Skyrim: How to Get Firewood
Firewood is an essential item in Skyrim for crafting arrows, bolts, and the crossbow, as well as for upgrading weapons at grind stones. Getting firewood can be tricky, and since you need it in huge quantities, especially if you're using bow and arrows, then it can get problematic, unless you know where to look for it.
This guide will explain how to get firewood and where to find it in Skyrim.
How to Get Firewood in Skyrim
You can find some ready-made firewood at Highpoint Tower and Volkihar Dungeons, located under the Volkihar Castle, Haafingar.
However, the best way to get firewood in Skyrim is to use a woodcutter's axe at wood chopping blocks that are scattered all over.
Once you get the axe, you can chop wood blocks, yielding 2x Firewood per chop. One woodcutting session equals 3 chops and 6x Firewood respectively. This process takes about 30 seconds.
Wood Chopping Blocks
Here are all the locations of wood chopping blocks in Skyrim:
Uttering Hills Cave
Falkreath Stormcloak Camp
Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary
Bandit Camp: Ilinalta Foothills
|Haafingar||Lylvieve Family's House
Dragon Bridge Lumber Camp
Haafingar Stormcloak Camp
Broken Oar Grotto
Hall of the Vigilant
|The Reach||Druadach Redoubt Cave
Hag Rock Redoubt
Reach Imperial Camp
Old Hroldan Inn
|Whiterun||Belethor's General Goods
The Bannered Mare
Whiterun River Watch
Halted Stream Camp
|Winterhold||Fisherman's Camp: Slaughterfish Bay
The Frozen Hearth Inn
Players can't craft or purchase a woodcutter's axe, but you can simply find and pick up this tool at the following locations:
Mara's Eye Den
Ansilvund Burial Chambers
Lost Knife Cave
|The Pale||Anga's Mill
Lost Valley Redoubt
Broken Helm Hollow
Wood Cutter's Camp: Lake Geir
Belethor's General Goods
Halted Stream Camp
White River Watch
Silent Moons Camp
|Winterhold||College of Winterhold
Snow Veil Sanctum
Alftand Glacial Ruins
Alternatively, you could get the Poacher's Axe, which is a unique woodcutter's axe that can also be used for getting firewood.
Besides being able to chop firewood, it can also deal extra damage to animals due to Huntsman Prowess enchantment.
There are two locations, where you can get the Poacher's Axe:
- Halted Stream Camp
- Riverwood, Whiterun
Halted Stream Camp is a bandit camp located northwest of Whitewatch Tower in the Whiterun hold (indicated by the red marker on the map above). Usually, one of the orc bandits carries the Poacher's Axe next to a grind stone or inside the mine. You can easily defeat him and take hold of the axe.
If you don't want to get involved with the bandits, then you can seek out the Riverwood Trader (indicated by the green marker on the map above) named Lucan Valerius at Riverwood, Whiterun. He can sell you the Poacher's Axe for about 30 gold coins.
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