Xander root is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.
Xander root is a large, turnip-like root with mild healing properties. It can easily be identified by its exposed head and tall green stalk protruding from a raised ring of dirt, resembling an onion. Once collected, xander root can be used in the crafting of many items, including both healing powder and stimpaks, or consumed for a small health bonus
Like all other Mojave Wasteland plants, ripe Xander roots found in the wasteland will eventually regrow after being picked by the player, making them an unlimited supply of free food.
Effects of Survival skill
|10||+1 Hit Point, -6 Starvation||60||+2 Hit Point, -11 Starvation|
|20||+1 Hit Point, -7 Starvation||70||+2 Hit Point, -12 Starvation|
|30||+1 Hit Point, -8 Starvation||80||+2 Hit Point, -13 Starvation|
|40||+1 Hit Point, -9 Starvation||90||+2 Hit Point, -14 Starvation|
|50||+2 Hit Point, -10 Starvation||100||+3 Hit Point, -15 Starvation|
With the add-on Old World Blues, this item can be crafted by the player.
Xander root can be found across the wastes, often beside rocks or amongst withered roots:
- The largest amount (minimum 31 so far) within a relatively small area can be found by carefully scanning the whole area left and right of the road leading from Ruby Hill Mine to Jacobstown including the surroundings of Silver Peak Mine, Ranger Station Foxtrot and Remnants Bunker.
- A dozen or more can be found at Deathclaw Promontory, on the east side of the river, north of Cottonwood Cove. Note: There are many deathclaws here (perhaps 20-25), so be prepared.
- There are five plants southeast of Lone Wolf Radio, almost due south of Goodsprings source.
- A very large one (about 3-4 times bigger than the average) can be found between Jacobstown and Silver Peak Mine atop a hill just behind a rock.
- Three can be found outside the Goodsprings Schoolhouse.
- Two can be found along the trail leading up the mountain to the ridge with Johnny Five Aces' corpse.
- Two can be found near Red Rock Canyon on the steep trail west from the fresh water spring behind the huts. One root is just past the dead super mutant, the other is further up the trail. The trail eventually leads to Ranger Station Foxtrot, where there are more roots. Beware, the trail is guarded by cazadores.
- There is one root located up a small hill to the right of the entrance to the NCR camp across from Primm.
- One or two can be found around the hollowed-out rock near the Tribal village.
- One can be found in front of Bloodborne cave. Fast travel it should be right in front of you.
- A large amount of the root can be found growing in Zion Canyon, as are other wasteland fruits, including banana yucca fruit and Nevada agave fruit. One can easily collect at least 3 of each of the plants in under a minute.
- A large amount can be found scattered around Big MT, in particular the X-22 botanical garden.
- One can be acquired every 3 in-game days after the completion of Field Research, once you have upgraded the Biological research station.
- One can be found near the overturned trailers as you are coming into Nipton from the Northeast.
- One can be found atop the cliffs directly behind Goodsprings Source, along with some broc flower; there will be some geckos to fend off on the cliffs to get to these.
- Some traders sell xander root despite it not being worth any caps therefore if you "buy" it off the traders you won't have to pay for it.
|Chems||Ant nectar · Ant queen pheromones · Antivenom · Auto-inject stimpak · Auto-inject super stimpak · Blood Shield · Buffout · Cateye · Coyote tobacco chew · Datura antivenom · Datura hide · Fire ant nectar · Fixer · Fiery purgative · Ghost Sight · Healing poultice · Healing powder (Legate healing powder) · Hydra · Jet (Dixon's Jet) · Med-X · Mentats (Berry Mentats, Grape Mentats, Orange Mentats, Party Time Mentats) · Psycho (Slasher) · Rad-X · RadAway · Rebound · Rocket · Rushing Water · Stimpak (Stimpak, Expired, Stimpak, Homemade) · Steady · Super stimpak · Turbo · Ultrajet · Weapon binding ritual|
|Drinks||Absinthe · Atomic cocktail · Beer (irradiated beer) · Battle brew · Black coffee · Blood pack · Bitter drink · Dirty water (irradiated water) · Large Wasteland tequila · Moonshine · Nuka-Cola (ice cold Nuka-Cola, Nuka-Cola Quartz, Nuka-Cola Victory, Nuka-Cola Quantum) · Purified water · Rum & Nuka · Scotch (irradiated Scotch, Jake Juice) · Sierra Madre martini · Sunset Sarsaparilla (irradiated Sunset Sarsaparilla) · Vodka · Wasteland tequila · Whiskey (Dixon's whiskey, irradiated whiskey) · Wine (drugged wine)|
|Edibles||Ant egg · Ant meat · Banana yucca fruit (irr. banana yucca) · Barrel cactus fruit (irr. barrel cactus) · Bighorner meat · Bighorner steak · Blamco Mac & Cheese (irr. Mac & Cheese) · Bloatfly meat · Bloatfly slider · Blood sausage (black blood sausage) · Brahmin meat · Brahmin steak · Brahmin Wellington · Broc flower · Bubblegum · Buffalo gourd seed · Caravan lunch · Cave fungus (mutant cave fungus) · Cazador egg · Cook-Cook's Fiend stew · Coyote meat · Coyote steak · Cram (irradiated Cram) · Crispy squirrel bits · Crunchy mutfruit (irr. crunchy mutfruit) · Dandy Boy Apples (irr. Dandy Boy apples) · Daturana · Desert salad · Dog meat · Dog steak · Fancy Lads Snack Cakes (irr. Fancy Lads) · Fire ant egg · Fire ant fricassée · Fire ant meat · Fresh apple · Fresh carrot · Fresh pear · Fresh potato (irradiated potato) · Gecko kabob · Gecko meat (irr. gecko meat) · Gecko steak · Ghost People flesh · Giant rat meat · Grilled mantis · Gum drops · Honey mesquite pod · Human flesh · Human remains · Iguana bits · Iguana-on-a-stick · Imitation strange meat pie · Instamash (irradiated InstaMash) · Jalapeño pepper · Junk food · Lakelurk egg · Lakelurk meat · Maize · Mole rat meat (mole rat wonder meat) · Mole rat stew · MRE · Mushroom Cloud · Mutfruit (irradiated mutfruit) · Nevada agave fruit · Nightstalker tail · Nightstalker squeezin's · Noodles · Pinto bean pod · Pinyon nuts · Pork n' Beans (irr. Pork N' Beans) · Potato Crisps (irr. Potato Crisps) · Pre-War steak · Preserved meat · Prickly pear fruit · Sacred datura root · Radroach meat · Rat meat · Ruby's casserole · Salient green · Salisbury Steak (irr. Salisbury Steak) · Spore carrier sap · Squirrel on a stick · Squirrel stew · Strange meat · Strange meat pie · Sugar Bombs (irr. Sugar Bombs) · Thin red paste (thick red paste) · Trail mix · Wasteland omelet · White horsenettle · Xander root · Yao guai meat · YumYum Deviled Eggs (irr. YumYum D. Eggs)|
|Venoms||Bleak venom · Cloud Kiss (weak) · Cloud Kiss (potent) · Cloud Kiss (lethal) · Dark datura · Mother Darkness · Silver sting · Tremble|
|Miscellaneous||Doctor's Bag · Stealth Boy · Snakebite Tourniquet · Weapon repair kit|
|Cut content||Focus · Scorpion poison · Scorpion poison grease · Testfx|