- For other versions, see Cactus (disambiguation).
|"It's true. I'm prickly on the outside but spongy on the inside."|
- Class: Guardian
- Tribe: Cactus Plant
- Trait: Bullseye
- Abilities: None
- Set - Rarity: Basic - Common
"It's true. I'm prickly on the outside but spongy on the inside."
Cactus's stat of 5 can be a big benefit, especially since it only costs 2. Because of this, it can be played early in-game, making it hard for many zombie cards to destroy it during those turns. Its high health makes this card as a reliant defensive wall to protect other powerful Team-Up plants behind it, such as Carrotillery. On top of that, having Bullseye will prevent the zombie hero from blocking the attack and gaining superpower tricks to get an advantage. Because of this trait, using cards that buff its strength such as Berry Angry and Fertilize will aid it well. If you are playing as Grass Knuckles, try to buff Cactus at a safe range at about 3, as it not only gets out of range of most insta-kill tricks, but allows it to do decent damage on the zombie hero without affecting the block meter. Cactus can also be used as a method to finish off zombies at 1, as its high health allows it to survive under most attacks.
Using zombie cards or tricks that can nullify its strength, such as Pied Piper or Nibble, will be able to prevent it from attacking, as well as being closer to destroying it without needing to initiate the battle phase. However, be wary as the Guardian class has access to Spineapple to buff it if the aforementioned methods were used. Tricks that can destroy it such as Rolling Stone and Weed Spray, as well as Deadly zombies can destroy it easily. Bouncing it with Backyard Bounce will expose the plant it is defending, if there is one, making that plant vulnerable to damage. If Cactus is buffed, consider using Rocket Science or Locust Swarm, as its high health will make it last for a while.
- The Bullseye trait it has may be a reference to its role as a sniper in the Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare series.
- Its description uses an excerpt from its description from Plants vs. Zombies.
- It is the only plant class from Garden Warfare to not have a hero counterpart, as Peashooter, Sunflower, Chomper, and Rose have hero counterparts (Green Shadow, Solar Flare, Chompzilla and Rose, respectively).
- For some reason, it has red thorns on its card, however these do not appear when it is played.