16 BEST Grounded Weapons With Locations

Get your hands on the best melee and ranged weapons in Grounded & bash creatures' heads quickly!

Story Highlights
  • Grounded features a wide variety of melee and ranged weapons
  • Melee weapons are excellent for close combat and applying various debuffs on creatures
  • Ranged weapons allow players to attack from safe distance & they are good for AoE & Crowd Control
  • Equipping the best weapons in Grounded will allow players to kill creatures faster & reduce the chance of being killed frequently

If you have loved ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’ movies of the late 80s and have always wondered about living the fantasy, well, now you can do that in the Grounded. Having been shrunk down to the size of an ant, your only job in the game is to equip yourself with the best armor, shields, weapons, and other valuable items. Our Grounded best weapons guide entails excellent melee and ranged weapons that you should not sleep on.

We have recommended Tier-II and Tier-III melee and ranged weapons from the game. Most of these are acquired during the early and mid-game, and few can be accessed during the late-game only. Listing Tier-I weapons would beat the purpose of learning about the best weapons as they simply are not. 

Best Melee Weapons

Melee weapons are best at dealing with raw damage in quick succession. They allow you to approach a target from multiple angles, hit a couple of strikes, and kill the creatures. 

Club Of The Mother Demon

club of the mother demon [Image Credit: eXputer]
A spiked club designed for use in violent situations, constructed from a variety of pieces taken from a brood mother as well as other materials. At End-game, the Club of the Mother Demon is one of the most powerful melee weapons in the game in terms of its ability to do raw damage.

When the Apex Predator mutation is active, it has the capability to inflict a more potent variant of the Poison status condition on targets. 

The Club of the Mother Demon is a Tier III melee weapon that has a high damage output. However, the overall attack speed is relatively slower than the raw damage in exchange for a slower attack speed. It does a lot of damage and has a very high stun output.

How To Get

In terms of purely physical damage, this weapon is superior to the Mint Mace melee weapon; nonetheless, it does not do any elemental damage at all. Because the club is constructed from Broodmother pieces, it is necessary to kill a Broodmother creature at least once in order to complete the weapon’s crafting material requirement.

As shown in our captured image, you need to have the following materials to get this melee weapon in Grounded: 

  • Broodmother Venom x1 
  • Broodmother Fang x2 
  • Broodmother Chunk x2 

Mint Mace

Mint Mace [Image Credit: eXputer]
Mint Mace is the late-game club that is very effective in bashing skulls of ants or breaking spider legs. This close combat weapon is just slightly inferior to the Club of the Mother Demon in terms of its damage output, making it the second strongest melee weapon overall. However, in addition to its sheer raw damage, this one also does damage based on the elements.

How To Get

Because the recipe is hidden behind the Picnic Table Chip, the player has to acquire the Minotaur Maze Key in order to open the chest that is located at the Minotaur Maze.

You must accumulate the material requirements we listed below or, as you can see in the image above:

  • Mint Glob x2 
  • Flower Petal x5 
  • Tough Gunk x10 

The Mint Glob is acquired by cooking 2 Mint Shards and 1 Sturdy Whetstone in the oven. 

Antlion Greatsword

Antlion Greatsword [Image Credit: eXputer]
If you want to slice ants, spiders, termites, and lots of other larger-than-your-body-sized creatures in the Grounded with a sword, then Antlion Greatsword is a perfect fit. This is a Tier-III weapon in the game, which means it is a mid-to-late game weapon that you can obtain during your playthrough. 

The attack pattern of the Antlion Greatsword is synonymous with a two-handed club weapon in the game. Although we ranked this sword one rank above Spicy Coaltana, both weapons are more or less the same when you swing them onto enemies. 

How To Get

In order to unlock the Antlion Greatsword in the Grounded, you will need to reach Brain Power level 11 and Analyze the Antilion Pincer. Doing so will allow you to craft this sword after you’ve acquired the following resource materials:

  • Antlion Pincer x7
  • Antlion Part x3
  • Silk Rope x3

Spicy Coaltana

Spicy Coaltana [Image Credit: eXputer]
Spicy Coaltana is another excellent sword weapon in the Grounded that comes with a few bells and whistles. For one, it glows at night with a dark yellow or orange glow. The light radiated by it has limited visibility, but it’s better to walk with a little lighter than a stroll in pitch-black darkness. 

