In this OSRS Guide, we’ll go over all the most important factors when it comes to the skill of Woodcutting. This guide will not cover Woodcutting as a money-maker, as it is more efficient overall for players to train the skill as fast as possible and then invest the time they saved into activities such as raiding or other forms of PVM.
From level 1 to 15, the fastest woodcutting experience will be regular trees. Each log will provide you 25 woodcutting experience, at a rate of 10-15k exp per hour. The best places to chop regular trees for convenience include; Lumbridge or near the Grand Exchange. Make sure to continually upgrade your Axe as you progress through the levels from Iron to Steel, Black and Mithril.
From level 15 to 35, the fastest osrs woodcutting experience is Oak Trees. With each log giving woodcutting experience at a rate of 37.5 experience per log, providing experience rates of around 40k per hour. Oak trees can be found located very close to the regular trees both at Lumbridge and the Grand Exchange. The levels are fast and shouldn’t take you any longer than 45 minutes.
Cutting Teak Trees offers the fastest woodcutting experience in Oldschool Runescape, when using tick manipulation. If not making use of tick manipulation methods then it offers the fastest exp until level 65. At which point it is recommended to move on to cutting sulliusceps.
1.5-tick woodcutting of teak trees found on Fossil Island is the fastest and most efficient way to train woodcutting to 99.
The method is done by setting up a 3 tick cycle (using swamp tar on a clean herb). Then alternating tiles near a Teak Tree patch and cutting the Tree. This allows the player to have a chance at receiving 2 logs at once.
The method is highly click intensive. However, at level 99, it is possible to gain over 220k exp per hour doing this method efficiently.
A less click intensive method is known as 2-tick and can still provide competitive experience rates of over 180k exp per hour.
The method is setup by having the player be attacked every two ticks and clicking back onto the tree. Ape Atoll is the most popular place for this, using two birds, and having auto-retaliate enabled. Prifddinas, is also an alternative providing you have the area unlocked. The Prifddinas area is actually beneficial as you can not be poisoned by mobs, unlike at the Ape Atoll location.
Upon partial completion of Sins of the Father, players are granted access to the Blisterwood Tree in Darkmeyer. Before level 90 players can expect to gain exp rates of around 65,000 per hour. A value that is comparable to Teak Trees without tick manipulation.
Blisterwood trees are well known for their ability to be easily afked, with low effort. The tree will never deplete, however, the player will have to re-interact and click the tree again every so often when the player stops chopping. Each log provides 76 experience, and most player opt to drop the logs once cut.
Redwoods are a popular choice for training woodcutting beyond level 90. They provide some of the most afk-able exp in the entire game. With experience rates of around 55-60k per hour at level 90, rising to around 65k at level 99. It is more efficient to just drop the logs due to their low value, however, many players opt to bring a knife and fletch them into stackable arrow shafts, as this requires significantly less effort and low intensity is one of the main pull factors when it comes to Redwoods.
In order to achieve the best experience rates per hour you’re going to want to ensure you are always using the best possible axe available to you at your current woodcutting level.
Progress through the tiers as with all other equipment until you reach dragon at 61. You will then have the option of using the Infernal Axe, however, this also has an additional requirement of 85 Firemaking to use. This axe gives the player a 1/3 chance of burning a log that they cut and grant you Firemaking experience in the process.
The crystal axe is the highest tiered axe in oldschool runescape and offers the best experience rates when used. You will also have needed to complete the quest The Song of the Elves to equip this Axe.
Enlightened Journey – 1,500 Experience
Recipe for Disaster (Skrach Uglogwee subquest) – 1,500 Experience
Heroes’ Quest – 1,575 Experience
Monk’s Friend – 2,000 Experience
Animal Magnetism – 2,500 Experience
The Eyes of Glouphrie – 2,500 Experience
The Fremennik Trials – 2,812 Experience
Icthlarin’s Little Helper – 4,000 Experience
The Fremennik Isles – 10,000 Experience
Grim Tales – 14,000 Experience
Song of the Elves – 20,000 Experience