The Mechanic is an NPC that sells items such as wrenches, wire cutters, levers, etc. One can find a bound mechanic in the Dungeon after defeating Skeletron. Right clicking on the mechanic will unbind her, and after that point it will be possible for the new NPC to move into a house. This works the same for the Wizard and the Goblin Tinkerer. Although the Tavernkeep and the Angler are found as well, they are different scenarios.
Mechanic NPC Terraria HERO

Mechanic NPC Terraria HERO


Throws her wrench that acts as a boomerang when an enemy is nearby. It appears that her wrench can pass through enemies, thus useful against groups.


Item Price Special Conditions
Red Wrench 2 GoldCoin Small None
Blue Wrench 2 GoldCoin Small None
Green Wrench 2 GoldCoin Small None
Yellow Wrench 2 GoldCoin Small None
Wire Cutter 2 GoldCoin Small None
Wire 5 SilverCoin Small None
Lever 30 SilverCoin Small None
Switch 30 SilverCoin Small None
Red Pressure Plate 50 SilverCoin Small None
Green Pressure Plate 50 SilverCoin Small None
Gray Pressure Plate 50 SilverCoin Small None
Brown Pressure Plate 50 SilverCoin Small None
Actuator 10 SilverCoin Small None
Booster Track 50 SilverCoin Small None
Mechanic's Rod 20 GoldCoin Small Crescent Moon, Hardmode
Mechanical Lens 1 GoldCoin Small None
1 Second Timer Icon mobile 5 SilverCoin Small None
3 Second Timer Icon mobile 5 SilverCoin Small None
5 Second Timer Icon mobile 5 SilverCoin Small None
Mechanic's Quotes
  • "Always buy more Wire than you need!"
  • "Did you make sure your device is plugged in?" (possibly a reference to 'The IT Crowd')
  • "(Arms Dealer's Name) keeps talking about pressing my pressure plate. I told him it was for stepping on." (Arms Dealer must be present)
  • "Hey, (Character Name), did you just come from (Goblin Tinkerer Name)'s? Did he say anything about me by chance?" (Goblin Tinkerer must be present)
  • "Oh, you know what this house needs? More blinking lights." (Might be a reference to a youtube meme where one person goes "You know what this map needs? Needs more sand.)
  • "But I was almost done putting blinking lights up here!"
  • "DON'T MOVE. I DROPPED MY CONTACT." (A reference to "Paper Mario and the Thousand Year Door")
  • "Hey, watch where you're going! I was over there a little while ago!"
  • "Hold on, I've almost got wi-fi going down here."
  • "(Tavernkeep's Name) offered me a Root Beer, I told him to give it to me in a square cup."(Tavernkeep must be present)

During Blood Moon

  • "Just-could you just... Please? Ok? Ok. Ugh."
  • "All I want is for the switch to make the...What!?"
  • "I don't appreciate the way you are looking at me. I am WORKING right now."
  • "Oh let me guess. Didn't buy enough wire. Idiot."

Being Unbound

  • "Thanks! It was just a matter of time before I ended up like the rest of the Skeletons down here."
Mechanic's Names
  • Amy
  • Autumn
  • Brooke
  • Dawn
  • Ella
  • Ellen
  • Ginger
  • Jenny
  • Kayla
  • Korrie
  • Lauren
  • Marshanna
  • Meredith
  • Nancy
  • Sally
  • Selah
  • Selene
  • Shayna
  • Sheena
  • Shirlena
  • Sophia
  • Susana
  • Terra
  • Trisha


  • It would appear that the Mechanic and the Goblin Tinkerer are fond of each other, the first characters to show affection in Terraria (excluding the Arms Dealer and Nurse as they generally flirt with all of the opposite sex NPCs).
  • The Mechanic is one of four NPCs who don't give the "(NPC name) the (NPC type) has arrived" message. The other three are the Wizard, Guide, and Goblin Tinkerer, as the Guide spawns in a new world, but respawns with the message. Although the Mechanic, the Wizard, and the Goblin Tinkerer have to be unbound, they respawn with the message, like the guide.
  • The name Ginger might come from the NPC hair color which is orange or "ginger"
  • It looks like she's holding a Wrench on her back.
  • The Clothier hints he imprisoned the Mechanic while he was under the Curse. ("I keep having vague memories of tying up a woman and throwing her in the dungeon")

Update Info



  • Now sells Actuator and different colored Wrenches.


  • Can now be unbound while playing with autopause on. (bug fix)


  • Added to the game.

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    • well you know what really sucks. was going down the dungeon and saw her on the bottom of my screen as I was making my way down and then -chok...
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