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Techs

“Techs” are physical or magical skills in Chrono Trigger and Jets of Time. Characters learn them via gaining Tech Points from battle. See the tech growth page for charts of each character's tech point requirements.

Tech points are cumulative, but four characters (Crono, Marle, Lucca, and Frog) are not able to use magic natively. Under the standard ruleset which does not automatically unlock magic, these four must visit Spekkio if they are to learn more than 3 techs. Once they learn their third tech and don't have magic unlocked, they will stop gaining tech points until they do.

Due to a programming error, when a character gains enough Tech Points from a battle to learn a new Tech, they will then gain those Tech Points again. This means that by routing how many points are gained and when, a player can exploit this to gain double or even triple TP from some battles.

Any single tech that has an elemental component to it is considered magical damage for the purposes of battle, even if in-story the tech was not magical (example: Lucca's Flame Toss comes from a flamethrower that she owns, but the type of damage it does is not distinguished from her Fire spell).

Physical single techs follow the same rules as regular physical attacks and may miss. A double/triple tech will never miss.

Tech ATB Penalty

In Chrono Trigger, most techs are meant to cause an ATB penalty to the user on their next turn. However, due to a bug, the first character listed will not be affected, so single techs don't have an ATB penalty. Check the linked page for penalty information affecting the second and third characters.

Single Techs

Crono

Tech Description MP Change from Vanilla
Cyclone Physical, small circular AoE centered on enemy 2
Slash Lightning, line AoE 2
Lightning Lightning, single-target 4 MP cost increased to 4 from 2
Spincut Physical, 2x damage, single-target 6 MP cost increased to 6 from 4
Lightning 2 Lightning, all enemies 8 Increased spell power to 24
Life Revive single fallen ally 10 Increased spell power to 16
Confuse Physical, single-target, hits enemy 4 times 15 Power increased to 35
Luminaire Lightning, all enemies 20

Marle

Tech Description MP Change from Vanilla
Aura Healing, single-target 1
Provoke Single-target
Inflicts chaos on enemy
1
Ice Water, single-target 4 Increased spell power to 12, MP cost increased to 4 from 2
Reraise Grants Auto-Revive (GreenDream effect) to one ally 15 Replaced Cure
Haste Grant Haste status to single ally
Cuts wait time by 50%
6
Ice 2 Water, all enemies 8 Increased spell power
Cure 2 Healing, single target 8 Removes negative status effects
Life 2 Revive and restore all HP, single-target 15

Legacy Techs

Cure Healing, single-target 4 Increased Power, Increased MP cost to 4 from 2

Lucca

Tech Description MP Change from Vanilla
Flame Toss Fire, line AoE 1
Hypno Wave Put all enemies to sleep 1
Fire Fire, single-target 4 Increased spell power to 12, MP cost increased to 4 from 2
Napalm Fire, small circular AoE centered on enemy 3 Increased spell power
Protect Grants Protect status to one ally
Cuts physical damage by 33%
6
Fire 2 Fire, all enemies 8 Increased spell power
Mega Bomb Fire, circular AoE centered on enemy 15
Flare Fire, all enemies 20 Base power increased to 50 to match Luminaire

Frog

Tech Description MP Change from Vanilla
Slurp Healing, single-target 1
Slurp Cut Physical, single-target 2
Water Water, single-target 4 Increased spell power to 12, MP cost increased to 4 from 2
Heal Healing, all allies 8 Increased spell power , Increased MP cost to 8
Leap Slash Physical, single-target 4
Water 2 Water, all enemies 8 Increased spell power
Cure 2 Restore ally's HP 8 Removes negative status effects
Frog Squash Physical, all enemies
Deals greater damage the lower the caster's HP
15

Robo

Tech Description MP Change from Vanilla
Rocket Punch Physical, single-target 1
Cure Beam Healing, single-target 1 Reduced MP cost to 1 from 2
Laser Spin Shadow, all enemies 6 MP cost increased to 6 from 3, Power increased to 12
Robo Tackle Physical, single-target 6 Changed to Ayla style damage tech, MP Cost increased to 6 from 4, gains bonus damage from Crisis Arm
Heal Beam Healing, all allies 4 Increased MP cost to 4 from 3
Uzzi Punch Physical, single target 12 Power increased to 31
Area Bomb Fire, circular AoE centered on Robo 10
Shock Lightning, all enemies 12 MP cost reduced to 12 from 17