How To Get

Acquiring this weapon is a lot tricky to most weapons that we have listed in our guide. This weapon’s recipe can be found in the BBQ Spill area, the one where you see charcoal spilled all over the place. The recipe’s exact location is near the EverChar Coal bag. 

To get near it, your player will need a lot of sizzle protection. Otherwise, the heat will vaporize your player. Assuming you’ve acquired the required sizzle protection, just go near the Ever Char Coal bag and defend the flaming sword.  

Once you’ve unlocked the recipe, you will need the following resource materials to craft the Spicy Coaltana sword in the game:

  • Spicy Glob x2
  • EverChar Coal Chunk x5
  • Tough Gunk x10

Scythe Of Blossoms

Scythe of Blossoms [Image Credit: eXputer]
The best part of the Scythe of Blossom weapon in Grounded is that it comes with a Yoked Blows status effect perk. The perk basically changes the multiplier of the critical hit damage number, giving you a chance to deal much more damage than the base stats of the weapon.

Scythe of Blossoms is a Tier-III weapon in the game, which means that this one also can’t be acquired early game. 

How To Get

On the subject of weapon acquisition, players will need to kill mantis for the parts such as Mantis chunks and Mantis claws to be able to have the required resources and craft this weapon. Once you’ve killed a Mantis, you must analyze the Mantis Claw component to receive the Scythe of Blossoms crafting recipe. 

Collect the following resource materials and go to a workbench to craft the weapon:

  • Mantis Claw x2
  • Mantis Chunk x4
  • Pupa Leather x5
  • Rust x5
  • Lint Rope x5

Sour Battle-axe

Sour Battle-axe [Image Credit: eXputer]
If you’re a fan of using an axe to chop down large spider legs and kill Mantis creatures without much effort, then you much obtain Sour Battle-axe. This is also another end-game weapon that is very powerful in terms of doing raw damage and dealing sour damage on its targets. 

As an axe weapon, you can also use Sour Battle-Axe as pretty much your regular axe to chop down plants, planks, and other things that will require you to keep a regular or Tier-II axe in your backpack.  

How To Get

Acquiring Sour Battle-axe will require you to defeat Director Schmector, and to unlock the weapons recipe, you will need to discover the Ominent Data Chip. Once you’ve done that, you can visit the Workbench along with the following resource materials, as we have mentioned in the image above, to craft the Sour Battle-Axe for yourself in Grounded.

  • Sour Glob x2
  • Green Shield Bug Parts x5
  • Tough Gunk x10

Toenail Scimitar

Toenail Scimitar [Image Credit: eXputer]
Unlike most weapons we have listed above, Toenail Scimitar is actually a one-handed weapon with excellent attack speed. This weapon is notorious for debuffing the creatures by applying the Infection status effect. Every hit that you land on an enemy will decrease the enemy’s attack damage and speed. This is excellent for visiting below-the-ground-level regions where you’ve less room to explore and are likely to be stormed by creatures.

How To Get

In order to unlock Toernail Scimitar, you will first need to acquire a Toenail material and analyze that on your research station. Once you’ve done that, you will need to have the resource materials as shown in the image above or mentioned here as well. You can craft a countless supply of this weapon after the recipe as long as you have the materials. 

  • Toenail x10
  • Lint Rope x3
  • Pupa Hide x2
  • Rust x3

Red Ant Club

Red Ant Club [Image Credit: eXputer]
The Red Ant Club is a Tier-II weapon, and it can be obtained very early game in the Grounded. If you get this melee weapon in your first three hours of the game, then consider yourself overpowered against lots of creatures. 

The best part of Red Ant Club that you should know is that it deals excellent raw physical damage and, on top of that, stuns the creatures. Stunning them will give you room to land 2-4 more hits before the creature regains control of its senses and become hostile toward you. 

How To Get

Even though the Red Ant Club can be acquired in the early game, you will still need to reach Brainpower Level 5, which is decent and not in the mid-game. One way to quickly achieve this level is to pick unique objects or materials and rush to your station for analyzing. You’ll hit level 5 in a couple of hours at best. 

