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Chopping is a Processing method which allows you to chop timber to create planks to use in further crafting.

Chopping: Beginner[]

For more advanced chopping (for example chopping planks into plywood), you need to learn the knowledge Chopping: Beginner from Lebyos in Heidel City by completing his quest Working the Ash Tree. The quest is a part of Learning Higher Processing Skills, which can be obtained in two ways: Have Gathering Apprentice 4 and get the quest directly from Ficy in Heidel City, or complete the questline started by the Black Spirit as you enter Heidel City.
The Black Spirit will ask you to go to Jemkas Wyrmbane, who will have the quest Because I Like You, which requires you to either have Gathering Beginner 7 or have completed the quest Go to the Northern Heidel Quarry.
Complete the rest of the questline to get access to Learning Higher Processing Skills and Lebyos' quest:

Chopping: Skilled[]

To unlock the questline that teaches you Chopping: Skilled, you must first complete Vatudun's questline and learn Heating: Skilled. Vatudun can be found in Keplan. The questline is started by talking to an unnamed villager in the workshop behind Adrian and getting the quest Excellent Magnate. The quest is only available if you have Gathering Skilled 10 and Processing Professional 5, and have completed all the beginner skills quests.

You must then complete these quests from Vatudun to learn Heating: Skilled:

After completing Vatudun's quests, he will send you to Murghed in Trent to learn more about woodcutting.

Complete these quests to learn Chopping: Skilled:

  • (Processing) Looking for a Woodcutting Expert...
  • Amazing Tree Art
  • Processing Wood with Fire


Product Ingredient #1 Ingredient #2 Skill Required
Loopy Tree Plywood icon Loopy Tree Plywood 10x Loopy Tree Plank Processing Beginner 1[1]
Loopy Tree Plank icon Loopy Tree Plank 5x Loopy Tree Timber Processing Beginner 1[2]
Moss Tree Plywood icon Moss Tree Plywood 10x Moss Tree Plank Processing Beginner 1[3]
Moss Tree Plank icon Moss Tree Plank 5x Moss Tree Timber Processing Beginner 1[4]
Sturdy Timber Square icon Sturdy Timber Square Processing Beginner 1[5]
Standardized Timber Square icon Standardized Timber Square 10x Usable Scantling Processing Beginner 1[6]
Ship Repair Material icon Ship Repair Material Either of these:

2x Ash Plywood
2x Maple Plywood
2x Pine Plywood
2x Birch Plywood
2x Fir Plywood
2x Cedar Plywood
2x Palm Plywood
2x Elder Tree Plywood
2x White Cedar Plywood
2x Acacia Plywood
2x Moss Tree Plywood
2x Loopy Tree Plywood

Processing Beginner 1[7]
Palm Plywood icon Palm Plywood 10x Palm Plank Processing Beginner 1[8]
Palm Plank icon Palm Plank 5x Palm Timber Processing Beginner 1[9]
Usable Scantling icon Usable Scantling 10x Log Processing Beginner 1[10]
Cedar Plywood icon Cedar Plywood 10x Cedar Plank Processing Beginner 1[11]
Cedar Plank icon Cedar Plank 5x Cedar Timber Processing Beginner 1[12]
Fir Plywood icon Fir Plywood 10x Fir Plank Processing Beginner 1[13]
Fir Plank icon Fir Plank Fir Timber icon 5x Fir Timber Processing Beginner 1[14]
Birch Plywood icon Birch Plywood Birch Plank icon 10x Birch Plank Processing Beginner 1[15]
Birch Plank icon Birch Plank Birch Timber icon 5x Birch Timber Processing Beginner 1[16]
Pine Plywood icon Pine Plywood Pine Plank icon 10x Pine Plank Processing Beginner 1[17]
Pine Plank icon Pine Plank Pine Timber icon 5x Pine Timber Processing Beginner 1[18]
Maple Plywood icon Maple Plywood Maple Plank icon 10x Maple Plank Processing Beginner 1[19]
Maple Plank icon Maple Plank Maple Timber icon 5x Maple Timber Processing Beginner 1[20]
Ash Plywood icon Ash Plywood Ash Plank icon 10x Ash Plank Processing Beginner 1[21]
Ash Plank icon Ash Plank Ash Timber icon 5x Ash Timber Processing Beginner 1[22]
Acacia Plywood icon Acacia Plywood Acacia Plank icon 10x Acacia Plank Processing Beginner 1[23]
Acacia Plank icon Acacia Plank Acacia Timber icon 5x Acacia Timber Processing Beginner 1[24]
White Cedar Plywood icon White Cedar Plywood White Cedar Plank icon 10x White Cedar Plank Processing Beginner 1[25]
White Cedar Plank icon White Cedar Plank White Cedar Timber icon 5x White Cedar Timber Processing Beginner 1[26]
Acacia Timber icon Acacia Timber [27]
White Cedar Timber icon White Cedar Timber [28]
Elder Tree Plywood icon Elder Tree Plywood Elder Tree Plank icon 10x Elder Tree Plank Processing Beginner 1[29]
Elder Tree Plank icon Elder Tree Plank Elder Tree Timber icon 5x Elder Tree Timber Processing Beginner 1[30]


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