Plant Species X

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Plant Species X
Plant Species X.png
Weapon
Type Emplacement
Ranged damage 26.0
Rate of fire 2.86 RPS
DPS 74.36
Structure
Health 1,500 HP
Item
Added in Patch 202.0

Plant Species X is a defensive plant that is found in the swamp biome and can be grown in a Large Crop Plot.png Large Crop Plot. Plant Species X Seed.png Plant Species X Seeds can be found from killing the natural plant, or from harvesting the mountain bushes that look like red sticks coming out of the ground or the cattails that grow along the shore in the swamps. Also, a creature such as an Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus can harvest these bushes and collect the seeds.

Once fully grown, it is controlled the same way as the Auto Turret.png Auto Turret, with settings for range and targeting, it also shoots down explosive projectiles. It rapidly fires glowing green spores that have similar damage characteristics as Dilophosaur.png Dilophosaur spit, both slowing and blinding the target. When damaged, the plant will regain 3HP every second. While shooting it consumes 150 Fertilizer.png Fertilizer units per shot. It will not shoot if there is no water in the crop plot.

A dinosaur that is aggravated by a player or other dinosaur and is attacked by Plant Species X will stay aggravated at the player/dinosaur until they lose interest and will begin moving towards the plant, mostly with little success due to the plants knock back and rapid fire, even taking out the largest of dinosaurs. However, it is effectively worthless against the Titanosaur.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Plant Species X can be customized to attack players, tamed creatures, and/or wild creatures. They can also be set to a custom range and will shoot above and below — assuming they have a line of sight of the target — making them a good defense against flyers.

Settings[edit | edit source]

Range[edit | edit source]

The Plant Species X has multiple range settings, which correspond to the following distances:

  • Low: 16 meters (approx. 5.3 foundations)
  • Medium: 33 meters (approx. 11 foundations)
  • High: 67 meters (approx. 22.3 foundations)

Targeting[edit | edit source]

There are three targeting settings. (All of these settings ignore players and tamed creatures belonging to your tribe.)

  • All Targets: Attacks players, tamed creatures, and wild creatures (Warning: includes newborn creatures—turrets set on this mode will attack baby creatures as soon as they hatch.)
  • Players or Tamed Creatures Only: Attacks only players and tamed creatures, ignoring wild creatures.
  • Only Players: Attacks only players
  • Only wild: Attacks only wild creatures

Activating[edit | edit source]

The Plant Species X grows the same as any other plot-based plant, consuming both water and fertilizer to grow, but unlike other plants, it consumes significantly less of both once it reaches maturity. One should monitor water levels when growing these plants indoors.

The following items can be used as fertilizer:

Fertilizer type Fertilizer units Fertilizes plant for [h:m] (RL-time)
growing grown-up
Human Feces.png Human Feces 1,000 0:10 3:05
Small Animal Feces.png Small Animal Feces 3,500 0:35 10:48
Medium Animal Feces.png Medium Animal Feces 7,500 1:15 23:08
Large Animal Feces.png Large Animal Feces 15,000 2:30 46:15
Fertilizer.png Fertilizer 54,000 9:00 166:30 (~6.9 days)

Locations[edit | edit source]

The Center Map.jpg
The Center
The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Carnivorous Flower Locations

Seeds for Plant Species X can be collected from two locations:

  • At the tops of mountains by collecting the red flowers
  • In the swamps
    • by collecting the red cattail-like plants (Plant Species X seeds are a very rare drop).
    • by gathering the immature X-plant. It is red and has several red bulbs and a guaranteed drop of seeds.
  • On The Center they can be found around the pillars stretching out to the floating island.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Caution should be used when setting the plants to 'Attack All' mode while friendlies and tamed animals are around, the turret will more than likely hit them if the enemy is next to them.
  • The plants lead their target, so they can be dodged quite easily on foot. Alternatively, you can get them to attack wild dinosaurs that are able to damage the crop plots and destroy them.
  • Unlike auto turrets, the plant occasionally takes a small break from firing at a target.
  • The plant's attack has a slowing effect on dinosaurs that wears off quickly if constant hits are not achieved.
  • The plant uses fertilizer over time. If it's out of fertilizer it will die. The amount it uses is about 50 fertilizer points per 10 minutes. So 1 piece of Fertilizer.png Fertilizer (54,000) will be enough to fertilize your plant 7.5 days.
  • Plants cannot be harmed by firearms.
  • Before Patch 216.0, Plant Species X were not found in the wild and the only way to get them would be to harvest the seeds from mountain flowers.
  • It takes around 12 hours for 1 Plant Species X to fully mature.

Media[edit | edit source]

Plant Turrets now consume fertilizer when firing!