OSRS Woodcutting Training Guide [2021]: Best Woodcutting Locations

Woodcutting is perhaps the most AFKable skill in OSRS aside from Minning. The skill will take you all around the world of Gielinor to chop down various trees for experience. Woodcutting is a relaxing skill that is great to train when you feel like taking a break from adventuring. This guide will teach you everything you need to know for Woodcutting, from the equipment to the best locations and training methods.

Why Train Woodcutting?

Woodcutting is a desired skill among players because it can bring consistent profits with minimal investment. Unfortunately, the skill takes incredibly slow to train till level 99. However, the AFKness benefits players since they can do other tasks while gaining XP.

Furthermore, Woodcutting is required for high-tier quests like Song of the Elves, which unlocks Elf City. This is a high-level location that will give you access to more AFK training methods that include Woodcutting. In addition, the skill is extremely helpful for iron man accounts because it lets you gather supplies for Fletching and Firemaking.

What Equipment Do You Need For Woodcutting?

Wood Cutting Equipment

Woodcutting is very simple regarding the items needed to train the skill, which makes it friendly for new players. To chop down trees, all you’ll need is an axe in your inventory.

Currently, there are 9 axe tiers, and each has a Woodcutting level requirement to wield. Players must level their Attack to be able to wield higher tier axes. Also, the higher-level axes have better multipliers, so you’ll be able to cut down trees faster.

  • Bronze Axe:
    • Woodcutting Level: 1
    • Attack Level: 1
    • Multiplier: 1
  • Iron Axe:
    • Woodcutting Level: 1
    • Attack Level: 1
    • Multiplier: 1.5
  • Steel Axe:
    • Woodcutting Level: 6
    • Attack Level: 5
    • Multiplier: 2
  • Black Axe:
    • Woodcutting Level: 11
    • Attack Level: 10
    • Multiplier: 2.25
  • Mithril Axe:
    • Woodcutting Level: 21
    • Attack Level: 20
    • Multiplier: 2.5
  • Adamant Axe:
    • Woodcutting Level: 31
    • Attack Level: 30
    • Multiplier: 3
  • Rune Axe:
    • Woodcutting Level: 41
    • Attack Level: 40
    • Multiplier: 3.5
  • Dragon Axe:
    • Woodcutting Level: 61
    • Attack Level: 60
    • Multiplier: 3.75
  • Infernal Axe:
    • Woodcutting Level: 61
    • Attack Level: 60
    • Firemaking Level: 85
    • Multiplier: 3.75
  • Crystal Axe:
    • Woodcutting Level: 71
    • Attack Level: 70
    • Multiplier: 4

Useful Woodcutting Items

Strung Rabbit Foot

Woodcutting is an extremely slow skill to train, so you should obtain any items that can increase experience per hour. Luckily the skill features a variety of useful items that can smoothen the ride to level 99.

  • Strung Rabbit Foot: A less known item that can be used with Woodcutting is the strung rabbit foot. This item will increase the chances of bird nests containing a bird egg instead of seeds. However, it’s not recommended to use for iron man accounts since they need a large number of seeds to train Farming.
  • Spicy Stew – Brown Spice: Eating this food temporarily increases your Woodcutting level by 0-5. This is an excellent item when starting out or unlocking a new tree because your character will take incredibly long to chop down trees. Therefore, using a temporary level boost can improve XP rates.
  • Dragon Axe: The dragon axe requires level 61 Woodcutting and level 60 Attack to wield. The special attack will increase your Woodcutting level by +3.
  • Lumberjack Outfit: The pieces of clothing will grant additional experience when training the skill. The outfit can only be obtained as a drop from Undead Lumberjacks, which are found in the Temple Trekking minigame. It’s worth spending the time to obtain the outfit because it will help out tremendously in the long run.
    • Lumberjack Hat: 0.4%
    • Lumberjack Top: 0.8%
    • Lumberjack Legs: 0.6%
    • Lumberjack Boots: 0.2%
    • Full Set Bonus: 2.5%

Woodcutting Quests

Quest

Questing is a brilliant way to receive a Woodcutting experience for those who love the adventure side of RuneScape. Many of these quests won’t have a Woodcutting requirement, so you can complete them to blow by the low levels.

