Unlocking the skill grants players access to four tree plots that grow randomly. The types of trees that grow depend on the player's Woodcutting level.
Player gains XP through cutting trees. The higher the tier of a tree, the more XP it yields. Upgrading the axe with gems doesn't give more XP but will give an increase in harvested logs. Binding a Blue Axe Orb gives a 10% chance to get an instant regrown tree of the same type after chopping one, thus give double XP.
Having the Woodcutting patches donor perk gives player two more tree plots which will increase production and give more XP. Players also gain an amount between 1 and (Woodcutting level/10) extra logs from any given tree.
There are seven types of trees in the game. The first is a (regular) Tree which requires level 1 Woodcutting to grow. New types of trees are unlocked and start to grow after certain level requirements are met.
Trees will start to grow randomly in these plots, and once they are full grown, they can be cut down for logs, experience, and possibly a tree seed or a Strange Leaf.
The log yield is a variable amount between 15 and 30, with an average of 22.5 logs per time. Upgrading the axe to Diamond will get the player an average of 42.5 logs. Maple Trees always drop 1 Maple Syrup after one gets the Tree Tap from the One small favor quest.
When a tree plot is empty, there is a 1/2000 chance per second for a new tree to start growing. Once this condition is met, there is another 1/3 chance for it being a regular tree, 1/6 for an Oak tree, 1/10 for a Willow Tree, and so on. The Strange Leaf Tree chance is 1/35.
Shiny trees Edit
Similar to shiny monsters, all types of trees have a shiny version, which gives 7x the regular yield. It currently has a bug in that the woods bonus only applies to one loot, while the other 6 loots are unaffected.
The chance for a shiny tree start to grow is 1/100. With the hard Woodcutting achievements perk, the chance is 15% higher at 1/85 (as stated by smitty) or 1/87 (by calculation, not confirmed).
Woods or logs are main tree drops. They can be burned in Oven for heat, or in Charcoal Foundry for Charcoal. They can also be used for certain crafting items such as Boats. Some logs give additional materials when burned in the Oven or Charcoal foundry.
A tree gives a random yield between 15-30 logs per harvest. Woodcutting level also gives a small bonus of 1 to WC level/10 to this. Each gem upgrade gives an extra 5 bonus logs, for a maximum of 20 at Diamond. Also, the medium woodcutting perk gives an additional 5 logs.
The lowest possible yield in one harvest is 15 logs at woodcutting level 9 or lower, the maximum possible yield is 65 logs at level 100.
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- The shiny tree currently has a bug in that the wood bonus only applies to one loot, while the other 6 loots are unaffected.
- It's better to use Tree Potion and Super Tree Potion at the same time to maximize the efficiency.
- While chopping trees on a Woodcutting level of 50+, a Lumberjack can randomly appear, ready to be hired to chop all trees at once (similar to the Planter).
- Woodcutting is the skill that costs no money to level and it's usually one of the easiest skills to level up due to the high XP earned.
- The shiny trees used to have different visual effects. An old shiny tree was coloured gold and had a sparkle effect.
- Essence trees have been removed and been replaced with Strange Leaf Tree.
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