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Fire Cactus is the Rare fire variant of the Cactus in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. She can be obtained from sticker packs bought in the Sticker Shop. Its primary weapon is the Fire Needle. Along with the Fire PeaFire FlowerFire ChomperBBQ Corn, and Fire Rose, she is one of the six fire-based variants on the plants side.

Descriptions

Stickerbook description

The Fire Cactus trades in her ability to blend into the environment for a devastating fiery weapon. She can also roast over 150 marshmallows simultaneously.

In-game description

Fire Cactus ignites Zombies, dealing fire damage over time!

AI health (GW2 only)

  • Easy: 75
  • Normal: 100
  • Hard: 125
  • CRAAAAZY: 150

Primary weapon

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

Fire Needle is the primary weapon of the Fire Cactus; all facts below apply to a fully upgraded weapon. With the Legends of The Lawn DLC update, all DPS details are lower than the ones presented here.

  • The base close and middle range damage per hit is 22 and the critical is 30.
  • The max DPS at the mentioned ranges is 94.4.
  • The base long range damage per hit is 16 and the critical is 23.
  • The max DPS at long range is 73.5.
  • The weapon deals no splash damage.
  • The weapon has a fire effect: when enemies get hit, they will be set on fire, receiving 5 damage every second for 4 seconds.
  • The ammo in a clip is 14.
  • The reload time is 2.5 seconds.
  • The projectile speed is fast.
  • The weapon is a semi-precision weapon.
  • The bloom is medium.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

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The Fire Cactus' primary weapon is the Fire Needle. It deals lower damage than the standard Spike Shot at around 15 to 20 impact damage and 21 to 28 critical damage but compensates for this by temporarily dealing 4 (5 when upgraded) fire damage per second.

Abilities

Left abilities
Potato MineGW1
Potato Mine
Potato Mines force Zombies to look down. If a Zombie sets foot on a Potato Mine, it will explode and they will experience the full force of a "SPUDOW!"
Potato Nugget MineGW1
Potato Nugget Mine
These little nuggets are small, have a great sense of humor and enjoy sitting around waiting to blow Zombies sky high. While not as damaging as their potato cousins, these little nuggets still pack a spudow!
Center abilities
Garlic DroneGW1
Garlic Drone
By launching her Garlic Drone companion, she can monitor Zombies from the skies, attack them from the air, and call in devastating Corn Strikes.
Artichoke DroneGW1
Artichoke Drone
The Artichoke Drone has a really thick skin. This gives it more health and helps it last longer in a fight. However, it does not have the same firepower as its Garlic counterpart.
Right abilities
Tallnut BattlementGW1
Tallnut Battlement
Tallnut Battlements have many uses. They can be shields and they can block paths to stop the Zombies in their tracks. They're terrible card players, though.
Iron MaidenGW1
Iron Maiden
Encased in iron armor, these Iron Maiden Tallnuts will stare at Zombies with an unmatched intensity. They are very hard to destroy and enjoy getting in the way.

Left abilities
Potato MineGW2
Potato Mine
Potato Mines force Zombies to look down. If a Zombie sets foot on a Potato Mine, it will explode and they will experience the full force of a "SPUDOW!"
Potato Nugget MineGW2
Potato Nugget Mine
These little nuggets are small, have a great sense of humor and enjoy sitting around waiting to blow Zombies sky high. While not as damaging as their potato cousins, these little nuggets still pack a spudow!
Pizzazzling Potato MineGW2
Pizzazzling Potato Mine
Need some more shine in your life? These potatoes love to pizzazle zombies, and will leave a cloud of glitter after a whopping sparkling spudow!
Center abilities
Garlic DroneGW2
Garlic Drone
By launching her Garlic Drone companion, she can monitor Zombies from the skies, attack them from the air, and call in devastating Corn Strikes.
Artichoke DroneGW2
Artichoke Drone
The Artichoke Drone has a really thick skin. This gives it more health and helps it last longer in a fight. However, it does not have the same firepower as its Garlic counterpart.
Red ArtichokeGW2
Red Artichoke
This agile Artichoke shouldn't be messed with. It's as fast as a clam and quick like a cucumber!
Dark Garlic DroneGW2
Dark Garlic Drone
The Dark Garlic Drone is infused with mystical dark energy. It has cool magical weapons and cool magical look.
Right abilities
Tallnut BattlementGW2
Tallnut Battlement
Tallnut Battlements have many uses. They can be shields and they can block paths to stop the Zombies in their tracks. They're terrible card players, though.
Iron MaidenGW2
Iron Maiden
Encased in iron armor, these Iron Maiden Tallnuts will stare at Zombies with an unmatched intensity. They are very hard to destroy and enjoy getting in the way.
Bling MaidenGW2
Bling Maiden
This Tallnut is encased in solid bling gold armor! How did a Tallnut even afford such expensive armor though?

Weapon upgrades

FireCactusUpgrade

Super Rapid Reload

Super-rapid reload enhances reload speed.

Plethora of Flaming Spikes

Ammo capacity increased with a plethora of flaming spikes.

Superheated Flaming Spikes

Damage increased with superheated flaming spikes.

Strategies

The Fire Cactus has a shorter range than the other Cacti, but that does not prevent her from serving as a long-range sniper by shooting fire needles at incoming zombies. The Fire Cactus' fire effect and above-average fire rate makes her more suitable for select scenarios in mid-range combat than the rest of the Cactus family, but on the contrary, she performs worse at long range and close range than the Camo Cactus and the Bandit Cactus respectively. Try sneaking up on a zombie to get the jump on him when you attack. Make sure you're not seen or else you will likely be vanquished. Be wary of the fact that this Cactus comes with the unlikely disadvantage of sticking out in nighttime maps, this trait easily ruins the Fire Cactus' main advantage, her medium range, making sniping even more challenging due to the fact that zombies can see this Cactus from very far away.

This extreme disadvantage however has a somewhat unusual and almost crazy solution, this being her customization. The player can try by customizing the Fire Cactus with hats, organics and tattoos that cover up as much of the red-orange-yellow color and glow (while being preferably less visible), which can make sniping somewhat easier. Giving her any customization that is green can also help with camouflaging.

Balancing changes

Garden Warfare

Legends of the Lawn DLC

  • Rate of fire reduced

Garden Warfare 2

Trouble in Zombopolis: Part Two DLC

  • Magazine capacity was reduced from 12 to 10.
  • Falloff end distance was decreased from 30 to 25.

Related achievement

Making Popcorn PSN
Making Popcorn
As a Cactus, Vanquish 10 Players with the Drone's Corn Strike

Gallery

Trivia

  • If the player changes her default organic, they will become normal Cactus' hands. This applies to all Cactus variants.
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Sunflower Heal Beam · Sunbeam · Heal Flower · Rainbow Heal Beam · Solar Flare Beam · Dark Flower · Rainbow Flower
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Cactus Potato Mine · Garlic Drone · Tallnut Battlement · Potato Nugget Mine · Artichoke Drone · Iron Maiden · Pizzazzling Potato Mine · Red Artichoke · Bling Maiden · Dark Garlic Drone
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