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Wooden Hammer
  • Wooden Hammer item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe mask.png 0%
  • Hammer mask.png 25%
  • Axe mask.png 0%
Damage2 (Melee)
Knockback5.5 (Average)
Bonus-1 range
Critical chance4%
Use time37 (Very slow)
Tool speed25
RarityRarity level: 0
Research1 required

The Wooden Hammer is the lowest tier of hammer available, just below the Copper Hammer.

It offers beginning players an easily obtainable means of removing background walls and shaping blocks, as players are not automatically given a hammer on character creation (except on Journey Mode, in which they are given an Iron Hammer), the way they are for the other essential construction tools (axe and pickaxe).

Its best modifier is Light for harvesting purposes and either Agile or Forceful/Strong for combat purposes, due to its unusually low base damage.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Wooden HammerWooden HammerWork BenchWork Bench
total: 1 row(s)


Achievement Stop! Hammer Time!.png
Stop! Hammer Time! • Obtain your first hammer via crafting or otherwise.
Obtain a Hammer.


  • It is the weakest tool in the game, having the lowest tool power and slowest use time, along with a range penalty of -1. It also has the lowest DPS of any item in the game overall (especially with the Broken modifier), bested even by the infamous Copper Shortsword by a large margin (However, it does have more knockback than the Copper Shortsword).
  • It is the only tool to be made of wood. (Weapons can be made as well, but are not counted as tools.)