Lever

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Lever
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Lever inventory icon
Lever placed graphic
Statistics
Type MechanismFurniture
Placeable Tango Tick1.png
Dimensions 2 wide ˣ 2 high
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Buy / Sell 30 Silver Coin / 6 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 513
Internal Tile ID: 132

The Lever is a 2x2 activation mechanism. It is purchased from the Mechanic for 30 Silver Coin. It can activate Statues, lights, etc. via right-clicking.

The Lever can be placed on any flat surface, the same as furniture, including on Wood Platforms. It can also be placed on walls.

Despite its depiction as a switch with two positions, the Lever does not need to act as an on/off mechanism. When wired to Dart Traps, for example, right-clicking the Lever will always cause the Trap to shoot, the same as a Pressure Plate would, no matter which position the Lever happens to be in.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Lever is identical in operation to the Switch. The Lever is easier to see and activate though, as it provides a larger clicking target; whereas Switches can be more difficult to spot and click on due to being only a single tile in size.
  • Paint can be used to identify what the lever is used for, as well as what each state does. By using a different colour for each side, the lever's two states can be coloured differently; this is particularly useful when the lever does something more complex than an "on/off" function, like switching a minecart track junction. Using non-deep paints will allow the ball to be recoloured while having minimal impact on the lever's arm and base.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The inventory sprite shows it switched to the left side, although when you place it, it is switched to the right.
  • On the Lever's sprite, the base appears to be the sprite of a Pressure Plate, but doesn't show any of the colors that can come from any of the actual pressure plates.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.1: Sprite updated.
  • 1.2.4: Fixed a bug where only one wire attached to a Lever would work when you flipped it.
  • 1.2.3.1: Fixed bug that allowed levers to be placed and immediately broken.
  • 1.2.3: Now placeable on walls.
  • 1.2: Stack limit increased from 250 to 999.
  • 1.1: Introduced.
Wiring
 
Tools Wire • Wrenches • Wire Cutter • Desktop only.png Multicolor Wrench • Desktop only.png The Grand Design • Desktop only.png Actuation Rod
Accessories Desktop only.png Mechanical Lens • Desktop only.png Presserator
Triggers Lever • Switch • Pressure Plates • Timers • Desktop only.png Detonators • Desktop only.png Trapped Chests • Desktop only.png Gem Locks
Devices Active/Inactive Stone Block • Actuator • Desktop only.png Announcement Box • Pumps • Teleporter • Functional Statues • Light sources • Gemspark Blocks
Traps Dart • Super Dart • Spear • Spiky Ball • Flame • Explosives • Desktop only.png Geyser
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