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0-99 OSRS Woodcutting Guide

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By | February 3rd, 2020 | Categories: RuneScape


  • A 0-99 OSRS Woodcutting guide with tips for both members and non-members.
  • Information for possible boosts to use while training the skill.
  • Features locations to train the skill.
  • Mentions why woodcutting is a useful skill to train.

From swinging your iron axe at normal trees in Lumbridge for logs to wielding a dragon axe against the redwoods in the Woodcutting Guild, this laid-back skill can be trained and make you money along the way. We’re here with our 0-99 OSRS Woodcutting Guide to tell you how to do just that!

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Why should you train Woodcutting in OSRS?

There are a number of reasons you should be training Woodcutting in OSRS. Early in the game levelling Woodcutting can be quite helpful for travelling up the River Lum by building canoes with stops at Lumbridge, the Champion’s Guild, Barbarian Village, Edgeville, and the Wilderness. Woodcutting is also useful for making money, especially in the early stages of the game when there aren’t many money-making methods open to you.

Woodcutting also supplements a few other skills pretty well, namely; Firemaking, Fletching, and Construction. If you choose not to sell the logs gathered through Woodcutting you can use them to train up these other skills to save yourself some money from buying materials.

To top it all off, it’s the perfect skill to train when you need to take a load off, put some tunes on, and just chill out for a bit. While it may not be the most fashionable skill to train, the semi-AFK nature of Woodcutting makes it one of the easiest as long as you have the patience to stick with it.

What do you need to get started Woodcutting in OSRS?

All you actually need to cut wood is an axe! Remember, in OSRS it’s recommended you use the best axe that you can for your Woodcutting level to chop trees faster and maximise xp (you don’t have to be able to equip the axe to use it, so don’t worry about Attack unless you want to wield your axe and free up that extra inventory slot).

Although you only need an axe, there are some more items which can provide boosts and make the whole process that little bit easier:

  • Lumberjack Outfit – a full lumberjack outfit will give you 2.5% bonus experience.
  • Axeman’s Folly – increases your woodcutting skill level by +1 temporarily.
  • Mature Axeman’s Folly – increases your woodcutting skill level by +2 temporarily.
  • Dragon Axe – if you can equip it, it’s special gives a temporary +3 level boost.
  • Infernal Axe – made by combining a dragon axe and smouldering stone, it’s special gives a temporary +3 level boost, and the axe has a 1/3 chance of burning logs as they are cut to grant half of the Firemaking xp that would normally be granted for burning those logs (requires 61 Woodcutting and 85 Firemaking to create).

Level 1 -15

Start by using an iron axe to chop down normal trees, then upgrade to a steel axe at level 6, and a black axe at level 11 if you wish. These trees are the most common in OSRS and can be found everywhere. There’s not much profit in banking these, so it’s advisable to carry a tinderbox to level Firemaking, a knife to fletch them into stackable arrow shafts, or to just drop them as you go.

Level 15-30

From level 15-30 oak trees are the way to go. These are also pretty common throughout Gielinor, but a couple of decent spots are behind Lumbridge castle, and east of Draynor Village bank. Don’t forget to upgrade to the mithril axe at level 21.

Level 30-99

Willows are the fastest way to get to 99 from here on out, upgrading axes to the adamant axe at level 31, and the rune axe at level 41 for the rest of the journey to level 99 for non-members. A good place for non-members to chop willows is south of Draynor Village bank. A good spot for members to cut willows is right outside the entrance to the Barbarian Outpost, which can be quickly reached by using the teleport on a games necklace.

At level 60, it is a good idea for members to head over to the Woodcutting Guild, found at the south-west corner of Great Kourend’s Hosidius House, to continue training as you will receive a +7 skill boost just for being inside. Members should also upgrade to the Dragon Axe at level 61 which, if equipped, can provide a temporary +3 boost when it’s special is activated.

Level 75-99

If you don’t mind sacrificing speed and efficiency for profit, yews are an option open to both members and non-members. Although they can be cut at level 60, it is too slow to be worthwhile, so wait until you are level 75 before you start on them. The best place for non-members to chop yews is near the Grand Exchange in the Varrock Palace grounds. Members should continue chopping away in the Woodcutting Guild.

Level 85-90 (Members)

Similarly to yews, magic trees are not worth chopping at as soon as they become available. Wait until you are level 85 for it to become a viable money-making method before you take on magic trees. Again, the best place is the Woodcutting Guild.

Level 90-99 (Members)

Unlike yews and magic trees, redwoods can be cut as soon as they become available. If you’re still not interested in maximising xp/hour and want to bring in some gold on your way to 99 Woodcutting, start cutting redwoods from level 90 at the Woodcutting Guild.

Wrap Up

That’s about it for our 0-99 OSRS Woodcutting Guide. You should now have all the information you need to go out there and start hacking your way to 99 Woodcutting. To summarise; if you just to get to 99 as fast as possible then willows are the name of the game, but if you want to make money along the way at the expense of time, yews, and then magic (members) and redwood (members) trees are the way to go.

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