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Soil's primary use is as a foundation for which players interact with the world. The Terrain Tool may be used to add or subtract soil from the planets, carving out holes, digging up Resources, or creating pathways to hard to reach areas.
The Terrain Tool reticle displays a circle indicating the amount of soil the player has available. Equipping more than one canister will divide the circle into parts based on how many canisters the player is using.
Soil will be burned off by the terrain tool if the player has no canister or their canisters are full.