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Type Town
AI Type Passive
Max Life 250
Defense 15

Bound Mechanic.png
This is a Town NPC. A House may be required in order for it to appear.

The Mechanic is a NPC who must be saved from the Dungeon after killing Skeletron. She will randomly spawn near you while you are exploring the Dungeon. Talking to her in this state will free her, and she will wander the area until she gets killed by any nearby enemy or hazard, or until you move far enough from her. After that, she will move into an available house like any normal NPC. Note that if she gets killed, you won't have to unbind another one (the same with the Goblin Tinkerer and Wizard.)

Items sold[edit]

Once the Mechanic is freed, she will sell the following:


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.
Actuator.png Actuator 10 Silver Coin Always available.
Booster Track.png Booster Track Pc only.png 50 Silver Coin Always available.
Mechanic's Rod.png Mechanic's Rod Pc only.png 20 Gold Coin During crescent moon, when the Angler is present,Hardmode


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

Some of the Mechanic's names, such as Ginger or Autumn, refer to her being a redhead.

Anomaly.png Anomaly: Two of the possible names, Amy and Kayla, are also possible names for the Nurse.
Bug.png Bug 1.2.3: If you save any of the bound town NPCs their name will be their occupation. Ex. Mechanic the Mechanic. If the NPC is slain and comes back to the open house left behind, this solves the problem.


  • 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 (see 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."
  • The Mechanic has a crush on the Goblin Tinkerer, as referenced by her quotes, and, also referenced by some of his 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 doesn't remember. Well, sort of.


  • "Always buy more wire than you need!"
  • "Did you make sure your device was plugged in?" (Possibly a reference to "The IT Crowd")
  • "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." (Possibly a reference to "Paper Mario: TTYD" or the movie RED)
  • "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."


  • 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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