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TypeMechanismCrafting material
RarityRarity level: 0
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Sell100*1 Silver Coin.png
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 CutterWire Cutter Removes placed Wire.
Actuation RodActuation RodDesktop VersionConsole Version 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 VersionConsole Version Places yellow wire.
Multicolor WrenchMulticolor WrenchDesktop VersionConsole Version Places and removes any color wire.
The Grand DesignThe Grand DesignDesktop VersionConsole Version "Allows ultimate control over wires".

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Active Stone BlockActive Stone Block
By Hand
Inactive Stone BlockInactive Stone Block
Trapped Blue Dungeon ChestTrapped Blue Dungeon ChestDesktop Version
Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work BenchDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Trapped Bone ChestTrapped Bone ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Boreal Wood ChestTrapped Boreal Wood ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Cactus ChestTrapped Cactus ChestDesktop Version
Trapped ChestTrapped ChestDesktop VersionConsole Version
Trapped Corruption ChestTrapped Corruption ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Crimson ChestTrapped Crimson ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Crystal ChestTrapped Crystal ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Dynasty ChestTrapped Dynasty ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Ebonwood ChestTrapped Ebonwood ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Flesh ChestTrapped Flesh ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Frozen ChestTrapped Frozen ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Glass ChestTrapped Glass ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Gold ChestTrapped Gold ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Golden ChestTrapped Golden ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Granite ChestTrapped Granite ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Green Dungeon ChestTrapped Green Dungeon ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Hallowed ChestTrapped Hallowed ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Honey ChestTrapped Honey ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Ice ChestTrapped Ice ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Ivy ChestTrapped Ivy ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Jungle ChestTrapped Jungle ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Lihzahrd ChestTrapped Lihzahrd ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Living Wood ChestTrapped Living Wood ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Marble ChestTrapped Marble ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Martian ChestTrapped Martian ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Meteorite ChestTrapped Meteorite ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Mushroom ChestTrapped Mushroom ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Obsidian ChestTrapped Obsidian ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Palm Wood ChestTrapped Palm Wood ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Pearlwood ChestTrapped Pearlwood ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Pink Dungeon ChestTrapped Pink Dungeon ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Pumpkin ChestTrapped Pumpkin ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Rich Mahogany ChestTrapped Rich Mahogany ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Shadewood ChestTrapped Shadewood ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Shadow ChestTrapped Shadow ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Skyware ChestTrapped Skyware ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Slime ChestTrapped Slime ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Spooky ChestTrapped Spooky ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Steampunk ChestTrapped Steampunk ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Water ChestTrapped Water ChestDesktop Version
Trapped Web Covered ChestTrapped Web Covered ChestDesktop Version
1 Second Timer1 Second Timer
Iron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
3 Second Timer3 Second Timer
5 Second Timer5 Second Timer
Actuation RodActuation RodDesktop VersionConsole Version
Announcement BoxAnnouncement BoxDesktop VersionConsole Version
Inlet PumpInlet Pump
Outlet PumpOutlet Pump
Liquid Sensor (Any)Liquid Sensor (Any)Desktop Version
Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Liquid Sensor (Honey)Liquid Sensor (Honey)Desktop Version
Liquid Sensor (Lava)Liquid Sensor (Lava)Desktop Version
Liquid Sensor (Water)Liquid Sensor (Water)Desktop Version
Logic Sensor (Day)Logic Sensor (Day)Desktop Version
Logic Sensor (Night)Logic Sensor (Night)Desktop Version
Logic Sensor (Player Above)Logic Sensor (Player Above)Desktop Version
Cyan Weighted Pressure PlateCyan Weighted Pressure Plate
Tinkerer'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 VersionConsole Version
total: 67 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 1.2.4:
    • 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.