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Anchor's Away is an ability for the Captain Deadbeard in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. When activated, Captain Deadbeard can launch himself upward and forward in a chosen direction. The anchor also deals 50 damage to plants it hits.


Choose a destination and press [Fire] to launch yourself.

Associated upgrades

Heavy Metal
Start with max zoom damage for short time after activating Anchr's Away.

Gain an instant full charge on Spyglass Shot after using Anchor's Away.
Shore Leave
Move faster for a short time after landing from Anchor's Away.

Increases movement speed by 30% for 5 seconds after using Anchor's Away.


Anchor's Away is an excellent tool to use when attempting to get to higher ground so Captain Deadbeard can snipe from a safe place. In addition, it's also a decent escape tool since as you can still move while activating the ability. You can launch yourself behind cover, or just to make you harder to hit. If you accidentally trigger this ability, you can cancel it without penalty.

Despite the fact you can damage plants with this ability, it should only be used as a last resort as it is difficult to land a hit with it due to it's trajectory. However, it can be useful in engaging unaware plants in close combat. You can start off with a large amount of damage then proceed to use Scurvy Scattershot or Barrel Blast to destroy the plant.

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