Wire

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Wire
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Wire inventory icon
Statistics
Type MechanismCrafting material
Tool Wire Cutter
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Buy / Sell 5 Silver Coin / 1 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 530
Different wire colors are used to build independent overlapping circuits. They are placed using different color Wrenches.

Wire is a unique item used to connect mechanisms. Generally a mechanism is connected to a triggering item, like a Pressure Plate, Timer, Switch or Lever. Wires are placed using Wrenches, and are retrieved using the Wire Cutter, both of which can only be obtained from the Mechanic. Wire placed by different colored wrenches will be of different colors, which allows independent wire paths to overlap without interfering with each other.

Wire itself is available for purchase from the Mechanic for 5 Silver Coin each, but can also be obtained from naturally-occurring mechanisms, which exist sparsely Underground, and frequently in the Dungeon and Jungle Temple Traps and Chain Lantern/Switch arrangements.

Placed Wires only display on-screen when a Mechanism-related item is held by the player, such as a Pressure Plate or Wrench. Wires occupy their own dedicated layer when placed, and so can occupy the same tile space as Furniture, Walls, Blocks, and even deep Lava pools, along with any other object. Wires can be placed in midair, without the need for support. Explosions have no effect on placed Wires.

The player's Wire placing and cutting reach is roughly 25 tiles horizontally and vertically.

Wires are considered "connected" to triggers and mechanisms when they are placed in the same tile space as those items (when they appear to be "touching"). An exception is Statues, which are considered connected to any wires in their 2x3 tile space, even though some statues do not appear to reach a 3-tile height (see adjacent image).

Wire is considered "ammunition" for wrenches, and can therefore be placed in the Ammo slots of a player's inventory.

Wires connecting Timers to Slime Statues submerged in Lava for harvesting Gel.
Wire Tools
Tool Use
Wire Cutter.png Wire Cutter Removes placed Wire.
Actuation Rod.png Actuation Rod Desktop only.png Toggles Actuators on and off.
Red Wrench.png Red Wrench Places red wire.
Green Wrench.png Green Wrench Places green wire.
Blue Wrench.png Blue Wrench Places blue wire.
Yellow Wrench.png Yellow Wrench Desktop only.png Places yellow wire.
Multicolor Wrench.png Multicolor Wrench Desktop only.png Places and removes any color wire.
The Grand Design.png The Grand Design Desktop only.png "Allows ultimate control over wires".

