The Root Mother

Location Earth
Enemies Devil
Reward Mother's Blessing Trait
Root Mother will join Ward 13

Check Root Mother for the NPC version.

The Root Mother is a Boss in Remnant: From the Ashes. Bosses are special Enemies that are uniquely named and must be defeated to progress the game and to acquire special items and gear.


The Root Mother Information

The Root Mother is actually not a boss that you fight, rather she is an NPC that you defend for a set amount of time.  After progressing enough through the Earth Realm while in Campaign Mode (Root Mother does not appear in Adventure Mode) you will come across a church with a white fog wall, and a Crystal to rest at.  Upon entering, she gives dialogue options, and ultimately, you must defend her from a Root Ambush.  Upon victory, she will move to Ward 13 where she is used for gaining additional heals, assuming you have the materials.


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The Root Mother Strategies

Video Strategies

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Strategy Writeup

After you talk to The Root Mother, an event will begin where you have to defend her from The Root for two minutes. Enemies will start coming out of the windows. A good strategy is staying close to the door of the Chapel where you have a better view of the battlefield. Try to focus on the weaker root first and then deal with the Elite ones. If you are having trouble, try to lure the enemies to you while dodging until time runs out. Beware as some enemies will focus on The Root Mother and ignore you completely.


Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1
Devil Try to dipatch them as soon as they appear. They can provide you with ammuniton
Slayer Shoot them in the head as soon as they appear, when they teleport, fire at them quickly so they don't have time to atack
Hulk Fire at its head. If it charges at you, dodge to either side and keep firing until its dead.



The Root Mother Lore

  • The Root Mother was once human but made the decision to sacrifice herself in an attempt to interface with the Root hive mind and hinder it from the inside, going to the old church and physically binding herself to the Root there, transforming her into a human-root hybrid. Eventually the player frees her from her prison, and she returns to Ward 13 to aid them.

  • Root Mother name is Evelyn Ceder.

  • She is Commander Ford’s grandmother.

  • Ford is her husband.

  • The world stone is what made Ford immortal. He had to find the Root Mother to become mortal again.

  • A journal of hers can be found in the room the player awakens in upon entering Ward 13, with the writings detailing earlier days of the war, the start of her dreams, and her romance with Ford. A second journal can be found in a room in the church after defending the Root Mother, detailing more dreams, connections to the Root, and events leading to her becoming the Root Mother.


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The Root Mother Notes & Trivia

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The Root Mother Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      01 Oct 2020 15:59  

      Hulk (climbing through the window): time to beat up the tree grandma
      Me: oh no you don't (5 rifle shots to hulk's face)
      Hulk: are there bees in here? HI GRANDMA
      Me: fffffff (3 SMG clips to the back of hulk's head as it relentlessly clubs the old woman)
      Root Mother: yeah just keep trying until the hulk doesn't spawn, it's bullshDEATH WAVE WHOOARRRRRRR

      • Anonymous

        13 Sep 2020 16:29  

        So I have a hardcore mode save and I'm really damn scared for this bit, lmao

        Any preparation tips? Weapon mods or Weapons I can get from other worlds in Adventure mode ect?

        • Anonymous

          30 Aug 2020 16:09  

          The balancing in this area is stupid. At some point you are either overrun by the amount of enemies, or they will just go straight to her. You are kinda forced to go with equipment you don't want to play with.

          • Anonymous

            23 Aug 2020 18:26  

            Nightmare mode this boss is bs, I already see it coming lol...

            I think I shouldve done hard on 2nd playthrough not nightmare lmao.

            • Anonymous

              22 Aug 2020 21:59  

              This is one of the hardest events to help people with. Seriously, the amount of dumb people that continue to kill her over and over and over and over...thinking this time it will be different. How hard is it to understand that you are supposed to protect her...

              • Anonymous

                19 Aug 2020 23:11  

                The Rattle Weed mod helps a lot with this one. Use it, and enemies will go after it rather than the Root Mother.

                • Anonymous

                  08 Jan 2020 02:50  

                  This one is difficult to categorize the way the pages are named right now. It has far more in common with the random events than the bosses, with the exception that it is not random. Perhaps the random events page should be renamed to simply "Events", so it could include this encounter.

                  • Anonymous

                    19 Sep 2019 01:10  

                    At some point she shoots an aoi and you need to safe roll or die with all mobs remaining in the room. I died twice before figuring it out. Feels kinda stupid unless there is something I don't understand or miss. You clue is when she say "they start weaking".

                    • Anonymous

                      11 Sep 2019 12:32  

                      With ruin equipped, if you let her die with the perk active, you will revive and the event will restart, but she will have "0" health so you cant fail. Definitely a glitch

                      • Anonymous

                        27 Aug 2019 15:43  

                        Man its some hot bull*****on hard mode where ranged enemies will focus entirely on attacking root mother while ignoring the magazine you emptied into them while more come along to focus just on her and give no damns about how many times you shoot them to get them to focus on you.

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