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Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
TypeMechanismCrafting material
ToolWire Cutter
RarityRarity Level: 0
Buy / Sell5 Silver Coin / 1 Silver Coin
Always buy more wire than you need!

The Mechanic

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 5 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.pngWire Cutter Removes placed Wire.
Actuation Rod.pngActuation RodDesktop Version Toggles Actuators on and off.
Red Wrench.pngRed Wrench Places red wire.
Green Wrench.pngGreen Wrench Places green wire.
Blue Wrench.pngBlue Wrench Places blue wire.
Yellow Wrench.pngYellow WrenchDesktop Version Places yellow wire.
Multicolor Wrench.pngMulticolor WrenchDesktop Version Places and removes any color wire.
The Grand Design.pngThe Grand DesignDesktop Version "Allows ultimate control over wires".

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station

Active Stone Block.pngActive Stone Block
By Hand
Inactive Stone Block.pngInactive Stone Block

Inlet Pump.pngInlet Pump
Iron Anvil.pngIron Anvil
Lead Anvil.pngLead Anvil
Outlet Pump.pngOutlet Pump
1 Second Timer.png1 Second Timer
3 Second Timer.png3 Second Timer
5 Second Timer.png5 Second Timer
Announcement Box.pngAnnouncement BoxDesktop Version
Actuation Rod.pngActuation RodDesktop Version

Logic Sensor (Day).pngLogic Sensor (Day)Desktop Version
Mythril Anvil.pngMythril Anvil
Orichalcum Anvil.pngOrichalcum Anvil
Logic Sensor (Night).pngLogic Sensor (Night)Desktop Version
Logic Sensor (Player Above).pngLogic Sensor (Player Above)Desktop Version
Liquid Sensor (Water).pngLiquid Sensor (Water)Desktop Version
Liquid Sensor (Lava).pngLiquid Sensor (Lava)Desktop Version
Liquid Sensor (Honey).pngLiquid Sensor (Honey)Desktop Version
Liquid Sensor (Any).pngLiquid Sensor (Any)Desktop Version

The Grand Design.pngThe Grand DesignDesktop Version
Tinkerer's Workshop.pngTinkerer's Workshop
Pink Weighted Pressure Plate.pngPink Weighted Pressure PlateDesktop Version
Orange Weighted Pressure Plate.pngOrange Weighted Pressure PlateDesktop Version
Purple Weighted Pressure Plate.pngPurple Weighted Pressure PlateDesktop Version
Cyan Weighted Pressure Plate.pngCyan Weighted Pressure PlateDesktop Version

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