Welder is the Rare fire variant of the Engineer in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and a Super Rare variant in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.


Stickerbook description

Arc welding himself to one of Zomboss' mega blimps was one of the lower points of his employment at Zomboss Inc. He's now been demoted to the front lines and placed on probation.

In-game description

The Welder packs an explosive punch, dealing fire damage over time.

AI Health

Easy: 75

Normal: 100

Hard: 125


Primary weapon

The Welding Blaster is the primary weapon of the Welder. The facts below apply to a fully upgraded weapon.

  • The damage per hit at all ranges base and critical is 26.
  • The max DPS at all ranges is 46.1.
  • The splash damage at all ranges is 10.
  • The weapon has a fire effect which activates with a hit from the weapon. The fire effect deals 5 damage per second for 4 seconds. The effect activates from splash damage as well.
  • The ammo in a clip is 15.
  • The reload time is 2.5 seconds.
  • The projectile speed is slow.
  • The weapon is semi-auto.
  • The bloom is low.


Sonic Grenade

The Sonic Grenade is a grenade that, when thrown, will stun plants in a small radius for a short time and forces Burrowing Chompers out from the ground.

Proximity Sonic Mine

An alternate ability of the Sonic Grenade, the Proximity Sonic Mine is a landmine which can stun plants for about five seconds when they come close to it. It makes Chompers come out of their Burrow ability if they are using it. This can be very useful for defending a teleporter or trying to escape from plants.


The Jackhammer allows for quicker movement but at the cost at not being able to use your other abilities, though you can still fire your primary weapon, and if you bump into a plant, the plant will suffer knockback and light damage.

Turbo Jackhammer

An alternate ability of the Jackhammer, the Turbo Jackhammer functions the same as the Jackhammer except that it travels faster, but lasts for a shorter amount of time.

Zombot Drone - GW1 Only

The Zombot Drone is a drone equipped with the Zombot Laser and the deadly Cone Strike. It has five health.

Rocket Drone - GW1 Only

The Rocket Drone is an alternate version of Zombot Drone having more health (20). It is equipped with the Mean Beam and Lone Cone.

Big Bolt Blaster - GW2 Only

The Big Bolt Blaster is a mounted turret similar to the Pea Gatling. It has 100 ammo and a very high rate of fire.

Bedazzled Bolt Blaster - GW2 Only

The Bedazzled Bolt Blaster is a reskin of the Big Bolt Blaster and therefore has no difference other than appearance and having different crosshairs.

Weapon upgrades


Heat Resistant Reloader

With a heat resistant reloader the reload times improve.

Extra Heat Storage

Heating storage improved resulting in an increase in ammo capacity.

Extra Hot Fireballs

Who wants some extra Hot Fireballs? They look great, they're hot, and they increase damage.


This character is similar to the Fire Pea, due to having splash damage and a fire effect. What sets the Welder apart is the abilities. The Sonic Grenade is amazing to use with this character, as it can set groups of plants up to take a lot of damage, as well as suffer form the fire effects. Use to Jackhammer to rush to ranges where you are comfortable shooting from. If you can keep on the pressure, the Welder can be one of the most dangerous Engineer variants in the game due to his sheer damage output.

Unlocking (Garden Warfare only)

In order to unlock this variant, the player must reach rank 10 with the Engineer class. They need to do this by completing challenges with the Engineer and any of its variants. The player earns a character piece for each rank they level up starting at level 6 all the way to level 10.


Garden Warfare



  • He appears in the special wave Flame Retardant in Garden Ops.
  • While the Welder's appearance remains the same from Garden Warfare, his mask has been redesigned in Garden Warfare 2.
  • Despite being the fire variant, the damage indicator is not orange. It is unknown whether this is intentional or an oversight.