Woodcutting is one of OSRS’s AFKable moneymaking skills, just like fishing and cooking. In this OSRS Woodcutting Guide, we will be covering the fastest training methods for both P2P and F2P woodcutting and some AFK money making methods.
You can sell your logs for profit or use them to advance your firemaking or fletching. Woodcutting is also necessary for a couple of important quests, such as Animal Magnetism, Lost city, Legends, Lunar Diplomacy, and more.
Best axes for woodcutting in OSRS
To maximize logs/exp per hour you want to make sure you’re always using the best possible axe you can for your current woodcutting level.
Similarly to fishing with the dragon harpoon, the Dragon axe has a special attack, when used you get a 3+ Woodcutting level boost, meaning you can use the special attack to cut trees you normally wouldn’t be able to yet.
Every axe up to the Infernal axe has no extra requirements. The Infernal Axe requires 61 Woodcutting and 85 Firemaking to use. With this axe, you have a 1/3 chance of a cut log to burn, giving you half the Firemaking exp that log would have given you had you used a tinderbox. It can burn 5000 logs before needing a smouldering stone to recharge. The infernal axe has the same special attack and effect as the Dragon Axe.
The Crystal Axe is the best axe in the game, it requires 71 Woodcutting and the Song of the Elves quest to use. The crystal axe has the same special attack as the dragon axe.
Woodcutting EXP boosts
Just like every other skill in old school Runescape, woodcutting has some exp boosting equipment that can be be beneficial on your quest to 99 woodcutting.
Lumberjack outfit OSRS
Wearing the full lumberjack outfit grants you a 2.5% experience boost so if you’re reading this wc guide to get 99 as fast as possible I 100% recommend you get this as soon as you can.
You can start wearing the outfit at level 44 woodcutting. The lumberjack outfit can be obtained through the Temple Trekking minigame, the full set should take you no longer than 1 hour of gameplay.
Exp Boost: 2.5%
Woodcutting Guild in OSRS
The woodcutting guild is the place to be once you reach level 60 woodcutting. You will have to obtain 75% hosidius favour to gain entry to the wc guild (doesn’t take long at all).
To gain access to the wc guild, you will need to obtain 75% hosidius favour. Don’t worry though, hosidius favour is one of the fastest favours you can get in old school runescape.
Not only is the woodcutting guild the best location for chopping yew trees, magic trees, redwood trees, and so on, it also comes with a nice invisible level boost of 7 which you should take full advantage of on your way to 99 woodcutting.
Trees available in the OSRS Woodcutting Guild:
- 11 Regular trees
- 4 Oak Trees
- 7 Willow Trees
- 13 Maple Trees
- 17 Yew Trees
- 8 Magic Trees
- 2 Redwood Trees
Woodcutting EXP Boost: +7 woodcutting levels for as long as you’re inside the guild (levels are invisible)
Woodcutting Guild Location
The osrs wc guild is located in the south-western corner of Hosidius. You can teleport there using the skills necklace.
Fastest 1-99 OSRS Woodcutting Guide
You’ll be flying through your first levels of woodcutting so it’s recommended you buy every single axe up until at least rune to get started.
Woodcutting Levels 1 – 15 (Regular Trees)
I’ve done this part many, many times. There are a couple of locations where you can start such as underneath the Grand Exchange or Draynor (if you want to bank your logs) but my favorite is Lumbridge. I always make sure I’m equipping an iron axe to start and have steel, black and mithril in my inventory to use as soon as I can.
During this step, I simply chop the regular trees behind the castle until my inventory is full and then sell them at the general store.
For woodcutting levels 1-15, 97 Regular Logs are cut. This should take you about 10 minutes.
Woodcutting Levels 15 – 30 (Oak Trees)
For woodcutting Oak Trees, I stay put in Lumbridge and just continue to run to and from the general store. Again you can use other locations such as the grand exchange or draynor village but at this point, it really doesn’t matter where you are as the first levels of woodcutting don’t take long at all.
