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, the way they are for the other essential construction tools (axe and pickaxe).
Its best modifier is either Agile or Massive to its unusually low base damage and consequent inability to obtain high damage boosts from modifiers.
- 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, besting even 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.)