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Dartichokes aim first at high-priority targets like Wizards and Octo Zombies.

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Dartichoke is a premium plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2, that was first introduced in the 7.9.1 update. He fires high damaging spines at high priority targets.

About

He[1] costs 225 sun and his ability allows him to fire artichoke spines at zombies in his lane, however he can only fire a limited amount and needs to recharge after firing the max amount of spines. It takes 8 seconds to reload his darts. His darts do not target grid items such as tombstones. Dartichoke can be unlocked for 250 seed packets.

Dartichoke's spines prioritizes certain zombies in a similar manner to Witch Hazel prioritizing Wizard Zombies, these zombies are:

Origins

IrlSpineyArtichoke

He is based on a spiny artichoke, more commonly known as an artichoke, a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as a food.

His name is a portmanteau of "dart," referring to the projectiles that he fires, and "artichoke," the real-life plant he is based on.

Almanac entry

Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.

Dartichoke

SUN COST: 225
RECHARGE: 8.5

TOUGHNESS: 300
DAMAGE: 75

Special: Critical Damage
Special: Critical Damage Chance

FAMILY: Spear-mint

Dartichokes fire high-damage darts down the lane, prioritizing especially dangerous zombies such as Wizards, Octo Zombies and Healers.

Special: each shot has a chance to do critical damage
Usage: has a limited supply of darts, then must recharge
Dartichoke Priority Targets:
All-Star Zombie
Explorer Zombie
Fisherman Zombie
Octo Zombie
Pirate Captain Zombie
Prospector Zombie
Roman Healer Zombie
Treasure Yeti
Wizard Zombie

Why waste shots on foot soldiers when you can win the battle with one well-chosen dart to the dome?" wonders Dartichoke. "Why would you do it? Why would ANYONE do it?


Upgrades

Dartichoke Plant Food

Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, he spins and shoots blue darts that deal with critical damage to a multitude of zombies on the lawn, in a similar matter to Homing Thistle's PF effect.

Spear-mint effect

When boosted by Spear-mint, Dartichoke will receive an additional 210 DPS to its main attack along with his Critical Damage darts, and his chance to fire a critical dart will also increase.

Level Upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge Starting
Recharge
Toughness Damage Plant Food Power
Damage
Critical
Chance
Max Shots
Normal Critical Normal Critical
1 0 0 225 8.5 seconds 6 seconds 300 dps 75 dps 225 dps 8 seconds 6 seconds 20% 6 shots
2 50 8 seconds 5.75 seconds 350 dps 90 dps 270 dps 11 seconds 7 seconds 23% 7 shots
3 100 7.5 seconds 5.5 seconds 400 dps 105 dps 315 dps 8 seconds 6 seconds 26% 8 shots
4 200 7 seconds 5.25 seconds 450 dps 120 dps 360 dps 8 seconds 6 seconds 29% 9 shots
5 300 200 6.5 seconds 5 seconds 550 dps 135 dps 405 dps 17 seconds 9 seconds 31% 9 shots
6 400 6 seconds 4.75 seconds 600 dps 150 dps 450 dps 18 seconds 10 seconds 33% 10 shots
7 500 5.5 seconds 4.5 seconds 650 dps 165 dps 495 dps 10 seconds 8 seconds 35% 10 shots
8 600 175 5 seconds 4.25 seconds 700 dps 180 dps 540 dps 11 seconds 9 seconds 37% 11 shots
9 800 4.5 seconds 4 seconds 800 dps 195 dps 585 dps 12 seconds 10 seconds 39% 11 shots
10 1,000 4 seconds 3.75 seconds 900 dps 210 dps 630 dps 10 seconds 14 seconds 40% 12 shots

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Trivia

References

See also

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