Terraria (Wiki): Wooden Boomerang


On this page, you will learn everything about the Wooden Boomerang. That includes how the thrown melee weapon works, ways of obtaining it, some useful tips and tricks for maximized efficiency, and more.

Everything you need to know

General Information

The Wooden Boomerang is a type of thrown melee weapon that returns to the player after damaging an enemy (non-piercing), traveling for 14 tiles away, or hitting a solid object. It is the predecessor of the Enchanted Boomerang and the weakest type in the same weapon category.

When normally used, the Wooden Boomerang will not emit light. It also phases through any type of block when returning to the user. The Wooden Boomerang can also squeeze through one-block-wide gaps at the right range. When used on liquids, the Wooden Boomerang’s travel speed and range drastically decrease.

The Wooden Boomerang has the slowest projectile travel out of all Boomerang variants.

It is a general rule to aim above enemies for unlimited piercing when using the Wooden Boomerang. This unique property is possible thanks to all Boomerang’s capability of phasing through walls. One can easily handle a wave of weak enemies and deal decent knockback with the Wooden Boomerang.

At the right range, enemies will receive two consecutive damage as the Wooden Boomerang goes to the target and back to the player. Damaging enemies on both ends of a wall is also possible when executed at the right position and range. This unique property makes the Wooden Boomerang pass through walls unhinged while keeping hostiles at bay.

The Wooden Boomerang can be partnered with any backup weapon if the thrown weapon is still traveling midair. Alternatively, the player could just get in close range and land consecutive attacks, as the weapon’s use time is determined once the boomerang returns.

Since the Wooden Boomerang is a melee weapon, some accessories, all flasks, and armor can enhance its travel range, flight speed, and apply flask-related buffs.

The Wooden Boomerang being the weakest type signifies its usage is limited in the earliest Pre-Hardmode until the player can craft an Enchanted Boomerang.

The Wooden Boomerang is best modified with Godly or Demonic, providing a wide array of stats improvement.

Type: Weapon / Crafting Material
Type of Weapon: Boomerang
Mode: Pre-Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Wooden Boomerang


  • Very accessible early-game.


  • Weakest damage output.
  • Slowest projectile travel speed.
  • Subpar knockback potential.

How to get the Wooden Boomerang

The Wooden Boomerang is found on Surface or Underground Wooden Chests (10% (desktop, mobile, console) / 12.5% (3DS, old-gen consoles)). It is also sold by the Skeleton Merchant during a full moon for 1 Gold Coin. The Wooden Boomerang can be crafted / obtained as early as Pre-Hardmode. On Celebrationmk10 worlds, it can sometimes be found with the Legendary modifier, despite being normally incompatible and the size boost not taking effect.

Stats & Attributes of the Wooden Boomerang

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 10 (desktop, mobile, console) / 7 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Blue
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 20 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: 1 Gold Coin
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20 (desktop, mobile, console) / 16 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 6.5
Special Properties: None


ItemCrafting MaterialsCrafting Station
Enchanted Boomerang (desktop, mobile, console)• Fallen Star (1)
• Wooden Boomerang (1)

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