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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

Defense

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.

Sells

Item Price Special Conditions
Red Wrench 2 Gold Coin None
Blue Wrench 2 Gold Coin None
Green Wrench 2 Gold Coin None
Yellow Wrench 2 Gold Coin None
Wire Cutter 2 Gold Coin None
Wire 5 Silver Coin None
Lever 30 Silver Coin None
Switch 30 Silver Coin None
Red Pressure Plate 50 Silver Coin None
Green Pressure Plate 50 Silver Coin None
Gray Pressure Plate 50 Silver Coin None
Brown Pressure Plate 50 Silver Coin None
Actuator 10 Silver Coin None
Booster Track 50 Silver Coin None
Mechanic's Rod 20 Gold Coin Crescent Moon, Hardmode
Mechanical Lens 1 Gold Coin None
1 Second Timer Icon mobile.png 5 Silver Coin None
3 Second Timer Icon mobile.png 5 Silver Coin None
5 Second Timer Icon mobile.png 5 Silver Coin 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

Trivia

  • 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

v1.2.4

v1.2

  • Now sells Actuator and different colored Wrenches.

v1.1.1

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

v1.1

  • Added to the game.


NPCs
Angler Head.png Angler Arms Dealer.png Arms Dealer Clothier.png Clothier NPC Head 16.png Cyborg
Demolitionist.png Demolitionist Dryad.png Dryad Dye Trader Head.png Dye Trader Goblin Tinkerer.png Goblin Tinkerer
GolferHead.png Golfer Guide.png Guide Mechanic.png Mechanic Merchant.png Merchant
Nurse.png Nurse Old Man Small.png Old Man Painter Head.png Painter Party Girl Head.png Party Girl
Pirate Head.png Pirate Santa Face.png Santa Claus Steampunker Head.png Steampunker Stylist Head.png Stylist
TravellingMerchant Head.png Travelling Merchant Truffle Head.png Truffle Witch Doctor Head.png Witch Doctor Wizard.png Wizard
SkeletonMerchant.png Skeleton Merchant Tax Collector's Head.png Tax Collector Tavernkeep's Head.png Tavernkeep
Purchasable Items
Arms Dealer.png Arms Dealer Empty Bullet · Flintlock Pistol · Illegal Gun Parts Moon CharmNew.png · Minishark · Musket Balls · Shotgun Pwnhammer Icon.png · Silver Bullets Bloodmoon Icon.png/Pwnhammer Icon.png · Unholy Arrow Pwnhammer Icon.png
Clothier.png Clothier Black Thread · Pink Thread · Summer Hat Sun.png · Plumber's Shirt · Plumber's Pants · The Doctor's Shirt · The Doctor's Pants · Familiar Shirt · Familiar Pants · Familiar Wig · Mime Mask Bloodmoon Icon.png · Beanie · Clown Hat · Clown Shirt · Clown Pants · Cowboy Hat · Cowboy Jacket · Cowboy Pants · Tam O' Shanter · Tiara · Princess Dress · Guy Fawkes Mask · Balla Hat · Gangsta Hat
Cyborg Head.png Cyborg Nanites · Proximity Mine Launcher · Rocket I · Rocket II Bloodmoon Icon.png · Rocket III Moon CharmNew.png · Rocket IV Eclipse.png
Demolitionist.png Demolitionist Bomb · Dynamite · Explosive Powder · Grenade · Hellfire Arrow Pwnhammer Icon.png · Land Mine
Dryad.png Dryad Acorn · Corrupt Seeds Bloodmoon Icon.png · Dirt Rod · Flower Wall · Grass Seeds · Grass Wall · Hallowed Seeds Pwnhammer Icon.png · Jungle Wall Pwnhammer Icon.png · Purification Powder · Sunflower · Vile Powder Bloodmoon Icon.png
Dye Trader Head.png Dye Trader Dye Vat · Silver Dye
