Logging is a gathering trade skill in New World that allows players to gather raw wood resources from logging nodes that will be used in crafting trade skills; WeaponsmithingEngineering, and Furnishing. It is also used in the smelting and woodworking refining Trade Skills. In our New World logging guide, we cover all this and more.

Getting Started

When first starting out you will need a flint logging axe to start gathering nodes. This requires engineering level 0 along with 1 flint and 1 green wood to craft it. You are able to pick up both the flint and green wood without the need of a gathering tool by walking up to the respective bush/flint and pressing your interact key. (Default “E) Once obtained a Tier 1 camp fire or workshop is required to craft it. Once crafted you will need to equip it and you can start gathering.

Higher character levels are able to use better tiers of Logging Axes:

ItemLevel RequirementTierGathering Speed
Iron Logging Axe5II200 – 350%
Steel Logging Axe20III350 – 450%
Starmetal Logging Axe40IV450 – 625%
Orichalcum Logging Axe45V625 – 850%
Mythril Logging Axe55V900 – 1100%

It is advised to use the highest tier possible followed by the best gear score possible to best increase your gathering speed. 

Logging Thresholds

As you level your logging you will gain the ability to harvest and track additional resources. The below chart outlines each logging level threshold.

ResourceGatherable at LevelTracked at Level
Young Trees & Cacti0N/A
Mature Trees & Cacti50N/A

You can also earn a Hidden Stash while harvesting any node. Opening a Stash will award you with Earth, Air, Water, and Life motes, gold, and other goodies like a Diamond Gypsum. 

TIP: Logging Luck helps determines what you obtain while Logging. Don’t feel discouraged when first starting out and you are not able to find rare items as your luck increases as you level up. 

Rare Gathering Items

Rare items can be found when gathering. These items, when taken to a corresponding refining station, can be researched to give the player a substantial amount of gathering tradeskill XP. These items are currently available in 3 rarities for Mining, Harvesting, Skinning and Logging. The logging variants consist of:

RarityItemGathered From
CommonStrange ResinYoung and Mature Trees
UncommonAbnormal ResinWyrdwood Trees
RareUnusual ResinIronwood Trees
EpicBizarre ResinRunewood Trees

How to level Logging

The information contained in this section will assist you in leveling your Logging Trade Skill. Leveling logging is a straightforward process; chop what you see and just keep going.

Level 1 to 250:

The best way to level up Logging is to chop Young Trees. They are in abundance and easy to farm. Try to focus on chopping down the smaller, quicker-to-cut trees if possible. 

TIP: Use the interactive map to plot out your path! 

At level 100 be sure to stop and grab the Wyrdwood Trees as they are not as abundant as either Young or Mature trees. Wyrdwood Trees generate much more experience when farmed than young and mature trees.

At level 175 you can start chopping Ironwood trees to mix in with the Young, Mature and Wyrmwood trees. These generate quite a lot of experience, and are a very quick to reach level 205.

Finally, at level 205, you can start chopping Runewood along with all the other Trees.

Useful Perks and Attributes While Leveling

There is an experience perk that you will want to seek out on your Axe called Lumberjack’s Discipline. This perk increases your Logging experience based on the gear score value of the Axe. The perk is limited to only Axes. This perk is a must if you are trying to power-level Logging. At level 200 its great to have for pushing Aptitude Levels.

Constitution at 300 points is ideal while leveling. Having 200 points will give you 20% Logging speed and a 10% weight reduction to harvested items. The 250 point bonus (10% Yield) doesn’t help leveling at all, but great to have while leveling, and the the 300 point bonus will allow you have a 25% chance to chop down a tree in a single swing which can greatly increase your leveling speed.

Enhancing your Logging

Buffs and perks are the 2 main ways to enhance your Logging. Below is a chart for the logging axe perks and their associated perk labels. You can not have 2 perks with the same perk label on your item.

ToolPerk LabelPerk Name
All ToolsAzoth GainAzoth Extraction
All ToolsDurability Durable
All ToolsGatheringProcGathering Recovery
All ToolsGatheringProcGathering Alacrity
All Tools5th Perk, MotesFire Alignment
All Tools5th Perk, MotesEarth Alignment
All Tools5th Perk, MotesAir Alignment
All Tools5th Perk, MotesWater Alignment
All Tools5th Perk, MotesSpirit Alignment
All Tools5th Perk, MotesLife Alignment
All Tools5th Perk, MotesDeath Alignment
Logging AxeBonusLumberjack’s Discipline
Logging AxeBonusLogging Efficiency
Logging AxeLuckLogging Luck
Logging AxeYieldLogging Yield

Buffs can stack if they come from different sources. For example, you can stack yield increase buff from a Proficiency potion and territory control. If you attempt to stack buffs from the same source it will just refresh your buff timer. 

There is a Lumberjack armor set that is ideal for players to use while Logging as it should always come with Constitution and Reinforced Logging Luck. This set is not required for logging, but greatly assists due to the stats rolled on the gear are always guaranteed to be what you need for Logging. 

Other Logging Perks & Buffs

Armor PerkReinforced Logging Luck
Amulet PerkAdored Logging Luck
Bag PerkLumberjack’s Burden
Bag PerkExtra Pockets
PotionProficiency Booster
FoodLogging Luck Food
TrophyLogging Trophy

      Constitution Bonus

      • 25 Points +10% Logging Speed
      • 50 Points +10% reduction on durability loss for tools
      • 100 Points +50% encumbrance
      • 150 Points -10% decrease in weight of logging items
      • 200 Points +20% Logging Speed
      • 250 Points +10% yield when Logging
      • 300 Points +25% chance to chop down a tree in a single swing
      • 350 Points +10% chance of finding rare items while logging

      Territory Buffs:

      • Cutlass Key Fort +10% to global gathering luck
      • Monarch’s Bluff Fort +5% Increase to all experience gains
      • Territory Control +10% Yield while gathering
      • Farmer’s Harvest +20% Yield while Logging for 3 days. (Settlement Quality of Life Buff)
      • Territory Bonus [5-37]% Gathering Speed – Varies based on how many points. Bonus decays at 86.5% per point


      • While Flagged +30% Gathering Luck

      Music Buffs:

      You can check our Music guide for a full breakdown of the music trade skill.

      • Decidedly Dexterous: Gathering speed increases by 75% for 30-90min.
      • Fortune’s Favor: Gathering yield increases by 3%-10% for 30-90min.
      • Luck’s Labor: Gathering luck increases by 2% – 5% for 30-90min.

      Logging Luck

      Luck is important for Logging is because it will increase the odds of you obtaining a rare Logging item and increase to items gathered. Some thresholds must be reached to obtain the rare items. These thresholds can be obtained by just leveling Logging, but can be reached sooner with the help of the resources talked about not too long ago. 


      • +1,000 Points / 10.00% Ability to harvest Tier 2 & 3 rare wood materials.
      • +1,450 Points / 14.50% Ability to harvest Tier 4 rare wood materials.
      • +1,800 Points / 18.00% Ability to harvest Tier 5 rare wood materials.

      It is important to note that even though these are the thresholds to start seeing these items, it doesn’t mean your chances of seeing them are very high. 

      New World Logging Guide Conclusion

      That completes our New World Logging Guide. For a map of all the Trees of Aeternum, Check out our interactive map!