Ayla

Tech Description MP Change from Vanilla
Kiss Healing, single-target, cures negative status effects 2 Power increased, MP cost increased to 2 from 1
Rollo Kick Physical, single-target 2
Cat Attack Physical, single-target 4 Damage increased, MP cost Increased
Rock Throw Physical, single-target
Some enemies cannot be tossed
6 MP cost increased to 6 from 4
Charm Steal item from enemy 4
Tail Spin Non-elemental magic, single-target 10 Increased spell power to 24, Ignores defense, single target
Dino Tail Physical, all enemies
Deals greater damage the lower the caster's HP
15
Triple Kick Physical, single-target
Hits 3 times
20 Damage increased

Magus

Tech Description MP Change from Vanilla
Lightning 2 Lightning, all enemies 4 MP Reduced to 4 from 8, Power reduced to 12 from 18
Ice 2 Water, all enemies 4 MP Reduced to 4 from 8, Power reduced to 12 from 18
Fire 2 Fire, all enemies 4 MP Reduced to 4 from 8, Power reduced to 12 from 18
Dark Bomb Shadow, small circular AoE centered on enemy 8 Damage increased
Magic Wall Grants Barrier status to one ally
Reduces magical damage by 33%
6 Reduced MP cost to 6 from 8
Dark Mist Shadow, all enemies 10
Black Hole Non-elemental, circular AoE centered on Magus
Magical damage on enemies in range, Doom effect (extra damage if allies are KO'd)
15 Reworked and replaced “Anti Life”. Power of 32
Does damage instead of instant death
Dark Matter Shadow, all enemies 20 Base power increased to 42

Legacy Techs

Anti Life Magic, non-elemental, single-target
Sacrifices all of Magus's HP to deal damage
15 Replaced “Black Hole”. Power of 63

Dual Tech

While Single Techs are always either physical or magical (and almost all magical techs are elemental), damage from Dual (and Triple) Techs is calculated based on each of the attacks that goes into it. For example, Fire Sword's damage is the sum of the physical damage done to the enemy by Crono's Spincut and the magical damage done by Lucca's Fire. The damage will be reduced if used against an enemy that resists one or the other.

Crono & Marle

Tech Description Combined Techs (MP) Change from Vanilla
Aura Whirl Healing, all allies Cyclone (2)
Aura (1)
Ice Sword Water/physical, single enemy Spincut (6)
Ice (4)
Ice Sword 2 Water/physical, small AoE centered on enemy Confuse (15)
Ice 2 (8)
Added 1.25x damage multiplier

Crono & Lucca

Tech Description Combined Techs (MP) Change from Vanilla
Fire Whirl Fire/physical, small AoE centered on enemy Cyclone (2)
Flame Toss (1)
Fire Sword Fire/physical, single-target Spincut (4)
Fire (2)
Fire Sword 2 Fire/physical, small AoE centered on enemy Confuse (12)
Fire 2 (8)
Added 1.25x damage multiplier

Crono & Robo

Tech Description Combined Techs (MP) Change from Vanilla
Rocket Roll Shadow/physical, all enemies Cyclone (2)
Laser Spin (3)
Uses 125% power from Crono & Robo
Max Cyclone Physical, circular AoE centered on Robo Spincut (4)
Laser Spin (3)
Uses 150% power from Crono & Robo
Super Volt Lightning, all enemies Luminaire (20)
Shock (12)
Uses Luminaire instead of Lightning 2

Crono & Frog

Tech Description Combined Techs (MP) Change from Vanilla
X Strike Physical, single-target Cyclone (2)
Slurp Cut (2)
Sword Stream Water/physical, single-target Spincut (6)
Water (4)
Uses 125% from Crono & Frog
Spire Lightning/physical, single-target Lightning 2 (8)
Leap Slash (4)