Once you’re at level 5, you will be required to analyze a Red Ant component on your station to unlock this melee weapon’s recipe. Once you’ve done that, you will need the materials we have shown in our image above or listed here as well.

  • Red Ant Part x4
  • Crude Rope x2
  • Red Ant Mandibles x2

Mosquito Needle

Mosquito Needle [Image Credit: eXputer]
Similar to Mosquito’s nose, the Mosquito Needle is another melee weapon that falls under the rapier category. Its long, swift, and length of weapon allow you to strike faster and poke creatures while maintaining a safe distance.

The best part of Mosquito Needle is that it comes with a Life Steal perk or ability. Each time you poke a creature with the weapon, you will basically be replenishing your own health while draining the creature’s HP pool in the process.

How To Get

Mosquito Needle is a tier-II weapon, and to unlock it, you will first need to reach Brainpower level 7, which is a little high for the early game, but the Life Steal perk makes up for the grind. There are two ways you can acquire the crafting recipe for Mosquito Needle. You can either get Mosquito Beak or Mosquito Blood Sack. 

So, hurl rock Peebles or fire ranged weapons whenever you see a mosquito flying in the air to get its attention & later kill it for the parts. You will be able to collect Mosquito parts after killing it. Analyze the parts at your station to get the weapon’s crafting recipe.

Once you’ve done that, obtain the three resource materials we have showcased in our image above, or you can find those here too.

  • Mosquito Beak x2
  • Silk Rope x2
  • Mosquito Blood Sack x2

Black Ant Sword

Black Ant Sword [Image Credit: eXputer]
Similar to Red Ant Club we have listed above, the Black Ant sword is another excellent weapon that you can get by beating a Black Ant to death. This one-handed sword is a Tier-II weapon in the Grounded, which is fast and has an excellent stun and damage output. 

How To Get

Even though we have ranked it below Mosquito Needle, the weapon is still better than it but can be acquired further later in the game due to the requirement of reaching Brainpower level 10. Once you’ve hit the required level, simply explore and find a Black Ant and beat the creature to death. Try to find one that is isolated from the group; otherwise, the whole ant army will stampede over your body. 

After that, bring the Black Ant Mandible component to your research station and analyze it. Doing so will give you the crafting recipe for Black Ant Sword. Once you’ve done that, just collect the following materials and craft yourself a one-handed Black Ant sword & slash creatures faster in Grounded.

  • Black Ant Mandibles x2
  • Black Ant Part x3
  • Berry Leather x4

Best Ranged Weapons

The ranged combat engagement unlocks whole new possibilities of how you approach a hostile situation. You can weaken a strong creature from a distance and then jump into combat with your melee weapon. Or, just pick enemies off one-by-one by shooting them with ranged weapons and getting their attention. Besides the above-mentioned melee weapons, we have listed six best Grounded ranged weapons you should not sleep on. 

Sour Staff

Sour Staff [Image Credit: eXputer]
Sour Staff may not do crazy high damage as Sour Battle-Axe does, but the best part of using ranged weapons is that you get to pick opponents from a safe distance as opposed to melee ones. This weapon hurls a static charge that deals sour elemental damage to creatures. 

The spells that you fire by using Sour Staff travel like an electrically charged fireball. They move slowly and also bounce off walls. It makes using these weapons an excellent addition to your arsenal in tight spaces, such as underground areas.

You can rapid-fire Sour Staff for quick damage dealing or charge it for large ranged damage that explodes on impact. You need to be careful of charged attacks, as the explosion will also deal damage you if you’re in its AoE. 

  • Sour Glob x5
  • Pinecone Piece x5
  • Tough Gunk x5
  • Pond Moss x5

How To Get

Sour staff is a powerful tier-III ranged weapon, and it can be unlocked in late-game only. To unlock the crafting recipe of Sour Staff, you will need to buy Candy Staves first for RS2500. This can be done from the Woodpile Chip in the Termite Den. Once you’ve done that, you will acquire the recipe to craft the weapon. You will also need the resource materials, as you see in the image we have inserted above or mentioned below.

Black Ox Crossbow

Black Ox Crossbow [Image Credit: eXputer]
While staff ranged weapons are excellent for speed casting and stunning creatures, the crossbow weapons are a better pick for raw damage from a distance. Black Ox Crossbow is a much stronger version of the Crow Crossbow. This weapon is a Tier-III weapon; therefore, it is fair to say that you can get this one during mid to late game. 

