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Lumberjack Profession Guide

By eotkodekff January 06, 2009, 21:19:10
Introduction
Lumberjack, one of the slowest/hardest gathering professions in the world of Dofus. I would like to start by saying that there definetly is no fast way to level this professions, so for all those who think they can do it in a few days or weeks should stop reading here unless they want to spend loads of time on this profession. Lumberjack gathers wood from forests, plains and pandala "jungles", lumberjacks can make planks from wood (x20 of type X wood for type X plank) used mainly in the Handyman profession or in some crafts, they can also make smithmagic shaving potions used to add durability points onto ethereal weapons. Mainly wood is used in smith and carver professions, also some other professions use it. I have seen numerous topics on people asking how to level it fast, well as I said there isn't one, you need to have patience and lots of free time, as you will mostly gain experience from chopping wood which can be extremely slow due to competition and slow spawn times. That is probably my main reason for writing this introductive guide which will give you tips and hints how to level lumberjack efficiently, I can say of experience that it is totally worth it.

Before getting into specifics, planning chopping routes is the best thing one can think of for efficient levelling (if you are for plain exp, plan routes with lumberjack workshops on them, thus allowing you to turn your wood into planks/smithmagic potions). These routes are also called "loops" usually routes made by players which start at one point and end in the same, doing a loop around a certain area. Most popular loops are the Astrub Forest (ash, chestnut, walnut, few oaks and maples, mainly for low levels), Milicluster Loop (area to the left of Milicluster zaap, ash, few chestnut), The Amakna Forest Loop (North from Sufokia Gate zaap / South from Milicluster zaap) and the Scaraleaf Plain / Jelly Peninsula Loop (ash, chestnut, walnut, oak, maple, few higher level trees). These are the most popular loops for lower level and higher level lumberjacks as how ever high you get in lumberjack you will have to cut lower level trees also to get most efficient experience. (I will include maps of these loops in the bottom of this post and also useful links to tree locations)

I can figure three ways to level lumberjack, 1) chop and destroy, 2) chop and craft, 3) chop and bank. 1) being the "fastest" way, but also wasting loads of good wood which can be sold, 2) pretty efficient way and probably the best if you want to level faster than using 3) in which you bank your wood to be used in other professions or to be sold. In the beginning I would suggesting making smithmagic potions from the wood you chop, but it does get very unefficient and wood costly in the later levels. I would suggest a combination of 2) and 3) depending what your intentions are, at this point I would like to remind this profession may take months to level to 100 depending how much you play. For me it took 2-3 weeks from 1-60 and about a month from 60-100 so in total 6-7 weeks and I chopped 7-15 hours a day non-stop, competition makes this profession hard, as well as slow respawn times compared to e.g. farmer.

The Levels
In the end of this post you can find maps of the loops, so when i refer to e.g. Eltneg Woods loop, you can find the map at the bottom

1-20
- Beginning levels, mainly cut ash and chestnut in the Astrub Forest area or Milicluster zaap area
- If those areas are crowded check the Amakna Forest Loop

20-40
- Early 20-30's Milicluster loop, Astrub Forest loop, Amakna Forest loop and Scaraleaf Plain loop are pretty good choices for ash, chestnut, walnut and oak with reasonably big spawns
- Would like to remind that walnut becomes even less efficient than cutting ash in the later levels, so does maple
- Maple may seem like a good option to cut, but it is pretty rare and will never be a tree you will grind on, although walnut and maple are good for money making

40-60
- Still the same loops as before, at 60 almost fully utilizing the Amakna forest loop as you can cut trees up to Wild Cherry
- I do not suggest to cut in Eltneg Woods as your level is revatively low and the cutting times are high
- How ever tempting it might seem to start cutting e.g. yew and wild cherry, they will not be good trees to level on due to rarity, respawn times, and cutting times
- At this point chestnut and oak are the best levelling trees as they have been until this point, occasionally checking the Aerdala Bamboo loop is a good idea

60-80
- Mid-levels, new trees, old-loops, at 80 you can fully utilize the Scaraleaf Plain loop and Porcos Terriotory, I suggest sticking into the same old loops, yielding best experience time/exp ratio and respawn times are faster
- Wild Cherry, Ebony, Charm/Hornbeam, Dark Bamboo, will never be good grinding places due to scarcity, competition, slow respawn times, although dark bamboo might be good to check every now and then
- Occasional Eltneg Loops become more efficient

80-90
- The hard levels, this is the time you should solely start cutting Bombu (Cania Massif) and Oliviolet (Sidimote Moor), these give the best experience/time ratio, I did not mention these earlier because they are mainly cut by higher levels and you wont be able to compete, also Amakna Forest and Scaraleaf Plain loops are still good exp
- Occasional Eltneg runs can be done

90-100
- Suggesting same as for 80-90
- Once you hit 100 you will be able to cut the most expensive tree in the game, Holy Bamboo (10kk/ea in Rosal)
- If you made it this far, congratulate yourself and start making money

Now I have to go sleep, I will include the loop pictures, extra tips and other info tomorrow

Hope you enjoyed reading my guide!

Sky
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eotkodekff|2009-01-06 22:19:00
Introduction
Lumberjack, one of the slowest/hardest gathering professions in the world of Dofus

This is simply nonsense.
But nice guide though....
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Nice guide, but now people are gonna steal trees from my routes. Usually i have to compete with 1-2 other people and then the occasional lvl 90 lumberjack who just need ash wood in my Minicluster route.

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festering-pit|2009-01-07 05:01:00
This is simply nonsense.
But nice guide though....