From woodcutting levels 15-30, 293 Oak Logs are cut. This should take you less than 30 minutes.
Woodcutting Levels 30 – 45 (Willow Trees)
The best location for cutting willow trees, in my opinion, is still Draynor Village. Be sure to start using your adamant axe as soon as you hit level 31 woodcutting and your rune axe as soon as you hit 41. At level 44 wc you want to start the Temple Trekking minigame and aim for the full lumberjack outfit for that 2.5% exp boost!
For woodcutting levels 30 – 45, 714 Willow Logs are cut. This should take you around 2,5 hours.
Woodcutting levels 45 – 90 (Teak Trees) – Shift-Drop (Method 1)
Teak trees are available starting at level 35 so you can start at an earlier level but you should know they will be very slow to cut. You should use the shift-drop function to be efficient. There is no nearby bank, if you do wish to bank your Teak trees you’ll have to teleport out and this will cut into your hourly exp rate.
You can use this method all the way to 99 or switch over to redwood trees at level 90 and make some extra cash.
Teek trees EXP Rates:
50 – 65K/hr / 200 hours to 99 / 80 hours to 90
Teak trees Location
Ape Atoll (GreeGree from Monkey Madness is required to not get attacked)
For levels 45 – 99, 152,623 Teak Logs are cut. It will take you around 200 hours to reach 99.
For levels 45 – 90, 62,175 Teak Logs are cut. It will take you around 80 hours to reach 90.
Woodcutting Levels 90 – 99 (Redwood Trees) – AFK
If you’re using the shift-drop teak method to 99 it might be worth switching over to Redwood Trees as soon as you hit 90. You’ll see a similar experience per hour but since the bank is close to the Woodcutting Guild, you’ll make some money as well.
OSRS Redwood EXP per hour: 65K/hr
It will take you 117 hours to 99 woodcutting at redwood trees.
Location: Red wood trees are only found in the Woodcutting Guild
For levels 90 – 99, 20,232 Redwood Logs are cut. It will take you around 117 hours to reach 99.
(value 6M gp)
Woodcutting levels 45 – 99 (Teak Trees) – tick manipulation (method 2)
The best woodcutting experience in old school Runescape includes cutting teak trees with game-tick manipulation. If you’re considering this training method, you should know that tick manipulation is not easy and takes a while to get it right. It’s also super click-intensive. Be sure to check out the video below if you’re interested in using this game mechanic to reach 99 woodcutting.
Teak trees EXP Rates:
3-tick woodcutting: 110k/hr / 118 hours to 99 woodcutting
2-tick woodcutting: 170K/hr / 76 hours to 99 woodcutting
Check out this video, a no-bullshit 3-tick explained in under 1 minute:
Teak trees Location
Teak trees are located on Ape Atoll (GreeGree from Monkey Madness is required to not get attacked)
For levels 45 – 99, 152,623 Teak Logs are cut. Using 3-tick woodcutting, this training method will take 118 hours. Using 2-tick woodcutting instead will take you 76 hours to reach 99 woodcutting.
NEW: Alternative AFK Woodcutting Training Method 90k EXP per hour
With the arrival of Darkmeyer in OSRS, we now have a brand new tree in osrs, the Blisterwood tree. This tree created a new Low-Intensity method of training woodcutting. Some call this an AFK method but it’s not exactly AFK as you’ll need to spam-click in a similar fashion as you would if you were training thieving or Ardougne Knights for example.
You can AFK the Blisterwood tree but you will only see about 60K experience per hour when you do this.
By using this low-intensity woodcutting training method, you can achieve up to 90K woodcutting experience per hour while watching some Netflix or Youtube on the side.
Just like with Ardy Knights, you can set up mouse keys to make the spam-clicking a little easier for yourself. If you don’t want to set up mouse keys, you can also just bind a keyboard key to left-click.
If you’re using Runelite (which you should be) you can also use the plugin that allows you to left-click drop to make it easier for yourself.
