The Root Soldier is an Item that can be found within common locations, including choice enemy Camps, given by Spouses, and rarely as a reward from Seasonal Festivals. Upon being picked up all harvested Crops will each individually spawn a creature known as a Root Soldier. These creatures will randomly wander from where they have spawned and will shoot projectile rapidly at any Enemies present on the Farm. They will disappeared after ten seconds after being spawned. With this Item, players are effectively allowed to utilize Crop harvest as a means to deal damage. To amplify this effect, players can save a large buildup of grown Crops, such as on Fruit Trees, in order to quickly kill Enemies.
Root Soldiers are unique in the sense that unlike Turrets, Scarecrows and the like, they are not confined to however many copies of that given Item the player is able to find. Instead, since their numbers are based around Crop harvests, players will not need to collect multiple copies. This in turn can allow them to avoid having to choose between the Item or the given Farm Animal at certain Camps. In addition, Root Soldiers are mobile, an advantage Turrets and Scarecrows lack. However, they are still confined in the sense that their positions are dependent on wherever their given Crop was harvested. In addition, since Root Soldiers only last for a limited time they can prove unreliable in certain situations.