Quests with no Woodcutting Requirements:

  • Enlightened Journey – 1,500 Woodcutting Experience
  • Recipe for Disaster – 1,500 Woodcutting Experience
  • Heroes’ Quest – 1,575 Woodcutting Experience
  • Monk’s Friend – 2,000 Woodcutting Experience
  • The Fremennik Trials – 2,812 Woodcutting Experience
  • Icthlarin’s Little Helper – 4,000 Woodcutting Experience

Completing these quests will give you 13,387 experience, which will put you at level 30 Woodcutting. Therefore, you can begin training with Willow trees and skip the first few levels. Alternatively, you can complete The Fremennik Trials that will put you at level 15 Woodcutting. This means you can begin training with Oak trees and not waste time with basic trees.

Quests with Woodcutting Requirements:

  • Animal Magnetism :
    • Woodcutting Level: 35
    • Experience Given: 2,500
  • The Eyes of Glouphire:
    • Woodcutting Level: 45
    • Experience Given: 2,500
  • The Fremennik Isles:
    • Woodcutting Level: 56
    • Experience Given: 10,000
  • Song of the Elves:
    • Woodcutting Level: 71
    • Experience Given: 20,000
  • Grim Tales:
    • Woodcutting Level: 71
    • Experience Given: 14,000

By completing these quests, you’ll unlock new locations and useful items. The most notable is Song of the Elves, which will unlock Prifddinas. This is a high-level city that gives you access to multiple AFK training methods for various skills. Also, you’ll unlock the crystal axe, which is the best Woodcutting item in the game.

How To Train Woodcutting

Wood Cut Training

Fortunately, Woodcutting is perhaps the most basic skill to train in OSRS. There are only a few steps you need to take to receive experience:

  • First, make sure you have an axe in your inventory.
  • Then click on a tree to begin chopping.
  • As your character is chopping, logs will enter your inventory, and you’ll receive experience.
  • Once you have a full inventory bank the logs or drop them and repeat the process.

Once you unlock a new tree, the time to receive a log is extremely slow. Therefore, using temporary boosts can be very beneficial to increase XP per hour. In some cases, you can continue chopping down trees a tier below what you can chop until you gain +3-5 levels. For example, you’ll unlock Yew trees at level 60 Woodcutting, but the time to receive logs at first will be extremely long. Therefore, you can continue training with Maple, Teak, or Willow trees until level 63-65 Woodcutting.

To maximize logs and XP per hour, you’ll want to use the best axe available. This is because you’ll be able to chop trees more rapidly and gain more resources. Also, you can use the infernal axe at level 61 Woodcutting. This item has a 1/3 chance to burn a cut log, which will give you a Firemaking experience.

Once you reach level 71 Woodcutting, make sure to complete Songs of the Elves to gain access to crystal axes. This is the best axe in the game and will dramatically improve XP rates per hour.

Tip: If you don’t want to bank logs, you can enable shift-dropping. This can be switched on in the options menu. Afterward, you’ll be able to drop items quickly by holding down the shift key and clicking on the logs.

Best Woodcutting Locations

Woodcutting is a highly profitable skill, which has minimal requirements to begin. Therefore, you’ll want to chop trees that are not far from the bank. However, if your goal is to increase your Woodcutting level, we’ll disclose less popular locations where you can drop logs for better XP rates.

Regular Tree:

  • Port Sarim: South of Port Sarim are many regular trees, and the location is unpopulated.
  • Grand Exchange: South of the GE are large patches of regular trees.
  • Lumbridge: West of Lumbridge Castle is a small forest of regular trees.

