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Not to be confused with Mr. Toxic.

Dr. Toxic is the Rare toxic variant of Scientist in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. Any plant that stands near Dr. Toxic will suffer from poison damage over time.

Descriptions

Stickerbook description

They call him Dr. Toxic because he's so toxic. His portable Reactor Pack and Radiation Blaster gives him a green aura that's hard to miss.

In-game description

Dr. Toxic inflicts Plants with toxic damage just by walking near them!

AI Health

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

Primary weapon

His primary weapon is the Radiation Blaster. It poisons plants, dealing three damage to them every second for around five seconds unless they are hit by another toxic attack, in which case the duration is reset.

It deals around 10 to 11 damage at long range, around 16 to 19 damage at mid-range and 26 to 47 damage in close quarters.

Abilities

Left abilities
Zombie Heal StationGW1Zombie Heal Station The Zombie Heal Station heals all zombies within its radius.
Armored Heal StationGW1Armored 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.
Cheetah Heal StationGW1Cheetah Heal Station An alternate ability of Zombie Heal Station, Cheetah Heal Station heals at a faster rate, but also self-destructs faster.
Center abilities
WarpGW1Warp With Warp, the player teleports a few meters forward in a straight line. The player deviates upward to go upstairs, small fences, etc.
Energy WarpGW1Energy 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.
Cheesy WarpGW1Cheesy 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
Sticky Explody BallGW1Sticky Explody Ball Sticky Explody Ball is an explosive ball which explodes when an enemy plant is in a meter radius. It deals 50 damage.
Mega Heal BombGW1Mega 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.
Sticky Cheetah BallGW1Sticky Cheetah Ball An alternate ability of Sticky Explody Ball, Sticky Cheetah Ball is orange in color with black spots, deals 75 damage.

Left abilities
Heal Beam of ScienceGW2Heal 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.
Zombie Heal StationGW2Zombie Heal Station The Zombie Heal Station heals all zombies within its radius.
Armored Heal StationGW2Armored 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.
Armored Bling StationGW2Armored Bling Station The Armored Bling Station is a reskin of the Armored Heal Station and therefore has no difference other than appearance.
Center abilities
WarpGW2Warp With Warp, the player teleports a few meters forward in a straight line. The player deviates upward to go upstairs, small fences, etc.
Energy WarpGW2Energy 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 BallGW2Sticky Explody Ball Sticky Explody Ball is an explosive ball which explodes when an enemy plant is in a meter radius. It deals 50 damage.
Mega Heal BombGW2Mega 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.

DrToxicUpgrade

Description about Dr. Toxic's weapon upgrades

Weapon upgrades

Toxic Reloader

Yes! The Toxic Reloader is toxic. It reloads faster too.

Enriched Urbrainium Storage

Urbrainium Storage increases ammo capacity through enlarging the thing that holds the ammo.

More Toxic Toxins

By exposing the toxins to toxic materials, the damage output has been increased.

Strategies

With

Dr. Toxic is great in objective gamemodes as just by being near plants, he damages them. Keep your team alive using your healing abilities and try to flank your targets. Running straight at your opponents is not recommeneded, as your small health pool means that you can be vanquished pretty quickly. If you want to get closer to them, use your warp. Your damage at long range is good, but always try to get right up in your opponents face for maximum damage. One thing to be aware of while playing as Dr. Toxic is that plants will notice when you are by them, so it can be harder to sneak by plants because your toxic aura will poison them, and they will probably notice you. If you don't want to engage in combat with plants, you should try to stay away from them.

Against

Dr. Toxic is a tricky Scientist to get around. Try to keep your distance from him. If he gets too close to you, you will start taking damage (even if he doesn't shoot you) from his toxic aura. Shoot him from a distance where he is less effective and you should be fine. If you are a chomper try to ambush him from behind because, even though you will take toxic damage from being near him, you should be able to swallow him. 

Balancing Changes

Garden Warfare

Legends of the Lawn DLC

  • Projectile damage increased

Gallery

Trivia

  • Dr. Toxic actually resembles radioactivity more than toxicity. This is because the symbol on his blaster is the universal warning sign for radioactivity; this is a very common mistake in media. The game also mentions his weapon of choice is Urbrainium which is a parody of Uranium, a radioactive metal.
    • In terms of toxicity, the only thing toxic about this variant could be radiation poisoning, which is harmful to living organisms.
  • He can still take toxic damage, despite having a gas mask and being a toxic variant.
    • This is also the case with Toxic Pea.
      • Occasionally, this also applies with all toxic variants.
  • He is one of three Scientist variants that wear two shoes, the other being the Paleontologist and the Zoologist.
  • In Garden Warfare 2, the glass in his gas mask is less reflective, making it easier to see his face.
  • His Radiation Blaster's appearance, the way it fires and its projectiles strongly resembles the Gamma Gun from Fallout 4.
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