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For the similar zombie in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, see Mad Chemist.

Chemist is a Super Rare variant of the Scientist in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. He is a very exaggerated variant of the Scientist's power at close quarters combat. The Chemist's weapon of choice has a much further width of deviation, but only goes approximately one to three feet away from the player. He deals 40 damage in Garden Warfare and 35 in Garden Warfare 2 at any range. Dealing this damage can easily take out enemies, since there is no class that deals better damage for being near enemies like the Chemist other than the Marine Biologist.


Stickerbook description

The Chemist Zombie spends his time taste-testing unstable chemical concoctions. Despite his appearance, he insists he's no worse for wear.

In-game description

The Chemist's Beaker Blaster is extremely effective at close range!

Primary weapon

The Chemical Beaker Blaster (Beaker Blaster in Garden Warfare 2) is the primary weapon of the Chemist. The facts below apply to a fully upgraded weapon.

  • The Chemist's weapon will not deal any damage past 1 to 2 meters or so, making mid-range and long-ranged combat impossible.
  • The close range damage per hit base and critical damage is 40 (Garden Warfare), 36 (Garden Warfare 2).
  • The max DPS at close range is 72.7.
  • The spread splash damage from the weapon deals 40 damage (Garden Warfare), 35 damage (Garden Warfare 2).
  • The ammo in a clip is 8.
  • The reload time is 2.5 seconds.
  • The projectile speed is slow.
  • The weapon is a semi-spread weapon.
  • The bloom is low.


Sticky Explody Ball

Sticky Explody Ball is an explosive ball which explodes when an enemy plant is in a meter radius. It deals 50 damage.


With Warp, the player teleports to a location in preferential vision. The player deviates upward to go up stairs, small fences, etc.

Zombie Heal Station

The Zombie Heal Station heals all zombies within its radius.

Mega Heal Bomb

An alternate ability of Sticky Explody Ball, Mega Heal Bomb is a huge ball like the Sticky Explody Ball with a bigger radius. Heals all zombies in its radius by 50 health.

Energy Warp

An alternate ability of Warp, Energy Warp allows the Scientist transferred into a pure energy that travels with the ability of invincibility. The Scientist is able to travel freely but can neither jump nor attack. It also gains a small speed boost.

Armored Heal Station

An alternate ability of Zombie Heal Station, Armored Heal Station heals at a slower rate than the Zombie Health Station, and self-destructs the same time as the Zombie Heal Station. Its incredible size allows players to jump on it to get to most buildings.

Sticky Cheetah Ball - GW1 Only

An alternate ability of Sticky Explody Ball, Sticky Cheetah Ball is orange in color with black spots, deals 75 damage.

Cheesy Warp - GW1 Only

An alternate ability of Warp, Cheesy Warp has the same use as Warp but deals 30 damage to all plants after reaching its destination.

Cheetah Heal Station - GW1 Only

An alternate ability of Zombie Heal Station, Cheetah Heal Station heals much faster, but also self-destructs faster.

Heal Beam of Science - GW2 Only

The Heal Beam of Science is the Computer Scientist's first activatable ability. Similar to Heal Beam, it will heal any zombie targeted by it, healing faster the closer the Scientist is to the healed target.

Heal Beam of Science (Garden Warfare 2 exclusive)

The Heal Beam of Science is the Scientist's first ability in Garden Warfare 2. Similar to the Heal Beam, it will heal any zombie targeted by it, healing faster the closer the Scientist is to the healed target.

Weapon upgrades


Description about the Chemist's weapon upgrades

Experimental Reload Kabob

The experimental reload kabob enhances reload speed.

Unobtanium Compression

Unobtanium is compressed allowing for higher ammo capacity.

Enhanced Unobtanium Spray

Chemically formulated to vanquish Plants faster, the Unobtanium Spray boosts damage output.

Unlocking (Garden Warfare only)

The Chemist is unlocked by reaching Level 10 with the Scientist. Each Level starting with 5, excluding 6, will reward the player with a single character piece until all are unlocked, at Level 10. If the player did not reached level 10 in Garden Warfare but plays Garden Warfare 2 he/she will be able to collect the missing stickers to unlock this variant.



  • He is currently the only playable character that does not actually increase his weapon's damage when obtaining the damage increase upgrade.
  • His upgrades include something called unobtanium. It is misspelled, the correct one is unobtainium and it is used to describe an extremely rare element.
  • He received a nerf in the Tactical Taco Party DLC, PopCap decreased his clip size from 10 to 6 (12 to 8 with the upgrade), Chemist's range was also decreased a small but lethal bit.
  • In the Trouble in Zombopolis: Part One DLC, his weapon damage was reduced from 40 to 36 along with his warp nerfed.
  • In The Trouble in Zombopolis: Part Two DLC, his weapon damage was reduced once again from 36 to 35 and its rate of fire was reduced from 100 RPM to 95 RPM.
  • His safety glass is cracked, as shown in the Stickerbook.
  • The Chemist's primary weapon is similar to a Stubby Shotgun from the Grand Theft Auto series which also can do high damage in a point-blank range.
  • Chemist, Mechanic, and Super Commando are the only returning characters whom have a name change to their primary weapon in Garden Warfare 2. For the Chemist, is called Beaker Blaster instead of Chemical Beaker Blaster.
  • In Garden Warfare 2, the rim of his safety goggles is now black instead of white.
    • His safety goggles are also no longer cracked, albeit he still wears them upside down.

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