Farmers can go head-to-head with most melee units. Although their stats aren't the best, the fact that they can attack rapidly which allows them to land lots of blows on the target and eventually kill them allows them to do some decent damage. They can be used as a cheap spearman. To maximize this potential and to cover the low health, it's recommended to place a swarm of them and they should be able to kill any enemy units that come into their range quick. In the Pre-Alpha, they were seen using the same attack technique as an Axe without the flip. This was, however, removed in Open Alpha. They are also useful against Vikings.
- In the Open Alpha, Farmers made a funny little squeaking noise when they attacked.
- They make great counters to Squires and Brawlers.
- They used to wear Straw hats. Interestingly enough, these were worn by other Farmer units, like a Sickle.
- Both the Farmer and Haybaler have the exact same voices.