Co-Star is an ability for the Wizard in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. When activated, Wizard warps on to a zombie's head as a star orb and can shoot rapid fire projectiles and granting that zombie armor.

When you face the same direction as your zombie, you'll be able to shoot homing projectiles and see Plants through obstacles in front of you in a similar manner to Kernel Corn's Butter Beacon ability.

Description

Ability

Hover above an ally as a star in an orb to provide extra firepower and grant them armor.

Menu

Wizard Co-Stars Hover above a zombie to grant them armor. If the face the same direction as their zombie buddy, Starz Align activates, granting them both powerful buffs!

Primary weapon

Rapid-cast ball magicky energy with explosive coverage.

In-game description

Wizard Co-Star's primary weapon is the Shooting Star. Its rate of fire varies depending on whether Starz Align has been achieved, having a fast rate of fire when it is achieved and a slow rate of fire when not.

Its damage per shot also varies, dealing 3-6-10 damage with each consecutive hit. The weapon also has splash damage, which like the impact damage also has varying damage output, dealing 5-8 damage with each consecutive splash damage hit.

Abilities

Left ability
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Zee-lixir
Throw a potion that temporarily makes allies immortal and stops enemy jumping and sprinting.
Center ability
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Spell Disaster
Slam the ground with your staff to summon magical missiles that chase and damage nearby enemies. When Starz Align is active, missiles also Chase distant enemies in front of you.
Right ability
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Hasty Hexit
Eject from a teammate's head like hair off a balding man.

Associated upgrades

Two-Headed Dragon
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3
Extend Co-Star duration when you or ally carrier earns a vanquish.

Extend Co-Star duration by 5 seconds upon vanquishing an enemy.
Drive-By Head Rub
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3
Ally retains armor and vision buff after Wizard leaves.

Effect lasts for 7 seconds after leaving target.

Strategies

Co-Star is Wizard's best support ability, as it provides buffs to both himself and his teammates. When hooked up to a teammate he gains a new weapon, the Shooting Star, which varies in damage output and rate of fire depending on whether Starz Align has been achieving (done by facing the same direction as your teammate).

It's recommended to always remain in Starz Align as the Shooting Star is very weak in its base form. The Wizard's other two abilities are also available even when in Co-Star mode. One should also eject from Co-Star mode when a teammate is about to be vanquished and Zee-lixer is available, as the stun effect from being ejected from a vanquished enemy leaves you very vulnerable.

Balance Changes

May 2020 patch

  • Vanquish 50->15 XP
  • Starz Align Vanquish 50->15 XP
  • Assist 10->5 XP
  • Starz Align Assist 25->10 XP
  • Fix the issue with Wizard being forced out of Co-Star and falling off the map not attributing a vanquish to the player who forced the Wizard out of Co-Star
  • Reduce XP reward for vanquishes and assists

Shooting Star

    • Decrease blast radius 1.9->1.8 m
    • Increase shockwave radius 2->2.05 m

Sounds

Co-Star's sounds

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Laughing

Firing weapon

Reloading

Throwing Zee-lixir

Using Spell Disaster

Spell Disaster hits

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