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Cactus is a playable plant class in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. She is a PvZ BfN Defend Class Icon Defend class who specializes in long range attacks.

Description

Long range specialists. Use Petal Propeller to get to high ground or take to the air with your flying garlic to attack from above.

Weapons

Primary Weapon

Short-range, rapid-fire needles.

In-game description

Cactus' primary weapon is the Spike Strike, which functions similar to the Bandit Cactus's Gatling Needle, firing needles rapidly. It deals 6 damage (7 critical) and fires at a rate of approximately 480 RPM (rounds per minute).

Secondary Weapon

Hold [Zoom] for long-range mode. Charged shots deal additional damage.

In-game description

Cactus' secondary weapon is the Needle Shot. While aiming, Cactus's vision is impaired slightly, but can see enemies from further away. There are 3 charges of Needle Shot. An uncharged shot hits 5 damage (7 critical). 1st charge deals 15 damage (23 critical). 2nd Charge deals 34 damage (55 critical). A fully charged shot deals 62 damage (98 critical). Ammo consumption varies depending on the charge level of the Needle shot fired. Uncharged shots cost 2 ammo, while fully charged shots consume 8.

Abilities

Left ability
Potato MineBfN
Potato Mine
Plant a highly explosive mine.
Center ability
Garlic DroneBfN
Garlic Drone
Control a flying Garlic Drone.
Right ability
Petal PropellerBfN
Petal Propeller
Get to high ground by flying upwards.

Upgrades

Sapastree
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Perk Cooldown
Refreshing Revive
1
Faster refresh time for all abilities by reviving an ally.

Reduces ability cooldown by 30% when a teammate is revived.
Perk Health
Rough Patch
1
Spawn with more health after suffering multiple vanquishes in a row.

After dying three times in a row, spawn with the maximum amount of over-health for the currently used class after respawning or being revived.
Perk Awareness
Spud Spotting
Potato MineBfN
2
Potato Mine displays health bar of nearby enemies to all allies.
Perk Health
Best Defense
Perk RoleIcon Defend
2
Briefly reduce incoming damage by earning a critical vanquish. Can stack 3 times.

Reduces incoming damage by 15% for 5 seconds upon vanquishing an enemy. Stacks up to 2 times for a total of 30% damage resistance.
Perk Awareness
Spotlight
Garlic DroneBfN
2
Display health bar of enemy to team by dealing damage with Needle Shot.
Perk Health
Health Regeneration
Perk RoleIcon Defend
2
Faster health regeneration.

Doubles health regeneration rate.
Perk Health
Health Regeneration Delay
Perk RoleIcon Defend
2
Reduced time between taking damage and when health regeneration activates.

Reduces the time required to start health regeneration by half.
Perk Damage
Pressure Point
2
Enemies randomly explode when earning a critical vanquish.
Perk Cooldown
Critical Blow
3
Faster refresh time for all abilities by earning a critical vanquish.

Reduces ability cooldown by 3 seconds upon critically vanquishing an enemy.
Perk Handling
Mirage
3
Improved view on Spike Shot lens when zoomed.
Perk Mobility
Fallback
Perk RoleIcon Defend
3
Move faster when at low health.

Increases movement speed by 20% upon reaching 20% HP or below.
Perk Mobility
Speedy
3
Move faster, except when sprinting.

Increases walking speed by 12.9032%
Perk Utility
Leveling Up
2
Earn XP faster.

Earn 10% more XP.
Perk Utility
Bon Voyage
Petal PropellerBfN
3
Create additional Potato Mine at Petal Propeller takeoff location.
Perk Damage
Alacrity
Petal PropellerBfN
2
Gain instant max charge for Needle Shot shortly after landing from Petal Propeller.
Perk Ammo
Looting
3
Gain ammo by dealing critical damage several times in a row.
Perk Damage
Calibrated
4
Faster zoom damage charge by dealing damage with Spike Shot.
Perk Utility
Popcorn
Potato MineBfN
4
Randomly creates Potato Mine near enemy if vanquished by max charge Spike Shot.
Perk Mobility
Adrenaline Rush
Perk RoleIcon Defend
4
Move faster for a short time by earning a vanquish.

Increases movement speed by 55% for 3 seconds upon vanquishing an enemy.
Perk Duration
Sustenance
Garlic DroneBfN
4
Gain flight fuel by earning a vanquish with Garlic Drone.

Strategies

With

In case you haven’t noticed based on the the rest of the article, Cactus is the plant team sniper, so stay away from close quarters. Instead, get on an elevated position far away from the fight, and start sniping

Against

Tips & Tricks

Balancing changes

November 2019 Patch

  • Reduced cost of Alacrity Upgrade 3->2
  • Duration of Alacrity bonus reduced 5->2
  • Alacrity Charge multiplier reduced from 10x->3x
  • Fixed issue with not checking that Garlic drone was alive to apply the Sustenance upgrade
  • Fixed the issue with the upgrade Spud Spotting's spotting not being removed properly

November 27 2019 Update (Pre-TTK)

  • Garlic Drone's Garlic Strike direct damage increased 10->15
  • Garlic Drone's Garlic Strike explosive damage decreased 20->15

Early December 2019 TTK Changelist

  • Increase weapon ammo capacity 32->40
  • Spike Shot 1st charge ammo cost increase 1->2
  • Spike Shot 2nd charge ammo cost increase 2->4
  • Spike Shot 3rd charge ammo cost increase 3->7
  • Spike Shot Full charge ammo cost increase 4->8
  • Spike Strike damage increased 4.5->6.5
  • Spike Strike rate of fire increased 450->480
  • Reduce Spike Strike camera recoil
  • Garlic Drone's Needle Shot damage decreased 10.0->8.8
  • Decrease Needle Shot overheat penalty 3.0->1.0
  • Increase Needle Shot projectile speed 250->350

Related achievement

Cactus Makes PerfectBfN
Cactus Makes Perfect
Earn 200 vanquishes as a Cactus

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