Techniques, often abbreviated techs, are the main source of combat for the Force and Techer classes in Phantasy Star Online 2. They are simply spells that can be cast by any character with force or techer as main or subclass. Their power is boosted through the use of rods, talises, wands, and even a few other rare weapons, which act as catalysts.
Techs come in six different elements, each with their own special powers. The techs remain the same in appearance throughout the levels in Phantasy Star Online 2, but become more effective. All techniques may be charged for a more powerful effect.
In Phantasy Star Online 2, all techniques can be learned through level 17 by any character with high enough T-ATK, but only characters with Force, Techer, or Bouncer as their main or subclass can use them. Discs level 11+ are account-bound.