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Reus
Official Strategy Guide

Author(s): Andrew Mills
First Published: 30-06-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:15 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 27-09-2020 / 04:08 GMT

Animals are the fruit of the Ocean Giant and Swamp Giant’s loins. The Ocean Giant’s Animals primarily yield Food, while the Swamp Giant’s Animals produce Wealth.

To upgrade animals you must use the Forest Giant’s Hunt Aspect, the Ocean Giant’s Herd Aspect, the Rock Giant’s Exotic Aspect and the Swamp Giant’s Predator Aspect.

Animals have what’s known as ‘Animal Range’. This effect spreads the creatures generated resources over a number of tiles, rather than having all of its output centralised on the tile you place the animal upon. In light of this many animal symbiosis effects come into play when a certain thing is in range, this can be any tile the Animal’s range can reach. Bear this fact in mind when you’re considering how to place an animal in relation to other symbiosis effects.

Level 1 Swamp Animals

**Name** **Source** **Yield** **Symbiosis** **Transmutation**
**Frog** **Domestic Animals** (Ocean Giant) 1 Food. Animal Range 1 Tile. +2 Food and +1 Animal Range if next to an Elderberry. **Otter** with Lesser Herd (Ocean Giant) or Hunt (Forest Giant). **Iguana** with Lesser Predator (Swamp Giant) or Exotic (Rock Giant).
**Otter** **Frog** infused with Lesser Herd (Ocean Giant) or Hunt (Forest Giant). **Poison Dart Frog** infused with Lesser Hunt (Forest Giant) or Herd (Ocean Giant). 2 Food. Animal Range 2 Tiles. +3 Food if next to a Plant. **Tapir** with Potent Hunt (Forest Giant). **Buffalo** with Greater Herd (Ocean Giant).
**Tapir** **Otter** infused with Potent Hunt (Forest Giant). **Iguana** infused with Potent Hunt (Forest Giant). 1 Food. 2 Wealth. Animal Range 2 Tiles. +1 Food for each Tile within Animal Range with at least 7 Natura. **Orangutan** with Sublime Hunt (Forest Giant) or Herd (Ocean Giant).
**Poison Dart Frog** **Exotic Animals** (Swamp Giant) 1 Wealth. Animal Range 1 Tile. +2 Wealth and +1 Animal Range if next to an Elderberry. **Otter** with Lesser Hunt (Forest Giant) or Herd (Ocean Giant). **Iguana** with Lesser Predator (Swamp Giant) or Exotic (Rock Giant).
**Iguana** **Frog** infused with Lesser Predator (Swamp Giant) or Exotic (Rock Giant). **Poison Dart Frog** infused with Lesser Predator (Swamp Giant) or Exotic (Rock Giant). 2 Wealth. Animal Range 2 Tiles. +3 Wealth and +1 Danger if next to a Mineral. **Tapir** with Potent Hunt (Forest Giant). **Komodo Dragon** with Greater Predator (Swamp Giant).

Level 2 Swamp Animals

**Name** **Source** **Yield** **Symbiosis** **Transmutation**
**Buffalo** **Otter** infused with Greater Herd (Ocean Giant). 4 Food. Animal Range 2 Tiles. Each tile within Animal Range with a Plant receives a 50% bonus of that Plant's Food. +5 Food for each Hemp, Tomato or Marsh Mallow next to this Buffalo. **Orangutan** with Sublime Hunt (Forest Giant) or Herd (Ocean Giant).
**Komodo Dragon** **Iguana** infused with Greater Predator (Swamp Giant). 4 Wealth. Animal Range 2 Tiles. +1 Animal Range if next to an Iguana. Each Iguana and Poison Dart Frog within Animal Range gains +2 Wealth. +2 Wealth for each different Buffalo, Otter or Tapir Nest in Animal Range. **Crocodile** with Sublime Predator (Swamp Giant).

Level 3 Swamp Animals

**Name** **Source** **Yield** **Symbiosis** **Transmutation**
**Orangutan** **Tapir** infused with Sublime Hunt (Forest Giant) or Herd (Ocean Giant). **Buffalo** infused with Sublime Hunt (Forest Giant) or Herd (Ocean Giant). 8 Food. Animal Range 2 Tiles. +12 Tech for each Rubber Tree, Coffea, White Willow, Papaya and Cacao Tree within Animal Range. Stacks up to 3 times. +1 Animal Range if at least two of the above trees are within Animal Range. +3 Food for each Hemp, Tomato or Marsh Mallow next to this Orangutan. N/A
**Crocodile** **Komodo Dragon** infused with Sublime Predator (Swamp Giant). 8 Wealth. 1 Danger. Animal Range 2 Tiles. +4 Wealth for each Mineral within Animal Range. Each Buffalo, Orangutan and Tapir within Animal Range gains -2 Food, but the Crocodile gains +6 Wealth. N/A

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Abbey Games
  • Platforms
    PC, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    God Simulation
  • Guide Release
    30 June 2013
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
  • Guide Author
    Andrew Mills

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Reus is a god game by Abbey Games in which you take control of nature through the hands of mighty giants. You possess all imaginable powers over nature! There is only one thing on the planet that you do not control: mankind, with all their virtues and and all their vices. You can shape their world, but not their will. It’s your responsibility to maintain a balance in which man is not overpowered by nature, and nature does not fall to man’s greed.

Inside the guide:

  • Descriptions of the game's premise and core gameplay concepts.
  • Information and tips on how to tackle every level 1, 2 and 3 development - clear the game's 64 development challenges.
  • Detailed explanations of gameplay elements.
  • Information on every resource in the game. Every Plant, Animal and Mineral detailed.
  • Information on the Giants and their powers, and how best to evolve them.

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