Goblin Tinkerer.png Goblin Tinkerer Grappling Hook · Rocket Boots · Ruler · Spiky Ball · Tinkerer's Workshop · Toolbelt
Mechanic.png Mechanic Actuator · Blue Pressure Plate · Blue Wrench · Brown Pressure Plate · Lever · Gray Pressure Plate · Green Pressure Plate · Green Wrench · Red Pressure Plate · Switch · Wire · Wire Cutter · Wrench · Yellow Pressure Plate
Merchant.png Merchant Blue Flare · Copper Axe · Copper Pickaxe · Disco Ball Pwnhammer Icon.png · Flare · Glowstick Moon CharmNew.png · Gold Dust Pwnhammer Icon.png · Iron Anvil · Lesser Healing Potion · Lesser Mana Potion · Marshmallow · Mining Helmet · Piggy Bank · Rope · Safe · Shuriken · Throwing Knife Bloodmoon Icon.png · Torch · Wooden Arrow
Painter Head.png Painter Black Paint · Blue Paint · Cyan Paint · Daylight · Evil Presence Bloodmoon Icon.png · First Encounter · Good Morning · Gray Paint · Green Paint · Lime Paint · Orange Paint · Paint Roller · Paint Scraper · Paintbrush · Pink Paint · Place Above The Clouds · Purple Paint · Red Paint · Sky Blue Paint · Teal Paint · The Land of Deceiving Looks · Through the Window · Underground Reward · Violet Paint · White Paint · Yellow Paint
Party Girl Head.png Party Girl Blue Rocket Pwnhammer Icon.png · Bubble Machine · Bubble Wand · Confetti · Confetti Gun Celebration · Green Rocket Pwnhammer Icon.png · Red Rocket Pwnhammer Icon.png · Smoke Bomb · Yellow Rocket Pwnhammer Icon.png
Pirate Head.png Pirate Bunny Cannon NPC 208.png · Cannon · Cannonball · Explosive Bunny NPC 208.png · Parrot Cracker · Pirate Hat · Pirate Pants · Pirate Shirt
Steampunker Head.png Steampunker Blend-O-Matic Moon CharmNew.png · Blue Solution · Clentaminator · Cog · Green Solution · Jetpack · Purple Solution Bloodmoon Icon.png · Red Solution Bloodmoon Icon.png · Solidifier Sun.png · Steampunk Hat · Steampunk Pants · Steampunk Shirt · Teleporter
Stylist Head.png Stylist Hair Dye Remover · Depth Hair Dye · Life Hair Dye · Mana Hair Dye · Time Hair Dye · Biome Hair Dye · Party Hair Dye · Rainbow Hair Dye · Speed Hair Dye · Money Hair DyePlatinum Coin
TravellingMerchant Head.png Travelling Merchant Ammo Box · Angel Halo · Arcane Rune Wall · Blue Dynasty Shingles · Brick Layer · Celestial Magnet · Chalice · Companion Cube · Crimson Cloak · Diamond Ring · DPS Meter · Dynasty Wood · Extendo Grip · Fancy Dishes · Fez · Gatligator Pwnhammer Icon.png · Gi · Gypsy Robe · Katana · Kimono · Magic Hat · Mysterious Cape · Pad Thai · Paint Sprayer · Pho · Portable Cement Mixer · Pulse Bow · Red Cape · Red Dynasty Shingles · Revolver · Sake · Ultrabright Torch · Water Gun · Winter Cape
Truffle Head.png Truffle Autohammer · Dark Blue Solution · Hammush · Mushroom Cap · Mushroom Spear · Strange Glowing Mushroom
Witch Doctor Head.png Witch Doctor Blood Water Fountain · Blowgun · Corrupt Water Fountain · Crimson Water Fountain · Desert Water Fountain · Hallowed Water Fountain · Hercules Beetle · Icy Water Fountain · Imbuing Station · Jungle Water Fountain · Leaf Wings · Pure Water Fountain · Pygmy Necklace Moon CharmNew.png · Tiki Mask · Tiki Pants · Tiki Shirt · Tiki Totem · Stynger Bolt · Vial of Venom
Wizard.png Wizard Bell · Crystal Ball · Greater Mana Potion · Harp · Ice Rod · Music Box · Spell Tome
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