Wooden Ladder

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Wooden Ladder
"A wooden ladder piece. Can be placed on walls by facing the wall and hitting the secondary action type."
Basic Information
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Group Building
Category Building Material
Loot Container
Gear Slot
Covering Attribute
Block Properties
Hit Points 100
Storage Slots
Horizontal Support 12
Mass 3
Light Opacity
Upgrades to
Breaks to
Weapon/Tool Properties
Entity Damage
Power Attack Entity Damage
Block Damage
Power Attack Block Damage
Effective Range
Explosion Range Entities
Explosion Range Blocks
Attacks per Minute
Rounds per Minute
Reload Time
Ammo Type
Magazine Size
Stamina Usage
Power Attack Stamina Usage
Damage Multiplier: Earth
Damage Multiplier: Metal
Damage Multiplier: Stone
Damage Multiplier: Wood
Durability (Min Quality)
Durability (Max Quality)
Degradation per Use
Butcher Tool
Butcher Damage Multiplier
Butcher Resource Multiplier
Disassemble Tool
Mod Type
Compatible Mods
Vehicle Properties
Vehicle Speed
Vehicle Sprint Speed
Protection Properties
Cold Resist
Heat Resist
Armor Rating
Mobility Reduction
Stamina Regen Reduction
Noise Increase
Consumption Effects
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
Effect on Stamina
Effect on Health
Effect on Max Health
Buff [[]]
Buff Chance (%)
Buff Effect
Dysentery Chance (%)
Characteristic Properties
Repaired Using
Electrical Power Required
Base Price
Max Stack 500
Scrapping/Forging Properties
Scraps into
Combustible Yes
Burn Time 0:33
Farming Properties
Crop produced
Seed used
Time to grow
Obtainable Through

Description[edit | edit source]

A Wooden Ladder is a craftable item. It can also be "looted" by hitting an existing Wooden Ladder with a Fireaxe until it disappears and a Wooden Ladder is added to your inventory.

To use, simply walk or jump towards the Wooden Ladder and continue walking forward to climb. While on the ladder, you can move forward or backward depending on the direction you're facing. For example, you can "climb" a ladder by looking up and pressing the forward-movement key, or by looking down and pressing the backward-movement key.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Required Items[edit | edit source]

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Ladders can easily be extended while climbing them, by placing additional Wooden Ladders as you ascend or descend.
  • Falls from any height can be stopped without injury by grabbing a ladder. This can be done by using your limited horizontal mobility during the fall to "press against" any surface with a ladder. The ladder needs to be long enough and high enough above the ground to stop your fall before you touch any part of the ground. (A very rough estimate is, a minimum three-block-long vertical ladder, running from three to six blocks above the ground...though this varies based on the fall distance.)
  • As of A15 (possibly earlier), placing a ladder in a 1 block wide mine shaft is impossible due to a quirk in how the block placement and earth smoothing algorithms. Accordingly, it is recommended to dig mineshafts either 3 blocks wide (providing enough room for you to place a ladder), or 2 blocks wide with wood frames in one column (to provide a surface for the ladder).
  • The stronger counter-part to the Wooden Ladder is the Metal Ladder.
  • Despite its appearance while being "looted" with a fireaxe, the Wooden Ladder added to your inventory will have no damage.
  • You should "loot" a Wooden Ladder from the top rung down. Wooden Ladders usually collapse if the lower rungs are removed first.
  • As of A6, Zombies can and will climb ladders in order to get to the player.
  • As of A13 (possibly earlier), you can place ladders against a stack of blocks, then remove the blocks, leaving the still-climbable ladder in midair.
  • You should avoid placing a ladder where the top rung will be against the side wall of a Ramp Frame. You can't climb off the ladder unless you extend it onto the side wall; and even then, climbing on and off the ladder is "touchy" and difficult.