Logging Trade Skill Guide for New World

Last updated on Mar 19, 2023 at 06:39 by Lemoni 1 comment

On this page, you will find our in-depth guide for the Logging Trade Skill in New World where we cover everything from basics to advanced farming tips for rare materials.


Overview of Logging in New World

Logging utilizes the Logging Axe tool to chop wood from Trees around the world, which can be used to level most other professions in the game and greatly increase the power of your character, or be turned into a huge Gold profit.

To begin your logging adventures, simply craft a Logging Axe at any campfire or sanctuary after the initial game introduction; it uses similar materials to the flint sickle that you craft shortly after the introduction (Flint and Greenwood), and then you are ready to chop. Logging works hand in hand with Woodworking, in which you can utilize all the wood you chop and craft it up into Planks that can be used in other professions.


Attribute Bonuses

This Trade Skill scales solely with Constitution, so we highly recommended that you focus on obtaining Constitution on both gear and with your Attribute selection, up to 300 for the final perk, if you are aiming to get the most out of your Logging. If you are not a Constitution-based character at the time, you will still be able to get a lot out of Logging, but it will be a slower farm. Below is a list of the perks granted from Constitution that benefit Logging.

  • 50 Constitution: +10% Logging speed
  • 100 Constitution: -10% reduction on durability loss for tools
  • 150 Constitution: -10% Decreased weight of logged items
  • 200 Constitution: +10% Logging speed
  • 250 Constitution: +10% Yield increased from Logging
  • 300 Constitution: 25% Chance to chop down a tree in a single swing

A note about the final 300-Constitution perk is that it currently only applies on the first swing on the tree, you can no longer jump to try and proc this perk again as of patch 1.1.


Luck and Rare Resources

Luck greatly increases your chance at getting rare materials from Logging, these rare material. Stacking as much Luck as possible on all of your gear/tools/food buff is the key to finding those legendary rare materials. The apparel for logging is the Lumberjack Gloves,Hat,Pants,Shirt and Shoes, but the perk can also roll on any gear.

Below is a list of rare resources you can find while logging and where to find them.


Logging Trophies

You are able to have a total of three houses currently in New World, and in each of those houses you can place up to five trophies. Placing a Logging trophy in your house increases your Logging Luck globally, and you may place a Logging trophy in each of your three houses, which will stack the Luck up even further. You are also able to permanently increase the power of these trophies by acquiring either Lumberjack's Token Lumberjack's Token or Pure Resin Pure Resin. Trophies can be made by the Furnishing profession.

  1. Minor Trophy = 500 Luck
  2. Basic Trophy = 1000 Luck
  3. Major Trophy = 1500 Luck

Best Perks for your Logging Axe

The best perks for your Logging Axe can change depending on what you need. For example, as you are levelling up your Logging skill, you may want the Lumberjack's Discipline Lumberjack's Discipline perk, which grants increased Logging experience, however once you are at 200 Logging skill you will likely want to drop that for something else. At 200 Logging we recommend the following perks on your Logging Axe.

  1. Logging Luck Logging Luck
  2. Logging Yield Logging Yield
  3. Gathering Alacrity Gathering Alacrity

Logging Gear

Armor Drop Source
Lumberjack Hat Lumberjack Hat Open World
Lumberjack Shirt Lumberjack Shirt Open World
Lumberjack Gloves Lumberjack Gloves Open World
Lumberjack Pants Lumberjack Pants Open World
Lumberjack Shoes Lumberjack Shoes Open World

Best Bag Perks for Logging

If you are an avid logger you may want to look for the Lumberjack's Burden Lumberjack's Burden perk, which reduces the weight of your wood, timber, and Logging Axes. The Extra Pockets Extra Pockets perk is also fantastic for all situations as it is just extra bag space.


Increasing your Logging Yield

In addition to the Logging Yield perk at 250 Constitution, you can also get more wood and rare materials by drinking the Powerful Proficiency Booster Powerful Proficiency Booster proficiency potion, made by the Arcana profession, which can increase your yield by up to 15%. You can also get additional yield on your crafted Logging Axe, which is great.


Best Way to Level Your Logging in New World

Leveling Logging in New World is fairly simple: the higher level required to chop the tree, the more experience you will gain (generally). However, the difference in experience is not that great until the later levels (Wyrdwood and Ironwood), and the speed at which you can gain experience is largely dictated by how fast you are capable of Logging those trees.

However, once you are capable of chopping Wyrdwood (100 Logging), Dryad Wolves give quite a large amount of logging experience (around 800 per wolf) and if you can comfortably farm these, this will be the best way to reach Ironwood (175).

The 300-Constitution perk that allows you to chop a tree in a single swing makes those last Logging levels go extremely fast, as Logging Ironwood in one swing will net you massive experience. Below is a list in order of from least to most experience gained from trees; keep in mind that the size of the tree varies and determines experience gained.

  1. Young Trees
  2. Mature Trees
  3. Wyrdwood Trees
  4. Dryad Wolves
  5. Ironwood Trees

Logging Routes in New World

Trees are found everywhere in New World, so for the lower levels just chop where you feel comfortable, generally close to a town so you can run back quickly and refine that wood immediately.

As for the higher end trees, farming any Dryad Wolves is a fantastic place for Wyrdwood. Ironwood is mainly found in the level 51-60 zones but there are some spawns around the others zones too. It can be extremely helpful using a map resource like this one to find the spawn points of everything you may be looking for.



  • 18 Mar. 2023: Updated Tool Images, Gear, and Perks.
  • 16 Nov. 2021: Guide added.
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