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Teleporter

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Teleporter
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Teleporter inventory icon
Statistics
Type FurnitureMechanism
Placeable Tango Tick1.png
Dimensions 3 wide ˣ 1 high
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Buy / Sell 2 Gold Coin 50 Silver Coin / 50 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 1263
Internal Tile ID: 235
A Teleporter in action

The Teleporter is a travel mechanism sold by the Steampunker. When two Teleporters are wired together with a triggering mechanism, they can instantaneously exchange players, NPCs, or enemies between them. Teleporting is always instantaneous, has no load time or cooldown, and has no Mana or coin cost.

Unlike most furniture, Teleporters are foreground objects. They actually consist of three inseparable blocks which like all block types can be shaped with a hammer or actuated.

Usage[edit | edit source]

The two Teleporters must be placed on a surface of solid blocks or platforms and connected by Wire, along with a trigger mechanism, such as a Switch or Pressure Plate. When the trigger is activated, players, NPCs, or enemies (but not background Critters, items, or other entities) touching the 3x3 tile area above it are instantly transported to the other teleporter. A character standing a maximum of three tile heights above the Teleporter can still be transported, and burying a Teleporter two tiles deep can still transport players walking on the surface.

Teleporting is always two-way: when a connection is activated, both ends will exchange all players, NPCs, and enemies, that are at least partially occupying any square of 3x3 space above Teleporter pads. Players should keep this in mind when constructing Teleporter paths, as enemies could unintentionally be brought into a base, for example.

Limitations[edit | edit source]

  • Teleporters will not transport Worms, Bosses, other enemies that travel through blocks, Critters, liquids, item drops, Boulders, or placed furniture.
  • Other blocks or furniture can be placed on Teleporters. Placed items will not be teleported, nor will they "block" teleportation of entities above them, as long as the entities are still within the 3x3 area of effect.
  • A teleporter will not work if it is placed in front of natural Lihzahrd Brick Walls, and Plantera has not yet been defeated.
  • As of 1.3, in most cases, two teleporters that are both activated by pressure plates placed on top of them will not work correctly. When the player steps on one teleporter, they will be moved to the other teleporter and instantly trigger the other pressure plate, moving them back to the original location. This can be partially solved by using other mechanisms, or placing a pressure plate on only one teleporter.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • There is no limit to how far two Teleporters can be placed from each other (as of 1.2.3). On the PC version, Teleporters any distance from each other will work, as long as they are connected by Wire. On the console and mobile versions, the limit is 2000 Wire.
  • A single Teleporter can be wired to multiple destinations. With access to only a single wire color, each end of a Teleporter pad can be wired to one destination each, for a total of two possible destinations (each must have its own triggering mechanism). Using all three wire colors, each end of the Teleporter can be wired to three destinations each, for a total of six possible destinations (two red, two blue, and two green).
  • The three blocks composing the teleporter can be shaped using a Hammer. This doesn't affect the Teleporter's function, except that the 3x3 space to be teleported and the position of the teleported entity are both relative to the Teleporter's surface; if the teleporter is flattened to half blocks, they will both move down half a block (if the three blocks are different shapes, the height is determined by the first block encountered in the algorithm below). Note that pressure plates can only be placed on full blocks.
  • Standing on one spot, with 6 teleporters under you in 2 columns and 2 actuated teleporters behind you, it is possible to have 27 different destinations.
  • if you are leaving a teleporter and you teleport where there is a wall where you are, you will end up outside the walls away from the teleporter. So if you build a trap for events eg. pumpkin moon and the traps are on, you will be hurt by the traps and possibly die.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • A Pressure Plate can be placed directly on top of a Teleporter as the triggering mechanism, along with a short Wire connection, to allow activation by simply walking onto it.
  • If a Pressure Plate is placed to the left or right of the center and then alternated on the connecting Teleporter, the player can walk back and forth between locations without instantly triggering the destination plate.
    • Teleporters will also work if the player is riding a minecart, allowing discontiguous track systems to be connected easily (to get around an obstacle for example). The above two points still apply, though with pressure plate tracks.
  • Teleporters can be used to create entrances into sealed bases. For Teleporters used with Pressure Plates to access safe zones, use Pressure Plate types that can only be activated by players (gray, brown, blue) to ensure that enemies can't inadvertently activate them and teleport inside.
  • Teleporters with Pressure Plate triggers are very useful in Boss Arenas, as they enable instantaneous dodging between remote locations. A player can jump between them continuously while firing Ranged or Magic Weapons.
  • Teleporting at night will cause NPCs that haven't moved into their assigned housing to instantly do so, which can be useful.
  • Setting a teleporter in front of your home will be useful if you don't want monsters to get inside in a blood moon or in another event.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The effect when activating a teleporter resembles Magic Mirror use.
  • On the console version, teleporters do not release grapples, unlike the PC version.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.1: Teleporting to a location on the same screen now pans the screen view smoothly from one to the other, instead of flashing the new location instantly. Teleporters used farther apart retain the flash-Magic Mirror-like effect.
  • 1.2.3:
    • Distance limit between teleporters removed.
    • Using a teleporter tile releases all grapples.
    • Fixed a crash when you destroy a teleporter with a chest on top.
  • 1.2.1.2: You can no longer teleport into the jungle temple.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
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Triggers Lever • Switch • Pressure Plates • Timers • Detonators
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