Mechanic

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Nurse.png
This is a Town NPC. A House may be required in order for it to appear.
Mechanic
Mechanic.png
Statistics
TypeNPC
AI TypePassive AI
Damage10
Max Life250
Defense15
KB Resist50%
Map Icon Mechanic.png
Map Icon
Bound Mechanic
Bound Mechanic.png
Statistics
TypeNPC
EnvironmentDungeon
AI TypeNo AI
Damage0
Max Life250
Defense15
KB Resist100%

The Mechanic is an NPC who sells various Mechanisms, as well as Wire Cutters and Wrenches, allowing the player to build wired devices like Traps and critter engines.

The Mechanic must be saved from the Dungeon after killing Skeletron. She will randomly spawn near the player while they're exploring. Talking to her in this state will free her, and she will wander the area until she gets killed or until the player moves far enough from her. After that, she will move into an available house like any normal NPC. If the Mechanic is killed, she will respawn if there is a house for her, rather than needing to be saved again (the same with the Stylist, Goblin Tinkerer, and Wizard). A Lifeform Analyzer can detect her while trapped in the Dungeon, showing "Bound Mechanic" when she is nearby.

On the Desktop version Desktop version and Console version Console version, the Mechanic will attack nearby enemies by throwing her Wrench like a boomerang to defend herself.

Items sold[edit | edit source]

Inventory
Item Cost Availability

Wrench.pngWrench Gold Coin Always available.
Blue Wrench.pngBlue Wrench Gold Coin Always available.
Green Wrench.pngGreen Wrench Gold Coin Always available.
Yellow Wrench.pngYellow WrenchDesktop Version Gold Coin Always available.
Wire Cutter.pngWire Cutter Gold Coin Always available.
Wire.pngWire 5 Silver Coin Always available.
Lever.pngLever 30 Silver Coin Always available.
Switch.pngSwitch 20 Silver Coin Always available.
Red Pressure Plate.pngRed Pressure Plate 50 Silver Coin Always available.
Green Pressure Plate.pngGreen Pressure Plate 50 Silver Coin Always available.
Gray Pressure Plate.pngGray Pressure Plate 50 Silver Coin Always available.
Brown Pressure Plate.pngBrown Pressure Plate 50 Silver Coin Always available.
Blue Pressure Plate.pngBlue Pressure Plate 50 Silver Coin Always available.
Yellow Pressure Plate.pngYellow Pressure Plate 50 Silver Coin Always available.
Teal Pressure Pad.pngTeal Pressure PadDesktop Version Gold Coin Always available.
Booster Track.pngBooster Track 50 Silver Coin Always available.
Actuator.pngActuator 10 Silver Coin Always available.
Junction Box.pngJunction BoxDesktop Version 2 Silver Coin Always available.
Mechanical Ruler.pngMechanical RulerDesktop VersionConsole Version Gold Coin Always available.
Mechanical Lens.pngMechanical LensDesktop Version Gold Coin Always available.
Engineering Helmet.pngEngineering HelmetDesktop Version Gold Coin Always available.
Wire Bulb.pngWire BulbDesktop Version Gold Coin Always available.
Mechanic's Rod.pngMechanic's Rod 20 Gold Coin During Waning Crescent, when the Angler is present, in Hardmode.
1 Second Timer.png1 Second Timer 50 Copper Coin Always available.Mobile Version3DS version
3 Second Timer.png3 Second Timer 50 Copper Coin Always available.Mobile Version3DS version
5 Second Timer.png5 Second Timer 50 Copper Coin Always available.Mobile Version3DS version

Names[edit | edit source]

The Mechanic may have any of the following names:

  • Amy
  • Autumn
  • Brooke
  • Dawn
  • Ella
  • Ellen
  • Ginger
  • Jenny
  • Kayla
  • Korrie
  • Lauren
  • Marshanna
  • Meredith
  • Nancy
  • Sally
  • Selah
  • Selene
  • Shayna
  • Sheena
  • Shirlena
  • Sophia
  • Susana
  • Terra
  • Trisha

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Although the topmost corridors of the Dungeon may be accessible prior to defeating Skeletron, the Mechanic will only be found below zero depth, and will therefore always require defeating Skeletron, because the Dungeon Guardian will override all dungeon spawns (eg, Angry Bones, Cursed Skull, etc).

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Always buy more wire than you need!"
  • "Did you make sure your device was plugged in?" (Possibly a reference to "The IT Crowd", or a general statement made by many people in IT about "malfunctioning" devices.)
  • "Oh, you know what this house needs? More blinking lights."
  • "Hey, watch where you're going! I was over there a little while ago!"

When Goblin Tinkerer is present:

  • "Hey, [Name of Player], did you just come from [Name of Goblin Tinkerer]'s? Did he say anything about me by chance?"

When Arms Dealer is present:

  • "[Name of Arms Dealer] keeps talking about pressing my pressure plate. I told him it was for stepping on."

When Tavernkeep is present:

  • "[Name of Tavernkeep] offered me a Root Beer, I told him to give it to me in a square cup." (Reference to a math joke; mathematical squares and roots cancel each other out, therefore the result is simply beer.)

When found in Dungeon:

  • "Thanks! It was only a matter of time before I ended up like the rest of the skeletons down here."

When homeless:

  • "DON'T MOVE. I DROPPED MY CONTACT." (A pun on "contact", a device that an electrical current passes through, and "contact lens")
  • "But I was almost done putting blinking lights up here!"
  • "Hold on, I've almost got wifi going down here."
  • "Hey, watch where you're going! I was over there a little while ago!"

During Blood Moon:

  • "Oh, let me guess. Forgot to buy enough wire. Idiot."
  • "Just-could you just...Please? Ok? Ok. Ugh." (Possibly a reference to "How I Met Your Mother")
  • "I don't appreciate the way you're looking at me. I am WORKING right now."
  • "All I want is for the switch to make the... What?!"

During a Party:

  • "Do you think anyone would mind if I wired a cake with bulbs instead of candles?"

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There appears to be conflict between the Mechanic and Nurse during a Blood Moon. When both are present, they have various hostile sayings that replace their standard quotes. During this time, the Merchant has a chance of saying, "Oh, great. I can hear [name of Mechanic] and [name of Nurse] arguing from here."
  • The Mechanic has a crush on the Goblin Tinkerer, as referenced by her quotes, and judging by some of the Goblin Tinkerer's quotes, he has a crush right back.
  • Apparently, the Clothier/Old Man was the one who tied up and left the Mechanic in the Dungeon, but he only vaguely remembers, as revealed in one of his quotes when the Mechanic is not present. Surprisingly, the Mechanic herself never mentions the Clothier doing anything to her.
  • Rarely, the Nurse and Mechanic can both have the same name, either Kayla or Amy. This can cause the Merchant to say on a Blood Moon, "Oh, great. I can hear Kayla/Amy and Kayla/Amy arguing from here."
  • The line, "[name of Arms Dealer] keeps talking about pressing my pressure plate. I told him it was for stepping on," is a vague sexual reference. The Arms Dealer is apparently hitting on the Mechanic, using innuendo, but she doesn't get the euphemism and takes his comment literally.
    • This might be the reason of the conflict between the Nurse and the Mechanic, since the Nurse has a crush on the arms dealer.
  • During a party, when the Mechanic dons a party hat, her hairstyle is different. She wears it down instead of up in a bun: Mechanic (Party).png. This makes sense as wearing a party hat while having hair in a bun would be cumbersome.
  • Her ability to throw her wrench like a boomerang to defend herself may be a reference to Ratchet from the Ratchet & Clank games, who can do the same move.

History[edit | edit source]

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