Wires are used to connect various mechanisms with their triggers (Pressure Plate, Timer, Switch or Lever). Wires embed into Blocks and can only be seen while you are holding an item that is related to the wiring mechanics, such as pressure plate, wrench, or switch. Wires can be laid anywhere with a Wrench and gathered with a Wire Cutter.
Items that can be triggered by using wires include almost any Light source (notable exceptions being the Water Candle, Skull Lantern and plants), Doors, Dart Traps, Active/Inactive Stone Blocks, Pumps, Explosives, Music Boxes, and certain Statues.
Connections made with wires may not contain more than 1000 wires, otherwise they will not work.
You can store wires in your ammo slots.
- Since wires are relatively expensive and overpriced, (buying 20 costs 1 gold) it is well worth it to use the money you got killing Skeletron to buy Wire Cutters so that you can harvest the wires in the dungeon.
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