Mechanic

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Mechanic
Mechanic.png Expert Mode variant
Statistics
Type NPC – Wilderness
AI Type Passive
Max Life 250
Defense 15

Map Icon Mechanic.png
Map Icon
Internal NPC ID: 124
Nurse.png
This is a Town NPC. A House may be required in order for it to appear.

The Mechanic is an NPC who sells various Mechanisms, as well as Wire Cutters and Wrenches, allowing the player to build wired devices like Traps and critter engines.

The Mechanic must be saved from the Dungeon after killing Skeletron. She will randomly spawn near the player while they're exploring. Talking to her in this state will free her, and she will wander the area until she gets killed or until the player moves far enough from her. After that, she will move into an available house like any normal NPC. If the Mechanic is killed, she will respawn if there is a house for her, rather than needing to be saved again (the same with the Stylist, Goblin Tinkerer, and Wizard). A Lifeform Analyzer can detect her while trapped in the Dungeon, showing "Bound Mechanic" when she is nearby.

On the Desktop only.png Desktop version, the Mechanic will attack nearby enemies by throwing her Wrench like a boomerang to defend herself.

Items sold[edit | edit source]

Inventory

Item Cost Availability
Wrench.png Wrench 
2 Gold Coin Always available.
Blue Wrench.png Blue Wrench 
2 Gold Coin Always available.
Green Wrench.png Green Wrench 
2 Gold Coin Always available.
Yellow Wrench.png Yellow Wrench Desktop only.png
2 Gold Coin Always available. Desktop only.png
Wire Cutter.png Wire Cutter 
2 Gold Coin Always available.
Wire.png Wire 
5 Silver Coin Always available.
Lever.png Lever 
30 Silver Coin Always available.
Switch.png Switch 
20 Silver Coin Always available.
Red Pressure Plate.png Red Pressure Plate 
50 Silver Coin Always available.
Green Pressure Plate.png Green Pressure Plate 
50 Silver Coin Always available.
Gray Pressure Plate.png Gray Pressure Plate 
50 Silver Coin Always available.
Brown Pressure Plate.png Brown Pressure Plate 
50 Silver Coin Always available.
Blue Pressure Plate.png Blue Pressure Plate 
50 Silver Coin Always available.
Yellow Pressure Plate.png Yellow Pressure Plate 
50 Silver Coin Always available.
Teal Pressure Pad.png Teal Pressure Pad 
2 Gold Coin Always available. Desktop only.png
Booster Track.png Booster Track 
50 Silver Coin Always available.
Actuator.png Actuator 
10 Silver Coin Always available.
Junction Box.png Junction Box Desktop only.png
2 Silver Coin Always available. Desktop only.png
Mechanical Ruler.png Mechanical Ruler Desktop only.png
1 Gold Coin Always available. Desktop only.png
Mechanical Lens.png Mechanical Lens Desktop only.png
1 Gold Coin Always available. Desktop only.png
Engineering Helmet.png Engineering Helmet Desktop only.png
1 Gold Coin Always available. Desktop only.png
Wire Bulb.png Wire Bulb Desktop only.png
5 Gold Coin Always available. Desktop only.png
Mechanic's Rod.png Mechanic's Rod 
20 Gold Coin During crescent moon, when the Angler is present, in Hardmode.
1 Second Timer.png 1 Second Timer 
50 Copper Coin Always available. Mobile only.png 3DS logo.svg
3 Second Timer.png 3 Second Timer 
50 Copper Coin Always available. Mobile only.png 3DS logo.svg
5 Second Timer.png 5 Second Timer 
50 Copper Coin Always available. Mobile only.png 3DS logo.svg

Names[edit | edit source]

The Mechanic may have any of the following names:

  • Amy
  • Autumn
  • Brooke
  • Dawn
  • Ella
  • Ellen
  • Ginger
  • Jenny
  • Kayla
  • Korrie
  • Lauren
  • Marshanna
  • Meredith
  • Nancy
  • Sally
  • Selah
  • Selene
  • Shayna
  • Sheena
  • Shirlena
  • Sophia
  • Susana
  • Terra
  • Trisha

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Although the topmost corridors of the Dungeon may be accessible prior to defeating Skeletron, the Mechanic will only be found below zero depth, and will therefore always require defeating Skeletron, because the Dungeon Guardian will override all dungeon spawns (eg, Angry Bones, Cursed Skull, etc).

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Always buy more wire than you need!"
  • "Did you make sure your device was plugged in?" (Possibly a reference to "The IT Crowd", or a general statement made by many people in IT about "malfunctioning" devices.)
  • "Oh, you know what this house needs? More blinking lights."
  • "Hey, watch where you're going! I was over there a little while ago!"

When Goblin Tinkerer is present:

  • "Hey, [Name of Player], did you just come from [Name of Goblin Tinkerer]'s? Did he say anything about me by chance?"

When Arms Dealer is present:

  • "[Name of Arms Dealer] keeps talking about pressing my pressure plate. I told him it was for stepping on."

When Tavernkeep is present:

  • "[Name of Tavernkeep] offered me a Root Beer, I told him to give it to me in a square cup."

When found in Dungeon:

  • "Thanks! It was only a matter of time before I ended up like the rest of the skeletons down here."

When homeless:

  • "DON'T MOVE. I DROPPED MY CONTACT." (A pun on "contact", a device that an electrical current passes through, and "contact lens")
  • "But I was almost done putting blinking lights up here!"
  • "Hold on, I've almost got wifi going down here."
  • "Hey, watch where you're going! I was over there a little while ago!"

During Blood Moon:

  • "Oh, let me guess. Forgot to buy enough wire. Idiot."
  • "Just-could you just...Please? Ok? Ok. Ugh." (Possibly a reference to "How I Met Your Mother")
  • "I don't appreciate the way you're looking at me. I am WORKING right now."
  • "All I want is for the switch to make the... What?!"

During a Party:

  • "Do you think anyone would mind if I wired a cake with bulbs instead of candles?"

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There appears to be conflict between the Mechanic and Nurse during a Blood Moon. When both are present, they have various hostile sayings that replace their standard quotes. During this time, the Merchant has a chance of saying, "Oh, great. I can hear [name of Mechanic] and [name of Nurse] arguing from here." These, along with her Blood Moon quotes, could be PMS jokes.
  • The Mechanic has a crush on the Goblin Tinkerer, as referenced by her quotes, and judging by some of the Goblin Tinkerer's quotes, he has a crush right back.
  • Apparently, the Clothier/Old Man was the one who tied up and left the Mechanic in the Dungeon, but he only vaguely remembers, as revealed in one of his quotes when the Mechanic is not present. Surprisingly, the Mechanic herself never mentions the Clothier doing anything to her.
  • Rarely, the Nurse and Mechanic can both have the same name, either Kayla or Amy. This can cause the Merchant to say on a Blood Moon, "Oh, great. I can hear Kayla/Amy and Kayla/Amy arguing from here."
  • The line, "[name of Arms Dealer] keeps talking about pressing my pressure plate. I told him it was for stepping on," is a vague sexual reference. The Arms Dealer is apparently hitting on the Mechanic, using innuendo, but she doesn't get the euphemism and takes his comment literally.

History[edit | edit source]

Characters: Blue Slime.png Pre-Hardmode Enemies • Pixie.png Hardmode Enemies • Goblin Warrior.png Event Enemies • Skeletron Head.png Bosses
Bunny.png Critters • Guide.png Friendly NPCs • Baby Dinosaur.png Familiars