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This article is about training the Woodcutting skill. For the skill itself, see Woodcutting.


Cut the two highest level trees available, while avoiding Magic Trees due to their lower XP per hour compared to most of the lower level trees. Make sure to purchase Axes when they become available from the shop. The table below assumes you have the Multi-Tree upgrade; if you haven't purchased it yet, simply cut the higher level of the two listed logs.

Level Trees
1-10 Normal Trees
10-25 Normal Trees & Oak Trees
25-35 Oak Trees & Willow Trees
35-45 Willow Trees & Teak Trees
45-55 Teak Trees & Maple Trees
55-60 Maple Trees & Mahogany Trees
60-90 Mahogany Trees & Yew Trees
90-99 Yew Trees & Redwood Trees

Selling logs is advisable to make it possible to purchase essential upgrades such as Axes or Multi-Tree, but this might slow down Firemaking, so keeping some is recommended. To further this goal, Magic Trees are usually worth cutting until Redwood Trees are unlocked as they are worth a large amount of GP.

It is also possible to sell the Bird Nests that are produced, which are worth more unopened on average compared to selling the seeds after opening. However, you should consider opening enough for Farming.

Seeds worth keeping include:

Throne of the Herald Training

With added content from the Throne of the Herald expansion, Woodcutting becomes more complex for obtaining optimal XP rates. As always, make sure to purchase Axes when they become available from the shop, there are new Axes for level 100+ content that are required for cutting trees of a certain level.

Maximizing the amount of interval reduction is key! Due to the way these modifiers stack additively, missing even a few can be a major hindrance in the amount of experience earned over time. For example, Redwood Trees with all other available bonuses can go from 800k XP/h to 3,000k XP/h simply by adding Stepping Stones.

XP rates will vary drastically based on the player's mastery level in each tree and how many relevant bonuses they are using. As usual, always make use of Multi-Tree. The following table will try to provide an approximate guide using most of the available buffs, though the player should always check for themselves or use a mod like ETA to be sure:

Level Trees
100-102 Redwood Trees & Spruce Trees
102-105 Redwood Trees & Hornbeam Trees
105-108 Redwood Trees & Grove Trees
108-110 Redwood Trees & Grove Trees
110-112 Redwood Trees & Elderwood Trees
112-115 Redwood Trees & Elderwood Trees
115-118 Redwood Trees & Elderwood Trees
118-120 Redwood Trees & Elderwood Trees

Since the player will be spending a lot of time on the same logs, and due to Multi-Tree and the generally very high XP rates available in Woodcutting with the appropriate buffs, it is very likely the player will complete Mastery on multiple Trees while leveling. It is therefore advised to work start cutting a different tree even if it is a skill XP loss, the time gained in Mastery completion will be more useful overall.

Raven Nests are a great way to unlock seeds for Farming and also include fragments for the Meteorite Woodcutting Amulet and Meteorite Woodcutting Ring, which also provide Firemaking XP equal to 10% of the Woodcutting XP the player earns. Raven Nests only drop while cutting at least one Tree that has a level requirement of 100 or greater.


Below is an automatically generated list of boosts that will speed up leveling. Remember that these are all optional.


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