The quick guide below will show you how to get to the Blisterwood tree.
Woodcutting Money Making Training Methods in Old School Runescape
Making money Cutting Yew trees (F2P)
Starting at wc level 60 you can move to yew trees. Yew trees have many different locations, my favorite picks are Varrock castle (4 trees) and Edgeville (2 trees). I recommend switching your location every now and then, to prevent boredom from settling in.
If you’re a P2P player you should always cut Yew trees at the Woodcutting Guild for the 7 levels increase and the nearby bank.
Experience per hour for yew trees, especially at a lower level will be pretty slow. You will get rates up to 30K experience per hour and make about 50 to 60,000 GP per hour.
Making money Cutting Magic trees (P2P)
From level 75 you can chop Magic trees. When I was still a newbie player back in 2006, this is where you would find me. Magic trees were my favorite woodcutting money-making training method. While the hourly profit isn’t that great at 120K gp per hour, magic trees are very AFKable and paired with a good movie I’ll take that over an intensive clickfest any day.
Best magic tree location: You should cut magic trees at the Woodcutting Guild for the 7 levels increase. This will help you increase your profits and exp per hour at magic trees.
You can make almost 50M gp by chopping magic trees all the way to 99 woodcutting.
Quests that give woodcutting experience
- Enlightened Journey: 1,500 EXP
- Recipe for Disaster (Skrach) 1,500 EXP
- Heroes Quest 1,575 EXP
- Monk’s Friend 2,000 EXP
- Animal Magnetism 2,500 EXP
- The Eyes of Glouphrie 2,500 EXP
- The Fremennik Trials 2,812 EXP
- Ichtlarin’s Little Helper 4,000 EXP
- The Fremnnik Isles 10,000 EXP
- Grim Tales 14,000 EXP
- Song of the Elves 20,000 EXP
Total Quest XP: 62,387 EXP
OSRS woodcutting guide 1-99 F2P
Fastest way to get 99 woodcutting in F2P
For F2P players the woodcutting guide is a little different. You still want to start off the same way though. Woodcutting levels 1-30 you want to chop trees above the Lumbridge general store. There are plenty of regular and oak trees with a good respawn rate over there. In 40 minutes you will be level 30 to which point you can move to draynor village and get started on the willow logs. You’re going to stay here until you hit 99 woodcutting.
If you want to make some money with woodcutting, you can cut yew logs behind the Varrock Castle and bank them at the grand exchange.
OSRS Woodcutting Cape
Once you reach 99 woodcutting (with help from this osrs woodcutting guide) you can get your woodcutting skillcape from Wilfred near the Lumbridge castle.
The benefits of the woodcutting skillcape are:
- 10% extra chance of getting a birds nest when the woodcutting cape is worn
Sadly, the woodcutting cape doesn’t have any teleportation options such as other skill capes in old school Runescape.
Woodcutting Training Summary
Hopefully, this OSRS Woodcutting Guide has been helpful and taught you a couple of new woodcutting training methods as well as new locations.
Woodcutting is a very relaxing skill in old school Runescape that is very AFKable, you should always combine it with playing on an ALT account or watching a movie/working.
If you feel like really grinding, you can try tick-manipulation at teak trees for the fastest way to get to 99 woodcutting in osrs. Tick manipulation is only for the select few as it’s very click-intensive and draining. Also it’s not easy to master.
My last tips for you is to get the lumberjack outfit from the temple trekking mini-game ASAP. The 2.5% woodcutting exp boost will greatly benefit you and for just 1 hour of gameplay, it’s totally worth it. You should also always be chopping at the woodcutting guild (unless you’re an F2P player or you’re chopping teak trees) for the invisible level boost.
Wearing the lumberjack outfit while woodcutting at the wc guild will save you a couple of hours on your way to 99 woodcutting.
If anything’s missing from osrs woodcutting guide, feel free to let us know. Tip: You can use the Woodcutting calculator to calculate your experience left and possible profits.