Mature axeman's folly is a player-made ale, created by brewing via the Cooking skill. When drunk, this item temporarily boosts the player's Woodcutting level by 2. It is the stronger, or "mature" version of the standard axeman's folly, which only boosts 1 level to Woodcutting. Axeman's folly is most often used in quests with Woodcutting requirements that players do not already meet. Note that this boost is a visible boost, and thus does not stack with the +3 boost from the dragon axe special attack. It does stack with the invisible boost in the Woodcutting guild.
When brewing Axeman's folly, there is a somewhat random chance that the batch will turn out mature. As maturation occurs during the brewing process, leaving normal ale in the vat after it has finished brewing will not cause it to turn mature or go bad. The chance of getting a mature ale can be increased by adding The stuff to the vat after adding the barley malt, and before adding the hops (or in this case, root).
- Temporarily increases Woodcutting by 2 levels
- Heals 2 hitpoints
- Temporarily reduces Attack and Strength by 4 levels
- ↑ Due to Grand Exchange prices changing based on trade volume, this profit may not be fully accurate if the components are infrequently traded.