Using an Axe, a Lumberjack can chop Logs, which in turn can be used to produce wooden Boards. Beginning Lumberjacks will only be able to harvest plain wood, but with practice, they can extract types that come with special properties. Elves enjoy a racial bonus for finding such logs. These colored logs are used by carpenters and fletchers for a variety of crafting purposes.
Whenever a tree refreshes after being harvested from, there is a slight chance it will change resource type. For example, a tree that yielded Bloodwood today might give plain wood tomorrow, and vice versa. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to revisit a tree until the type changes.
Note that the skill levels listed here relate to those required to harvest logs and/or convert them to boards. For the skill levels required to create other items from colored woods, refer to the Carpentry and/or Bowcraft & Fletching pages.
1 Does not stack with existing life leech/hit point regeneration.
The Heartwood random property is different for each type of equipment.
- Armor - Luck 40, Durability 50%, Lower Requirements 20%, Damage Increase 10%, Lower Weight 50%, Hit Chance Increase 5%, Mage Armor, None
- Shield - Dexterity Bonus 2, Strength Bonus 2, Physical Resist 5%, Reflect Physical Damage 5%, Self Repair 2, Cold Resist 3%, Spell Channeling
- Weapon - Luck 40, Durability 50%, Lower Requirements 20%, Swing Speed Increase 10%, Lower Weight 75%, Hit Chance Increase 5%, Hit Life Leech (variable), Luck 10
Tests have shown that all wooden shields found as loot on creatures can be enhanced with Heartwood. However, repeated attempts often have to be made.