Fila-mint is a Power Mint plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2. When planted, he immediately deals 150 damage to zombies. He can also boost Fila-mint Family plants by increasing their damage, zombies zapped, and more.
Fila-mint Family plants include:
- Lightning Reed
- Magnifying Grass
- Electric Blueberry
- Electric Currant
- Electric Peashooter
- Power Vine
Like other Power Mints, he cannot be imitated or affected by other mints. After 6 seconds, Fila-mint will disappear.
His name is a portmanteau of the words "mint" and "filament."
Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.
SUN COST: 0
Fila-mints do electric damage and provide a temporary boost to all Fila-mint Family plants on the lawn.
Electricity Family Plants:
Fila-mint hovers enigmatically and electrically over the lawn, surveying his surroundings. He nods, once. It is good.
When boosted by Fila-mint, the following plants gain these effects:
- Citron charges his plasma ball twice as fast and gains an additional 1000 DPS.
- Electrici-tea will do an additional 10 DPS with its zaps, an additional 1680 DPS with its Plant Food attack, and an additional 1400 DPS added to its explosion.
- Electric Blueberry's targeting will change based on her level. If Electric Blueberry is already at level 10, Fila-mint will do nothing.
- At level 1, Electric Blueberry will target a Gargantuar 12.5% of the time, a normal zombie 42.5% of the time, and other zombies 45% of the time. At level 2-3, she will target a Gargantuar 12.5% of the time, a normal zombie 40% of the time, and other zombies 47.5% of the time. At level 4-5, she will target a Gargantuar 15% of the time, a normal zombie 37.5% of the time, and other zombies 47.5% of the time. At level 6-7, she will target a Gargantuar 15% of the time, a normal zombie 35% of the time, and other zombies 50% of the time. At level 8-9, she will target a Gargantuar 17.5% of the time, a normal zombie 32.5% of the time, and other zombies 50% of the time.
- Electric Currant will receive an additional 80 DPS to his fence attack, and 90 DPS to his melee attack.
- Electric Peashooter will receive an additional 50 DPS to his main pea, and the lightning coming off of said pea receives an additional 29 DPS.
- E.M.Peach will have his range set to 400, as if it's level 7 or above. If E.M.Peach is already at level 7 or above, Fila-mint will do nothing.
- Lightning Reed will receive an additional 60 DPS to his attack, and his attack can bounce to an additional ten zombies.
- Magnifying Grass will receive an additional 800 DPS to her sun attack.
- Power Vine will do an additional 55 DPS, and his plant food effect will do an additional 80 DPS.
- Ultomato will receive an additional 575 DPS to his small stage, an additional 1200 DPS to its medium stage, an additional 2500 DPS to its big stage, and an additional 2200 DPS to its Plant Food attack.
Note that Fila-mint's recharge is 30 seconds shorter during the Improve-mint event.
|Sun Cost||Recharge||Duration||Toughness||Damage||Shot Bounces||Bounce Damage Percent||Bounce/Decay Delay|
|1||0||0||85 seconds||6 seconds||100000
|150 dps||Two||50%||0.5 seconds|
|2||100||80 seconds||7 seconds||300 dps||50%||0.5 seconds|
|3||150||80 seconds||8 seconds||450 dps||50%||0.45 seconds|
|4||200||75 seconds||9 seconds||600 dps||Three||50%||0.45 seconds|
|5||300||75 seconds||10 seconds||750 dps||75%||0.45 seconds|
|6||400||75 seconds||11 seconds||900 dps||75%||0.45 seconds|
|7||500||70 seconds||12 seconds||1050 dps||Four||75%||0.4 seconds|
|8||600||70 seconds||13 seconds||1200 dps||100%||0.4 seconds|
|9||800||70 seconds||14 seconds||1350 dps||100%||0.4 seconds|
|10||1,000||60 seconds||15 seconds||1500 dps||100%||0.4 seconds|
Fila-mint can greatly improve the efficiency of electrical plants, such as Lightning Reed or Electric Currant. This can make a lot of harder levels much easier, as it turns low-level plants into stronger ones. Another bonus in its usage is that it electrocutes all zombies on the screen, dealing some damage. Leveling up the plant increases the damage and duration of the Fila-mint, making it even more powerful, as well as the possibility to chain attacks. Also, unlike other 0-sun cost plants like Puff-shroom, it can be used on Last Stand levels. It can be used in conjunction with Magnifying Grass to damage Dr. Zomboss quickly in Arena, especially when you start with a lot of sun, and Fila-mint plants are Buffed. However, its major weakness, as well as other mints, is that it recharges very slowly, and cannot be imitated, so only use it when you can't easily deal with stronger zombies, or there are large hordes of weaker zombies
At lower levels, it is not recommended to use in Arena, as its duration is short, and unlike Reinforce-mint, it can't do devastating combos. Also, it can only be used twice (more as you upgrade it), therefore greatly reducing its usefulness. However, it becomes devastating when levelled up, with the potential to deal up to 3000 DPS (when buffed with Buffz & Bruisez) to all zombies across the board, eliminating them with ease.
It is not recommended to bring Fila-mint to levels where you can't lose plants, as it will disappear after a while.
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- Prior to the 6.8.1 update, Fila-mint family plants did not glow while Fila-mint is on the board.
- The screen also did not flash when Fila-mint is planted.
- Fila-mint is the first mint to be released in Plants vs Zombies 2.
- Despite being able to hover over the ground, it cannot be planted above the water in Big Wave Beach.
- Despite not being electricity-based, both Magnifying Grass and Ultomato are part of the Fila-mint family.
- It was buffed in the 7.3 update. Its damage was increased by 15x at all levels, and the amount of lightning bounces was increased by one at each level.