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A rewire tool.

Rewire Tools are used to manipulate the wiring for fuse boxes so that the many technologies in Dunwall and Karnaca function in opposition to their usual programming, assisting Daud, Corvo Attano and Emily Kaldwin.


To rewire an object, locate its fuse box. If the protagonist has a rewire tool in their inventory, activating the fuse box will successfully rewire the appliance. Fuse boxes can be located by just following the wires or, even more easily, with the upgrade for Dark Vision and Void Gaze that allows the detecting of security systems. While in use, the wires connecting an appliance to its fuse box will be highlighted in blue. In Dishonored and its DLC, if the protagonist activates a fuse box without a rewire tool they will suffer a small amount of damage.


  • Rewired walls of light will reduce enemies to ash, while the protagonist can safely pass through. Projectiles fired by both enemies and the protagonist will still be unable to pass through the Wall of Light.
  • Rewired watchtowers will seek out enemies while ignoring the protagonist.
  • Rewired alarms will be completely disabled, preventing enemies from calling for backup.
  • Rewired arc pylons will electrocute hostiles while ignoring the protagonist.
  • Rewired Clockwork Soldiers will attack the protagonist's enemies, even if the Clockwork Soldiers have been decapitated, but will explode after a short time.


  • Canonically, Corvo used at least one rewire tool during Dishonored. Emily, despite knowing the theory, has not used one before 1852.


Sound of a fusebox being rewired.