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Styg's Guide to Woodcutting[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

Woodcutting- a skill many people train because of the cash it brings, or because it fits so well within other skills, which include Fletching, Firemaking, Construction, and Farming. Others train it because it's often their first 99, because of the ease of getting 99 since ivy came out. Here's my guide to Woodcutting- if you use it, stray off the plan and do whatever you see fit- if you have any suggestions, leave them on my talk page.

S T Y G 19:44, March 12, 2011 (UTC)

Starting off, levels 1-15, 15-30[edit | edit source]

Alrighty, this part is especially for you beginners out there. All I can say now is to grab the best hatchet you can use- right now, that is iron. You can't really do anything else to prepare right now, so this is all I can say.

Levels 1-15
Of course, you can only chop normal logs at these levels. Nothing special here, but I recommend chopping logs all around Lumbridge, try sticking close to Lumbridge Castle, because of the close proximity to the bank. Chop and sell, or, if you're looking for Firemaking xp, burn them!
When you hit 6 Woodcutting, get a steel hatchet! Obviously, it is a faster hatchet than iron...
Levels 15-30
Now, you can cut oaks! Yays. I recommend chopping the oaks around Varrock Castle/east of Draynor, these trees are closest to banks. Like before, I highly recommend chopping and selling these, or burn them. Doesn't matter to me what you do, but I recommend selling these if you don't have a lot of cash.
At level 21 woodcutting, switch to a mithril hatchet, to speed up the process.

Levels 30-45[edit | edit source]

At level 31, go and buy yourself an adamant hatchet. Now, head over south of Draynor bank and chop willows to 45- I recommend a German/Brazilian/French server- because of the mass amounts of bots here. This is some pretty fast xp, so you'll zoom into 45 woodcutting.
At level 41 woodcutting, buy yourself a rune hatchet! This is the best hatchet you can use until 61 woodcutting.
At 35, you can choose to go to the teaks in Tai Bwo Wannai. The teaks are located in the Hardwood grove, and you need 100 trading sticks to enter and chop away! The teaks are pretty moderate cash, and the banker here (west of the Grove) requires payment, in trading sticks.

Levels 45-50/60[edit | edit source]

At level 45 woodcutting, you can now chop Maple trees. Chop these at Seer's Village, or if you have a high enough Dungeoneering level, the little Resource Dungeon island south of Daemonheim.
Also, at this point, I recommend you do the quest Tree Gnome Village so you can use Spirit trees. Why? Because of Evil trees! Of course, if you're a skiller, you wouldn't be able to do the quest. Players can still kill Evil Trees without the quest, however, it is highly recommended that you do, as the benefits include teleportation to the Evil Tree (if fully grown), information on how much time till the Tree sprouts, and clues as to where the Strange Sapling is if you want to get a little bit of Farming xp. If you ever feel like it, go to the nearest Spirit Tree (I recommend Grand Exchanges', as most other Tree hunters gather here and would gladly give you tips) and ask the Spirit Tree about Evil Trees. At this level, you can only do Basic, Oak, Willow, and Maple Evils.
When you hit 50 Woodcutting, you can chose to head back to the Hardwood Grove in Tai Bwo Wannai. Instead of chopping Teaks, you can now chop Mahoganies! These suckers go for a good amount of cash, around 1k per log, and they chop at a decent rate!

Levels 60-68[edit | edit source]

At level 60 woodcutting, hop over to a Brazilian/German/French server and to Varrock, because of the high number of bots and choppers here- why? You can chop Yew trees now! These give a whopping 175 xp per chop, so of course, come over here. The spot Northeast of the Grand Exchange and North of Varrock Castle contains 3 yew trees, all within close proximity of the G/E.
At level 61 Woodcutting, if you have enough cash, buy yourself a Dragon hatchet. This is the best hatchet you can use till 99 (excluding the Inferno Adze), but you can still stick with your rune hatchet- however, you will find your chopping rate a lil slower. You can find that Dragon hatchets are lendable, so have no fear!

Levels 68-99[edit | edit source]

At level 68 woodcutting, you'll be able to chop ivy! This doesn't have a product from chopping it, however, you can wear a Rabbit's foot at 20 hunter to boost your chances of getting a birds nest, when crushed with a pestle and mortar, is worth 1,035 GP.
At 80 woodcutting, grab a crystal saw and head over to the Lumber Yard, and try out Sawmill training! Granting almost 10k xp per job, this is one of the fastest ways of gaining XP. You can choose to stick with ivy, or go with Sawmill training, as it is unknown which method is faster. Happy woodcutting!