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Plant Gloom Vine to power shadow plants and do damage in 8 directions.

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Gloom Vine is a premium shadow plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2, introduced in the 8.7.1 update for the "Gloom Vine's Glorious" Arena Season.

He is a vine plant who is able to attack zombies in 8 different directions, not dissimilar to Gloom-shroom and Phat Beet.

Upon planting, Gloom Vine will also create a shadow boosting aura like Moonflower's in his tile, allowing Gloom Vine to individually power any shadow plants planted within him.

Origins

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Gloom Vine gets his appearance and name from the Gloom-shroom, a plant from the original Plants vs. Zombies with a similar attack.

Unfortunately, the exact species of vine Gloom Vine is based on is never officially specified.

Almanac

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

Gloom Vine

SUN COST: 125
RECHARGE: 5

TOUGHNESS: 250
DAMAGE: 45

RANGE: 3x3
FAMILY: Conceal-mint

Gloom Vines power individual shadow plants and shoot zombie-damaging gloom in eight directions.

Special:powers shadow plants within
Gloom Vine's gloomy exterior shouldn't be seen as implying a gloomy interior. His interior is gloomy, but for complicated personal reasons that go way back.


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

When fed with Plant Food, Gloom Vine sprays lots of fumes, which deal a total of 1800 DPS for 0.8 seconds to all zombies in 3x3 area, as well as activating the plant food effect of the plant above it.

Conceal-mint effect

When boosted by Conceal-mint, Gloom Vine's damage is increased to 95 DPS, his Plant Food damage is increased to 950 DPS per tick. If Gloom Vine is at level 10, Conceal-mint will do nothing.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge Toughness Damage Firing Rate
Normal Plant Food * Normal Plant Food **
1 0 0 125 5 seconds 250 dps 45 dps 450 dps 0.5 seconds 0.2 seconds
2 50 4.5 seconds 300 dps 55 dps
3 100 100 350 dps 550 dps
4 200 400 dps 65 dps
5 300 4 seconds 450 dps 650 dps
6 400 500 dps 75 dps
7 500 75 3.5 seconds 550 dps 750 dps
8 600 600 dps 85 dps
9 800 650 dps 850 dps
10 1,000 50 3 seconds 700 dps 95 dps 950 dps

*Per hit. Gloom Vine's Plant Food effect does 4 hits in total.
**Gloom Vine's Plant Food effect lasts for 0.8 seconds in total.

Strategies

Like Conceal-mint, Gloom Vine comes in handy in levels where Moonflower is restricted such as Last Stand levels as he'll activate the shadow plants' powered mode planted within without the help of Moonflower. With the help of the Gloom Vine, Dusk Lobber, Nightshade, Grimrose and Shadow Peashooter will be better against zombies. However, Gloom Vine does not cooperate well with Shadow-shroom or Murkadamia Nut, as both require the plant contained within to be destroyed or damaged for their abilities to take effect, and Gloom Vine is always destroyed first, causing them to lose their enhancements. Shadow Peashooter doesn't work well with Gloom Vine, as he hides when a zombie comes within the Gloom Vine's effective range, and he always only throws the shadow bomb tier 1 when given Plant Food if there are no Moonflowers or Conceal-mints on the lawn, no matter how many Gloom Vines have been planted. Moonflower is also unaffected by the Gloom Vine herself although it does count as a Shadow Plant for sun production purposes.

Besides powering shadow plants, Gloom Vine himself will also attack zombies in a 3x3 area, similar to Gloom-shroom from first game and Phat Beet, and thus he shares his strengths and weaknesses with them - namely, an extremely high damage potential hampered by a lack of range. It is very effective in the rightmost columns to keep the far end of the lawn tame. Also, Gloom Vine can be fairly powerful with the help of Sweet Potato or Garlic, but if you use it in Frostbite Caves, Hot Date is also a good option. Like Phat Beets, Gloom Vines can be planted in the second and fourth lanes with a Sweet Potato or Hot Date on the remaining ones. That way, the zombies will be attracted to the Sweet Potatoes, and they will have to walk alongside Gloom Vines dealing damage, which remain safe from being killed. Of course, Sweet Potatoes, Garlic, and Hot Date will require replacement eventually. For more damage, Spikeweed or Spikerock can be planted near the Sweet Potatoes.

