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Wood Platforms are thin blocks through which players can jump or drop (using the 'S' by default). They are often used to build bridges and ladders, or to cover pits since they allow passage in both directions.

Wood Platforms can be attached to a background wall, a block, or another adjacent Wood Platform (including one directly above or below). They cannot be attached directly to the background of the dirt or stone underground layers, since the backdrops of these areas don't count as "walls". However the sections 'anchoring' the platform to a wall can be destroyed after it is built out, leaving floating platforms.

When struck with a hammer, Wood Platforms can be turned into a set of stairs. Additional strikes can be done to lower them by half a tile. Any pickaxe can be used to remove them.

A Wood Platform between two torches


  •  As of Terraria 1.2, it is possible to make an elevator by placing a column of two platforms and inverting one side of the column, as shown here: Youtube - Elevator Technology (unfortunately this is less effective as of 1.3)

    A platform elevator. Stepping on the bottom platform will swiftly move you to the topmost platform

  • Everything will pass through a Wood Platform when coming from below, but some act different when touching from above. In the following situations, the top acts as a solid block:
    1. When any Slime, Bunny, or Mimic hops on.
    2. When most flying monsters (except Harpies and Bats) fly into it.
    3. When a Blazing Wheel passes over it.
    4. When any friendly NPC walks onto it.
    5. On collision with a Fallen Star (falling from the sky or shot from Star Cannon).
    6. Any burrowing monster trying to dig through it.
    7. Any wall-crawling enemy attempting to crawl through it.
    8. On collision with most projectiles shot by monsters.
  • Placeable items can be placed on top of Wood Platforms. However, even if the platform was struck by a hammer to be placed on the lower side of the block, placing those items will still show them in the original location, as if the platform wasn't moved.
  • Water can go through platforms.
  • Lava will break platforms on contact, unless they're protected with water. In this case, lava and water won't mix into obsidian and platforms will separate the layers (see picture below). This can be used to make traps for underwater creatures, like the shark trap.
  • Wood Platforms can be grappled onto, but they let projectiles like arrows and bombs through.
  • Players can use Wood Platforms to build an arena to effectively fight many bosses, as projectiles pass through them, striking the boss while offering plenty of vertical and horizontal space for the player to maneuver in.
  • If a meteor strikes a sky bridge made out of wood platforms, the center platforms of the collision will be destroyed, and the outer platforms of the collision will be turned to meteorite.

How to place lava on a wood platform.


  • Placing a platform two blocks down from any ceiling and then lowering/inverting it with a Hammer allows the player to jump on it and then subsequently through the ceiling.
  • Placing alternating columns of normal and half-tile/lowered/inverted platforms causes some odd behaviour; players, NPCs and walking mobs all seem to rise swiftly to the top of the column when passing from a normal column to an inverted column.
  • Whenever platforms are put in a triangle going up and hammered to be stairs in opposite directions a player or npc with bolt up which might be the fastest possible speed that can be achieved.

Absolute House Defense Platform Glitch Terraria 1.2.4

this video demonstrates the platform "jumping through the ceiling" glitch

Update Info


  • Now broken with a pickaxe instead of a hammer.

PC release

  • Added to the game.

When using a hammer on a wood platform it can turn into stairs as 1.2.3 patch

Items Requiring Wood
Ammo Wooden Arrow
Blocks Wood Wall · Wood Platform · Planked Wall · Wooden Beam
Crafting Stations Alchemy Station · Work Bench · Furnace · Loom · Keg · Cooking Pot · Sawmill
Furniture Barrel · Bed · Bench · Bookcase · Wooden Chair · Chest · Dresser · Grandfather Clock · Torch · Mannequin · Piano · Sign · Tiki Torch · Wooden Door · Wooden Table
Tools Wooden Hammer · Copper Pickaxe · Copper Axe · Copper Hammer · Gold Axe · Gold Hammer · Gold Pickaxe · Silver Pickaxe · Silver Axe · Silver Hammer · Iron Pickaxe · Iron Axe · Iron Hammer
Weapons Wooden Sword · Wooden Bow
Consumables Goblin Battle Standard