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Main article: Accessories

Informational accessories are accessories that display unique information when held in the non-vanity slots of an inventory. There are currently no informational accessories in the Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, except the Depth Meter, which is non-functional.

Most of the informational accessories are components of either the Cell Phone or The Grand Design. These completed items are still "informational items", but they can no longer be slotted as accessories. Informational items will still display the same information from the main inventory as their respective accessory components, the PDA and Mechanical Lens.

Accessory Source Effect Obtainable
Visible on
Copper WatchCopper Watch 10 Copper Bar + Chain ( @ Table & Chair )
    ✔️ Copper Watch (equipped).png
    Tin WatchTin Watch 10 Tin Bar + Chain ( @ Table & Chair )
      ✔️ Tin Watch (equipped).png
      Silver WatchSilver Watch 10 Silver Bar + Chain ( @ Table & Chair )
        ✔️ Silver Watch (equipped).png
        Tungsten WatchTungsten Watch 10 Tungsten Bar + Chain ( @ Table & Chair )
          ✔️ Tungsten Watch (equipped).png
          Gold WatchGold Watch 10 Gold Bar + Chain ( @ Table & Chair )
            ✔️ Gold Watch (equipped).png
            Platinum WatchPlatinum Watch 10 Platinum Bar + Chain ( @ Table & Chair )
              ✔️ Platinum Watch (equipped).png
              Depth MeterDepth Meter Old-gen console version: 10 Copper Bar + 8 Silver Bar + 6 Gold Bar ( @ Table & Chair )
              • Cave Bat
              • Crawdad
              • Giant Bat
              • Giant Shelly
              • Ice Bat
              • Jungle Bat
              • Salamander
              • Spore Bat
                • Armored Viking
                • Crawdad
                • Giant Shelly
                • Mimic
                • Mother Slime
                • Piranha
                • Salamander
                • Snow Flinx
                • Undead Viking
                  • Chest
                  • Pearlwood Crate
                  • Wooden Crate
                    Lifeform AnalyzerLifeform Analyzer
                      Tally CounterTally Counter
                      • Angry Bones
                      • Cursed Skull
                      • Dark Caster
                        Metal DetectorMetal Detector
                        • Lost Girl
                        • Nymph
                            DPS MeterDPS Meter
                              Fisherman's Pocket GuideFisherman's Pocket Guide AnglerAngler
                                Weather RadioWeather Radio AnglerAngler
                                  SextantSextant AnglerAngler
                                    GPSGPS Gold Watch + Depth Meter + Compass ( @ Tinkerer's Workshop )
                                    Platinum Watch + Depth Meter + Compass ( @ Tinkerer's Workshop )
                                      R.E.K. 3000R.E.K. 3000 Radar + Lifeform Analyzer + Tally Counter ( @ Tinkerer's Workshop )
                                        Goblin TechGoblin Tech Metal Detector + Stopwatch + DPS Meter ( @ Tinkerer's Workshop )
                                          Fish FinderFish Finder Fisherman's Pocket Guide + Weather Radio + Sextant ( @ Tinkerer's Workshop )
                                            PDAPDA GPS + Fish Finder + Goblin Tech + R.E.K. 3000 ( @ Tinkerer's Workshop )
                                              Mechanical LensMechanical Lens
                                                • Now a weapon instead of an accessory. Its original function can now always be toggled via the "Ruler On" / "Ruler Off" button in the upper left of the inventory.
                                                • Displays a line or L-shaped overlay showing x and y distance from the player to the cursor.
                                                • Operates identically to the Mechanical Ruler.
                                                Mechanical RulerMechanical Ruler


                                                  • Unlike most accessories, informational accessories do not need to be equipped in an accessory slot. They may be carried in the player's inventory without loss of functionality, unless equipped to a social slot. Additionally, the info they provide will be shared with nearby players of the same team in multiplayer. Keep in mind modifiers will no longer apply to the player when not equipped.
                                                  • The only accessories that are not components in other recipes are the Mechanical Ruler and low-/mid-tier watches (as a Gold/Platinum Watch is required for the GPS, and in turn Cell Phone).
                                                  • All of these accessories can be obtained before Hardmode, but completing the Cell Phone tree will require a great deal of exploration (and Angler quests).
                                                  • On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and Nintendo Switch version Nintendo Switch version, the Ruler does not function as an informational accessory.


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