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Crafting Guide – Woodworking

Woodworking allows you to create shields and wooden weapons from wood you gather in the world. You can gather items without learning a separate gathering skill.


You start out with one point in each of the crafting professions. Creating, deconstructing, and improving items levels your crafting skills. Once you reach certain levels, you can choose to apply your skill points to passive crafting skills. 

NOTE: To be able to craft items beyond the first tier, you must apply skill points to the Woodworking skill.


Special thanks to Shadowmourn for assistance with tracking the upgrade levels in-game.

NameLevel UnlockedStat
Woodworking1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50(9 pts) Allows the use of wood to create items. One point for every material tier.
Keen Eye: Wood2, 9(3 pts) Makes wood easier to see in the world from 20-40 meters.
Lumberjack Hireling3, 12, 32(3 pts) A lumberjack hireling will send you wood & possibly other items.
Wood Extraction4, 22, 32(3 pts) Improves chance of extracting Woodworking ingredients.
Carpentry8, 18, 28(4 pts) Reduces research time (by 5, 10, & 20%) & allows research of multiple items (2, 2, & 3) at once.
Resin Expertise10, 25, 40(3 pts) Increases chance of improving items with resins.


  1. Hannibalektr
    3 April 2014 @ 0555

    Great tutorial. Could I recommend you add one for advanced users on how to power level these?


    • Exiled Messenger
      3 April 2014 @ 0641

      Sure, but I haven’t really gotten to the point where I could write a guide like that since I’ve never gotten past level 7 crafting.


  2. Jose Aguilar S
    27 April 2014 @ 1516

    Can anyone tell me what the benefits are for woodworking after level 40? I can craft any style of wood everything else is enhanced to the max I just want to know if there’s any extra effect going past level 40


    • Travis
      4 May 2014 @ 2303

      I would also like to know this.


  3. Kitai
    7 October 2014 @ 2048

    When I am deconing occasionally on items it will say “you are not high enough level to extract all of these items” or something to that effect. Anyone know what/why this is?


    • Tripp221
      27 July 2015 @ 1736

      your lvl of that particular craft is to low to retrieve the higher lvl mats to make that particular item


  4. Rene
    5 December 2014 @ 1127

    I have the required materials and skill point allocation…. but I am still unable to craft beyond tier 1… wth?


  5. Andrew
    12 July 2017 @ 1546

    Thank you so much! I felt dumb not being able to figure out how to craft on this game and no other guide I could find broke it down as intuitively as you did. Thanks!


    • Exiled Messenger
      12 July 2017 @ 1802

      Thank you very much. Let me know if something is out of date. I wrote this at launch and am not sure if I’ve caught all the changes over the years.


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