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Lever
  • Lever item spriteold Lever item sprite
  • Lever placed
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Statistics
Type
Placeable✔️ (2 wide × 2 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Buy30
Sell6
Research5 required

The Lever is a 2x2 activation mechanism purchased from the Mechanic for 30. It can activate Statues, lights, etc. via Open / Activate.

The Lever can be placed on any flat surface, the same as furniture, including on platforms. It can also be placed on background walls.

Despite its depiction as a switch with two positions, the Lever does not need to act as an on/off mechanism. When wired to Dart Traps, for example, right-clicking the Lever will always cause the Trap to shoot, the same as a Pressure Plate would, no matter which position the Lever happens to be in.

Notes[]

  • The Lever is identical in operation to the Switch.
    • The Lever is easier to see and activate, as it provides a larger clicking target; whereas Switches can be more difficult to spot and click on due to being only a single tile in size.
    • On the other hand, Levers (somewhat non-intuitively) cannot be placed against a vertical block, as switches can.
  • Paint can be used to identify what the lever is used for, as well as what each state does. By using a different color for each side, the lever's two states can be colored differently; this is particularly useful when the lever does something more complex than an "on/off" function, like switching a minecart track junction. Using non-deep paints will allow the ball to be recolored while having minimal impact on the lever's arm and base.

Trivia[]

  • The inventory sprite shows it switched to the left side, although when you place it, it is switched to the right.
  • On the Lever's sprite, the base appears to be the sprite of a Pressure Plate, but doesn't show any of the colors that can come from any of the actual pressure plates.

History[]

  • Desktop 1.2.4: Fixed a bug where only one wire attached to a Lever would work when you flipped it.
  • Desktop 1.2.3.1: Fixed bug that allowed levers to be placed and immediately broken.

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