Nec'Rose is a Super Rare variant of Rose in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 which was added in the Frontline Fighters DLC. Her special ability is that she can charge up her weapon and "jinx" the zombie that gets hit by the charged shot. That zombie is then debuffed and will take more damage.


She is based on a Rose, a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa. Her name is a portmanteau of the words "rose," her plant of origin, and "necro-," a prefix meaning "death." Her design is also largely based off of a necromancer.


Stickerbook description

"Nec'Rose wields the energy of vanquished plants through an ancient art known as necro-plant-cy by which she renders the defenses of zombies useless. She also likes smoothies, long walks on the beach, and her favorite color is purple."

In-game description

​Nec'Rose can 'jinx' Zombies with a charged up shot, causing them to take extra damage!

Primary weapon

Nec'Rose's primary weapon is the Staff of Jinxing. It is a chargeable and semi automatic weapon that deals 5 damage if uncharged and 15 damage if charged. A charged shot takes away four ammo from her clip. If the zombie is hit with a charged shot, the zombie will be "jinxed," caused it to take extra damage.


Time Snare

Places a Time Snare on the ground which creates a large red cloud, and slows down all Zombies who are caught in it, leaving them slow and easy to take out for a few seconds.

Arcane Enigma

Turns Rose into pure energy, making her immune to damage and allows her to deal a small amount of damage to nearby zombies.


Transforms any Zombies hit by it into Stinky Goats, which leaves them practically defenseless, possessing nothing but a unique ramming attack. If these Goatified zombies are hurt enough or a certain amount of time passes, they turn back to their original form. It is worth noting that the Rose can transform multiple zombies per spell if it hits more than one.​

Arcane Lotus

An alternate ability to Arcane Enigma, Arcane Lotus turns Rose into pure, healing energy, which makes her immune to damage and heals nearby Plants for 4 HP rapidly and continuously. It can only be bought from Rux's Bazaar.

Psychedelic Goat

An alternate ability to Goatify, Psychedelic Goat turns Zombies into purple goats with headbands. Although Zombies hit by this do not stay a goat for as long, it is much harder for the Goatified Zombies to control their goat.


Like most Roses, they make a good assist class. Especially this Rose, which may be considered the ultimate supporter. Though the Nec'Rose's damage when fully charged only does 15 damage, it makes them extremely vulnerable. It is advised to stay near a group of plants and do what you do best. Charge up and strike a zombie. Do this because Nec'Rose's fully charged attack depletes the defense of enemies, making it so other plants can do much more damage to a zombie. Another strategy in Herbal Assault is to stay behind and shoot zombies in the graveyard, this makes it much easier for plants to get rid of the zombies and take over the graveyard. Using Nec'Rose in combination with Time Snare allows you to disable your opponents abilities, slow them down quite a bit, and then hit them with your primary weapon, and punish them with your increased damage output, and this only becomes better with teammates nearby.

Update history

Frontline Fighters DLC

  • Added to the game

September 2017 Patch

  • Increased base damage from 5 to 6.5



  • She, Frost Rose and Fire Rose are the only Rose variants to have unique eye colors.
    • Coincidentally, all three of these variants are the only variants that can charge up their attacks.
  • She greatly resembles a purple tulip rather than a rose.
  • The word "necro-plant-cy" in her Stickerbook description is a portmanteau of the words "plant" and "necromancy."
  • Unlike most Stickerbook descriptions, the word "zombies" isn't capitalized.
  • Despite her Stickerbook description stating she likes long walks on the beach, she doesn't actually walk. Rather, she floats.
  • She happens to share some similarities with Sun Pharaoh. Both are flower-based, originate from the past, have a favorite snack, and like long walks on the beach.
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