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Stand before a tree and gaze upward. Do you see leaves? Jagged limbs? Branches? The skilled lumberjack may gaze at the same tree and see buildings and towers and finely carved wooden goods.

As your skill improves, your chance of successfully harvesting wood from a given tree increases. Melisande's Corroded Hatchet is the only item in the game that will raise your Lumberjacking skill when equipped. This skill also counts towards your ability to perform Special Moves.

Human characters will get one extra log per chop, or two if working in Felucca. Elves, on the other hand, have an increased chance of harvesting special Lumber types.


Lumberjacks receive a Damage Increase when they wield certain weapons. The formula is Lumberjack skill ÷ 5 (plus 10% if Lumberjacking is equal to or greater than 100). At GM Lumberjacking, there is a 10% chance for a Lumberjacking damage bonus of 100% from base weapon damage.

  • The following axe weapons and the artifacts based on those items impart the damage bonus:
  • Get Lumber and other resources from trees.


There are two methods to gain lumberjacking.

Method 1

Chop trees.

Method 2

Attack creatures with an axe. This will require either the Swordsmanship skill or a weapon with the Use Best Weapon Skill property. The most efficient way to gain is to get a 100% Poison Damage axe and hit a Golem (For more tips on using the Golem method visit the Melee Training Guide page). You can also use Spellweaving's Dryad Allure on an Arctic Ogre Lord to give it the same treatment.

Types Of Wood

There are various different types of wood which grant different bonuses to items crafted by Carpenters as well as Bowyers. Each requires a different skill level to harvest.

When wood is harvested, it initially comes in log form (weighing two stones instead of the single stone a board weighs). An Axe type item can be used to perform the conversion, though this is optional - raw logs work just as well for crafting as boards do, they simply weigh more.

For the purpose of creating boards either the Lumberjacking or Carpentry skill can be used (though only Lumberjacks can harvest the rare woods in the first place).

The skill levels required to collect/convert each type of board are:

Boards.png Plain: 0Boards (Oak).png Oak: 65Boards (Ash).png Ash: 80Boards (Yew).png Yew: 95
Boards (Bloodwood).png Bloodwood: 100Boards (Heartwood).png Heartwood: 100Boards (Frostwood).png Frostwood: 100

Special Resources

At 80 Lumberjacking skill you have the chance to randomly retrieve one of the following resources.

Crystal Shards.png Crystal Shards (SA entitled account required must Lumberjack in Ter Mur)

At 100 Lumberjacking skill you have the chance to randomly retrieve one of the following resources.

Bark Fragment.png Bark Fragment Luminescent Fungi.png Luminescent Fungi Parasitic Plant.png Parasitic Plant
Switch.png Switch Brilliant Amber.png Brilliant Amber

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