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Gamma Root
Gamma Root
Category Flora
Type Harvested Agricultural Substance
Rarity Rare
Blueprint Value 16.0 Units.png
Used for Building, Crafting
Symbol Gr
Updated Origins

Gamma Root is a resource.


Gamma Root (Gr) is a resource and one of the Harvested Agricultural Substance flora elements.

Game description[]

A strange substance that seems to slowly shift the air around it. It is found in the roots of the Gamma Weed plant.

Gamma Weed requires high background radiation to thrive in the wild, but can be farmed in all environments with the aid of a Hydroponics Tray.


Collecting Gamma Root in the wild

This element can be harvested from wild plants, but requires the use of Haz-Mat Gauntlet.

With assistance from a Farmer, it can also be grown as a product of the Gamma Weed plant, yielding 50 with a harvest time of 4 hours.

Gamma Root can be refined using a Refiner with the following ingredients:

  • SUBSTANCE.PLANT.RADIO.png Gamma Root x1  +  SUBSTANCE.BIOME.RADIO.png Uranium x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.RADIO.png Gamma Root x2  ("Organic Expansion", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.BIOME.RADIO.png Uranium x2  +  SUBSTANCE.AIR.1.png Oxygen x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.RADIO.png Gamma Root x1  ("Encourage Growth", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.BIOME.RADIO.png Uranium x1  +  GAS.2.png Radon x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.RADIO.png Gamma Root x1  ("Encourage Growth", 0.6 sec./unit output)



Gamma Root is used as an ingredient for crafting the following products:


Gamma Root is used as an ingredient for refining the following products using a Refiner:

  • SUBSTANCE.FUEL.1.png Carbon  --  Gamma Root x1  →  SUBSTANCE.FUEL.1.png Carbon x2  ("Burn Plantlife", 0.3 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.PLANT.RADIO.png Gamma Root  --  Gamma Root x1  +  Uranium x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.RADIO.png Gamma Root x2  ("Organic Expansion", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.AIR.1.png Oxygen  --  Gamma Root x1  +  Kelp Sac x1  +  Condensed Carbon x1  →  SUBSTANCE.AIR.1.png Oxygen x10  ("Artificial Photosynthesis", 9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.BIOME.RADIO.png Uranium  --  Gamma Root x2  +  Salt x1  →  SUBSTANCE.BIOME.RADIO.png Uranium x1  ("Floral Titration", 0.9 sec./unit output)


Gamma Root is used as an ingredient for cooking the following products using a Nutrient Processor:

Additional information[]

  • Having "Optical Drill" and "Mining beam upgrades" installed on the multi-tool increases the harvest yield amount.

Release history[]

  • Foundation - Added as a resource.
  • Atlas Rises - Renamed from Candensium (Cn) to Gamma Root. Value changed, previously it was worth 171.9 Units.png each.
  • NEXT - It can be crafted, refined or grown.
  • Visions - Hidden changes: The information panel has an additional icon indicating its purpose.
  • Beyond - Harvested quantity increased from 50 to 78.
  • Origins - Harvested quantity reduced from 78 back to 50