Crono & Ayla

Tech Description Combined Techs (MP) Change from Vanilla
Drill Kick Physical, single-target Cyclone (2)
Rollo Kick (2)
Uses ~110% power from Crono & Ayla
Volt Bite Lightning/physical, single-target Lightning (2)
Cat Attack (3)
Uses 150% power from Crono & Ayla
Falcon Hit Physical, all enemies Spincut (6)
Rock Throw (4)
Uses 1.5x Spincut damage
Hits all enemies

Marle & Lucca

Tech Description Combined Techs (MP) Change from Vanilla
Antipode Shadow, small AoE centered on enemy Ice (2)
Fire (2)
Uses 125% power from Marle & Lucca
Antipode 2 Shadow, medium AoE centered on enemy Ice 2 (8)
Fire 2 (8)
Antipode 3 Shadow, all enemies Ice 2 (8)
Flare (20)

Marle & Robo

Tech Description Combined Techs (MP) Change from Vanilla
Aura Beam Healing, all allies Aura (1)
Cure Beam (2)
Uses Cure Beam as healing component
Ice Tackle Water/physical, single-target Ice (2)
Robo Tackle (4)
Cure Touch Healing, all allies Cure 2 (5)
Heal Beam (3)

Marle & Frog

Tech Description Combined Techs (MP) Change from Vanilla
Ice Water Water, all enemies Ice (2)
Water(2)
Glacier Water, single target Ice 2 (2)
Water 2 (4)
Damage reduced
Double Cure Fully restore allies' HP and status Cure 2 (5)
Cure 2 (5)

Marle & Ayla

Tech Description Combined Techs (MP) Change from Vanilla
Twin Charm Steal from enemy (greater success rate than Charm) Provoke (1)
Charm (4)
Ice Toss Water/physical, single target Ice (2)
Rock Throw (4)
Cube Toss Water/physical, small AoE centered on enemy Ice 2 (8)
Rock Throw (4)

Lucca & Robo

Tech Description Combined Techs (MP) Change from Vanilla
Fire Punch Fire/physical, single-target Fire (2)
Rocket Punch (1)
Uses 125% power from Lucca & Robo
Fire Tackle Fire/physical, single-target Fire 2 (8)
Robo Tackle (4)
DoublevBomb Fire, circular AoE centered on Robo Mega Bomb (15)
Area Bomb (14)

Lucca & Frog

Tech Description Combined Techs (MP) Change from Vanilla
Red Pin Fire/physical, single-target Fire (2)
Leap Slash (4)
Line Bomb Fire/physical, straight line Mega Bomb (15)
Leap Slash (4)
Flog Flare Fire/physical, all enemies
Drop Frog's HP for extra damage
Flare (20)
Frog Squash (15)

Lucca & Ayla

Tech Description Combined Techs (MP) Change from Vanilla
Flame Kick Fire/physical, single-target Fire (2)
Rollo Kick (2)
Fire Whirl (2) Fire, all enemies Fire 2 (8)
Tail Spin (10)
Increased damage ratio, ignores defense
Blaze Kick Fire/physical, single-target Fire 2 (8)
Triple Kick (20)

Robo & Frog

Tech Description Combined Techs (MP) Change from Vanilla
Blade Toss Physical, line of enemies Laser Spin (6)
Slurp Cut (2)
Bubble Snap Physical, single-target Robo Tackle (6)
Water (4)
Uses 150% power from Robo & Frog
Cure Wave Fully Restore all allies' HP Heal Beam (4)
Cure 2 (8)

Robo & Ayla

Tech Description Combined Techs (MP) Change from Vanilla
Boogie Inflict Stop on all enemies Robo Tackle (6)
Charm (4)
Spin Kick Physical, single-target Laser Spin (6)
Rollo Kick (2)
Uses 150% from Robo & Ayla
Beast Toss Physical, single-target
Some enemies cannot be tossed
Uzzi Punch (15)
Rock Throw (6)

Ayla & Frog

Tech Description Combined Techs (MP) Change from Vanilla
Slurp Kiss Healing, all allies, also cures negative status effects Heal (1)
Kiss (2)
Uses Heal instead of Slurp
Bubble Hit Physical, single-target Water (4)
Rollo Kick (2)
Uses 150% power from Ayla & Frog
Drop Kick Physical, single-target Leap Slash (4)
Triple Kick (20)

