OSRS Woodcutting Guide 1-99 2020


Why You Should Train Woodcutting in OSRS

Woodcutting is just as important in Gielinor as it is in the real world, so it's important that you are able to obtain it. Woodcutting can also be a great way to earn gold. Not just that, but its a pretty relaxed skill to train and is great for afking.

Lumberjacked Up

Before anything else, let’s first discuss the tools of the trade. Specifically the most important tool among them: axes.

Woodcutting Gear - Axes

The axes of OSRS are made with different materials. The axe that you can use for Woodcutting is dependent on your Woodcutting level. If you also wish to free up an inventory slot and equip the axe, you will also have to meet an Attack level requirement.

Here's a breakdown of the axes and the levels required in Woodcutting and Attack to use or weild them:

Axe Woodcutting Level Attack Level
Bronze Axe 1 1
Iron Axe 1 1
Steel Axe 6 5
Black Axe 11 10
Mithril Axe 21 20
Adamant Axe 31 30
Rune Axe 41 40
Dragon Axe 61 60

Note: The Dragon Axe is a members-only item.

Among these axes, Dragon Axe gives you a +3 level boost in Woodcutting when it's special attack is activated.

There’s also the Infernal Axe, which grants you EXP in Firemaking, but using this has a 1/3 chance of burning the logs as they’re being chopped. The Infernal Axe is created by using a smouldering stone on a dragon axe. It can burn 5000 logs before being depleted, which you can then restore by using a smouldering stone or dragon axe on it.

The Lumberjack Set

Another equipment you might want to have is the Lumberjack set. It’s highly recommended that you wear the Lumberjack set (once you reach the 44 Woodcutting requirement) as soon as you obtain it. Wearing the whole set grants a 2.5% exp bonus while training woodcutting. Sure, it doesn't sound like a lot, but you'll notice the difference at higher levels.

The set can be obtained through the Temple Trekking Minigame. When you are tasked with crossing a broken bridge, undead lumberjacks will spawn. You must kill them to obtain materials to fix the bridge, and they have a chance of dropping a piece of the lumberjack set too. Keep in mind that you can only obtain one piece of the outfit per task.

The Trees and Where to Find Them

Now that we’ve enumerated what items you should first have, it’s time to discuss how you’ll be leveling up to 99. In the beginning, you can choose between questing and cutting wood.

The Questing Method

If you choose the former, completing the quests Monk's Friend, Enlightened Journey, Icthlarin's Little Helper, and the Skrach Uglogwee subquest of Recipe for Disaster will provide you with an easy 9000 exp, boosting you all the way to level 26 (from level 1). From here, you can jump onto Oak trees and follow the guide below.

The Woodcutting Method

On the other hand, if you go with the latter, it’s best to know where the trees you’re looking can be found. For that, here’s a list of trees, the levels you should cut them at, and some of the best locations to chop them at:

Level Tree Location
1-15 Normal Tree All around Gielinor
15-30 Oak Tree Varrock / Falador
30-99 (F2P)
30-60 (P2P)
Willow Tree Draynor / Barbarian Outpost (P2P)
60-99 (P2P) Teak Tree Ape Atoll / Fossil Island
90-99 (P2P) Redwood Tree Woodcutting Guild

The above guideline lays out the fastest way to level your Woodcutting from 1-99. If you care more about money than time, there are some ways that you can earn money on your path to 99.

Old School RuneScape - From Wood to Gold

We recommend following the fastest XP levels until you reach level 90, as cutting profitable logs can be slow prior to reaching this level. Level 90 is where Woodcutting really becomes a viable option for money-making. We recommend cutting Yew or Redwood trees from 90-99 for the best xp/money balance, but the choice is entirely up to you.

Here’s a short list of profitable logs:

  • • Redwoods
  • • Magic Logs
  • • Yew Logs
  • • Achey
  • • Mahogany

The amount of money you make from cutting logs will largely depend on the prices in the Grand Exchange at the time of chopping. Make sure you check out prices to ensure you're getting the most OSRS gp/hour.

So there you have it – our Woodcutting Guide. Hopefully with this, you were able to reach level 99 and make a fortune out of this simple yet rather useful skill.