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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 3DS3DS 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
pre-Hardmode
Visible on
character
Copper WatchCopper Watch 10 Copper Bar + Chain ( @ Table & Chair )
    • Displays the time down to the hour
    ✔️ Copper Watch (equipped).png
    Tin WatchTin Watch 10 Tin Bar + Chain ( @ Table & Chair )
      • Displays the time down to the hour
      ✔️ Tin Watch (equipped).png
      Silver WatchSilver Watch 10 Silver Bar + Chain ( @ Table & Chair )
        • Displays the time down to the half-hour
        ✔️ Silver Watch (equipped).png
        Tungsten WatchTungsten Watch 10 Tungsten Bar + Chain ( @ Table & Chair )
          • Displays the time down to the half-hour
          ✔️ Tungsten Watch (equipped).png
          Gold WatchGold Watch 10 Gold Bar + Chain ( @ Table & Chair )
            • Displays the time down to the minute
            ✔️ Gold Watch (equipped).png
            Platinum WatchPlatinum Watch 10 Platinum Bar + Chain ( @ Table & Chair )
              • Displays the time down to the minute
              ✔️ 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
                • Displays the player's vertical position
                ✔️
                CompassCompass
                • Armored Viking
                • Crawdad
                • Giant Shelly
                • Mimic
                • Mother Slime
                • Piranha
                • Salamander
                • Snow Flinx
                • Undead Viking
                  • Displays the player's horizontal position
                  ✔️
                  RadarRadar
                  • Chest
                  • Pearlwood Crate
                  • Wooden Crate
                    • Displays number of nearby enemies
                    ✔️
                    Lifeform AnalyzerLifeform Analyzer
                      • Displays the name of nearby rare enemies, critters, and NPCs
                      ✔️
                      Tally CounterTally Counter
                      • Angry Bones
                      • Cursed Skull
                      • Dark Caster
                        • Displays number of kills per enemy type
                        ✔️
                        Metal DetectorMetal Detector
                        • Lost Girl
                        • Nymph
                          • Displays nearby valuable objects
                          ✔️
                          StopwatchStopwatch
                            • Displays movement speed
                            ✔️
                            DPS MeterDPS Meter
                              • Displays damage per second
                              ✔️
                              Fisherman's Pocket GuideFisherman's Pocket Guide AnglerAngler
                                • Displays fishing power
                                ✔️
                                Weather RadioWeather Radio AnglerAngler
                                  • Displays the weather
                                  ✔️
                                  SextantSextant AnglerAngler
                                    ✔️
                                    GPSGPS Gold Watch + Depth Meter + Compass ( @ Tinkerer's Workshop )
                                    or
                                    Platinum Watch + Depth Meter + Compass ( @ Tinkerer's Workshop )
                                      • Displays the player's horizontal position
                                      • Displays the player's vertical position
                                      • Displays the time down to the minute
                                      ✔️
                                      R.E.K. 3000R.E.K. 3000 Radar + Lifeform Analyzer + Tally Counter ( @ Tinkerer's Workshop )
                                        • Displays the name of nearby rare enemies, critters, and NPCs
                                        • Displays number of kills per enemy type
                                        • Displays number of nearby enemies
                                        ✔️
                                        Goblin TechGoblin Tech Metal Detector + Stopwatch + DPS Meter ( @ Tinkerer's Workshop )
                                          • Displays movement speed
                                          • Displays damage per second
                                          • Displays nearby valuable objects
                                          ✔️
                                          Fish FinderFish Finder Fisherman's Pocket Guide + Weather Radio + Sextant ( @ Tinkerer's Workshop )
                                            • Displays fishing power
                                            • Displays the current moon phase
                                            • Displays the weather
                                            ✔️
                                            PDAPDA GPS + Fish Finder + Goblin Tech + R.E.K. 3000 ( @ Tinkerer's Workshop )
                                              • Displays the name of nearby rare enemies, critters, and NPCs
                                              • Displays number of nearby enemies
                                              • Displays movement speed
                                              • Displays the weather
                                              • Displays the time down to the minute
                                              • Displays fishing power
                                              • Displays damage per second
                                              • Displays nearby valuable objects
                                              • Displays the player's vertical position
                                              • Displays the player's horizontal position
                                              • Displays number of kills per enemy type
                                              • Displays the current moon phase
                                              ✔️
                                              Mechanical LensMechanical Lens
                                                • Allows revealing placed wire
                                                ✔️
                                                RulerRuler
                                                • 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
                                                  • Displays a semi-transparent grid overlay on the screen
                                                  ✔️

                                                  Notes[]

                                                  • This content is transcluded from Informational Accessories/note. 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, and Mobile version Mobile version, the Ruler does not function as an informational accessory.

                                                  History[]

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