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Plants vs. Zombies- Garden Warfare
Power Cactus
Power Cactus GW1
Health 125
Variant of Cactus
Primary
weapon
Electric Needle
Abilities Potato Mine
Garlic Drone
Tallnut Battlement
Potato Nugget Mine
Artichoke Drone
Iron Maiden
Rarity Rare

Plants vs. Zombies- Garden Warfare 2
Power Cactus
Power Cactus GW2
Health 125
Variant of Cactus
Primary
weapon
Electric Needle
Abilities Potato Mine
Garlic Drone
Tallnut Battlement
Potato Nugget Mine
Artichoke Drone
Iron Maiden
Rarity Rare

Power Cactus is the Rare electric variant of the Cactus in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. She has the same abilities as the regular Cactus, but her projectile deals a chain lightning effect (uses electricity to add damage to any enemies near the one the player hits) to the zombie it hits.

Appearance

Power Cactus is a Cactus with a sky-blue body and green bottom. The mouth of the Cactus is filled by an electrical plug. The eyes are a glowing blue and there are electric sparks flashing near its body.

Descriptions

Stickerbook description

The Power Cactus specializes in blasting opponents with electricity from extremely long ranges.

In-game description

Power Cactus deals electric damage, arcing across multiple Zombies!

Primary weapon

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

Electric Needle is the primary weapon of Power Cactus; all facts below apply to a fully upgraded weapon.

  • The base close range damage per hit is 22 and the critical is 26.
  • The max DPS at close range is 78.0.
  • The base middle range damage per hit is 17 and the critical is 21.
  • The max DPS at middle range is 63.0.
  • The base long range damage per hit is 16 and the critical is 19.
  • The max DPS at long range is 57.0.
  • The weapon deals no splash damage.
  • The weapon deals arc damage; when a hit is dealt to a target it will arc to nearby targets dealing 10 damage as it hits them.
  • The ammo in a clip is 12.
  • The reload time is 2.5 seconds.
  • The projectile speed is fast.
  • The weapon is a semi-precision weapon.
  • The bloom is medium.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

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The Power Cactus' primary weapon is the Electric Needle. It deals less damage than the standard Spike Shot at 15 to 20 impact damage and 18 to 24 critical damage but compensates for this by dealing up to 15 electric splash damage to any surrounding zombies.

Abilities

Potato Mine

Potato Mine is a passive attack piece that deals 175 to any zombies that step on it.

Pizzazzling Potato Mine (GW2 only)

The Pizzazzling Potato Mine is an alternate ability that's basically a reskin of the Potato Mine, it has no difference except it's golden, surrounded by gems, and releases glitter when detonated.

Garlic Drone

Garlic Drone is a drone with five health. It is armed with the Needle Shot and a Corn Strike.

Tallnut Battlement

Tallnut Battlement is a wall of two Tall-nuts and two Wall-nuts held together by vines. It can be used to stall zombies or provide cover.

Potato Nugget Mine

An alternate ability of Potato Mine, Potato Nugget Mine is smaller and does less damage. However, it is easier to camouflage and the player can place more of them at once compared to Potato Mine.

Artichoke Drone

An alternate ability of Garlic Drone, Artichoke Drone has 20 health instead of the Garlic Drone's five, armed with the Artichoke Hearts and Baby Corn attack.

Iron Maiden

An alternate ability of Tallnut Battlement, Iron Maiden is an armored Wall-nut and hard to destroy. It is much stronger than the Tallnut Battlement; its only downside is its short width.


Weapon upgrades

PowerCactusUpgrade

Charged Spike Reload

With a charged spike-reload, the reload time is reduced.

Electric Spike Stockpile

Ammo capacity increased with a stockpile of electric spikes.

Supercharged Spikes

Supercharged spikes deal extra damage.

Strategies

The Power Cactus has one of the most potent weapons of any Cactus variant, due to above average damage and fast movement speed of her projectiles. Long range combat is where she excels, as she can deal a lot of damage to enemies who cannot see you coming. Proper accuracy is essential, however, due to her limited ammo and so-so reload speed. Consider prioritizing weaker opponents when shooting to finish them of quickly. Close range combat is not advised as this variant- if you are caught in melee combat, drop a few Potato Mines and make an escape.

Balancing changes

Trouble in Zombopolis: Part Two DLC

  • Falloff start/end damage was increased from 20/15 to 23/18.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Cactus' Plant Food ability in Plants vs. Zombies 2 might be a reference to Power Cactus due to both of their spikes being blue and electric.
  • In Garden Warfare 2, her color was changed from very light blue to a turquoise color.
    • All other electric plant variants from the first game had their color changed as well.
  • If a hat is put on her, most electricity stops flowing and the electrical plug will stop generating electricity.
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