Support with facts or dont make claims, I have supported my oppinion with facts and that statement is thus valid. If you read the whole guide you will see that it indeed takes for ever to level, which makes it one of the slowest and hardest (other factors effecting it too). As I am a 100 lvl lumberjack myself I can tell you that from pure experience too.

I will try to get the loop maps and finish the guide by today.
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Thanks for the guide, it really helps. Can't wait for the loop maps smile Btw, why don't you add this to the dofus wikia lj guide?

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Good guide. I'm currently level 81 jack and used much of what's here instinctively.

I'd add that your lumberjack will be more productive coupled with other crafting professions. This gives you more incentive to endure the grind of hack hack hack hack...

I'd recommend jeweller first, but don't ignore carvers and even handyman (especially with a good miner).

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eotkodekff|2009-01-07 15:50:00
Support with facts or dont make claims

Your statement that LJ is one of the slowest/hardest gathering jobs is nonsense because Hunter and Fisher are way more difficult. Since there is almost as much wood than cereals, LJ isn't that much mire difficult than farmer.
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eotkodekff|2009-01-06 22:19:00
For me it took 2-3 weeks from 1-60 and about a month from 60-100 so in total 6-7 weeks and I chopped 7-15 hours a day non-stop

Dude, get a real life... This is supposed to be entertainment...
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festering-pit|2009-01-08 01:47:00
Your statement that LJ is one of the slowest/hardest gathering jobs is nonsense because Hunter and Fisher are way more difficult. Since there is almost as much wood than cereals, LJ isn't that much mire difficult than farmer.


You must be joking. Have you ever tried both professions? Just take a look at Farmer recipes, and check out Wheatmeal flour. Now find a Lumberjack recipe that is as easy as the flour and yields the same experience. Oh wait, do not mind searching for it, because there are none.

Also, there is a huge difference between harvesting Hemp (for 45xp), which is all around the Dofus world, with very fast respawn time and Ebony (45 xp as well) that respawns way longer and is scarce. You definitely have no clue how hard Lumberjack is, the only gathering profession I found harder is Fisherman. But even Fisherman is more fun than chopping wood all day smile
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Hey Skull smile
I just wanted to say..
1. a really nice guide (as someone's already mentioned, thinking lumberjacks choose these routes by instinct smile )
2. don't forget you'll need an alignment to add pandalas to your loops
3. start thinking about your future crafting profession before leveling lj. Why? Very easy. With necessary wood in the bank you'll level your "crafter" in no time. Just get aware of your future crafting profession and nice recipe happy
4. you can choose one route mostly suitable for your crafting profession and lj level. In such cases I just kept leaving my char in that route and occupied myself in something else in real life. Like cooking, some internet search or whatever you find interesting
5. i still don't like aggro Eltneg wood, so think about your char's level too

And I'm level 100 lumberjack, so I think I might give my opinion biggrin

And btw... PerunSSSS.. i find leveling professions sometimes more joyful/fun than leveling your character

Nyo (lj Kuro-Nezumi)

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good guide smile shame i have no interest in lumberjack lol

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kivegezlek|2009-01-08 13:57:00
You must be joking. Have you ever tried both professions?

I'm:
Lumberjack 100
Fisherman 100
Tailor 100
Handyman 100
and a bunch more ...
just to name a few of my Lvl100 professions.
I think i know what 'hard', 'long' or 'expensive' means...
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KamiToro|2009-01-08 22:01:00
And btw... PerunSSSS.. i find leveling professions sometimes more joyful/fun than leveling your character


Ofc, but 7-15 hours a day... that is too much... even for fun...
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festering-pit|2009-01-09 03:57:00
I'm:
Lumberjack 100
Fisherman 100
Tailor 100
Handyman 100
and a bunch more ...
just to name a few of my Lvl100 professions.
I think i know what 'hard', 'long' or 'expensive' means...


I am aware of this, Ak, but you cannot be serious when you compare farming to lumberjack.
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I'd have to agree that LJ is MUCH harder than farmer.

I'm farmer lv100 and LJ87

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Thank you for the great replies smile, i appreciated your comments and suggestion especially all lvl 100 LJ's (especially u kuro, friends help is unbeatable)

For the guy comparing farmer and lumberjack, you gotto be kidding me, as said before there is about 20 ebonies in the game (which have been found, some are not in wikia), and around +300 hemp alone in the cania fields area. To start with I levelled farmer and baker from 30-100 inside 3 days, it took me some 6 weeks to get lumberjack to 100 do not tell me which one is slower. Lumberjack is something which almost purely relies on experience gotten from cutting trees, on the other hand farmer can be lvled to 100 with flours, lumberjack does not have this kind of option. I am aware that fisherman is hard, but as I said ONE of the hardest/slowest.

perunSSSS, ive got a nice life and am very succesful in school, we have different ways of having fun and by getting to 100 LJ non-stop I showed great ambisioushness, hard work and patience.

Sorry for the delay on replies and updating but my school work are pushing all over me, I will have the loop maps, information on professions and hints + tips by tomorrow 24:00 GMT +2

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About the loops, im not sure if I should post them as places would get over crowded, so Ill ask for your oppinions

Should I post the loop maps or not?
1) Yes, why?
2) No, why?

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There is a third option - just send a message for those who need it.

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Since no one have posted yet, i guess you can easily post the loop maps wink

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I'd also have to say that Lumberjack and Farming are the two easiest professions for a non-subscribed player. Mining being the hardest.

- XXVI

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