Wire Cutter

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Wire Cutter
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Bonus+20 range
Use time15 (Very fast)
TooltipRemoves wire
RarityRarity level: 1
Buy2 GC
Sell40 SC
Research1 required

The Wire Cutter is a tool that allows players to free and harvest Wires and Actuators. It is sold by the Mechanic NPC who is initially found in the Dungeon.

The Wire Cutter has a large range bonus, making it easier to remove wires at a distance.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Multicolor WrenchMulticolor Wrench(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Tinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop


  • Having the Wire Cutter equipped shows the location of Wires on-screen (including Wires in naturally occurring traps). Any mechanism, or a Wrench, will do the same.
  • When a tile contains multiple wires and/or an Actuator, the Wire Cutter will remove the Actuator first, then yellow, green, blue, and red wires, in that order.


  • Since Wires have a high unit cost (5 SC each) and are generally needed in large quantities, it is useful to take the Wire Cutter while exploring to harvest Wires from natural traps, especially to the Dungeon and Jungle Temple.
  • For cases where a zigzagging diagonal wire needs to be cut, the Wire Cutter could be a better choice than The Grand Design. Turning on Smart Cursor and holding Use / Attack will allow the wires to be auto-cut.