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[OSRS] Ultimate 1-99 Woodcutting Guide (Fast/Profitable Methods)

What’s going on guys! My name is Theoatrix, and today I am bringing to you guys a full level 1 – 99 Woodcutting Guide for Old School Runescape. As with most skills, there is always going to be a faster method, which requires more attention and clicking, and then a slower method which is usually more profitable. That is the case with Woodcutting, with the fast method bringing over 100 000 XP per hour, and the slower method making you up to and over 100 000 GP per hour. Anyways, I hope you enjoy…

Axes for the Best XP

Before I get into the main portion of this guide, I need to say that you should always use the best possible Axe you can.

The Infernal Axe is the best Axe in the game, and can get you 2 000 000 Firemaking XP getting to level 99 Woodcutting. So, it is really, really worth getting at level 61 when you unlock it. But, you need to take note that it requires 85 Firemaking to use. So, for players that are super-efficient, this is a very, very good option to save some Firemaking XP.

Level 1 – 15 (Regular Trees)

Starting off at level 1 – 15, the only thing you can cut is normal trees, and they are scattered all over Runescape. At level 1, you can already use the Iron Axe, as with most Combat items. However, the Bronze and Iron Axe have barely any difference in chopping time.

Level 15 – 30 (Oak Trees)

At level 15 – 30, you can start cutting Oak Trees, which are actually surprisingly good for profit. Lower levels can make about 40 000 – 50 000 per hour cutting these. They are found in many locations across Runescape. But, the two locations I would recommend are Draynor or Varrock, as they are very close to a bank. At level 11 you unlock the Black Hatchet, and you should be using this to cut the Oak Trees. It will take about 500 Oak logs to get from level 15 to level 30, and that will only take you about half an hour.

So, from now on in this guide, I am going to go through the fastest XP methods – not necessarily the ones that are going to make you profit. I will go through those profitable methods after I go through the fastest ones.


Fastest XP Methods

Level 30 – 60 (Willow Trees)

So, from levels 30 – 60 Woodcutting, the fastest XP you can get is cutting Willow Trees. For Free to Play Players, I would recommend cutting these at Draynor Village, and for Pay to Play players I would recommend going to Catherby to cut these. You should drop the logs with the Shift Drop option, since they are only about 6 coins each, and it is really not worth doing for profits. Cutting Willows is the fastest Free to Play Woodcutting XP in the game. So, if you are looking for fast XP, you should go from level 30 – 99 cutting Willows as a Free to Play player. You unlock the Rune Axe at level 41 Woodcutting, which is the best ace for Free to Play, and seriously does speed up your XP rates per hour – up to 45 000 XP per hour.

Level 60 – 99 (Teak Trees) P2P

Now, for members, from level 60 – 99, the fastest possible XP in the game, getting you 60 000 – 70 000 XP per hour, is Teak Logs. They can be cut at Ape Atoll or Castle Wars. You can actually get up to and over 100 000 XP per hour cutting Teaks if you are 3 tick Woodcutting. But, that is not necessarily very AFK. I am going to leave a link to a 3 ticking guide at the end of this article, since I really am not very good at it, and I don’t really recommend doing it, unless you are a hard-core player. At level 61, you unlock the Dragon Axe and the Infernal Axe, and as I have said, you should always be using the best possible Hatchet that you can. It is going to require you to cut around 150 000 Teak Logs to get to level 99 Woodcutting from level 60, and it is going to take you almost 200 hours.

Level 90 – 99 (Redwood Trees)

At level 90 Woodcutting, you unlock Redwood, which are found in the Woodcutting Guild. These are super AFK, and decent money and XP per hour, getting you about 70 000 XP per hour, and 8 000 000 profit from level 90 – 99 Woodcutting. You require 75% Hosidus Favour in the Zeah area in order to cut these.

Profitable Methods

Moving on to the profitable portion of this guide…

Level 60 (Yew Trees) P2P and F2P

At level 60 you unlock Yew Logs as a Free to Play and Pay to Play player. Free to Play players can cut Yew Trees at the Varrock Castle, which is where I recommend, and at the South of Falador, which is another alright Woodcutting area. Members can cut Yew Trees at Catherby or at Tree Gnome Village. Both of these are very close to a bank. Take note that the GP and the XP per hour is really, really crap for Yew Logs, and you only be making about 60 000 GP per hour, and 30 000 XP per hour. Getting to level 99 from level 60 Woodcutting with Yew Logs, you are going to make yourself 67 000 Logs or 23 000 000 coins.

Level 75 (Magic Trees) P2P

At level 75, Pay to Play players unlock Magic Trees, and this is where you start really making profit. You make about 120 000 GP per hour. But, the XP rates are even slower than Yew Trees, averaging around only 25 000 XP per hour. You should only cut these if you really, really want to make some AFK money. You will make 47 000 Magic Logs getting to level 99 Woodcutting, and that is 46 000 000 profit getting to level 99. That is pretty good.

So, in conclusion, I would recommend doing the profit methods at only 90+ Woodcutting for a faster chop rate. Doing these methods at level 60 and 75, you are going to get logs very, very slowly, and it is going to be so tedious to train since your levels will be going really, really gradually.


Anyways guys, thank you so much for reading this article. If you learned something, or you enjoyed, be sure to leave a like, and also subscribe for more Old School Runescape content. If you have any comments or suggestions, be sure to leave them down below and I will do my best to respond as soon as I can. As always, thanks for reading this article, and have a nice day!


3 ticking guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik0-8...


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