Wire

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Wire
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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 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.

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.

By default, placed Wires are invisible unless the player holds a Mechanism-related item as the tool in hand, (e.g, a Pressure Plate, Wrench, or even a stack of Wire itself). However, if the player is carrying a Mechanical Lens (or more usually its upgrade The Grand Design) they can not only see Wires at will, but can control the visibility of individual wire colors.

With Wrenches and Wire Cutters, the player's Wire placing and cutting reach is roughly 25 tiles horizontally and vertically. With The Grand Design, the player can place or cut Wire anywhere on the visible screen.

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 CutterWire Cutter Removes placed Wire.
Actuation RodActuation RodDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Toggles Actuators on and off.
Red WrenchRed Wrench Places red wire.
Green WrenchGreen Wrench Places green wire.
Blue WrenchBlue Wrench Places blue wire.
Yellow WrenchYellow WrenchDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Places yellow wire.
Multicolor WrenchMulticolor WrenchDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Places and removes any color wire.
The Grand DesignThe Grand DesignDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions "Allows ultimate control over wires!"

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Active Stone BlockActive Stone BlockBy Hand
ExplosivesExplosives
Inactive Stone BlockInactive Stone Block
Trapped Bamboo ChestTrapped Bamboo ChestDesktop and Mobile versionsHeavy Work BenchHeavy Work BenchDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Blue Dungeon ChestTrapped Blue Dungeon ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Bone ChestTrapped Bone ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Boreal Wood ChestTrapped Boreal Wood ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Cactus ChestTrapped Cactus ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped ChestTrapped ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Corruption ChestTrapped Corruption ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Crimson ChestTrapped Crimson ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Crystal ChestTrapped Crystal ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Desert ChestTrapped Desert ChestDesktop and Mobile versions
Trapped Dynasty ChestTrapped Dynasty ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Ebonwood ChestTrapped Ebonwood ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Flesh ChestTrapped Flesh ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Frozen ChestTrapped Frozen ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Glass ChestTrapped Glass ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Gold ChestTrapped Gold ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Golden ChestTrapped Golden ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Golf ChestTrapped Golf ChestDesktop and Mobile versions
Trapped Granite ChestTrapped Granite ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Green Dungeon ChestTrapped Green Dungeon ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Hallowed ChestTrapped Hallowed ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Honey ChestTrapped Honey ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Ice ChestTrapped Ice ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Ivy ChestTrapped Ivy ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Jungle ChestTrapped Jungle ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Lesion ChestTrapped Lesion ChestDesktop and Mobile versions
Trapped Lihzahrd ChestTrapped Lihzahrd ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Living Wood ChestTrapped Living Wood ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Marble ChestTrapped Marble ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Martian ChestTrapped Martian ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Meteorite ChestTrapped Meteorite ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Mushroom ChestTrapped Mushroom ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Nebula ChestTrapped Nebula ChestDesktop and Mobile versions
Trapped Obsidian ChestTrapped Obsidian ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Palm Wood ChestTrapped Palm Wood ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Pearlwood ChestTrapped Pearlwood ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Pink Dungeon ChestTrapped Pink Dungeon ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Pumpkin ChestTrapped Pumpkin ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Rich Mahogany ChestTrapped Rich Mahogany ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Sandstone ChestTrapped Sandstone ChestDesktop and Mobile versions
Trapped Shadewood ChestTrapped Shadewood ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Shadow ChestTrapped Shadow ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Skyware ChestTrapped Skyware ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Slime ChestTrapped Slime ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Solar ChestTrapped Solar ChestDesktop and Mobile versions
Trapped Spider ChestTrapped Spider ChestDesktop and Mobile versions
Trapped Spooky ChestTrapped Spooky ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Stardust ChestTrapped Stardust ChestDesktop and Mobile versions
Trapped Steampunk ChestTrapped Steampunk ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Vortex ChestTrapped Vortex ChestDesktop and Mobile versions
Trapped Water ChestTrapped Water ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Trapped Web Covered ChestTrapped Web Covered ChestDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
1 Second Timer1 Second TimerIron AnvilIron Anvil
or
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
3 Second Timer3 Second Timer
5 Second Timer5 Second Timer
Actuation RodActuation RodDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Announcement BoxAnnouncement BoxDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Inlet PumpInlet Pump
Outlet PumpOutlet Pump
Video VisageVideo VisageDesktop versionLoomLoom
Liquid Sensor (Any)Liquid Sensor (Any)Desktop and Console versionsMythril AnvilMythril Anvil
or
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Liquid Sensor (Honey)Liquid Sensor (Honey)Desktop and Console versions
Liquid Sensor (Lava)Liquid Sensor (Lava)Desktop and Console versions
Liquid Sensor (Water)Liquid Sensor (Water)Desktop and Console versions
Logic Sensor (Day)Logic Sensor (Day)Desktop and Console versions
Logic Sensor (Night)Logic Sensor (Night)Desktop and Console versions
Logic Sensor (Player Above)Logic Sensor (Player Above)Desktop and Console versions
Cyan Weighted Pressure PlateCyan Weighted Pressure PlateTinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop
Orange Weighted Pressure PlateOrange Weighted Pressure Plate
Pink Weighted Pressure PlatePink Weighted Pressure Plate
Purple Weighted Pressure PlatePurple Weighted Pressure Plate
The Grand DesignThe Grand DesignDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
total: 78 row(s)

Achievement[edit | edit source]

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Engineer • “You have placed 100 wires!”
Place 100 wires. Old-gen console version

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.1: Trapped Golf, Spider, Lesion, Sandstone, Bamboo, Nebula, Solar, Stardust, and Vortex Chests added.
  • 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.