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Dusk Lobber
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Dusk Lobbers are shadow plants that lob explosive buds down the lane.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 150
Recharge Mediocre
Damage Moderate
Area 3x3
Range Lobbed
In-game statistics
Direct damage 1.5 normal damage shots every 3 seconds
Splash damage 1.25 normal damage shots every 3 seconds in a 3x3 area
Weakness Parasol Zombie2 Jester Zombie2
Unlocked Modern Day - Day 17
Costumes
DuskLobberCostume DuskLobberCostume2
Lobbing comes easily for Dusk Lobber, but that's only because she's had extensive training and really enjoys parabolas.

Dusk Lobber is the fourth plant obtained in Modern Day in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It lobs explosive buds at the zombies in its lane, dealing 1.5 direct damage and 1.25 splash damage in a 3x3 area. When powered by Moonflower, it can lob the buds in the lanes next to it in a manner similar to the Threepeater.

Origins

Dusk Lobber is based on Opuntia, or prickly pears, a genus in the cactus plant family.

Almanac entry

Dusk Lobbers are shadow plants that lob explosive buds down the lane.

Special: powered Dusk Lobbers lob buds down 3 lanes

Lobbing comes easily for Dusk Lobber, but that's only because she's had extensive training and really enjoys parabolas.

Plant Food effect

Dusklber PF 1

Tossing buds down with its Plant Food ability

Dusklber PF 2

The large Plant Food buds exploding

When given Plant Food, Dusk Lobber will fire four large explosive bulbs that land on four random tiles with zombies nearby on the lawn, with each explosive bud dealing 17.5 damage in a 3x3 area.

Strategies

Dusk Lobber can be considered to be one of the most potent lobbed-shot plants, as the plant under the right condition is only second to Strawburst in terms of splash damage per second, while costing less than half of that of a Melon-pult or a Strawburst. This makes Dusk Lobber an incredibly useful weapon in both normal levels and the Endless Zones, unlike most other heavy offensive plants which are often restricted by usually high cost. The ability to attack multiple lanes also make Dusk Lobber highly useful early on, as this allows the player to secure the lawn quickly against Imp rushes or enemies on multiple lanes. This is however balanced by the plant's reliance on Moonflower and coupled with mildly slow recharge rate. This means Imitater will help the player field a decent amount of Dusk Lobbers in later levels, though you will always need Moonflower. Also, due to Moonflower's extremely lackluster Plant Food effect, it is advised to also bring Gold Bloom along.

Dusk Lobber may seem more powerful compared to the straight-shot shadow plant, Nightshade, but each has its downsides - Nightshade deals a meager amount of group damage compared to Dusk Lobber and lacks crowd control, while Dusk Lobber's higher sun cost and slower recharge makes it harder for the player to get many of them out, and it is also much weaker against isolated targets. As such, it might be advisable to bring both, if one has enough seed slots, when Moonflower is used.

Avoid using Dusk Lobber against Jester Zombie and Parasol Zombie as they will deflect its buds. Chicken Wrangler Zombie and Weasel Hoarder can quickly overwhelm any catapult plants upon releasing its counterpart so it is not a good idea to use Dusk Lobber when they're around.

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Trivia

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Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
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