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The Tech Lab is a Nod tech structure appearing in Tiberium Wars. Its role is to unlock the highest tier of units and structures in order to provide bases with more technologically-advanced weaponry.

Game structure[]

The Tech Lab is required to produce high-tech units such as Stealth tanks, the Specter Artillery, Avatar Warmechs, Mantis, Commando, Purifiers, Vertigo Bombers, and Beam Cannons (though this was later transferred down to the Operation Centers in Kane's Wrath).

It also allows the building of the advanced structures such as the Obelisk of lights, Tiberium chemical plants, and the Temple of Nod with its nuclear weaponry guidance systems.

Building the Tech Lab in conjunction with the secret shrine unlocks the Commando from the Hand of Nod.

Although the Black Hand does not use Vertigo Bombers or Stealth Tanks, construction of the Tech Lab gives them access to Purifiers.


The Tech Lab provides advancements to more "low tech" units: EMP coils, Spitfire laser capacitors, and Tiberium core missiles.

The Black Hand substitute Laser Capacitors with charged particle beams, while the Marked of Kane with supercharged particle beams.

Dozer blades were researched from the Tech Lab but in Kane's Wrath have been moved down to the Operation Centers.

Support powers[]

In Kane's Wrath, the Tech Lab call the Redemption support power, where groups of militants and/or rocket militants within a designated area would be converted into The Awakened if killed. Neither the Black Hand, who refused to use "soulless machines", nor Marked of Kane, who already had Awakened cyborgs in abundance, employed this.

The Black Hand also use Tech Labs to project Decoy Temple of Nods, which appear to be real Temples of Nod to enemies.

Game structure[]

Upgrades provided[]

Icon Upgrade Description
CNCTW Laser Capacitors Cameo Laser Capacitors Raider Buggies, Scorpion Tanks, Venoms, and Laser Turrets receive a substantial firepower bonus when loaded with Spitfire lasers. This upgrade costs $2500 and takes 1:15 to research. Nod only (Ctrl+S).
CNCKW Charged Particle Beams Cameo Charged particle beams Confessor Cabals, Shredder Turrets, and Awakened receive a substantial firepower bonus when loaded with Charged Particle Beams. This upgrade costs $1000 and takes 0:30 to research. Black hand only (Ctrl+S).
CNCKW Supercharged Particle Beams Cameo Supercharged particle beams Shredder Turrets, Enlightened, and Venoms receive a substantial firepower bonus when armed with Supercharged Particle Beams. This upgrade costs $3000 and takes 1:00 to research. Marked of Kane only (Ctrl+S).
CNCKW Tiberium Core Missiles Cameo Tiberium core missiles Nod's scientists have found a way to harness the power of Tiberium in a number of missile systems employed by the Brotherhood, giving them a hideous boost in firepower. Once completed, Attack Bikes, SAM Turrets, and Stealth Tanks/Mantises receive a significant boost in firepower. This upgrade costs $2500 and takes 1:15 to research (Ctrl+D).
CNCTW EMP Coils Cameo EMP Coil EMP Coils can be fitted onto Raider Buggies to allow them to emit a crippling electro-magnetic pulse that disables all vehicles in the vicinity. This upgrade costs $1000 and takes 0:30 to research (Ctrl+A).

Support powers provided[]

Icon Support power Description
CNCKW Redemption Cameo Redemption One of the most arcane areas of research for Nod over the decades has been in the area of cybernetics. The Redemption power allows any fallen militants in a sizable radius of 250 to be revived as Awakened cyborgs. This power costs $750 and has a cooldown of 2:20. The duration of the Redemption power is 30 seconds. Nod only.
CNCKW Decoy Temple Cameo Decoy Temple of Nod Creates a structure on the map that appears to be a Temple of Nod for a fraction of the price, fooling opponents into throwing their arsenal at the structure lest it launch a Nuclear Missile. The Decoy Temple has 2000 health and the same armor as the Temple of Nod. This power costs $500 and has a cooldown of 5:00. Black Hand only.


See also[]

Join the cause of Nod! Brotherhood of Nod Third Tiberium War Arsenal Ascend!