Besides the high raw damage, Black Ox Crossbow does very little stun damage. The weapon also has a lower rate of fire. There are no status effects or perks that this ranged weapon comes with. Therefore you’d have to rely heavily on just the raw firepower. 

How To Get

In order to get Black Ox Crossbow in Grounded, players will first need to kill a black ox creature and bring its part to analyze and research station. Once that is done, you will need the following components to craft the Black Ox Crossbow in Grounded.

  • Rust x6
  • Black Ox Part x4
  • Lint Rope x4
  • Pinecone Piece x2

Mint Staff

Mint Staff [Image Credit: eXputer]
This is another excellent ranged staff that applies the fresh status effect on enemies. This is by far the only late-game staff that does not have the ability to fire a charged shot. However, the bright side of using Mint Staff is that you get to fire shots continuously, dealing fresh damage to certain bugs that are weak toward this status effect.

Since this is a Tier-III weapon, it is not each to unlock it early or mid-game. So, expect to fight end-game creatures while wielding this weapon.

How To Get

To unlock the Mint Staff in Grounded, you will need to visit Woodpile Chip in the Termite Den and purchase Candy Staves for Rs 2500. Once you do that, you will unlock the weapon’s recipe and later craft it using the workbench. You will also need the items we have highlighted in our image above or listed here as well.

  • Mint Glob x5
  • Pinecone Piece x5
  • Tough Gunk x5
  • Crow Feather Piece x5

Crow Crossbow

Crow Crossbow [Image Credit: eXputer]
Crow Crossbow is a far superior ranged weapon than most Tier-I ranged weapons. The weapon has average stun ability but a much lower rate of fire. It is great for mid-game but not so much if you reach the end-game content. 

How To Get

In order to get the crafting recipe of Crow Crossbow in the Grounded, you will need to find a crow’s feather piece. Once you have it, go to your research station and analyze the component. This will give you the crafting recipe to make unlimited copies of the weapon as long as you have the following crafting materials.

  • Crow Feather Piece x6
  • Acorn Shell x4
  • Silk Rope x4

Spicy Staff

Spicy Staff [Image Credit: eXputer]
The Spicy Staff is a piece of magical equipment that enables the user to perform powerful spicy magic from a distance. When cast, the spell takes the appearance of a ball of incendiary spice that is launched from the staff. The ball detonates upon impact with a living thing or the ground below it. It also has the ability to be charged, which results in more power and a larger blast.

A staff fashioned of hot candies called Hot Cha Chas. The effects of a magic spell that may be found in Minotaurs and Myrmidons have been recreated via the use of prohibited chemistry and arcane technology.

How To Get

Due to the fact that it is obtained from the Woodpile Chip in the Termite Den, it is obtained quite late in the game. To acquire the recipe for this weapon, you will need to pay Rs 2500 for Candy Staves and purchase them.

Once you have the recipe, collect the recipes we have listed here and craft the weapon.

  • Spicy Glob x5
  • Pinecone Piece x5
  • Tough Gunk x5
  • Fire Ant Mandibles x5

Super Gas Arrow

Super Gas Arrow [Image Credit: eXputer]
The Super Gas Arrows are an improved version of the Gas Arrows that are far more powerful than the Gas Arrows that they replaced. When fired at a creature, they do massive damage as well as emit a dust cloud that is far more potent than the variety that is less effective. After being fired, it transforms into a Splinter Arrow instead.

How To Get

Players will need to Conduct Research on Super Stink Sack in order to get this Tier-III kind of arrow. After you have accomplished that, you will need the following materials and resources to create the arrows.

  • Splinter Arrow x3
  • Super Stink Sack x1


Weapons keep you alive throughout your journey of returning back to normal from being a bug-sized human. As you progress through the game, you’d encounter difficult-to-kill creatures, requiring you to wield the best weapons in Grounded. With our suggested melee and ranged weapons, we believe you’d be all set on your journey from early to mid and late game.

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Irfan Ansari

With four years of Video Game Journalism and Tremendous love for Gaming, Irfan loves chatting and writing everything about video games.

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