Oak Trees:

  • Seer’s Village: The optimal location is South of Seers’ Village because of the abundance of Oak trees and the close proximity to the bank.
  • Castle Wars: Outside of Castle Wars lobby, large quantities of Oak trees are growing, which are close to the bank.
  • Draynor Village: East of Draynor Village are a few Oak trees. Low combat level players should be careful of this location because level 26 jail guards walk close by.
  • Falador Farm: North of Falador farm 10 Oak trees can be found along the Southern Falador wall. This location is far from any bank, so it’s usually less populated.

Willow Trees:

  • Draynor Village: Outside of Draynor bank, you’ll notice many Willow trees. This location is usually populated with players because of how close it is to the bank.
  • Seers’ Village: Northwest of Seers’ Village 6 Willow trees can be found. This is an ideal location because it’s less popular and close to a bank.
  • Woodcutting Guild: This location requires level 60 Woodcutting to enter and has 7 Willows near the bank.

Teak Trees:

  • Ape Atoll: This location requires the completion of Monkey Madness II. The Teak trees are Southeastern side of Ape Atoll. The area is not populated because no bank is nearby. Therefore, you should do this location if you plan to drop the logs.
  • Castle Wars: On the Southwestern side of Castle Wars, a Teak tree can be found. Due to the number of trees, this location is usually empty.

Maple Trees:

  • Woodcutting Guild: Several Maple trees can be found inside the Woodcutting Guild, which is next to a bank.
  • Seers’ Village: Directly North of the village will lead to some Maple trees. This is an excellent location for those who want level 99 fast because completing the medium Kandarin Diary grants 10% extra experience.
  • Corsair Cove Resource Area: This location is unlocked by finishing the Dragon Slayer 4 Maple trees can be found in this area. Unfortunately, no banks are nearby.

Yew Trees:

  • Woodcutting Guild: Yew trees and the Woodcutting Guild are unlocked at level 60. Several trees can be found at this location. Due to the close proximity to the bank and trees, this location is best.
  • Varrock: Behind the Varrock Palace, 3 Yew trees can be found. Unfortunately, this location is usually crowded because of how close the Grand Exchange is.
  • Edgeville: 2 Yew trees can be found South of Edgeville bank. The trees are next to the entrance of the Edgeville Dungeon.

Magic Trees:

  • Woodcutting Guild: Multiple Magic trees can be found inside the Woodcutting Guild. This location is best because of the close bank, which will reduce running time.
  • Seers’ Village: South of the Yew trees in Seers’ Village are 4 Magic trees. They are easy to spot because the trees are in the vicinity of the Sorcerer’s Tower.
  • Tree Gnome Stronghold: West of the Tree Gnome Stronghold bank are 3 Magic trees.
  • Myths’ Guild: This area is unlocked after completing Dragon Slayer II. 4 Magic trees can be found within the walls. Also, they are not far from a bank, and the location is less populated.

Redwood Trees:

These trees are exclusive to the Woodcutting Guild. Due to the trees being extremely large, there are 2 levels build around them. The first level is accessible with the rope and ladders at the bottom. The second level is accessed by the carved entrance between the trees. Each tree has 24 sections to chops, and each level has 6 sections.

F2P Level 1-99 OSRS Woodcutting Guide

Wood Cutting Level

First, we’ll start with the free-to-play guide since some players want to level up their stats before becoming a member. There are limitations to the trees available, which will increase the time till level 99 Woodcutting. Also, you can only use these axes in F2P:

  • Bronze Axe
  • Iron Axe
  • Steel Axe
  • Black Axe
  • Mithril Axe
  • Rune Axe

Levels 1-15: Trees

These are found all throughout Gielinor. The best location is South of the Grand Exchange because it’s close by a bank. You’ll need to chop 97 logs to reach level 15 Woodcutting.

Levels 15-30: Oak Trees

From levels 15 to 30 Woodcutting, you’ll be cutting Oak trees. To reach level 30, you’ll need to chop down 292 Oak logs.