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Active Stone Block.png Stone Block.pngStone Block By Hand
Wire.pngWire
Inactive Stone Block.png Stone Wall.pngStone Wall (4)
Wire.pngWire
Explosives.png Dynamite.pngDynamite (3)
Wire.pngWire
Inlet Pump.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar.pngIron Bar or Lead Bar (10) Iron Anvil.png Iron Anvil /
Lead Anvil.png Lead Anvil
Wire.pngWire (2)
Outlet Pump.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar.pngIron Bar or Lead Bar (10)
Wire.pngWire (2)
1 Second Timer.png Gold Watch.png Platinum Watch.pngGold Watch or Platinum Watch
Wire.pngWire
3 Second Timer.png Silver Watch.png Tungsten Watch.pngSilver Watch or Tungsten Watch
Wire.pngWire
5 Second Timer.png Copper Watch.png Tin Watch.pngCopper Watch or Tin Watch
Wire.pngWire
Announcement Box.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar.pngIron Bar or Lead Bar (4)
Wire.pngWire (4)
Sign.pngSign
Actuation Rod.png Actuator.pngActuator (50)
Iron Bar.png Lead Bar.pngIron Bar or Lead Bar (10)
Wire.pngWire (10)
Logic Sensor (Day).png Soul of Light.pngSoul of Light (5) Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Iron Bar.png Lead Bar.pngIron Bar or Lead Bar
Wire.pngWire
Logic Sensor (Night).png Soul of Night.pngSoul of Night (5)
Iron Bar.png Lead Bar.pngIron Bar or Lead Bar
Wire.pngWire
Logic Sensor (Player Above).png Soul of Sight.pngSoul of Sight
Iron Bar.png Lead Bar.pngIron Bar or Lead Bar
Wire.pngWire
Liquid Sensor (Water).png Cog.pngCog (5)
Magic Water Dropper.pngMagic Water Dropper
Wire.pngWire
Liquid Sensor (Lava).png Cog.pngCog (5)
Magic Lava Dropper.pngMagic Lava Dropper
Wire.pngWire
Liquid Sensor (Honey).png Cog.pngCog (5)
Magic Honey Dropper.pngMagic Honey Dropper
Wire.pngWire
Liquid Sensor (Any).png Cog.pngCog (5)
Magic Water Dropper.pngMagic Water Dropper
Magic Lava Dropper.pngMagic Lava Dropper
Magic Honey Dropper.pngMagic Honey Dropper
Wire.pngWire
The Grand Design.png Multicolor Wrench.pngMulticolor Wrench Tinkerer's Workshop.png Tinkerer's Workshop
Mechanical Lens.pngMechanical Lens
Ruler.pngRuler
Wire.pngWire (60)
Pink Weighted Pressure Plate.png Gray Pressure Plate.pngGray Pressure Plate
Iron Bar.png Lead Bar.pngIron Bar or Lead Bar (2)
Wire.pngWire
Orange Weighted Pressure Plate.png Gray Pressure Plate.pngGray Pressure Plate
Iron Bar.png Lead Bar.pngIron Bar or Lead Bar (2)
Wire.pngWire
Purple Weighted Pressure Plate.png Gray Pressure Plate.pngGray Pressure Plate
Iron Bar.png Lead Bar.pngIron Bar or Lead Bar (2)
Wire.pngWire
Cyan Weighted Pressure Plate.png Gray Pressure Plate.pngGray Pressure Plate
Iron Bar.png Lead Bar.pngIron Bar or Lead Bar (2)
Wire.pngWire
Chest.png Chest.pngChest Heavy Work Bench.png Heavy Work Bench
Wire.pngWire (10)
Gold Chest.png Gold Chest.pngGold Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Shadow Chest.png Shadow Chest.pngShadow Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Ebonwood Chest.png Ebonwood Chest.pngEbonwood Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Rich Mahogany Chest.png Rich Mahogany Chest.pngRich Mahogany Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Pearlwood Chest.png Pearlwood Chest.pngPearlwood Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Ivy Chest.png Ivy Chest.pngIvy Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Ice Chest.png Ice Chest.pngIce Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Living Wood Chest.png Living Wood Chest.pngLiving Wood Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Skyware Chest.png Skyware Chest.pngSkyware Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Shadewood Chest.png Shadewood Chest.pngShadewood Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Web Covered Chest.png Web Covered Chest.pngWeb Covered Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Lihzahrd Chest.png Lihzahrd Chest.pngLihzahrd Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Water Chest.png Water Chest.pngWater Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Jungle Chest.png Jungle Chest.pngJungle Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Corruption Chest.png Corruption Chest.pngCorruption Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Crimson Chest.png Crimson Chest.pngCrimson Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Hallowed Chest.png Hallowed Chest.pngHallowed Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Frozen Chest.png Frozen Chest.pngFrozen Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Dynasty Chest.png Dynasty Chest.pngDynasty Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Honey Chest.png Honey Chest.pngHoney Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Steampunk Chest.png Steampunk Chest.pngSteampunk Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Palm Wood Chest.png Palm Wood Chest.pngPalm Wood Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Mushroom Chest.png Mushroom Chest.pngMushroom Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Boreal Wood Chest.png Boreal Wood Chest.pngBoreal Wood Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Slime Chest.png Slime Chest.pngSlime Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Green Dungeon Chest.png Green Dungeon Chest.pngGreen Dungeon Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Pink Dungeon Chest.png Pink Dungeon Chest.pngPink Dungeon Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Blue Dungeon Chest.png Blue Dungeon Chest.pngBlue Dungeon Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Bone Chest.png Bone Chest.pngBone Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Cactus Chest.png Cactus Chest.pngCactus Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Flesh Chest.png Flesh Chest.pngFlesh Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Obsidian Chest.png Obsidian Chest.pngObsidian Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Pumpkin Chest.png Pumpkin Chest.pngPumpkin Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Spooky Chest.png Spooky Chest.pngSpooky Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Glass Chest.png Glass Chest.pngGlass Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Martian Chest.png Martian Chest.pngMartian Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Meteorite Chest.png Meteorite Chest.pngMeteorite Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Granite Chest.png Granite Chest.pngGranite Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Marble Chest.png Marble Chest.pngMarble Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Trapped Crystal Chest.png Crystal Chest.pngCrystal Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)
Trapped Golden Chest.png Golden Chest.pngGolden Chest
Wire.pngWire (10)

Achievement(s)[edit | edit source]

Trophy Engineer.png Engineer"You have placed 100 wires!"
Place 100 wires. Console only.png

See Also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Wiring
 
Tools Wire • Wrenches • Wire Cutter • Desktop only.png Multicolor Wrench • Desktop only.png The Grand Design • Desktop only.png Actuation Rod
Accessories Desktop only.png Mechanical Lens • Desktop only.png Presserator
Triggers Lever • Switch • Pressure Plates • Timers • Desktop only.png Detonators • Desktop only.png Trapped Chests • Desktop only.png Gem Locks
Devices Active/Inactive Stone Block • Actuator • Desktop only.png Announcement Box • Pumps • Teleporter • Functional Statues • Light sources • Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.pngGemspark Blocks
Traps Dart • Super Dart • Spear • Spiky Ball • Flame • Explosives • Desktop only.png Geyser
Consumables: Healing Potion.png Potions ( Inferno Potion.png Buff Potions) • Shuriken.png Thrown Weapons

High Velocity Bullet.png Ammunition • Jungle Grass Seeds.png Seeds • Fallen Star.png Materials ( Feather.png Drops • Copper Ore.png Ores • Iron Bar.png Bars) • Silver Coin.png Other