Garrison: Lumber Mill Guide (WoD 6.2)

Last updated on Feb 24, 2015 at 10:13 by Damien 4 comments

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The Lumber Mill is a Medium Garrison building, the main purpose of which is to allow you to increase your production of Garrison Resources Icon Garrison Resources.



Level Cost Perks
Level 1
  • 150x Gold
  • 1 hour
Allows you to mark small trees in Draenor for harvest. Harvested Timber can be converted to Work Order for garrison supplies. Up to 7 Work Orders.
Level 2
  • 300x Gold
  • 1 hour
Allows you to mark medium trees for additional Timber. Up to 14 Work Orders.
Level 3
  • 500x Gold
  • 1 hour
Allows you to mark large trees for even more Timber. Up to 21 Work Orders.

Unlocking the Lumber Mill

In this section, we are going to tell you how to unlock the Lumber Mill, Level 1, 2, and 3.


Unlocking the Lumber Mill, Level 1

The Lumber Mill, Level 1 is available as soon as you build you build your Town Hall, Level 2.


Unlocking the Lumber Mill, Level 2

Garrison Blueprint: Lumber Mill, Level 2 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Lumber Mill, Level 2 is sold by the blueprint vendor at your Garrison once you reach level 98 or once you complete your Spires of Arak Outpost. You can buy it with 1,000 Gold. You can also buy it from the blueprint vendor in Ashran without restrictions with an Outpost Building Assembly Notes Icon Outpost Building Assembly Notes, which can only be obtained twice, once when questing in Gorgrond and once when questing in the Spires of Arak. so the purpose of this Below, you will find the Alliance and Horde vendors.


Unlocking the Lumber Mill, Level 3

Garrison Blueprint: Lumber Mill, Level 3 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Lumber Mill, Level 3 is a reward from completing the Upgrading the Mill Icon Upgrading the Mill achievement, which requires you to place 75 Work Orders at the Lumber Mill and complete the Legacy of the Ancients and Reduction in Force (Alliance) / Reduction in Force (Horde) quests (see below). This achievement is account-wide.

Once you complete the achievement, the blueprint is not directly handed over to you. You still need to buy it from Sparz Boltwist (Alliance) or Rezlak (Horde) for 1,000 Gold.


Collecting Timber and Work Orders

Easing into Lumberjacking (Alliance) or Easing into Lumberjacking (Horde) is given to you when you visit your Lumber Mill for the first time and completing it enables you to harvest Timber Icon Timber from Small Timber and teaches you how to Find Timber Icon Find Timber. It is followed up by Turning Timber into Profit (Alliance) or Turning Timber into Profit (Horde), which requires you to collect 10 pieces of Timber Icon Timber and use them to place a Work Order at your Garrison.

Work Orders cost 10 pieces of Timber Icon Timber and generate 30x Garrison Resources Icon Garrison Resources after 4 hours.

At Level 2, you receive Sharper Blades, Bigger Timber (Alliance) or Sharper Blades, Bigger Timber (Horde). Completing it enables you to harvest Timber Icon Timber from Timber.

At Level 3, you receive Tree-i-cide (Alliance) or Tree-i-cide (Horde). Completing it enables you to harvest Timber Icon Timber from Large Timber.


Increasing the Yield

The first 3 times that you will harvest Large Timber, Phylarch the Evergreen will appear to fight you. The third time you defeat him, he will give you a quest that allows you to recruit him as a follower. Assigning him to your Lumber Mill increases the yield of each Work Order to 45.

It has been reported on Wowhead that Phylarch will not spawn if you harvest Large Timber when you already have 250 Timber (which is the maximum you can hold).


Extra Quest

In order to unlock your Level 3 Timber Mill, you need to complete Reduction in Force (Alliance), Reduction in Force (Horde), and Legacy of the Ancients.


Reduction in Force

Reduction in Force (Alliance), Reduction in Force, (Horde) is obtained after you upgrade your Lumber Mill to Level 2. This upgrade causes a Large Log to sometimes appear on the map. It shows up as regular Limber on your minimap. When you cut this large log, Weldon Barov (Alliance) or Alexi Barov (Horde) appears and gives you a quest that recruits him as a follower when you complete it.

The next time you visit your Garrison, Weldon or Alexi Barov will be standing at your Garrison and will give you: Reduction in Force (Alliance), Reduction in Force (Horde). This quest requires you to kill Alexi (Alliance) or Weldon (Horde), whom you can randomly find when looking for Timber in Draenor. Completing the quest grants you Weldon (Alliance) or Alexi (Horde) as a follower.


Legacy of the Ancients

After ugprading your Lumber Mill to 2, you can sometimes stumble upon a Petrified Ancient. If you try to chop it down, the creature awakens and attacks you. It drops Barkskin Tome Icon Barkskin Tome, which starts Legacy of the Ancients. To complete the quest, you need to patrol the area marked in Shadowmoon Valley, Gorgrond, Spires of Arak, and Nagrand, and kill the objective NPCs when you see them.

Completing the quest rewards you with Treessassin's Guise Icon Treessassin's Guise, which you can use to get out of combat in Draenor.



Placing Work Orders at your Lumber Mill eventually earns you the following achievements:



  • 24 Feb. 2015: Patch 6.1 update: building or updating the Lumber Mill no longer costs Garrison Resources. In addition, Work Orders now generate 30 Garrison Resources, up from 20.
  • 25 Nov. 2014: Added a section about increasing the yield.
  • 14 Nov. 2014: Clarified requirements for Level 2.
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