Levels 30-60 or till 99: Willow Trees

Willow trees provide the best experience rates in free-to-play. The best location is at Draynor Village by the bank because it has multiple Willow trees growing. You can do this method until level 60 or 99 Woodcutting.

Experience rates:

  • Level 30: 20-28k Woodcutting experience per hour
  • Level 40: 28-35k Woodcutting experience per hour
  • Level 60: 34-45k Woodcutting experience per hour
  • Level 80: 45-56k Woodcutting experience per hour

The XP rates vary depending on how active you play. Willow trees are click intensive since they deplete quickly.

Levels 60-99: Yew Trees

The best Woodcutting money-making method is by chopping Yew trees. Each log grants 175 Woodcutting XP, so you’ll need to chop 72,919 logs by level 99. If you plan to do this method till level 99, you’ll make 14 million GP.

Alternative: Level 45-99: Maple Trees

If Willow trees are too click intensive, a great alternative is Maple trees. They are more AFK because the tree takes more time to cut. However, Maple trees provide 35% less XP hourly. At level 80 Woodcutting, it’s possible to receive 36k experience per hour. Each log provides 175 XP, so you’ll need to chop 129,729 till level 99 Woodcutting.

Members Fastest Level 1-99 OSRS Woodcutting Guide

Willow Trees

 

Member accounts have access to more trees, axes, and locations to train Woodcutting. Remember to use the best axe available to increase XP rates per hour. Furthermore, you’ll be dropping all the logs to not waste time on bank runs. Also, make sure that shift-click is turned on so that you can drop logs extremely fast.

Levels 1-30: Questing

To skip past the first few levels, questing is the best option. You’ll progress your character in OSRS while gaining Woodcutting experience. These are the best quests to complete till Level 30 Woodcutting:

  • Enlightened Journey
  • Recipe for Disaster
  • Heroes’ Quest
  • Monk’s Friend
  • The Fremennik Trials
  • Icthlarin’s Little Helper

Levels 30-35: Willow Trees

For the following 5 Levels, you’ll be chopping Willow trees. The best area is next to Draynor Village bank since you can quickly store them. You’ll be at this location for roughly 1-1.5h.

Levels 35-65 or till 99: Teak Trees

Cutting Teaks offers the fastest experience in OSRS. The best location is in Ape Atoll, which requires the completion of Monkey Madness II. You can expect these XP rates:

  • Level 35: 34k Woodcutting Experience
  • Level 50: 47k Woodcutting Experience
  • Level 65: 62k Woodcutting Experience

Alternative: 65-99: Sulliuscep

This method requires completing Bone Voyage since you’ll need access to Fossil Island. World 321 is the designated world for cutting Sulliuscep. It’s advised to train in this world because tar monsters and spine mushrooms will attack you. By training in groups, the damage will be spread out, and you will only need to bring minimal food.

There are 6 Sulliusceps found throughout the Tar Swamp. They are easy to notice by looking at your minimap and searching for the Woodcutting icon. Only 1 Sulliuscep is large enough to be chopped down at any given time. Therefore, players must traverse the swamp finding the choppable Sulliuceps.

XP Rates Per Hour:

  • Level 65: 60k Woodcutting Experience
  • Level 75: 80k Woodcutting Experience
  • Level 90: 97k Woodcutting Experience

Members Profitable Level 1-99 OSRS Woodcutting Guide

Monk’s Friend

Woodcutting can be an extremely profitable skill at the later levels. Reaching mastery in the skill will take considerably longer. However, by level 99 Woodcutting, you’ll make a minimum of 50 million GP.

Levels 1-30: Questing

Since the profitable methods begin at level 60, it’s important to gain Woodcutting levels quickly. The fastest method is by completing these quests:

  • Enlightened Journey
  • Recipe for Disaster Heroes’ Quest
  • Monk’s Friend
  • The Fremennik Trials
  • Icthlarin’s Little Helper

Finishing these quests will put you at level 30 Woodcutting, which means you can begin the next level bracket.

