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 create circuits, in order to connect mechanisms to triggers (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 circuits to overlap without interfering with each other. Wire itself is available for purchase from the Mechanic, but can also be obtained from naturally-occurring Mechanisms, which exist sparsely Underground, and frequently in the Dungeon and Jungle Temple, in Traps and Chain Lantern mechanisms.

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 placed item or material. 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.

Wires connecting Timers to Slime Statues submerged in Lava for harvesting Gel.

Tools used for manipulating wire

Tool Use
Wire Cutter.png Wire Cutter Used to remove (cut) wire.
Actuation Rod.png Actuation Rod Pc only.png Can toggle 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 Pc only.png Places yellow wire.
Multicolor Wrench.png Multicolor Wrench Pc only.png Places and removes any color wire.
The Grand Design.png The Grand Design Pc 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.png Stone Block By Hand
Wire.png Wire
Inactive Stone Block.png Stone Wall.png Stone Wall (4)
Wire.png Wire
Explosives.png Dynamite.png Dynamite (3)
Wire.png Wire
Inlet Pump.png Lead Bar.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar or Iron Bar (10) Iron Anvil.png Iron Anvil /
Lead Anvil.png Lead Anvil
Wire.png Wire (2)
Outlet Pump.png Lead Bar.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar or Iron Bar (10)
Wire.png Wire (2)
1 Second Timer.png Gold Watch.png Gold Watch (or)
Platinum Watch.png Platinum Watch
Wire.png Wire
3 Second Timer.png Silver Watch.png Silver Watch (or)
Tungsten Watch.png Tungsten Watch
Wire.png Wire
5 Second Timer.png Copper Watch.png Copper Watch (or)
Tin Watch.png Tin Watch
Wire.png Wire
Announcement Box.png Lead Bar.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar or Iron Bar (4)
Wire.png Wire (4)
Sign.png Sign
Actuation Rod.png Actuator.png Actuator (50)
Lead Bar.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar or Iron Bar (10)
Wire.png Wire (10)
Logic Sensor (Day).png Soul of Light.png Soul of Light (5) Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Lead Bar.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar or Iron Bar
Wire.png Wire
Logic Sensor (Night).png Soul of Night.png Soul of Night (5)
Lead Bar.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar or Iron Bar
Wire.png Wire
Logic Sensor (Player Above).png Soul of Sight.png Soul of Sight
Lead Bar.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar or Iron Bar
Wire.png Wire
Liquid Sensor (Water).png Cog.png Cog (5)
Magic Water Dropper.png Magic Water Dropper
Wire.png Wire
Liquid Sensor (Lava).png Cog.png Cog (5)
Magic Lava Dropper.png Magic Lava Dropper
Wire.png Wire
Liquid Sensor (Honey).png Cog.png Cog (5)
Magic Honey Dropper.png Magic Honey Dropper
Wire.png Wire
Liquid Sensor (Any).png Cog.png Cog (5)
Magic Water Dropper.png Magic Water Dropper
Magic Lava Dropper.png Magic Lava Dropper
Magic Honey Dropper.png Magic Honey Dropper
Wire.png Wire
The Grand Design.png Multicolor Wrench.png Multicolor Wrench Tinkerer's Workshop.png Tinkerer's Workshop
Mechanical Lens.png Mechanical Lens
Ruler.png Ruler
Wire.png Wire (60)
Pink Weighted Pressure Plate.png Gray Pressure Plate.png Gray Pressure Plate
Lead Bar.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar or Iron Bar (2)
Wire.png Wire
Orange Weighted Pressure Plate.png 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 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 Gray Pressure Plate.png Gray Pressure Plate
Lead Bar.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar or Iron Bar (2)
Wire.png Wire
Chest.png Chest.png Chest Heavy Work Bench.png Heavy Work Bench
Wire.png Wire (10)
Gold Chest.png Gold Chest.png Gold Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Shadow Chest.png Shadow Chest.png Shadow Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Ebonwood Chest.png Ebonwood Chest.png Ebonwood Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Rich Mahogany Chest.png Rich Mahogany Chest.png Rich Mahogany Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Pearlwood Chest.png Pearlwood Chest.png Pearlwood Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Ivy Chest.png Ivy Chest.png Ivy Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Ice Chest.png Ice Chest.png Ice Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Living Wood Chest.png Living Wood Chest.png Living Wood Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Skyware Chest.png Skyware Chest.png Skyware Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Shadewood Chest.png Shadewood Chest.png Shadewood Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Web Covered Chest.png Web Covered Chest.png Web Covered Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Lihzahrd Chest.png Lihzahrd Chest.png Lihzahrd Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Water Chest.png Water Chest.png Water Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Jungle Chest.png Jungle Chest.png Jungle Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Corruption Chest.png Corruption Chest.png Corruption Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Crimson Chest.png Crimson Chest.png Crimson Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Hallowed Chest.png Hallowed Chest.png Hallowed Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Frozen Chest.png Frozen Chest.png Frozen Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Dynasty Chest.png Dynasty Chest.png Dynasty Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Honey Chest.png Honey Chest.png Honey Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Steampunk Chest.png Steampunk Chest.png Steampunk Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Palm Wood Chest.png Palm Wood Chest.png Palm Wood Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Mushroom Chest.png Mushroom Chest.png Mushroom Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Boreal Wood Chest.png Boreal Wood Chest.png Boreal Wood Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Slime Chest.png Slime Chest.png Slime Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Green Dungeon Chest.png Green Dungeon Chest.png Green Dungeon Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Pink Dungeon Chest.png Pink Dungeon Chest.png Pink Dungeon Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Blue Dungeon Chest.png Blue Dungeon Chest.png Blue Dungeon Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Bone Chest.png Bone Chest.png Bone Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Cactus Chest.png Cactus Chest.png Cactus Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Flesh Chest.png Flesh Chest.png Flesh Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Obsidian Chest.png Obsidian Chest.png Obsidian Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Pumpkin Chest.png Pumpkin Chest.png Pumpkin Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Spooky Chest.png Spooky Chest.png Spooky Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Glass Chest.png Glass Chest.png Glass Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Martian Chest.png Martian Chest.png Martian Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Meteorite Chest.png Meteorite Chest.png Meteorite Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Granite Chest.png Granite Chest.png Granite Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)
Marble Chest.png Marble Chest.png Marble Chest
Wire.png Wire (10)

See Also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

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
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