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Wooden Plank
SH2 WoodenPlank
The first weapon of the game
Description
"Wooden Plank with nails at one end. Not very powerful, but easy to use."
Range
Low
Strength
Low

Durability
Indestructible (Silent Hill 2)
Low (Book of Memories)
Location(s)
Automatically obtained in an alleyway, at the appearance of the first monster
Appearances
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill: Book of Memories
For the weapon in Silent Hill: Downpour, see Plank.

The Wooden Plank is the first weapon James Sunderland obtains in Silent Hill 2. It is located in the archway at the end of Vachss Road, acquired by James automatically before he confronts the Lying Figure.

It is merely a wooden plank with nails driven through it. It has a limited reach and the damage dealt to monsters is low, making this one of the least damaging weapons in the game. However, what it lacks in damage and range, it makes up for in speed and mobility. The plank is the only weapon in the game in which James can move quickly while swinging it.

Thankfully, most monsters in Silent Hill 2 have to be in close proximity to James to attack. If the enemy is slow enough, the player can easily circle strafe around it while attacking.

The makeshift weapon and its ineffectiveness against monsters also adds to the helplessness experienced by the player, enhancing the survival horror aspect of the game.

Silent Hill: Book of Memories

The wooden plank also exists in Silent Hill: Book of Memories, renamed to "Wood Plank". It is one of the weaker weapons in the game and will break easily.

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Characters
Major Characters
James Sunderland - Mary Shepherd-Sunderland - Angela Orosco - Laura - Eddie Dombrowski - Maria
Other Characters
Ernest Baldwin - Amy Baldwin - Mary's Doctor - Rachel - Thomas Orosco - Mrs. Orosco - Jennifer Carroll - Patrick Chester - Mira - Harry Mason - Greys - Scott Fairbanks - Walter Sullivan
Monsters
Abstract Daddy - Bubble Head Nurse - Creeper - Flesh Lip - Lying Figure - Mandarin - Mannequin - Mary - Prisoners - Pyramid Head
Weapons
Chainsaw - Chinese Cleaver - Great Knife - Great Spear - Handgun - Hyper Spray - Pipe - Revolver - Rifle - Shotgun - Wooden Plank
Locations
Baldwin Mansion - Blue Creek Apartments - Brookhaven Hospital - Carroll Street - Church of the Rebirth - Dog House - Heaven's Night - Jacks Inn - Katz Street - Labyrinth - Lakeview Hotel - Nathan Avenue - Neely's Bar - Neely Street - Observation Deck - Pete's Bowl-O-Rama - Rendell Street - Rosewater Park - Silent Hill Historical Society - South Vale - Toluca Graveyard - Toluca Lake - Toluca Lake Island - Toluca Prison - Vachss Road - Wood Side Apartments
Terms
Flashlight - Fog World - Little Baroness - Manifestation - Map - Monster - Otherworld - Radio - Red Square - Siren - Seal of Metatron - UFO Ending - Sexuality
Archives
Memos - Items - Keys - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables
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Characters
Major Characters
Ashley Baker - Derek Copeland - Graham Reynolds - Howard Blackwood - Jack Merrick - Katie Collins - Matthew Collins - Protagonist - Lorelai Reynolds - Shannon - Trent Baker
Other Characters
Alex Shepherd - Cybil Bennett - Emma - Harry Mason - Heather Mason - James Sunderland - Jason - Joshua Shepherd - Lisa Garland - Mary Shepherd-Sunderland - Mira - Murphy Pendleton - Travis Grady - Walter Sullivan
Monsters
Air Screamer - Blood Baby - Blood Guardian - Blood Mama - Bogeyman - Bubble Head Nurse - Butcher - Double Head - Earth Guardian - Fire Guardian - Flesh Lip - Ghost - Grey Child - Insane Cancer - Light Guardian - Needler - Mother - Pyramid Head - Raw Shock - Tremer - Schism - Steel Guardian - Swarm - Valtiel - Water Guardian - Wood Guardian - Wood Sapling
Weapons
A. Y. Guitar - Assault Rifle - Baseball Bat - Bare Hands - Beam Saber - Bogeyman's Hammer - Chainsaw - Circular Saw - Crossbow - Crowbar - Dagger of Melchior - Earth Sword - Fire Axe - Fire Sword - Flamethrower - Great Cleaver - Great Knife - Great Spear - Grenade - Guitar - Handgun - Hyper Spray - Katana - Knife - Maul - Meat Cleaver - Laser Gun - Pickaxe - Pillow - Pipe - Princess Heart - Robbie Doll - Rock Drill - Shovel - Shotgun - Steel Sword - Stun Gun - Sword of Obedience - Submachine Gun - Television - Torch - TV Remote - Water Sword - Wine Bottle - Wood Sword - Wood Plank
Locations
Howard's Shop - Library - Forsaken Room - Otherworld
Terms
Monster - Flashlight - Accessories - Artifacts - Karma Meter - Book of Memories - Welcome Sign
Archives
Memos