How to Train Woodcutting From 1-99 in F2P RuneScape
This is a brief guide on how to train Woodcutting to level 99 in RuneScape as a F2P. Woodcutting in F2P revolves around three main concepts: Chopping normal trees and oak trees for the initial stage, chopping willow trees and maple trees for long term training and chopping yew trees for money.
- The moment you finish the tutorial, go to Bob’s Axe shop in Lumbridge and take the free sample bronze hatchet. Then head over to the forest between Draynor Village and Lumbridge Castle. Chop all the normal trees you can see. Bank the logs at either Draynor Village bank or Lumbridge bank (whichever is closer) until you accumulate enough to sell for the price of an iron hatchet. Buy the iron hatchet off the Grand Exchange or Bob’s Axe shop in Lumbridge. (You can buy it before you start training Woodcutting if you are rich).
- Continue to chop trees in the forest between Draynor Village and Lumbridge Castle until your Woodcutting level is 15. When you are level 6+, you may buy a steel hatchet if you can afford and want faster levelling. If you are really rich, you may buy a black hatchet for even faster levelling.
- Once you have reached level 15, start to chop oak trees. A good spot is east of Draynor Village’s bank, near the jail. Be careful of level 26 guards patrolling the area. Bank at the Draynor Village bank (or set the logs on fire if you want Firemaking experience as well). If you find that area too dangerous, other goods spots are the southwest area of Varrock and the northwest area of Lumbridge. Chop the oak trees until you are level 30 Woodcutting. When you reach level 21 Woodcutting, you may buy a mithril hatchet for faster levelling.
- Once you have reached level 30 Woodcutting, start chopping willow trees. A good spot is near Draynor bank. There are a lot of Willow trees and it is near a bank. If you find there are too many people, you can go to Rimmington, chop the willow trees near the coast and sell them to the nearby general store. Don’t bother keeping the coins, you won’t make any sizeable amounts of cash out of it. When you reach level 31 Woodcutting, you may buy an adamant hatchet for faster levelling. If you are really rich, you may buy a rune hatchet at level 41 Woodcutting for even faster levelling.
- Once you have reached level 45 Woodcutting, you can either continue to chop willow trees or if you have level 30 Dungeoneering, you can go to the secret resource dungeon near Daemonheim Peninsula and chop maple trees. If you wear the ring of kinship, you can teleport back to the Daemonheim bank to bank the maple logs.
- Once you have reached level 60 Woodcutting, you can either continue to chop maple trees/willow trees, or you can start to chop yew trees. The experience will be slow, but you will make sizeable amounts of cash. Good spots for chopping yew trees are near the Edgeville bank, the forest south of Falador, the forest east of Varrock or North of Varrock Castle.
- If you wish to have better overall experience gain (as in, total experience across all skills), it may be advisable to bring a tinderbox to light the logs you cut to obtain Firemaking experience.
- It is not advisable to start cutting yew trees at level 60 Woodcutting. It is very slow and combined with the popularity of yew trees in F2P (very hard to find a world with nobody cutting) makes income slow to a trickle.
- A rune hatchet may seem expensive, but it is the best one for F2P, so it may be worth it in the long term.
- If you have level 41 Attack, you may wield the rune hatchet to save a space in your inventory.
- A Woodcutting urn may be used to increase experience gain.
You must have a lot of patience to achieve level 99 Woodcutting in F2P RuneScape. Here is a bit of statistics that will shock you. If you achieve level 93, congratulations! You are half way to 99!