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Main / Skills / Cooking / Butchering


Butchering is the skill used to butcher corpses to get items like pelts, meat and other animal parts. Butchering skill is also used when fileting meat or fish.


  • Examine the corpse first to see if it has already been butchered.
  • Activate a butchering knife
  • Right-click a corpse
  • Select Butcher
  • Open the corpse and drag the desired butchering products to your inventory. Or if you bury the butchered corpse, the items will stay on ground.

You can also butcher with other sharp-edged tools like carving knife, hatchet, pickaxe, shovel, sickle, stone chisel or sword, but using a butchering knife gives more items.

For optimal skillgain butcher an animal corpse with a high quality butchering knife initially so that you have a higher chance at getting a full butcher or more butchering products. Then, use a low quality butchering knife with a high CoC to filet the creature's meat.

Note: Butchering human corpses makes your alignment drop by 1 and does not give any butchering skill.

Butchering Products

See Animals table for which animals give which butchering products:


Fileting cuts up meat or fish in 0.3 kg meat filet or fish filet portions. Fish or meat piece smaller than 0.3 kg will be discarded, so a 0.8 kg fish will give only two 0.3 kg fish filets.

  1. Activate a butchering knife or carving knife
  2. Right-click a piece of meat or fish
  3. Select Filet
  4. The filets will go in your inventory.

Resultant filet quality depends on your butchering skill, the quality of the meat or fish, the quality of the knife, and how well you can use your knife (butchering knife skill or carving knife skill). Fileting never fails as such, but you may get some 1 QL filets.


Butchering and filleting raise these characteristics:


  • Butcher at 50 skill
  • Der Metzgermeister / Skinner at 70 skill
  • Master Butcher at 90 skill


  • Butchering can be done while moving, so long as you do not move too far away (two tiles) from the tile you are currently working on.