Weeds are a game mechanic of Atomicrops.
Weeds are a basic game mechanic that typically act as a nuisance but can become helpful through various Items. They will naturally spawn on all interactable tiles on the Farm, including all forms of tilled Soil and Crust. They will not spawn on tiles actively occupied by Crops. While a tile is occupied by a Weed, players will be unable to till it or plant Crops on it until it is removed. Cutting a weed has a chance of dropping Fertilizer or a Seed.
The rate of which Weeds are cut by the player is dependent on how high their Farming Stat is, with a higher Farming Stat cutting Weeds faster. In addition, the amount of time it takes to cut Weeds increases as the Seasons progress, with later Seasons requiring more time to cut each Weed. Weeds are capable of spreading off of one another overtime.
Weeds spawn in four different phases, starting with the smallest form until reaching the largest, where at which point the given Weed will stop growing. The exact four different phases are shown below.
Table of Weed Phases
|Smallest stage (first stage)||The first stage of Weeds. Can be removed by stepping on it, clicking briefly,|
or firing some Weapons over it. Does not drop anything when removed.
|Second smallest stage (second stage)||The second stage of Weeds. Shorter time to cut.|
|Second largest stage (third stage)||The third stage of Weeds. Moderate time to cut.|
|Largest stage (fourth and final stage)||The fourth and final stage of Weeds. Longest time to cut.|
As well as weeds, debris can spawn on the crust (but never on soil). Debris can be removed in the same way as weeds, and will activate the same Items, but do not have a chance of dropping Seeds. Instead, they will always drop 2 Fertilizer.
Because of how Weeds are a key mechanic of the game, there are many things that can affect them. As such, the following is a list of Items that can affect Weeds:
Helping to Remove Weeds
Items which turn weeds into Flowers are listed here, as they can then be easily removed by walking over or harvesting them.
|Alien Pet||Constantly circles the player, and cuts any weeds that it passes over.|
|Blood Bouquet||Turns all nearby Weeds into random Flowers when the player takes damage.|
|Bloomers||Old, fully grown Weeds will sometimes turn into Flowers.|
|Cataclysm Scroll||Cuts hundreds of weeds all over the Farm.|
|Chicken||Walks around and eats weeds without input by the player.|
|Crampons||Weeds are automatically cut by walking over them.|
|Earthquake Scroll||Cuts weeds on the soil, and those in an area around it.|
|Farming Stat Up||Increasing the player's Farming Stat allows them to cut weeds faster.|
|Herbicidal Blood||Killing an Enemy cuts all Weeds in a 2x2 area around them.|
|Herbicidal Soil||Weeds do not grow at all on Soil, but will still grow on hard crust.|
|Hipbees||Bees and Hummingbirds may turn weeds into Flowers.|
|Megaton Tractor||Cuts all weeds in a given area.|
|Pollen Blood||Killing an Enemy will turn a single nearby weed into a Flower.|
|Soil pH Meter||Flowers have a 50% chance to grow on soil instead of Weeds.|
|Stats Up||Increasing the player's Farming Stat allows them to cut weeds faster.|
|Tremor Scroll||Cuts weeds on the soil, and those in a small area around it.|
|Turkey||Walks around and eats weeds more efficiently than the chicken.|
|Weedkiller||When a weed is cut, a random adjacent weed will also be removed.|
|Wacker Tractor||Cuts all weeds in front of it in a straight line.|
|Weed Wacker||The player will cut weeds twice as fast.|
Benefitting from cutting Weeds
|Chrono Weeds||Adds a small amount of time when a weed is cut. Best used with items which cut a large amount of weeds at once.|
|Psychoactive Weeds||Cut weeds drop a pickup which reduces Enemies' bullet speeds by 50%.|
|Razor Weeds||Deals 120 damage in a large area when a weed is cut by any means.|
|Succulent Weeds||Cut weeds are far more likely to drop seeds and Fertilizer, including rare seeds.|
|Vinaigrette||Cutting weeds earns the player 2 each.|
|Spring Chicken||Chickens and Turkeys have a 50% chance to turn a weed into a Flower instead of removing it.|
|Squaredown||Causes weeds to spread and grow faster. Best obtained if the player already has items to benefit from weed growth.|
- Cutting 500 weeds in a single day unlocks the "Herbicidal Maniac" Achievement.
- If the player has Vinaigrette, harvested weeds count towards the "Florist" Achievement.