Reus Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Abbey Games
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Genre
    God Simulation
  • Guide Release
    30 June 2013
  • Last Updated
    21 March 2018
  • Guide Author
    Andrew Mills

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Desert Resources

Desert Resources

Desert Plants

Plants are created by the Forest and Swamp Giants. The Forest Giant’s flowers specialise in generating food, while the Swamp Giant’s specialise in generating Tech.

To upgrade plants you must use the Forest Giant’s Fruit and Leaf Aspects, the Ocean Giant’s Growth aspect, and the Swamp Giant’s Toxic Aspect.

Don’t forget that the Forest Giant’s 'Fertility Boost' and Ocean Giant’s Monsoon can let you apply superior aspects to a plant before you reach them through ambassadors… Using a Lesser Leaf Aspect on a Tile that has been infused with a Fertility Boost has a high chance of imbuing the plant with a Potent Leaf Aspect, allowing you to grow superior plants in early villages (assuming you’ve unlocked the plants through play).

Level 1 Desert Plants

**Name** **Source** **Yield** **Symbiosis** **Transmutation**
**Withered Shrub** **Fruit Plant** (Forest Giant) **Herbs** (Swamp Giant) Nothing +5 Natura if next to a Mineral. **Barrel Cactus** with Lesser Leaf (Forest Giant) or Toxic (Swamp Giant). **Agave** with Lesser Growth (Ocean Giant) or Fruit (Forest Giant).
**Agave** **Withered Shrub** infused with Lesser Growth (Ocean Giant) or Fruit (Forest Giant) 5 Food +10 Food if next to another Plant. **Date Palm** with Potent Fruit (Forest Giant). **Desert Lime** with Greater Growth (Ocean Giant).
**Date Palm** **Agave** infused with Potent Fruit (Forest Giant) 5 Food +8 Food for each Animal Nest within Natura Range. **Cardon Cactus** with Sublime Growth (Ocean Giant) or Fruit (Forest Giant).
**Barrel Cactus** **Withered Shrub** infused with Lesser Leaf (Forest Giant) or Toxic (Swamp Giant). 2 Tech +8 Tech if at least 5 Wealth on this patch. **Aloe Vera** with Potent Leaf (Forest Giant). **Chili Pepper** with Greater Toxic (Swamp Giant).
**Aloe Vera** **Barrel Cactus** infused with Potent Leaf (Forest Giant). 5 Tech +5 Tech and +5 Awe for each Animal withing Natura Range. **Opium Poppy** with Sublime Toxic (Swamp Giant).

Level 2 Desert Plants

**Name** **Source** **Yield** **Symbiosis** **Transmutation**
**Desert Lime** **Agave** infused with Greater Growth (Ocean Giant). 15 Food +35 Food and +15 Awe for each path without a Plant, Animal or Mineral next to it. +15 Tech and +5 Natura for each Plant next to it. **Cardon Cactus** with Sublime Growth (Ocean Giant) or Fruit (Forest Giant).
**Chili Pepper** **Barrel Cactus** infused with Greater Toxic (Swamp Giant). 8 Food, 8 Tech +20 Tech for each Copper, Iron, Salt or Aluminium next to it. +20 for each Topaz, Onyx, Platinum or Gold next to it. **Opium Poppy** with Sublime Toxic (Swamp Giant).

Level 3 Desert Plants

**Name** **Source** **Yield** **Symbiosis** **Transmutation**
**Cardon Cactus** **Date Palm** infused with Sublime Growth (Ocean Giant) or Fruit (Forest Giant). **Desert Lime** infused with Sublime Growth (Ocean Giant) or Fruit (Forest Giant). 15 Food +25 Food for each Mineral within Natura Range. Gains 50% of the Wealth of all Minerals within Natura Range. N/A
**Opium Poppy** **Aloe Vera** infused with Sublime Toxic (Swamp Giant). **Chili Pepper** infused with Sublime Toxic (Swamp Giant). 30 Tech +50 Tech and +50 Wealth but -15 Awe for each Plant next to it. +100 Tech if there are at least 2 Plants in Natura Range. N/A