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Ropes

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Ropes
  • Rope.png Vine Rope.png Silk Rope.png Web Rope.png
    Rope (placed).png Vine Rope (placed).png Silk Rope (placed).png Web Rope (placed).png
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
TypeConsumableCrafting material
Bonus+3 Range
PlaceableYes 1 wide × 1 high
TooltipCan be climbed on
RarityRarity level: 0
Buy10 Copper Coin (regular Rope only)
Sell2 Copper Coin (all types except Vine Rope)
Player using Rope.
For items that operate similarly, see Streamers and Chain.

Ropes are items that primarily provide quick vertical mobility. They can be placed adjacent to blocks in any direction, or in midair where Background Walls are present. Once placed, Ropes are used by pressing ▲ Up or ▼ Down while moving over them. Streamers and Chains operate identically to Rope, but cannot be crafted into Rope Coils.

All Rope variants operate identically, but Silk and Web Ropes are immune to falling lava as opposed to normal and Vine Ropes which will be dislodged similar to Torches.

All ropes are acquired in different ways:

Visually, the player appears to move along Rope using a mechanical tool with wheels, as though they were riding a rail. This tool appears automatically when using Rope, does not exist as a separate item, and is available from the beginning of the game.

Vertical movement speed on Rope equals that of a freefall, though moving down via Rope and hitting the ground will not cause fall damage. Horizontal movement is also possible, by placing adjacent Rope horizontally, but is much slower. Rope can be placed atop existing placed Rope, which will extend the total length of the rope downward, without the player actually having to be at the bottom of the Rope column.

Ten Ropes can be crafted into a Rope Coil, which produces the same resulting Rope placement, but cannot be placed directly. It is instead thrown at blocks. On impact, a Rope Coil becomes a placed vertical stack of ten Ropes. If the throw misses blocks, it drops as the Rope Coil item. If it impacts but cannot extend down 10 tiles due to other blocks in the way, the excess Ropes drop as Rope items. Rope Coils cannot be hung in midair from background walls, whereas the ordinary Rope item can.

Types[edit | edit source]

Rope Types
Type Sell Tile ID
Rope Rope
Internal Item ID: 965
2*2 Copper Coin.png 213
Vine Rope Vine RopeDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 2996
No value 353
Silk Rope Silk RopeDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3077
2*2 Copper Coin.png 365
Web Rope Web RopeDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3078
2*2 Copper Coin.png 366

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Web RopeWeb RopeDesktop VersionConsole Version
(3)
By Hand
Silk RopeSilk RopeDesktop VersionConsole Version
(30)
LoomLoom
total: 2 row(s)

Used in[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Rope CoilRope Coil
By Hand
Silk Rope CoilSilk Rope CoilDesktop VersionConsole Version
Vine Rope CoilVine Rope CoilDesktop VersionConsole Version
Web Rope CoilWeb Rope CoilDesktop VersionConsole Version
total: 4 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • All varieties of rope include a "+3 range" attribute that allows the item to be used from further away. This does not affect the usage of placed ropes.
  • Ascent speed is 41 mph, descent speed is 51 mph.
  • A glitch in the 3DS version DS version causes rope to multiply downwards at no extra rope cost if an eighth piece of rope is added to a vertical string of 7 pieces of rope. The multiplication is finite, however, and it will eventually stop.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Rope works very well for building Hellevators because players descend at the same speed as free-fall, and ascend fairly quickly as well. It's very easy to obtain and can be placed at the top of the Hellevator over and over again to bring the rope all the way down. Note that placed items like Torches might interrupt the placement.
  • The player can also place rope even if the top is not anchored to anything, and can even extend it skyward, the only requirement being that the original rope is anchored to a block or background wall. This can be used to easily access Floating Islands: Build a rope column upwards while climbing skyward. Similarly, rope can be used to quickly ascend to the surface when you are exploring the depths of the Ocean.
  • Flying into a rope and continuing to move on the rope will maintain the velocity of flight.
  • Making Silk Rope instead of Web Rope is more resource-efficient: While 30 Web Ropes require 10 Cobwebs, 30 Silk Ropes only require 7 Cobwebs (crafted into Silk).

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Range increased from +2 to +3.
    • Introduced new varieties of rope: Web Rope, Silk Rope, and Vine Rope.