"Bloodwood" redirects here. For the herb, see Bloodweed
The bloodwood tree is a tree that grows only in places of prominent bloodshed and violence, being some of the rarest trees to be found on Gielinor. The tree provides bloodwood logs, used in making bakriminel bolts. In order to chop the tree, players must have level 85 Woodcutting, and in order to fletch the logs into bolt shafts, players must have level 93 Fletching. These may be boosted, and players can be assisted in making the bolts. The logs and shafts cannot be taken too far from the tree, or they will turn into dust.
If the player attempts to chop a bloodwood tree without any bakriminel bolt tips, a game prompt will appear reminding them that the accumulated logs and/or bolt shafts will crumble without them. The player may then decide whether or not to resume cutting the tree down, or leave and return to get the bolt tips.
Bloodwood trees typically yield a very small number of logs, 3-5 on average. Initially, the player has only access to 3 trees, all of them located in the Wilderness. The remaining five are not located in the Wilderness, but are also locked behind a quest or some other requirement.
Without any modifiers, bloodwood trees provide very few logs, with non-wilderness having a minimum of one and usually give around 1-5 logs on average. Wilderness trees are slightly stronger, indicated with the message This tree is more robust than most and refuses to be felled just yet.. These trees have a minimum of one log, with an average of 5-7 per tree. The deeper the bloodwood trees are in the Wilderness, the more logs they'll yield.
Having a high-quality hatchet with the Honed and Refined perks, along with the Lumberjack aura and Nature's sentinel outfit can increase the amount of logs gained from the tree. Burning bloodweed incense sticks gives a chance of doubling a bloodwood log, up to 10%. With all of these bonuses, it is possible to gain in excess over 100 logs per tree in the Wilderness.
The Fletching cape can also rarely increase the number of bolts produced. Equipping a Sana's fyrtorch will provide a chance of receiving an extra log.
Temporary buffs that directly affect the Woodcutting level, such as the Gatherer skills boost from an advanced pulse core, can also significantly boost the number of logs obtainable. However, a perfect juju woodcutting potion does not increase yield from bloodwood trees.
Upon being cut down, there is a six hour waiting period before the tree regrows. Bloodwood trees, similar to Farming trees, are instanced for the player to chop. However, they are not world-instanced, so once a tree is felled, the tree on that location for all worlds is cut down.
- ^ Number of logs obtained per successful action.
- ^ Only rolled when successfully cutting a log while Sana's fyrtorch is used.
- Bird's nests have a chance of falling out of this tree.
At level 24 Hunter, wearing a strung rabbit foot gives a better chance of getting a drop.
At level 80 Woodcutting, wearing a tree-shaking scrimshaw will increase the chance by 300%.
At level 80 Woodcutting, wearing a superior tree-shaking scrimshaw will increase the chance by 400%.
The Bloodwood tree in Darkmeyer.
The Bloodwood tree at the Mahjarrat ritual site.
A Bloodwood tree bleeding after it has been chopped down.
This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
- 4 October 2021 (Update):
- The effects of Sana's Fyrtorch also now works on bloodwood trees.
- patch 19 April 2021 (Update):
- Players are no longer able to get infinite bloodwood logs from a bloodwood tree while using certain boosts. This was an unintentional bug, and the tree should now fall down as expected.
- The bloodwood shares its name with Corymbia opaca, a tree indigenous to Australia, so-named because it appears to bleed red sap.
- If a player uses the teleport option from Hartwin to get to the Chaos Temple bloodwood tree, the player will be told that the tree is "too robust and refuses to be chopped". This is because the area is not the same as the Wilderness and is instead an instanced version used during Defender of Varrock.
- Bloodwood trees appear similar to the trees in the Headless Horseman's lair in the film Sleepy Hollow, which have heads between their roots and bleed when they are cut.
- From the story "The Old Blood", it is revealed that bloodwood trees likely originated on Vampyrium.
- Minimum yields from the trees in the Wilderness were first announced shortly after release.
- ^ Jagex. Mod Pi's Twitter account. 1 February 2018. (Archived from the original on 11 February 2020.) Mod Pi: "Using aura and using augmented axe with honed5/refined2 will help increase your chances [of getting more logs]. After that you'll need to wait until natures sentinel is available in game."
- ^ Jagex. Mod Sponge's Twitter account. 5 October 2021. (Archived from the original on 23 November 2021.) Mod Sponge: "A small change from Monday's update: the effects of Sana's Fyrtorch also now works on bloodwood trees.
After speaking to the skilling council it seemed weird that one of WC's biggest upgrades didn't work on a key money maker for the skill - Apologies for missing the patch note."
- ^ Jagex. "The Old Blood." RuneScape Lores and Histories.
- ^ Mod Emilee. "Game Update FAQ 20/03/12." 20 March 2012. Recent Updates Forums.