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New World: Logging Leveling Guide

You need to cut down those trees quickly, chop chop!

New World is an MMO that sets itself apart from the rest by focusing heavily on crafting/resource gathering. As such your character has a bunch of gathering and crafting trade skills which are essential for playing the game. Even if you just want to run around and kill things, you will at least need the gathering and crafting skills required to make your preferred weapons and armor. And in this New World Guide I want to discuss one of the most important gathering skills in the game. That skill is logging. In this logging leveling guide I want to go over what logging is, why it is so important, and how to power level it big time.

Logging Basics in New World

Logging is a fundamental skill in the New World that is all about cutting down trees to get wood. And you level up your logging skill by cutting down said trees. Seems simple, right? Well few thing in the New World are. But this logging leveling guide will go over all of that. In the New World, many weapons and armors require wood as a component to craft, and there are many types of wood for crafting many types of equipment. And it’s not as simple as grab a couple pieces of wood to make a spear either. You’ll need wood to turn into charcoal so you can combine your charcoal and your iron ingots to make steel ingots to make better quality gear and so on.

In order to get the various types of wood in the game, you need trees and a logging axe. Luckily trees are easy to find, and a logging axe is easy to craft. In order to craft a flint logging axe, all you need is one flint, one greenwood and an engineering skill of zero. You can take your one flint and one greenwood to any tier one campfire or a settlement and you’re ready to craft. Luckily for you, flint is strewn about the overworld, easy to find in abundance. And you might be wondering how you get greenwood to craft your flint logging axe if you don’t already have a logging axe to chop down the trees to get the greenwood. Well don’t worry, this isn’t a paradox. Bushes are as plentiful as flint and they give you greenwood, no logging axe required. That being said, bushes are a very inefficient way to get greenwood, so once you get a logging axe it’s all about deforestation baby! So craft that flint logging axe and start chopping down some trees.

Types of Trees in New World

Now the reason why you need to level up your logging at all, and the reason why I’m writing a logging leveling guide is because there are different types of trees in the New World that produce different types of wood. Depending what you want to craft, you will need different types of wood. And not all types of trees are so easy to cut down. Here is the tree breakdown:

  • Young trees and cacti: requires a logging level of 0 to cut down and cannot be tracked on your compass map.
  • Mature trees and cacti: requires a logging level of 50 to cut down and cannot be tracked on your compass map.
  • Wyrdwood trees: requires a logging level of 100 to cut down and can be tracked on your compass map starting at logging level 125.
  • Ironwood trees: requires a logging level of 150 to cut down and can be tracked on your compass map starting at logging level 200.
  • Runewood trees: requires a logging level of 205 to cut down and can be tracked on your compass map starting at logging level 250.

Better Logging Axes in New World

You just crafted your flint logging axe and are ready to start chopping down all those trees I mentioned above. So now it’s time to throw that flint logging axe away because it sucks. Alright, you’re not going to ditch your flint logging axe immediately, but you should ditch it as soon as possible. Like with weapons and armor in the New World, you can upgrade your gathering tools into better versions as well. In order to properly power level your logging skill, you’ll want to get each upgrade to your logging axe as soon as you can. The reason for this is because each new logging axe will have a progressively faster logging speed, meaning you can chop those trees down faster and level up quicker. Here’s a list of the axes in upgrade order:

  • Iron logging axe: has a gathering speed of 200-350%.
  • Steel logging axe: has a gathering speed of 350-450%.
  • Starmetal logging axe: has a gathering speed of 450-625%.
  • Orichalcum logging axe: has a gathering speed of 625-850%.
  • Mythril logging axe: has a gathering speed of 850-1100%.

As you can see, at the top end your choice of axe can increase your logging speed by eleven times.

Leveling Up Quickly: Logging Perks in New World

Perks are special bonuses you can acquire in game from items or stats that can have a huge impact on the game. There are some really nice logging perks that will give you a gigantic boost on your quest to level up your logging. The first perks I want to go over are from maxing out your Constitution. At Constitution level 200 you will get a perk that gives a 20% logging speed bonus as well as a 10% weight reduction on your harvested items (if you’ve ever been stuck with too many necessary items in your inventory, slowly waddling back to the nearest settlement you’ll be glad you have this bonus). At max Constitution level (300), you get a perk that gives you a 25% chance to cut down a tree in one hit. That is obviously huge. But you might be concerned about maxing out your Constitution as it might negatively affect your build overall. But don’t worry. For a modest in-game fee you can respec your stats. So once you are done with your logging spree you can change your stats around no problem.

The next perk I want to discuss is one that you can put on your logging axe. It is called Lumberjack’s Discipline. You can get Lumberjack’s Discipline on your logging axe if you use a Steel Lumberjack’s Charm when crafting your logging axe of choice. Lumberjack’s Discipline will grant you a logging exp boost based on the gear score of the logging axe that has the perk. Exp boosts are always nice, and this one is a doozy.

You can also get logging perks from your armor set. You’ll want to equip a full set of lumberjack’s armor. This will give you bonus constitution and the Logging Luck perk. Logging Luck does not directly help you level your logging skill, but it does increase your chance of finding rare drops from logging, so it is great to have.

Consumables in New World

You can also gain temporary buffs to your logging in New World by using consumables. These come in the form of potions and food items. Here is a list of the potions that boost logging:

  • Weak Proficiency Booster : Increase Logging yield by 5% for 10 minutes.
  • Common Proficency Booster: Increase Logging yield by 7% for 15 minutes.
  • Strong Proficiency Booster: Increase Logging yield by 10% for 20 minutes.
  • Powerful Proficiency Booster: Increase Logging yield by 15% for 30 minutes.

And here’s the list of food items that boost logging:

  • Roasted Cabbage: Increase Logging Luck by 1000 points for 20 minutes.
  • Boiled Cabbage: Increase Logging Luck by 1400 points for 25 minutes.
  • Herb-Roasted Cabbage: Increase Logging Luck by 1700 points for 30 minutes.
  • Cabbage-Wrapped Roasted Fish: Increase Logging Luck by 1900 points for 35 minutes.
  • Salted Poultry with Cabbage: Increase Logging Luck by 2000 points for 40 minutes.
  • Bear Flank and Cabbage: increase Logging Luck by 2500 points for 50 minutes.

Logging Trophies in New World

Finally, I want to look at trophies as a way to gain logging bonuses in the New World. Trophies are craftable items that can be put into your house(s) that provide passive buffs. Here is a list of the logging trophies:

  • Minor Logging Gathering Trophy: Increase Logging Luck by 500 points.
  • Basic Logging Gathering Trophy: Increase Logging Luck by 1000 points.
  • Major Logging Gathering Trophy: Increase Logging Luck by 1500 points.

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