Rose Swordsman (玫瑰剑客; pinyin: méiguī jiànkè) is a monthly special plant in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. It rapidly attacks zombies with its thorn sword at a close range of 1.5 tiles. When the target's HP is higher than 30%, it stabs the target every 0.7 seconds on average (slower than Bonk Choy). When the target's HP is lower than 30%, it charges before attacking, which makes it attack every 1.4 seconds. However, the damage it deals will be three times as high as before.
Rose Swordsman attacks approaching zombies and launches a strong attack when they are at low health.
Special: Strong attacks on zombies with low hitpoints
Plant feature: red plant, martial arts
This mysterious swordsman from the far east said that it was Versailles Gogh. When he drinks in the bar, he always boasts that he is an artist beyond the era. "These rude guys can never understand what I wanted to express!" He always says that angrily. "You know that Sunflower, the famous singer. I once drew a picture beyond the era for her, but she unexpectedly declared that what I had drawn was junk! That was my only picture which was not about roses! I also signed the initial of my name specially. I bet that just my signature is enough to make the picture a priceless one......Burrrrrp!"
Plant Food effect
When fed with Plant Food, Rose Swordsman stabs zombies in a 3x3 range.
After its normal Plant Food effect, it makes a "Z" symbol, which later explodes in a 3x3 range.
It gains 15% chance to deal double damage.
Rose Swordsman gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
Chance to deal double damage is doubled (30% of initial).
Rose Swordsman gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
Rose Swordsman may be boosted when planted.
Rose Swordsman gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
Rose Swordsman can sometimes attack 4 lanes in front of it.
Rose Swordsman gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Rose Swordsman.
When fed with Plant Food, a cloak appears on its back.
The Almanac hints that Rose Swordsman's name is Van Gogh, which is a reference to the famous artist. It said "Versailles" is its first name and "Gogh" is its last name. When the first and the last words of this name in Chinese are put together, a name pronounced the same as Van Gogh in Chinese (凡高 to 梵高) can be produced.