Teak tree

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The teak tree is a tropical hardwood lumber tree that can be found in various locations. Level 35 Woodcutting is required to chop down this tree, yielding 85 experience per teak log cut. Teak trees provide some of the highest Woodcutting xp/h, so it is common to find multiple players attempting to cut teak trees. Teak logs provided by teak trees have moderate value, and can be banked for making money.

Tree locations[edit | edit source]

Teak trees are considered rare trees for the purpose of the rare trees minimap icon (Rare trees icon.png). This icon is shared with several other trees, so a rare tree icon on the map does not directly mean it is a teak tree. For cutting and dropping teaks, or cutting and burning teaks, there are some spots that can be used including Ape Atoll, the Kharazi Jungle, North East of Prifddinas and the Hardwood Grove northeast of Tai Bwo Wannai Village. All of these locations have at least 3 teak trees close together. There is more space to burn logs in the Kharazi Jungle and Ape Atoll than Tai Bwo Wannai, but it is still possible to burn logs in the Tai Bwo Wannai location with some manoeuvring. Teak trees can be found in these locations:

Additional Drops[edit | edit source]

  • Beaver – Teak trees have a chance to drop the beaver Woodcutting pet. At level 35 Woodcutting there is a 1 in 263,461 chance to receive the beaver and a 1 in 261,861 chance at level 99.
  • Bird Nest – There is 1 in 256 chance to drop from teaks. The bird nest will be dropped on the ground and will despawn after 30 second if not picked up. The Bird nest will be given in place of logs.
  • Clue nest – Teaks can drop all clue nests. At level 35 Woodcutting there is an approximately 1 in 1958 chance to receive an easy-elite clue nest and a 1 in 1328 chance at level 99. Beginner clue nests have a universal 1 in 1000 chance to be dropped.
  • Crystal shard Teak trees cut in Prifddinas can drop crystal shards. There is a 1 in 80 chance to receive a crystal shard when a log is received. [1]

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Teak trees have a 1 in 8 chance of depleting when receiving a log, and a respawn time of 8 seconds. A roll to receive a log is done every 4 game ticks when chopping. Using Tick manipulation, teak trees can be cut in 3 tick, 2 tick, and 1.5 tick intervals. The chance to successfully chop is affected by the axe used and Woodcutting level, better axes and a higher woodcutting level increases the likelihood of successfully receiving a log. With a dragon axe, the chance of successfully getting a log ranges linearly from 60/255 at level 1 Woodcutting to 190/255 at level 99[2]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Item Benefit Notes Members
Bronze axe.png Bronze axe Can be used to cut Teaks Any Woodcutting axe is required to Teaks.
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Iron axe.png Iron axe
Steel axe.png Steel axe
Black axe.png Black axe
Mithril axe.png Mithril axe
Adamant axe.png Adamant axe
Rune axe.png Rune axe
Gilded axe.png Gilded axe
Dragon axe.png Dragon axe Can be used to cut Teaks Any Woodcutting axe is required to cut Teaks. Dragon axe and 3rd age axe have the same cut speed.
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3rd age axe.png 3rd age axe
Infernal axe.png Infernal axe Burns 1/3 logs cut, providing 52.5 Firemaking experience per teak log burned. Cuts logs as fast as a dragon axe. Requires 85 Firemaking to use.
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Crystal axe.png Crystal axe 15% faster than a rune axe It is suggested to cut the teak trees in Prifddinas when using the crystal axe, as teaks in Prifddinas can drop crystal shards to recharge the axe with.
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Lumberjack hat.png Lumberjack hat 0.4% bonus exp Obtained during the Temple Trekking minigame[a 1]
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Lumberjack top.png Lumberjack top 0.8% bonus exp
Lumberjack legs.png Lumberjack legs 0.6% bonus exp
Lumberjack boots.png Lumberjack boots 0.2% bonus exp
Strung rabbit foot.png Strung rabbit foot Slightly increases bird's eggs and rings when receiving a bird nest. Does not increase the drop rate of bird nests.
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Woodcutting cape.png Woodcutting cape 10% increase in chance to receive a bird nest Requires 99 Woodcutting.
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  1. Wearing the whole set gives an additional 0.5% bonus, totalling to 2.5% bonus experience.

Farming[edit | edit source]

Planting a teak sapling at the hardwood tree patch in Fossil Island requires level 35 Farming and grants 25 experience when planted and 7,290 experience when fully grown, which takes approximately 74.6 hours. A nearby squirrel will watch after a teak tree for 15 limpwurt roots.

Lore[edit | edit source]

There are several mentions of teaks by NPCs around Gielinor as well as in books. The following text is transcluded from Gielinor's flora - trees. The information found within the book is more often than not just flavour text, and does not reflect their properties or uses within the game itself.

A tropical hardwood tree species that naturally occurs among other jungle trees. Coveted for its durability and water resistance, it is mainly used boat building, exterior construction, furniture and carving. Another prized feature of teak wood is its resistance to termite damage. A final interesting fact is that teak trees are more closely related to mint than to any other trees in Gielinor.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 17 Febuary 2020. (Archived from the original on 19 Feb 2020.) Mod Ash: "1/80 if I'm reading this code correctly."
  2. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 25 March 2016. Mod Kieren: "You wanted to know the rate for cutting teak trees, here you go! Worse axes have lower rates. [1]"