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Type NPC – Wilderness
AI Type Passive
Max Life 250
Defense 15

Bound Mechanic.png
Internal NPC ID: 124
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.

When enemies are in her vicinity, the Mechanic throws her wrench at them, as if it were a boomerang.

Items sold[edit | edit source]


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.
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.
Booster Track.png Booster Track 50 Silver Coin Always available.
Actuator.png Actuator 10 Silver Coin Always available.
Mechanical Ruler.png Mechanical Ruler 1 Gold Coin Pc 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 Mobile only.png
3 Second Timer.png 3 Second Timer 50 Copper Coin Mobile only.png
5 Second Timer.png 5 Second Timer 50 Copper Coin Mobile only.png

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.

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, [Name of Player], did you just come from [Name of Goblin Tinkerer]'s? Did he say anything about me by chance?" (Only if Goblin Tinkerer is present)
  • "Hey, watch where you're going! I was over there a little while ago!"
  • "[Name of Arms Dealer] keeps talking about pressing my pressure plate. I told him it was for stepping on." (Only if Arms Dealer is present)

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?!"

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!"

When found in Dungeon:

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

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, also referenced by some of the Goblin Tinkerer's quotes, he has a crush right back.
  • Apparently, the Clothier 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.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Mechanical Ruler added.
  • 1.2.4: Booster Track and Mechanic's Rod added.
  • 1.1.1: Now can be untied with Autopause enabled.
  • 1.1: Introduced.
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