barrel Blaster Icon Dark Barrel Blaster
Note: Nintendo Systems Only
Land Symbol
Sky Scrambler Icon Cluck's Sky Scrambler Sky Symbol
Steam Roller Icon Glumshanks' Steam Roller Land Symbol
Gold Rusher symbol Gold Rusher
Power Blue Gold Rusher Icon Power Blue Gold Rusher
Land Symbol
Shield Striker symbol Shield Striker Land Symbol

Battlecast Spell Cards

Tech Spells in Battlecast mostly revolve around Gear and energy, but with attacking moves using several conditions for their best results.

The scrapped team spell for this element is the Mech of Tech, a giant mech suit that increases power and health to every Tech character on the team.

Cog of War - Gear Short Circuit Skylithium Surge
Cog of War - Gearcard

+10 power, +40 max health

Short Circuitcard

Destroy a gear or relic.

Skylithium Surgecard

At the end of the next enemy turn, each player gains a crystal.

Mobile Generator - Relic Arkeyan Battle Armor - Gear Sabotage
Mobile Generator - Reliccard

At the start of each player's turn, that player gains 2 energy.

Arkeyan Battle Armor - Gearcard

At the start of your turn, if owner is active, give it +30 power and +30 max health until this gear is destroyed.


Blast an enemy for 60 damage. If it has a gear, blast each other enemy for 10 damage.

Copycat Starting From Scrap Call to Arms

Give a copy of a character's gear to your active ally.

Starting From Scrapcard

Destroy each enemy gear and relic.

Call to Armscard

Give a random gear to each ally.

Forcefield Generator - Relic Surprise-A-Tech Warly Birds
Forcefield Generator - Reliccard

Reduce damage from enemy attacks against each ally to 10.


Shoot an enemy for damage equal to your active ally's power.

Warly Birdscard

Slice each enemy for 80 damage.

The Double-izer - Gear Mech of Tech
The Double-izer - Gearcard

Owner's attacks, abilities, and character spells deal double damage.

Mech of Techcard

+10 power, +20 max health for each Tech character on your team

Character Spells: See Trigger Happy, Jawbreaker and Countdown



  • Every Tech Skylander uses weapons, inlcuding those who have one as part of their bodies or armor.
  • In Skylanders: Giants, the music from Goo Factory plays in the Tech elemental zones.
  • Tech has currently nine robotic Skylanders: Drill Sergeant, Bouncer, Wind-Up, Magna Charge, Spy Rise, Gearshift, Jawbreaker, High Volt and Ro-Bow. Out of these nine, only Bouncer, Drill Sergeant, and Magna Charge have wheels instead of feet. In addition, Wind-Up, Spy Rise, Gearshift and High Volt don't possess robotic voices when they talk.
  • In Giants, whenever a Tech Skylander gets close to some Sheep, the sheep will start following it.
  • None of the Tech and Air Villains' quests are mini games.
  • This element has more Troll villains than any other element. Coincidentally, they are also the only Troll villains who pilot vehicles (with exception of the fire villain, Smoke Scream).
  • It is the only element to have two villains in Trap Team in adventure packs (Trolling Thunder and Mab Lobs).
  • The Warly Birds bear a resemblance to the Angry Birds as well as the Buzzer Beaks.
  • Out of the first eight elements, Tech has the lowest amount of female Skylanders (Sprocket and Gearshift).


  1. Skylanders: Book of Elements - Magic and Tech, page 76
  2. Skylanders: Book of Elements - Magic and Tech, page 44
  3. Skylanders: Book of Elements - Magic and Tech, page 46

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