OSRS WOODCUTTING GUIDE



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Woodcutting

Table of contents

1. Introduction
2. Axes
2.1 Infernal axe
3. Trees
4. Jungle
5. Canoes
6. Woodcutting guild
7. Quests for XP
8. 1-99 woodcutting guide
 

1. Introduction

Woodcutting is one of the well-recognized skills of RuneScape because there are trees scattered all over RuneScape. It is an ideal skill to start if you wish to gain some decent money at low levels.

To aid in finding rare trees (Maple trees and above), Jagex has put in a rare tree icon Zybez RuneScape Help's City Key of a Rare Tree Spot on the minimap. So make sure you keep your eye out for these if you're looking for maple trees and higher!

Woodcutting is a very profitable skill. Although you will have to get a high woodcutting level to start earning some decent money, with dedication you could be earning millions.

Other uses for Woodcutting are firemaking and fletching, a members skill. With firemaking, you burn the logs. They are wasted, but you gain firemaking levels. Other uses for normal logs with fletching are making arrow shafts. All other logs are limited to making various items.

2. Axes 

Just like there are different pickaxes for mining, there are different axes for woodcutting. You need a different woodcutting level for each axe in order to be able to use them. The higher the level the faster the axe is able to cut.

 Image Required level Name Reperation costs
Image and video hosting by TinyPic  1  Bronze Axe   Free
Image and video hosting by TinyPic  Iron Axe  Free 
Image and video hosting by TinyPic  Steel Axe  Free 
Image and video hosting by TinyPic 11   Black Axe  10 gp 
Image and video hosting by TinyPic 21   Mithril Axe  18 gp 
Image and video hosting by TinyPic 31   Adamant Axe  43 gp 
Image and video hosting by TinyPic 41   Rune Axe  427 gp 
Image and video hosting by TinyPic 61   Dragon Axe  1800 gp 

2.1 Infernal Axe

De Infernal Axe is een speciale versie van de dragon axe. Deze kun je krijgen door een dragon axe te combineren met een smouldering stone, waarvoor 85 firemaking is vereist. Als je de infernal axe gebruikt tijdens het hakken, is er een kans van 1/3e dat het hout meteen verbrand wordt. Hier krijg je 50% van de firemaking xp voor die bij dit hout hoort. De infernal axe heeft in totaal 5.000 ladingen. Na deze ladingen moet je deze weer herladen met een smouldering stone of een dragon axe.

De infernal axe heeft ook een special attack die je woodcutting level met 3 verhoogd. Dit verbruikt 100% van de special attack.

The infernal axe is a special version of the dragon axe. You can receive this by combining a dragon axe with a smouldering stone, which requires 85 firemaking. You have a 1/3th chance of instantly burning the log when chopping it which gets you 50% firemaking xp.
The infernal axe also has a 100% special attack which gives you a temporary bonus of 3 woodcutting levels. 

3. Trees

As you know, there are many trees in RuneScape. The table below shows all log- types players can attain, the level required to chop them, and the experience gained. 

 

Log image Required level Name XP per Log Where to cut them
Image and video hosting by TinyPic  1  Tree  25 Almost everywhere
Image and video hosting by TinyPic  1 Achey Tree  25  Feldip Hills
Image and video hosting by TinyPic 15  Oak  37.5  Almost everywhere, there are 4 south of Draynor & 3 next to the varrock west bank
Image and video hosting by TinyPic 30  Willow  67.5 

Near water. You can cut them at the bank of Draynor or near the general store in Lumbridge, Member also can chop them in Catherby, Barbarian Assault or South of the Ardougne bank 

Image and video hosting by TinyPic 35   Teak 85  East of Tai Bwo Wannai Village, you need 100 trading sticks from Tai bwo Wannai Cleanup to enter. There are also 3 of them near the entrance of the Zooknock Cave at Ape Atoll.
Image and video hosting by TinyPic 45  Maple  100   Only at the Legends Guild or at the Seers village bank.
Image and video hosting by TinyPic 42  Mature Juniper  35 

On Zeah in the House of Hosidius. 

Image and video hosting by TinyPic 45  Hollow  82.5   Mort Myre swamp. East of the Canifis bank
Image and video hosting by TinyPic 50  Mahogany  125   East of Tai Bwo Wannai Village, you need 100 trading sticks from Tai bwo Wannai Cleanup to enter.
Image and video hosting by TinyPic 54  Arctic Pine  40   Neitiznot
Image and video hosting by TinyPic 60  Yew  175  Around Varrock Castle. For members near Catherby bank, there are 6 trees. 4 in Isafdar, 4 at the Gnome stronghold, 2 south of Edgeville & 4 between Lumbridge and Draynor. 
Image and video hosting by TinyPic 75   Magic  250   Sorcerer's Tower, at the ranged guild & Gnome Stronghold. Also a few in Isafdar at the roving elves camp (south)
Image and video hosting by TinyPic 90  Redwood  380  Woodcutting Guild, West of the Hosidius House.      

4. Jungle 

South & mid Karamja you'll find bushes "jungle". You don't need an axe for these but a machete. In Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup you get Woodcutting xp & trading sticks if you do this. In the Legend's Quest Machetes are being used to get into the Khazari Jungle south of Karamja.

