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Type Crafting material – Mechanism
Max stack 999
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Tool Wire Cutter
Buy 5 Silver Coin
Different wire colors are used to build independent overlapping circuits. They are placed using different color Wrenches.
Wires connecting Timers to Slime Statues submerged in Lava for harvesting Gel.

Wires are unique items used to connect mechanisms with their 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 are especially abundant in the Dungeon and Lihzahrd Temple.

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.

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 image below).



Used in[edit]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Active Stone Block.png Active Stone Block Stone Block.png Stone Block By Hand
Wire.png Wire
Inactive Stone Block.png Inactive Stone Block Stone Wall.png Stone Wall (4)
Wire.png Wire
Explosives.png Explosives Dynamite.png Dynamite (3)
Wire.png Wire
Inlet Pump.png Inlet Pump Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (10 or) Lead Anvil.png Lead Anvil /
Iron Anvil.png Iron Anvil
Lead Bar.png Lead Bar (10)
Wire.png Wire (2)
Outlet Pump.png Outlet Pump Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (10 or)
Lead Bar.png Lead Bar (10)
Wire.png Wire (2)
1 Second Timer.png 1 Second Timer Gold Watch.png Gold Watch (or)
Platinum Watch.png Platinum Watch
Wire.png Wire
3 Second Timer.png 3 Second Timer Silver Watch.png Silver Watch (or)
Tungsten Watch.png Tungsten Watch
Wire.png Wire
5 Second Timer.png 5 Second Timer Copper Watch.png Copper Watch (or)
Tin Watch.png Tin Watch
Wire.png Wire

See Also[edit]


  • 1.2.4: Fixed a bug where only one wire attached to a Lever would work when you flipped it. Fixed bug where close dropped wires wouldn't merge with each other.
  • 1.2.3: Wire length-limit removed.
  • 1.2: Stack limit was raised from 250 to 999. Wire length-limit increased from 1000 to 2000. Different colors of wire can be lain with different colored wrenches.
  • 1.1: Introduced.
Tools Wire • Wrench • Wire Cutter
Triggers Lever • Switch • Pressure Plates • Timers
Devices Active/Inactive Stone Block • Actuator • Pumps • Teleporter • Functional Statues • Light sources • Gemspark Blocks
Traps Dart • Super Dart • Spear • Spiky Ball • Flame • Explosives
Consumables: Healing Potion.png Potions ( Inferno Potion.png Buff Potions) • Shuriken.png Consumable 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