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Tap Missile Toe to arm her, then tap the target to fire.

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Missile Toe is a premium plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2, tied to the 2016 Feastivus event. She acts like a Banana Launcher but she can slow down Zombies (PvZ2) in a 3x3 radius as an added effect. She is also immune to the chilling effect in Frostbite Caves but can't warm up other plants, similar to Cold Snapdragon,as they are all cold plants. After firing, Missile Toe will be disabled for 20 seconds before she can fire again.

Origins

Her name is a portmanteau of the words "missile", a self-propelled self-guided munition system and "mistletoe", the common name for most obligate hemiparasitic plants in the order Santalales.

Almanac entry

NOTE: Missile Toe costs 400 sun and has her ability affects a 3x3 area in the Chinese version.

Missile Toe

SUN COST: 500
RECHARGE: Fast

TOUGHNESS: Typical
DAMAGE: Massive

SPECIAL: Chill
SPECIAL: Freeze

FIRING RATE: Slow
PLANT FOOD POWER: Freeze Bursts

Missile Toes launch cold blasts that damage, chill and slow zombies.

Usage: tap to arm, tap on target tile to fire

While she is called Missile Toe, Missile Toe has no toes and, properly speaking, lacks missiles. How'd she get her name? Nepotism! Pure favoritism!


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, she will launch four cold blasts at random targets on the lawn.

Level upgrade

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
(Fast)
Toughness
(Typical)
Damage
(Massive)
Special
(Chill)
Special
(Freeze)*
Firing Rate
(Slow)
Plant Food Power
(Freeze Bursts)
Area
1 0 0 500 5 seconds 300 dps 1200 dps 10 seconds N/A 20 seconds Four Tile
2 10 1,000 475 350 dps 1250 dps 10 seconds 19 seconds
3 25 2,500 475 400 dps 1300 dps 12 seconds 18 seconds
4 50 5,000 450 450 dps 1400 dps 15 seconds 18 seconds
5 100 10,000 450 500 dps 1500 dps 15 seconds 3 seconds 16 seconds Five
6 200 20,000 425 550 dps 1600 dps 20 seconds 3 seconds 16 seconds
7 400 30,000 425 600 dps 1700 dps 20 seconds 5 seconds 14 seconds
8 800 50,000 400 700 dps 1800 dps 25 seconds 5 seconds 14 seconds
9 1,200 75,000 375 800 dps 1900 dps 25 seconds 7 seconds 14 seconds Six
10 1,600 100,000 350 900 dps 2000 dps 30 seconds 7 seconds 12 seconds

*After reaching level 5, Missile Toe will gain an ability to freeze zombies it attacks. This column shows freeze duration.

Costumed (China only)

Missile Toe now launch powerful cold blasts, which leave small ice trails.

Level Upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New Missile Toe Upgrade 1
Ice Source Savings
Missile Toe recharges 15% faster.
CombatTrainingIcon
Combat Training
Missile Toe gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New Missile Toe Upgrade 2
Quick Source Supplies
Missile Toe gains 15% more faster recharge (30% initial).
CellActivationIcon
Cell Activation
Missile Toe gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
LevelIcon4New AbilityAwakendIcon
Ability Awaken
Missile Toe may be boosted when planted.
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Missile Toe gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
LevelIcon5New Missile Toe Upgrade 3
Ice Fairy's Bomb
Missile Toe has a chance to regenerate icy timing missiles that will be inserted into the ground after hitting the zombie and explode after an amount of time (similar to Banana Launcher's level 5 ability).
FightingPowerIcon
Fighting Power
Missile Toe gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Strategies

The Missile Toe can be seen as an upgrade to the Banana Launcher, since her projectiles chill zombies in a 3x3 area in addition to causing high damage to any zombie that they hit directly. However, this plant's ability to slow zombies down with each shot also applies to the Snow Pea, Winter Melon, and Cold Snapdragon, making this plant somewhat redundant, unless she is the only ice-based plant that the player brings. She can also work well in Frostbite Caves since she is immune to the freezing effect.

Her massive 500 sun cost and 20 seconds recharge time are notable weaknesses, however the high damage per shot and additional chill effect makes her effective at dealing with single targets while crowd-controlling all other zombies in range through the slow effect. Her biggest weakness is that it is hard to know whether if she is recharging or not, as the only way to see is by looking her icy missile in her "hands", as it is smaller when recharging, but with no change in animation. This is especially seen if you play on smaller devices .

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Trivia

  • She is the fifth plant to be a direct upgrade of another plant, the first being Grapeshot, followed by Cold Snapdragon, the third being Wasabi Whip, and then the Bombegranate.
  • Her recharge is 20 seconds like Banana Launcher, but the animation is slightly longer as you can fire Missile Toe's blast when the animation that shows it is ready (a short coloum of snow) happens.
  • The head-wear on her head resembles a Christmas tree.
  • She is the most expensive premium plant, sun-wise.
  • Her Almanac description jokes on how her name does not correlate to her appearance (specifically, she lacks missiles and toes).
  • She might actually be referred to Elsa from Disney's Frozen. This can be supported by her animation when shaping her snowball and releasing it into the air.
  • The projectiles affect a 3x3 area, despite their size.
    • This trait is not shared with Banana Launcher, as his only cover an area slightly smaller than 1x3.
    • However, that extra area does no damage to zombies, it only chills (and, when upgraded, freezes) them.
  • She is the second premium plant released alongside the Feastivus event, with the first being Sap-fling, and the 3rd being Holly Barrier.
  • She is the fifth plant to cost 500 sun, the first being Winter Melon, the second being Tile Turnip (if two of it has been placed on the lawn), the third being Imitater (depending on what it imitated) and the fourth being Banana Launcher.
  • In previous versions, the recharge was said to be sluggish but it is actually fast in-game.
    • This error occurred with Banana Launcher's Almanac entry too.
    • This was probably because of their re-arm time. Banana Launcher's time is 20s, the same as the recharge time of sluggish-recharge plants. Missile Toe's time is also 20s but the animation is longer.
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An example if the player controls multiple Missile Toes

  • Unlike Banana Launcher, the player cannot control multiple Missile Toes at once. If the player tries this, the Missile Toes they tapped while controlling the original Missile Toe will become stuck and unusable.
    • This can be fixed by either digging up the Missile Toe or by using Plant Food on her.
  • Like Banana Launcher, she cannot be planted on minecarts. If the player tries this, the message will appear: "Missile Toes are too icy for mine carts.
  • When she releases her snowball, the sounds of Christmas bells will appear.
  • She and Cold Snapdragon are the cold plants are immune to the freezing winds in Frostbite Caves.

See also

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Plants