Image  Name
Image and video hosting by TinyPic  Machete
Image and video hosting by TinyPic Opal Machete 
Image and video hosting by TinyPic Jade Machete 
Image and video hosting by TinyPic Red Topaz Machete 

 

Image Level Name XP
Image and video hosting by TinyPic  10 Light Jungle  32 
Image and video hosting by TinyPic 20  Medium Jungle  55 
Image and video hosting by TinyPic 35  Dense Jungle  80 

 

5. Canoes

Canoes allow members to paddle along the River Lum. Every type of canoe can take you down up and down the river, but only one type can take you into the wilderness. The Waka canoe takes you through an underground river into level 35 wilderness, by the moss giants. Take note that you cannot return by canoe in the wilderness, so make sure you want to go there first!

To make a canoe, use your hatchet the "canoe station," which actually looks like a dead tree. Then, once the log has fallen onto the carving station, use your hatchet with it, to create the canoe. 

Canoe Name Woodcutting level XP
Log 12 30
Dugout Canoe 27 60
Stable Dugout Canoe 42 90
Waka Canoe 57 150

 

6. Woodcutting Guild

For members there is also a woodcutting guild which requires 60 woodcutting & 75% hosidius favor to enter. The guild is found west of Hisidius. Inside the guild you can find all trees except Teaks & mahogany. Every player in the guild has a +7 Woodcutting bonus, there are two banks, a sawmill & Perry's Chop-chop shop.

West of the guild you'll find two redwood trees, these trees require 90 wooductting to cut. Finally there is a dungeon full of Ents, these monsters allow you to chop of some logs after killing them.

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7. Quests For XP

  • Fremenik Isles: 10,000 XP
  • Fremenik Trials: 2,800 XP
  • Grim Tales : 14,000 XP
  • Itchlarin's Little Helper: 4,000 XP
  • Monk's Friend: 2,000 XP
  • Recipe For Disaster: 1,500 XP
Quests with a choice Experience
 
  • A Fairy Tail Part Two: 2,500 XP in any skill of your choice over level 30.
  • Great Brain Robbery: 5,000 XP for any skill you choose over level 30.
  • Legends Quest: 7,650-30,600 XP (7,650 is given to 4 skills from a list of skills)
  • One Small Favour: 10,000-20,000 XP (2 x 10,000 lamps for any skill of your choice over level 30)
  • Recipe For Disaster: 20,000 XP (A Lamp to grant 20,000xp in a skill of your choice over level 50)

8. 1-99 woodcutting guide

In this guide i'll show you the both fastest way to get 1-99 woodcutting but also methods with how you earn the most money while woodcutting. You can find the Locations of all trees in the tabel above.

 Starting off at level 1 – 15, the only thing you can cut   is normal trees, and they are scattered all over Runescape. At level   1, you can already use the Iron Axe, as with most Combat   items. However, There is almost no difference in speed between these two axes. 

 

 Level 15 – 30 (Oak Trees) 

level 15 – 30, you can start cutting Oak Trees, as a starter to the game these can be decent to make alittle extra cash to buy a next upgrade in axe or low level armour. I would suggest cutting these trees in Varrock, as they are very close to a bank. At level 11 you unlockthe Black Hatchet & at level 21 the mithril axe, so i would recommend using these. 

 

Level 30 – 60 (99 for F2P) (Willow Trees) 

So, from levels 30 – 60 Woodcutting, the fastest XP you can get is cutting Willow Trees. For Free to Play Players, I recommend cutting these at Draynor Village, and for P2P players I would recommend going to Catherby to cut these. You should drop the logs with the Shift drop option, since they are only about 6 coins each, and it is really not worth doing for profits. Cutting Willows is the fastest Free to Play Woodcutting XP in the game. If you want to get 99 quick as a F2P player i would recommend doing these till 99. Also make sure to use a rune axe which you unlock at level 41 woodcutting. 

 

 Level 60 – 99 (Teak Trees) P2P 

Now, for members, from level 60 – 99, the fastest possible XP in the game, getting you 60 000 – 70 000 XP per hour, is Teak Logs. They can be cut at Ape Atoll or Castle Wars.  At level 61, you unlock the Dragon Axe and the Infernal Axe. You should always be using the best possible Hatchet that you can. Depending on how hard you afk you will be able to get to 99 in about 200 hours of game time. 

 

Now for those of you who would like to make some profit while woodcutting; 

Level 60 Yew logs (F2P & P2P) 

At level 60 you unlock Yew Logs as a Free to Play and Pay to Play player. Free to Play players can cut Yew Trees at the Varrock Castle, which is where I recommend, and at the South of Falador, which is another alright Woodcutting area. Members can cut Yew Trees at Catherby or at Tree Gnome Village. You’ll profit around 50-70K an hour and get about 30K xp an hour, which isn’t great but its deffinetly a start! 

 

Level 75 (Magic Trees) P2P 

At level 75, P2P players unlock Magic Trees, and this is where you start really making profit. You make about 120 000 GP per hour. But, the XP rates are even slower than Yew Trees. You should only cut these if you really, really want to make some AFK money