Ultimate Ironman Guide/Woodcutting

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Woodcutting can be trained in a number of ways, including simply cutting and dropping the logs, training it in tandem with Construction, or training it passively through activities like the Wintertodt. Woodcutting is most useful as a source for Construction planks of all levels, though it can also be useful for Firemaking and Fletching training in some cases. Low level axes to train the skill can be most easily bought from Bob's Brilliant Axes in Lumbridge, with high level axes being available at Perry's Chop-chop Shop at the Woodcutting Guild.

Early Training - Quests[edit | edit source]

Some easy quests reward Woodcutting experience, and can be used to jump-start training the skill past the slow, early levels. Even just completing the very easy Monk's Friend quest gives almost enough experience to reach level 15 Woodcutting, at which point the player can cut Oak trees.

15+ - Oak Trees[edit | edit source]

At level 15 Woodcutting, it is possible to cut Oak trees. It is suggested to find a location with two or more oaks in close proximity to each other, to allow for near-constant training. This is often coupled with low-level Firemaking training, with oak logs being possible to burn at level 15 Firemaking. Experience rates will vary depending on level, the type of axe the player is using, and how much time is spent lighting the logs for Firemaking training.

For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Firemaking.

In addition, some players opt to return to Oak trees after the completion of the Enlightened Journey quest and the unlocking of the Varrock balloon route (requires willow logs, so not particularly viable until after 30 Woodcutting). With that route unlocked, cutting oak logs and turning them into oak planks at the Lumber Yard sawmill is a solid method of training Construction, and gives a bit of Woodcutting experience along the way.

For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Construction.

30+ - Willow Trees[edit | edit source]

At level 30 Woodcutting, it becomes possible to cut Willow trees for very fast experience. Similar to Oak trees, many players combine this with early Firemaking training by burning the resultant willow logs. Willow logs are also the fastest source of arrow shafts if the player is cutting their own, which is useful for Fletching training.

For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Firemaking and Ultimate Ironman Guide/Fletching.

35+ - Teak Trees[edit | edit source]

2-tick woodcutting on Ape Atoll

Teaks can be cut starting at level 35 Woodcutting, though it is recommended to wait until higher Woodcutting levels for faster experience rates. The best locations for cutting Teak trees are on Ape Atoll, where two Teak trees can be cut in rapid succession, and on Fossil Island, where planted Teak trees (requires level 35 Farming) can be planted near to each other for fast Woodcutting. Chopping Teak trees is often paired with tick manipulation methods, which allow for increased experience rates. With "2-tick" Woodcutting on Ape Atoll, players can expect experience rates of up to 185k experience per hour, and on Fossil Island, so-called "1.5-tick" Woodcutting can reach up to 210k experience per hour, depending on the player's Woodcutting level and equipment.

Many players choose to combine Teak tree woodcutting with Construction training, by turning the Teak logs into Teak planks for use in building mounted Mythical capes, or other Teak furniture. This will have an impact on the player's Woodcutting experience per hour, but is an excellent way to train Construction while also passively gaining Woodcutting experience at the same time.

A much less efficient, but AFK, use for teak logs is to fletch them into teak stocks and drop the stocks. This will yield 27 fletching xp per teak log that gives 85 woodcutting xp. The xp ratio is 1:3.15, the time spent fletching stocks will greatly reduce your woodcutting xp per hr. This could potentially be useful if you already are, or plan to get, 99 firemaking from Wintertodt. This is particularly useful for area-locked Ultimate Iron Man.

For more information, see the #Passive Training - Teak Construction section below, or Ultimate Ironman Guide/Construction.

90+ - Redwood Trees[edit | edit source]

With level 90 Woodcutting, it is possible to cut Redwood trees in the Woodcutting Guild. This is a very low-effort training method, making it an easier alternative to high-intensity methods such as Teak trees. Training in this method can give up to 60k experience per hour, depending on the type of axe the player is using. It is also possible to cut redwood logs into 105 arrow shafts, which could be useful for players looking to train Fletching by making arrows.

For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Fletching.

Passive Training - Wintertodt[edit | edit source]

Players fighting the Wintertodt

While training Firemaking at the Wintertodt, each bruma root chopped gives 0.3 times the player's Woodcutting level per root. Because of this, a significant portion of a player's early Woodcutting experience can potentially be gained passively while training here.

For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Firemaking.

Passive Training - Teak Construction[edit | edit source]

After completion of the Bone Voyage quest and with level 35 Farming, it is possible to grow Teak trees from teak seeds on Fossil Island. These trees regrow quickly and can be cut very fast, especially if using tick manipulation to quickly move between trees. Cutting teak logs here and using them in Construction training is a very efficient way to train the skill, and gives a significant amount of Woodcutting experience along the way.

If training construction by making mounted Mythical capes, the player should expect about 70k Woodcutting experience per 100k Construction experience. If the player is training construction by making any other teak furniture (such as teak garden benches), they should expect about 95k Woodcutting experience per 100k Construction experience.

For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Construction.