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

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Missile Toe
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Missile Toes launch cold blasts that damage, chill and slow zombies.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 500
Recharge Sluggish
Damage Massive
Area Tile
Usage Tap to arm, tap on target tile to fire
In-game statistics
Recharge Fast
Direct damage 60 normal damage shots in a 1x2 area
Unlocked NA: $4.99
Costumes
MissileToeCostume1 MissileToeCostume2
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!

Missile Toe is a premium plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2, tied to the 2016 Feastivus event. It acts like a Banana Launcher but it can slow down zombies in a 3x3 radius as an added effect. It is also immune to the chilling effect in Frostbite Caves but can't warm up other plants, similar to Cold Snapdragon. Missile Toe will be disabled for 22 seconds before it can fire again.

Origins

Its 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

Missile Toe

SUN COST: 350
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, it will launch three 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 3 bites 60 nds 10 seconds N/A 20 seconds Four Tile
2 10 1,000 475 5 seconds 3.5 bites 62.5 nds 10 seconds 19 seconds
3 75 5,000 475 5 seconds 4 bites 65 nds 12 seconds 18 seconds
4 200 10,000 450 5 seconds 4.5 bites 70 nds 15 seconds 18 seconds
5 400 20,000 450 5 seconds 5 bites 75 nds 15 seconds 3 seconds 16 seconds Five
6 750 30,000 425 5 seconds 5.5 bites 80 nds 20 seconds 3 seconds 16 seconds
7 1,000 40,000 425 5 seconds 6 bites 85 nds 20 seconds 5 seconds 14 seconds
8 1,000 50,000 400 5 seconds 7 bites 90 nds 25 seconds 5 seconds 14 seconds
9 1,500 60,000 375 5 seconds 8 bites 95 nds 25 seconds 7 seconds 14 seconds Six
10 2,000 75,000 350 5 seconds 9 bites 100 nds 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.

Strategies

The Missile Toe can be seen as an upgrade to the Banana Launcher, since its 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 it is the only ice-based plant that the player brings. It can also work well in Frostbite Caves since it is immune to the freezing effect. Its massive 500 sun cost and 22s recharge time are notable weaknesses, however the high damage per shot and additional chill effect makes it effective at dealing with single targets while crowd-controlling all other Zombies in range through the slow effect.

Gallery

Trivia

  • It is the fifth plant to be a direct upgrade of other plant, the first being Grapeshot, followed by Cold Snapdragon, the third being Wasabi Whip, and then the Bombegranate.
  • It can be considered 'self-upgrade' of Banana Launcher since its re-arm time is slightly longer (22s-20s) and more narrow range (1x2 - 1x3 for Banana Launcher)
  • The head-wear on its head resembles a Christmas tree.
  • It is the most expensive premium plant, sun-wise.
  • Its Almanac description jokes on how its name does not correlate to its appearance (specifically, it lacks missiles and toes).
  • The projectiles affects a 3x3 area, despite their size.
  • It is the second premium plant released alongside the Feastivus event, with the first being Sap-fling.
  • It 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.
  • The recharge is said to be sluggish but it is actually fast in-game.
    • This error occurred with Banana Launcher's Almanac entry too.
    • This is probably because their re-arm time. Banana Launcher's time is 20s, the same as the recharge time of sluggish-recharge plants. Missile Toe is 22s, only 2s later.
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An example if you control 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 another Missile Toe will be in their recharge form and never target.
  • Similarly for Banana Launcher, it cannot be planted on minecarts. If the player tries this, the message will appear: "Missile Toes are too icy for mine carts".

See also

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