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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 zombies or tombstones in its lane, dealing 1.5 direct damage and 1.25 splash damage in a 3x3 area. When powered by Moonflower, it lobs buds into 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 Lobber

SUN COST: 150
RECHARGE: Mediocre

TOUGHNESS: Typical
DAMAGE: Moderate

RANGE: Lobbed
AREA: 3x3

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.


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

Dusklber PF 1

Tossing large 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.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Mediocre)
Toughness
(Typical)
Damage
(Moderate)
Plant Food Power
(Damage)
Projectile
Velocity
Range Area
Direct Splash Direct Splash
1 0 0 150 10 seconds 3 bites 1.5 nds 1.25 nds 0.5 nds 15 nds Normal Lobbed 3x3
2 10 1,000 150 10 seconds 3.5 bites 2 nds 1.75 nds 15 nds
3 75 5,000 150 9 seconds 4 bites 2.5 nds 2.25 nds 20 nds +1.3x
4 200 10,000 150 9 seconds 4.5 bites 3 nds 2.75 nds 20 nds
5 400 20,000 150 9 seconds 5.5 bites 3.5 nds 3.25 nds 25 nds
6 750 30,000 150 8 seconds 6 bites 4 nds 3.75 nds 30 nds
7 1,000 40,000 125 8 seconds 6.5 bites 4.5 nds 4.25 nds 30 nds + 1.6x
8 1,000 50,000 125 7 seconds 7 bites 4.5 nds 4.25 nds 35 nds
9 1,500 60,000 125 6 seconds 8 bites 4.5 nds 4.25 nds 40 nds
10 2,000 75,000 125 5 seconds 9 bites 4.5 nds 4.25 nds 45 nds

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

  • It, Ball Cactus, Tree Cactus, Prickly Pear and Cactus, its Heroes version and its Garden Warfare version and variants are the only plants based on cacti.
    • It is the only one of the group that doesn't have the word cactus (Or in Prickly Pear's case, a type of cacti) in its name.
  • When its projectiles are reflected by Jester Zombies, they will harmlessly pass through the plants and go towards the player's house. This was fixed in the 4.7.1 update.
  • If its projectile misses her target, it will not land on the lane it is lobbed on, but rather the lane directly below it. The same happens if it targets a zombie that is in the water in Big Wave Beach.
  • It and Apple Mortar are the only lobbed-shot plants that can lob projectiles into more than one lane without being fed with Plant Food.
  • It is the fifth lobbed-shot plant able to do splash damage. The others are Melon-pult, Winter Melon, Pepper-pult, and Strawburst.
  • It, Homing ThistlePea-nutPepper-pult, Dandelion and Apple Mortar are the only projectile-shooting plants that do not have a fast recharge speed.
  • Its idle animation is minorly unfinished, as it will cut back to the start of its animation every second or so, instead of looping smoothly. This is likely an oversight.

See also

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Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
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
Epic Quests Gold Bloom · Electric Currant · Aloe
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