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Archaeologist is a Rare variant of the Scientist in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. He was added in the Zomboss Down DLC update.

Descriptions

Stickerbook description

On July 17th, 1893 he discovered the first ever complete Chomposaurus Rex skeleton. On July 18th he forgot where he left it.

In-game description

His close-range Excavator fires gold, gems and all sorts of valuable artifacts.

AI health

  • Easy: 60
  • Normal: 80
  • Hard: 100
  • CRAAAAZY: 120

Primary weapon

The Primary Weapon of the Archaeologist is the Excavator. It has a larger clip size (which is 12 ammo by default and 15 when upgraded), a faster fire rate and longer range but deals remarkably less damage. It will also make loud noises, which can be easily detected by the plants.

The Excavator has a bizarre damage profile, dealing 12-15 damage at mid and long range, about 15-22 damage at close range and about 27-33-49-51 damage at extreme close range.

Abilities

Left abilities
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Sticky Explody Ball
Sticky Explody Ball is an explosive ball which explodes when an enemy plant is in a meter radius. It deals 50 damage.
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Mega Heal Bomb
An alternate ability of Sticky Explody Ball, Mega Heal Bomb is a huge ball like the Sticky Explody Ball with a bigger radius. Heals all zombies in its radius by 50 health.
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Sticky Cheetah Ball
An alternate ability of Sticky Explody Ball, Sticky Cheetah Ball is orange in color with black spots, deals 75 damage.
Center abilities
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Warp
With Warp, the player teleports a few meters forward in a straight line. The player deviates upward to go upstairs, small fences, etc.
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Energy Warp
An alternate ability of Warp, Energy Warp allows the Scientist to transform into pure energy (he is invincible in this state). The Scientist is able to travel freely but cannot jump or attack. It also gains a small speed boost.
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Cheesy Warp
An alternate ability of Warp, Cheesy Warp has the same use as Warp but deals 30 damage to all plants after reaching its destination.
Right abilities
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Zombie Heal Station
The Zombie Heal Station heals all zombies within its radius.
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Armored Heal Station
An alternate ability of Zombie Heal Station, Armored Heal Station heals at a slower rate than the Zombie Health Station, and self-destructs the same time as the Zombie Heal Station. Its incredible size allows players to jump on it to get to most buildings.
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Cheetah Heal Station
An alternate ability of Zombie Heal Station, Cheetah Heal Station heals at a faster rate, but also self-destructs faster.

Left abilities
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Heal Beam of Science
The Heal Beam of Science is the Scientist's first activatable ability. Similar to Heal Beam, it will heal any zombie targeted by it, healing faster the closer the Scientist is to the healed target.
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Zombie Heal Station
The Zombie Heal Station heals all zombies within its radius.
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Armored Heal Station
An alternate ability of Zombie Heal Station, Armored Heal Station heals at a slower rate than the Zombie Health Station, and self-destructs the same time as the Zombie Heal Station. Its incredible size allows players to jump on it to get to most buildings.
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Armored Bling Station
The Armored Bling Station is a reskin of the Armored Heal Station and therefore has no difference other than appearance.
Center abilities
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Warp
With Warp, the player teleports a few meters forward in a straight line. The player deviates upward to go upstairs, small fences, etc.
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Energy Warp
An alternate ability of Warp, Energy Warp allows the Scientist to transform into pure energy (he is invincible in this state). The Scientist is able to travel freely but cannot jump or attack. It also gains a small speed boost.
Right abilities
Sticky Explody BallGW2.png
Sticky Explody Ball
Sticky Explody Ball is an explosive ball which explodes when an enemy plant is in a meter radius. It deals 50 damage.
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Mega Heal Bomb
An alternate ability of Sticky Explody Ball, Mega Heal Bomb is a huge ball like the Sticky Explody Ball with a bigger radius. Heals all zombies in its radius by 50 health.

Upgrades

Garden Warfare

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Rapidifying Relic

This mysterious relic of zombie history has made reloading even faster.

Expanded Treasure Bucket

He is now filling his treasure bucket to the brim, increasing his ammo.

Loot Fragmenter

An amazing new discovery: Smashing the treasure into broken bits has improved his damage.

Garden Warfare 2

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Health Regeneration Delay Upgrade

This upgrade decreases the delay before health regeneration begins!

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Zoom Upgrade

This upgrade increases the zoom distance of your primary weapon!

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Health Regeneration Upgrade

This upgrade increases how quickly your health regenerates!

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Speed Upgrade

This upgrade allows you to move faster!

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Reload Upgrade

This upgrade decreases your reload time!

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Ammo Upgrade

This upgrade increases the number of times you can fire before reloading!

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Damage Upgrade

This upgrade increases your primary weapon damage!

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Health Upgrade

This upgrade increases your maximum health!

Balancing changes

Garden Warfare

Legends of the Lawn DLC

  • Increased ranged damage

Garden Warfare 2

Trouble in Zombopolis: Part Two DLC

  • Reload time was reduced from 2.25s to 2s.
  • Weapon damage range was increased from 6m to 7m.

Related achievements

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Stuck on You
As a Scientist, Vanquish 10 Players with the Sticky Explody Ball
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Hunting Season
Vanquish 100 Soldiers, 100 Scientists, 100 Engineers and 100 All Stars

Gallery

Garden Warfare

Garden Warfare 2

Videos

In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Archaeologist
Traditional Chinese 考古大屍
France French Archéologue
Germany German Archäologe
Italy Italian Archeologo
Japan Japanese アーキオロジスト
Poland Polish Archeolog
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Arqueólogo
Spain Spanish Arqueólogo


Trivia

  • While most Scientists' primary weapons behave like shotguns (that is, having a large spread and being effective only at close range) the Excavator is actually a projectile weapon with close range spread. This gives it a similar behavior to the primary weapons of most Scientists but also allows it to hit long range targets.
  • In-game, he has a monocle and a mustache but none of them appears in the Stickerbook, despite being part of his default look.
    • This happens in reverse with the Rocket Drone which has a propeller in the Stickerbook but has none in-game.
  • He, Welder, and Centurion are the only three characters to have a visible flame line flowing with it in every direction he goes.
    • He is also the only one of these characters to not be a fire-based class.
  • His ammo resembles ancient money.
    • According to his Stickerbook information, his ammo is broken treasure bits, suggesting that the ammo could be smashed coins.
    • If one looks closely, his projectiles further resemble jewels from Bejeweled.
    • His description refers to the similar fossil skeleton of the Chomposaurus on the Cactus Canyon map at the first capture point on the western side. The skeleton can also be found on the Jewel Junction map, as well as in the Dinoland section of the Seeds of Time map.
  • His description says that the skeleton belongs to a "Chompasaurus Rex," a parody of the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
  • According to the Stickerbook, he lived in the 19th century.
  • In the Legends of the Lawn DLC, he was given a slight damage boost at the end of his trajectory.
  • His weapon appears to have a three-headed cobra snake on the front of it.
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