Pressure Plates

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Pressure Plates
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Red Pressure Plate.png Green Pressure Plate.png Gray Pressure Plate.png
Brown Pressure Plate.png Blue Pressure Plate.png Yellow Pressure Plate.png
Pink Weighted Pressure Plate.png Orange Weighted Pressure Plate.png Purple Weighted Pressure Plate.png
Cyan Weighted Pressure Plate.png Lihzahrd Pressure Plate.png
Statistics
Type FurnitureMechanism
Placeable Tango Tick1.png
Dimensions 1 wide ˣ 1 high
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Tool Pickaxe
Tooltip Activates when stepped on (Red, Green)

Activates when a player steps on it (Gray, Brown, Blue, Lihzahrd)

Activates when anything but a player steps on it (Yellow)
Buy / Sell 50 Silver Coin / 10 Silver Coin
Internal Tile ID: 135, 428

Pressure Plates are activation mechanisms that trigger wired mechanisms when stepped on. A Pressure Plate's color determines which characters can trigger it.

Pressure Plates can be purchased from a Mechanic or taken from a natural source, since the Red, Brown, Gray and Lihzahrd pressure plates are randomly generated on the map during world creation as the trigger for traps. The plate sits partially hidden on top of blocks, so they may be difficult to spot. The color of naturally spawned Pressure Plates is dependent on the color of block it is generated on top of. They should be approached with caution as each one is (usually) connected to a trap mechanism.

The Mechanic sells all types, except for Lihzahrd pressure plates, which have their own distinct color of brown to blend in with Lihzahrd Bricks. and the Weighted Pressure Plates, which are crafted.

Types[edit | edit source]

Type Trigger criteria
Gray Pressure Plate.png Gray Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 542
Triggered by players only.
Brown Pressure Plate.png Brown Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 543
Blue Pressure Plate.png Blue Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 852
Lihzahrd Pressure Plate.png Lihzahrd Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 1151

Red Pressure Plate.png Red Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 529
Triggered by players, NPCs and enemies.
Green Pressure Plate.png Green Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 541

Yellow Pressure Plate.png Yellow Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 853
Triggered by NPCs and enemies.

Pink Weighted Pressure Plate.png Pink Weighted Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 3626
Triggered by player when stepping on or off it.
Orange Weighted Pressure Plate.png Orange Weighted Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 3630
Purple Weighted Pressure Plate.png Purple Weighted Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 3631
Cyan Weighted Pressure Plate.png Cyan Weighted Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 3632

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Desktop version[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Pink Weighted Pressure Plate.png
Pink Weighted Pressure Plate
Gray Pressure Plate.png Gray Pressure Plate Tinkerer's Workshop.png Tinkerer's Workshop
Lead Bar.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar or Iron Bar (2)
Wire.png Wire
Orange Weighted Pressure Plate.png
Orange Weighted Pressure Plate
Gray Pressure Plate.png Gray Pressure Plate
Lead Bar.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar or Iron Bar (2)
Wire.png Wire
Purple Weighted Pressure Plate.png
Purple Weighted Pressure Plate
Gray Pressure Plate.png Gray Pressure Plate
Lead Bar.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar or Iron Bar (2)
Wire.png Wire
Cyan Weighted Pressure Plate.png
Cyan Weighted Pressure Plate
Gray Pressure Plate.png Gray Pressure Plate
Lead Bar.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar or Iron Bar (2)
Wire.png Wire

Used in[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Pressure Plate Track.png Minecart Track.png Minecart Track Iron Anvil.png Iron Anvil /
Lead Anvil.png Lead Anvil
Pressure Plates.png Pressure Plate

Notes[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Pressure Plates allow you to see laid wires when held, which can help you to avoid traps.
  • Pressure Plates that can be triggered by non-players can also be triggered by Boulders. This can be used as a delay, or to trigger a row of traps as it rolls down a hallway.
  • Pressure Plates can also be used for opening and closing doors without having to click on them, although be careful that they are not unintentionally triggered by NPCs or enemies. This can be avoided by using the right kinds of pressure plate.
  • Paint can be applied to them for PvP purposes, making them nearly invisible.
  • If Players travels fast enough, faster than 95 mph, over the Pressure Plate Track it is possible for it not to trigger.

See Also[edit | edit source]

  • Teal Pressure Pad, which is activated by impacting projectiles and the Companion Cube.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.1: Added Weighted Pressure Plates.
  • 1.3.0.1: Updated sprites for all pressure plates.
  • 1.2.4: Now used to make Pressure Plate Tracks.
  • 1.2:
    • Now have different triggering criteria based on color.
    • Blue, yellow, and Lihzahrd variants added.
    • Stack limit increased from 250 to 999.
    • Enemies no longer trigger underground pressure plates.
  • 1.1: Introduced.
Wiring
 
Tools Wire • Wrenches • Wire Cutter • Pc only.png Multicolor Wrench • Pc only.png The Grand Design • Pc only.png Actuation Rod
Accessories Pc only.png Mechanical Lens • Pc only.png Presserator
Triggers Lever • Switch • Pressure Plates • Timers • Detonators • Pc only.png Trapped Chests
Devices Active/Inactive Stone Block • Actuator • Pumps • Teleporter • Functional Statues • Light sources • Gemspark Blocks
Traps Dart • Super Dart • Spear • Spiky Ball • Flame • Explosives • Pc only.png Geyser
Furniture: Iron Anvil.png Crafting Stations • Candle.png Light Sources • Chest.png Storage Items • Pure Water Fountain.png Other Items