Levels 30-60: Willow Trees

Cutting Willow trees will provide the best experience rates in OSRS. Although this method will not make huge profits, it will quickly take you to level 60 Woodcutting. Players can cut Willows next to the bank in Draynor Village. However, it’s recommended not to bank the Willows and shift drop them. This is because you’ll save a lot of time that can be used to train the skill.

Levels 60-75: Yew Trees

Once you reach level 60, your character will unlock the Woodcutting Guild. This location has plenty of high-level trees, including Yews. The bank is located nearby, so you’ll be saving a lot of time storing logs. Cutting Yews can generate 50-70k GP per hour.

Levels 75-99: Magic Trees

From level 75 to 99, you’ll be cutting Magic trees. They will provide 17-30k Woodcutting experience and 90k GP per hour. The best location to chop them is inside the Woodcutting Guild since the bank is close by. Alternatively, you can go to Seers’ Village as there are 4 Magic trees in close proximity with each other.

FAQ

Question: What Are The Best Woodcutting Buffs?

Answer: It’s an amazing feeling to unlock a new tree to chop down. However, the time to receive logs can become painfully slow. Therefore, using temporary boosts can significantly improve profits and XP per hour. These are the best items to use for Woodcutting:

Axeman’s Folly: Can only be drunk once and provides +1 boost to Woodcutting.
Mature Axeman’s Folly: Can be drunk once and provides +2 boost to Woodcutting.
Dragon Axe: The axe requires a level 60 Attack to wield. Using the special attack will grant +3 Woodcutting.
Infernal Axe: This item will burn logs while training the skill. It requires level 60 Attack, level 61 Woodcutting, and level 85 Firemaking to wield. The special attack will give a +3 Woodcutting boost.
3rd Age Axe: This incredibly rare item requires a level 65 Attack to wield. The special attack grants a +3 boost in Woodcutting.
Spicy Stew: The spicy stew with brown spice will give a 0-5 Woodcutting level boost.
Woodcutting Guild: This boost takes effect when you enter the Woodcutting Guild. All players inside will be given a +7 Woodcutting level increase at all times.

Question: What Are The Best AFK Woodcutting Methods?

Answer: Woodcutting is extremely AFKable if you train with the right trees. There are alternatives if you prefer not to go the route of intensely chopping Willow trees till level 99. These are the best AFK trees:

Level 45 – Maple Trees: These Trees are brilliant because you can chop a lot of logs before the Maple tree disappears. Maple trees are the best option for a fast experience. They grant 36-60k Woodcutting experience per hour, depending on your level.

Level 60 – Yew Trees: The tree takes extremely long to chop down, which makes it an excellent AFK training method. As your level gets higher, the rate of getting logs increases. However, it still remains one of the best methods to train the skill AFK.

Level 75 – Magic Trees: The best money maker in OSRS Woodcutting is chopping down Magic trees. The hourly rate with Magic trees is roughly 90k GP and 30k Woodcutting experience.

Question: Why Train Woodcutting?

Answer: The skill’s main selling point is that it has no requirements to begin and is an excellent moneymaker. By level 99 Woodcutting, players can earn +50 million GP by chopping Yew and Magic Trees.

Also, Woodcutting is a very relaxing skill and lets players take a break from the intense world of Gielinor. Usually, most locations are populated with other adventures. Therefore, you’ll feel a sense of community while training the skill.

Lastly, the main reason players want to train the skill is to meet the requirements for quests. The most notable is Song of the Elves, which requires level 70 Woodcutting. Completing this quest will give you access to elf city.

Summary

Woodcutting is a relaxing skill that will take you all around Gielinor to chop down trees. The skill will become highly profitable at the later levels, and you can easily make +50 million GP. Also, make sure to get the Lumberjack outfit because it will greatly improve hourly XP rates.

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