Triple Tech

Characters Tech Description Combined Techs (MP) Change from Vanilla
Crono, Marle, Lucca Delta Force Shadow, all enemies Fire 2 (8)
Lightning 2 (8)
Ice 2 (8)
Crono, Marle, Frog Arc Impulse Water/physical, single-target Spincut (4)
Ice 2 (8)
Leap Slash (4)
150% damage from Spincut & Leap Slash
Crono, Marle, Robo Lifeline Grants “Reraise” effect to all allies Cyclone (2)
Life 2 (15)
Heal Beam (3)
Crono, Marle, Ayla Final Kick Shadow/physical, single-target Lightning 2 (8)
Ice 2 (8)
Triple Kick (20)
Crono, Lucca, Frog Delta Storm Shadow, all enemies Lightning 2 (8)
Fire 2 (8)
Water 2 (8)
Crono, Lucca, Robo Fire Zone Fire, circular AoE centered on Crono Spincut (4)
Fire 2 (8)
Laser Spin (3)
Crono, Lucca, Ayla Gatling Kick Shadow/physical, single-target Lightning 2 (8)
Fire 2 (8)
Triple Kick(20)
Crono, Frog, Robo Triple Raid Physical, single-target Slash (2)
Slurp Cut (2)
Robo Tackle (4)
Crono, Frog, Ayla 3-D Attack Physical, single-target
** This attack does not unlock in Jets. This is fixed in 3.2 beta.
Slash (2)
Slurp Cut (2)
Triple Kick (20)
150% damage from Triple Kick
Crono, Robo, Ayla Twister Shadow/physical, all enemies Cyclone (2)
Laser Spin (3)
Tail Spin(10)
Uses 200% power from Tail Spin

Rock Triple Tech

These techs require an accessory equipped to enable the triple tech with a specific party of 3 (that does not include Crono)

Rock Characters Tech Description Combined Techs (MP) Change from Vanilla
Black

Marle Lucca Magus

Dark Eternal Ultimate Dark Bomb Dark Matter (20)
Ice 2 (8)
Fire 2 (8)
150% damage from Dark Matter
Blue

Lucca Robo Magus

Omega Flare Ultimate Laser Dark Bomb (8)
Laser Spin (3)
Flare (20)
150% damage from Flare
Silver

Frog Robo Ayla

Spin Strike Damage with Whirl Jump Cut Robo Tackle (4)
Leap Slash (4)
Tail Spin (15)
White

Marle Lucca Ayla

Poyozo Dance Damage with ? Magic and Chaos Provoke (1)
Hypno Wave (1)
Tail Spin (15)
Gold

Marle Frog Robo

Grand Dream Phys. Atk with Masamune Frog Squash (15)
Life 2 (15)
Laser Spin (3)
Increased spell power to 30

Duplicate Dual Techs

Duplicate Dual Techs is an optional flag that may be turned on when playing with Duplicate Characters. It is not enabled by default. This flag allows the player to use new, custom dual techs with two of the same character. Both characters must know the required single tech.

List of Duplicate Dual Techs

Tech Description Character Tech (MP) Change from Vanilla
X-Strike Physical, single-target Crono Cyclone (2)
Haste All Support, full-party
Cast Haste on all allies
Marle Haste (6)
Protect All Support, full-party
Cast Protect on all allies
Lucca Protect (6)
Super Volt Lightning, all enemies Robo Shock (12)
Flexgon Mist Water, all enemies Frog Water 2 (8)
Beast Toss Physical, single-target
Some enemies can't be tossed
Ayla Rock Throw (6)

This is about beta content!

This article or section is about one or more features from an upcoming release of Jets of Time. The information presented is still subject to change. The content on this page should be re-verified once it has been released.

List of Beta Duplicate Dual Techs

Tech Description Character Tech (MP) Change from Vanilla Change from Release
Crono Cross Physical, single-target Crono Spincut (6) Replaces X-Strike
Uses Spincut instead of Cyclone
Glacier Water, single-target Marle Ice 2 (8) 50% damage boost
Point Flare Fire, single-target Lucca Fire 2 (8) 50% damage boost
techs.txt · Last modified: 2022/10/04 14:08 by lordbatsy