Players can burn these logs with the Firemaking skill at level 60. They grant 202.5 experience when burned, or a maximum of 260 experience when used on a bonfire and up to 270.5 experience when more players are using it.
Yew logs can also be made into bows and stocks using the Fletching skill. To fletch an unstrung shortbow, players need a of level 65 and will receive 67.5 experience. To fletch an unstrung shieldbow players need a level of 70, and will receive 75 experience. Stringing the bows will give the same experience as fletching them.
One full inventory of yew logs gives exactly 4,900 Woodcutting experience. Cutting and selling one full inventory of Yew logs would make 4,760 coins on the Grand Exchange. Yew tree locations are relatively few and scattered and also tend to be extremely crowded in free-to-play worlds. However, in a members' world there is a better chance of finding a less crowded location.
Players would need to cut 72,919 yew logs to go from 60 to 99 woodcutting. This would make the player 12,396,230 coins at current Grand Exchange price using this method. Cutting yew logs from level 60 all the way to 200 million exp would earn the player 194,214,800 coins at current Grand Exchange price.
Historically, cutting yew trees and selling the logs used to be one of the best ways for free players to make money. However, with the introduction of the Grand Exchange, the advent of divine yew trees, and the quantity of yew logs dropped by high level monsters, yew logs have become much more abundant in supply and less valuable.
15 yew logs are a possible prize from Treasure Hunter. When choosing the option to convert this prize to coins, players receive 1440 coins, which is 1,110 less than selling them on the Grand Exchange.
Noted yew logs can sometimes be found inside barrels.
Firemaking with an augmented crystal tinderbox or Pyro-matic will grant 18 item xp per log or 504 xp per inventory of 28 at a bonfire with 5+ players. 2240 logs would be required to get this to level 10 or 4564 to level 12.
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Yew logs and the economy
Yew logs are usually in high demand from players who are trying to train Fletching. Yew logs increased in price due to Jagex's updates aiming to eliminate the use of bots. The value of yew logs is mainly driven by the high alchemy value of yew shieldbows (768 coins), which will pay almost completely for the yew logs and the nature runes needed to alchemise them. Purchasing the yew logs, nature runes, and bowstrings will result in a -176 gp change in net worth.
With the advent of the Grand Exchange, trading yew logs became easier, but much more competitive. Many players consider yew logs to be the best way to make money with woodcutting. Although magic logs are worth more per log, they are much slower to obtain than yew logs. Since yew logs are the highest logs available in F2P, they are a good source of profit to non-members, but yew tree spots are often very crowded, so bringing a crystal hatchet is recommended.
When the trade and drop update occurred on 10 December 2007, yew-cutting bots were almost completely eliminated from the game, causing the price of yew logs to rise drastically in the days that followed. This temporary spike was later followed by a corresponding drop in price. As cutting yews is a common method used by F2P bots, the price of yew logs is usually closely related to the number of bots operating in the game.
Since the late 2014, yew logs have declined in price, due to the advent of divine yew trees, which give very fast Woodcutting experience, and the frequency and quantity of yew logs drops from high level monsters.
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