- For information on training this skill, see the Woodcutting training article.
Woodcutting is a skill available on RuneScape Classic. The skill consists of cutting down trees and obtaining logs. A higher woodcutting level will give players more trees to cut and a better chance of chopping down a tree. After having been cut down, a tree will respawn after a certain amount of time.
It is possible to fail to cut a tree, in which the message,
You slip and fail to hit the tree., appears. The player doesn't get the logs, and the tree remains standing. If the player fails to cut the tree, they must click again.
Types of logsEdit
Many different kinds of logs can be gathered with the woodcutting skill at increasingly higher woodcutting levels. All logs can be used to make bows with the fletching skill. Furthermore, logs can be burnt with the firemaking skill. However, unlike RuneScape 2, ONLY regular logs can be used for firemaking, not the higher level logs.
Types of axesEdit
The better the axe, the better the chance of successfully chopping a tree and receiving logs. Unlike RuneScape 2, there is no woodcutting level requirement to use each axe for woodcutting.
|Axe type||Picture||Shop Price|
|Black axe||Not sold|
|Mithril axe||Not sold|
|Adamantite axe||Not sold|
|Rune axe||Not sold|
|Oak tree||Gnome Stronghold, Seers Village, Grand Tree|
|Willow tree||North-west of the Seers Village bank, west of the Grand Tree|
|Dramen Tree||Entrana dungeon|
|Maple tree||Seers Village|
|Yommi Tree||Kharazi Jungle fertile earth|
|Yew tree||South-west of the Seers Village bank|
|Magic tree||South of Seers Village bank, Gnome Stronghold|
Some types of logs can be exchanged for certificates. The certificates are worth 5 logs of that type, and stack for easier carrying and trading of large numbers of logs. Chuck on the north side of East Ardougne will exchange the following logs for certificates and vice versa:
The following quests offer woodcutting experience rewards:
- Originally, there were only normal trees in Runescape Classic, and the experience gained when cutting trees raised with every level you gained according to the formula $ XP = 28.25 + (level * 1.75) $.
- When the skill fletching was released, Jagex added new trees for members and made a fixed limit of experience on normal trees. It was 12.5 experience briefly and later changed to 25 experience. While Jagex compensated for this by changing woodcutting to be able to be done with left click, many players (especially free users) were upset that reaching a high-level woodcutting would take an unfortunately longer period of time.
- In the early days players had to use their axes on the trees to be able to cut them.
- The first player to reach level 99 woodcutting was Everdred.
- There is 3 082 regular trees, 182 oak trees, 35 willow trees, 28 maple trees, 20 yew trees and 14 magic trees in RuneScape Classic.
- It is possible to get Magic Logs at level 50 woodcutting from Yommi Trees.