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Always buy more wire than you need!

The Mechanic

Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Wire inventory sprite
Type MechanismCrafting material
Tool Wire Cutter
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Buy / Sell Silver Coin / 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 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 RodDesktop Version 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 WrenchDesktop Version Places yellow wire.
Multicolor Wrench.png Multicolor WrenchDesktop Version Places and removes any color wire.
The Grand Design.png The Grand DesignDesktop Version "Allows ultimate control over wires".

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting Station

Active Stone Block.png Active Stone Block
By Hand
Inactive Stone Block.png Inactive Stone Block
Explosives.png Explosives

Inlet Pump.png Inlet Pump
Iron Anvil.png

Lead Anvil.png
Outlet Pump.png Outlet Pump
1 Second Timer.png 1 Second Timer
3 Second Timer.png 3 Second Timer
5 Second Timer.png 5 Second Timer
Announcement Box.png Announcement BoxDesktop Version
Actuation Rod.png Actuation RodDesktop Version

Logic Sensor (Day).png Logic Sensor (Day)Desktop Version
Mythril Anvil 3
Logic Sensor (Night).png Logic Sensor (Night)Desktop Version
Logic Sensor (Player Above).png Logic Sensor (Player Above)Desktop Version
Liquid Sensor (Water).png Liquid Sensor (Water)Desktop Version
Liquid Sensor (Lava).png Liquid Sensor (Lava)Desktop Version
Liquid Sensor (Honey).png Liquid Sensor (Honey)Desktop Version
Liquid Sensor (Any).png Liquid Sensor (Any)Desktop Version

The Grand Design.png The Grand DesignDesktop Version
Tinkerer's Workshop.png
Pink Weighted Pressure Plate.png Pink Weighted Pressure PlateDesktop Version
Orange Weighted Pressure Plate.png Orange Weighted Pressure PlateDesktop Version
Purple Weighted Pressure Plate.png Purple Weighted Pressure PlateDesktop Version
Cyan Weighted Pressure Plate.png Cyan Weighted Pressure PlateDesktop Version

Chest.png Trapped ChestDesktop Version
Heavy Work Bench 4
Gold Chest.png Trapped Gold ChestDesktop Version
Shadow Chest.png Trapped Shadow ChestDesktop Version
Ebonwood Chest.png Trapped Ebonwood ChestDesktop Version
Rich Mahogany Chest.png Trapped Rich Mahogany ChestDesktop Version
Pearlwood Chest.png Trapped Pearlwood ChestDesktop Version
Ivy Chest.png Trapped Ivy ChestDesktop Version
Ice Chest.png Trapped Ice ChestDesktop Version
Living Wood Chest.png Trapped Living Wood ChestDesktop Version
Skyware Chest.png Trapped Skyware ChestDesktop Version
Shadewood Chest.png Trapped Shadewood ChestDesktop Version
Web Covered Chest.png Trapped Web Covered ChestDesktop Version
Lihzahrd Chest.png Trapped Lihzahrd ChestDesktop Version
Water Chest.png Trapped Water ChestDesktop Version
Jungle Chest.png Trapped Jungle ChestDesktop Version
Corruption Chest.png Trapped Corruption ChestDesktop Version
Crimson Chest.png Trapped Crimson ChestDesktop Version
Hallowed Chest.png Trapped Hallowed ChestDesktop Version
Frozen Chest.png Trapped Frozen ChestDesktop Version
Dynasty Chest.png Trapped Dynasty ChestDesktop Version
Honey Chest.png Trapped Honey ChestDesktop Version
Steampunk Chest.png Trapped Steampunk ChestDesktop Version
Palm Wood Chest.png Trapped Palm Wood ChestDesktop Version
Mushroom Chest.png Trapped Mushroom ChestDesktop Version
Boreal Wood Chest.png Trapped Boreal Wood ChestDesktop Version
Slime Chest.png Trapped Slime ChestDesktop Version
Green Dungeon Chest.png Trapped Green Dungeon ChestDesktop Version
Pink Dungeon Chest.png Trapped Pink Dungeon ChestDesktop Version
Blue Dungeon Chest.png Trapped Blue Dungeon ChestDesktop Version
Bone Chest.png Trapped Bone ChestDesktop Version
Cactus Chest.png Trapped Cactus ChestDesktop Version
Flesh Chest.png Trapped Flesh ChestDesktop Version
Obsidian Chest.png Trapped Obsidian ChestDesktop Version
Pumpkin Chest.png Trapped Pumpkin ChestDesktop Version
Spooky Chest.png Trapped Spooky ChestDesktop Version
Glass Chest.png Trapped Glass ChestDesktop Version
Martian Chest.png Trapped Martian ChestDesktop Version
Meteorite Chest.png Trapped Meteorite ChestDesktop Version
Granite Chest.png Trapped Granite ChestDesktop Version
Marble Chest.png Trapped Marble ChestDesktop Version
Crystal Chest.png Trapped Crystal ChestDesktop Version
Golden Chest.png Trapped Golden ChestDesktop Version

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Engineer.png Engineer • "You have placed 100 wires!"
Place 100 wires.Old-gen console version

See Also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 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.
  • Desktop 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.
  • Console 1.08:
    • Wire length-limit removed.
    • Dropped wires now stack themselves.
    • Levers can now power multiple wires.
Tools Wire • Wrenches • Wire Cutter • Multicolor WrenchDesktop Version • The Grand DesignDesktop Version • Actuation RodDesktop Version
Accessories Mechanical LensDesktop Version • PresseratorDesktop Version
Triggers Lever • Switch • Pressure Plates • Timers • DetonatorsDesktop VersionConsole Version • Trapped ChestsDesktop Version • Gem LocksDesktop Version
Devices Active/Inactive Stone Block • Actuator • Announcement BoxDesktop Version • Pumps • Teleporter • Functional Statues • Light sources • Gemspark BlocksDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Traps Dart • Super Dart • Spear • Spiky Ball • Flame • Explosives • GeyserDesktop Version
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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
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