Like Phat Beet, Gloom Vine is useful against the Imps thrown by Gargantuars, especially in Endless Zones in higher levels. He works well in numbers and against them, giving it utility. Sadly, Gloom Vine is very vulnerable to the Gargantuars themselves, and players should be cautious when taking on Gargantuars with Gloom Vine.

In Ancient Egypt and Dark Ages, Gloom Vine can be useful for clearing out tombstones, if planted in the middle of a big group of them. In Wild West, Gloom Vine is useful to put on minecarts. Combined with Sweet Potato, Gloom Vine can cause great damage to the zombies, including Zombie Chickens or be placed at the back of the lawn to combat Prospector Zombies.

In Big Wave Beach, Gloom Vine is useful against Octo Zombies, since a group of them can quickly kill his thrown octopus and free the trapped plant. In addition, Gloom Vine is a good plant against low tides, especially if Magnet-shroom is used against Pompadour and Bikini Buckethead. Gloom Vine's attacks can damage Snorkel Zombie, even when submerged. In Frostbite Caves, ice floes should be used to one's advantage to create an effective strategy with Gloom Vine as long as there are no Weasel Hoarders or Dodo Rider Zombies. He cannot fully take down an Ice Weasel in one hit, however.

Both in normal levels and Endless Zone, Gloom Vine works well with Winter Melon or Sap-fling because they can slow down the zombies as Gloom Vine attacks. Spikerock can also be used in conjunction with devastating effect.

Gloom Vine's Plant Food effect should be used only in large waves near it or you will waste a Plant Food.

Gloom Vine works great in combination with Homing Thistle in a checkered pattern and is effective in most worlds. The Homing Thistle can take out zombies from far range and Gloom Vines will thump out damage from close range, covering all ranges. The only problem with this strategy is the fact that Homing Thistles will only fire at the closest zombie and it is weak on its own, so many more would be required for maximum effect.

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Trivia

  • Gloom Vine and Conceal-mint are the only shadow plants that don't have an unpowered form.
    • Coincidentally, they both power other shadow plants.

See Also

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Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Giant Sunflower · Giant Marigold · Sprout
Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Underwater World Oxygen Algae · Sea Starfruit · Bramble Sea Grass
The Dragon's Palace Water Gun Grass
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut · Electric Anemone · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Carrotillery · Oak Archer · Ghost Pepper · Laser Bean · Dandelion · Snapdragon · Bonk Choy
Hero Plants Iron Man Nut · Monkey King Peashooter · Pig Squash · Nut Wujing · Monk Flower · Nezha Peashooter
Plants vs. Zombies Social Edition
Normal Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Chomper · Repeater · Puff-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Snow Pea · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Lily Pad · Squash · Spikeweed · Tangle Kelp · Torchwood · Sea-shroom · Jalapeno · Coffee Bean · Tall-nut · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom · Blover · Melon-pult · Cactus
Premium Pickled Pepper · Icy Fume-shroom · Fire-shroom · Flamewood · Vine-nut · Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Winter Melon · Super Chomper · Future Star · Calm Chuck
Plants vs. Zombies Adventures
Normal Peashooter · Sunflower · Aspearagus · Wall-nut · Cherry Bomb · Popcorn · Beet · Snow Pea · Jalapeño · Magnet Plant · Flaming Pea · Shamrock · Bamboo Shoot · Repeater · Chilly Pepper · Twin Sunflower
VIPs Sweet Pea · Beeshooter · Hard-nut · Acespearagus · Power Flower · Beetboxer · Ice Queen Pea · Shamrockstar · Bamboom
Others Trees
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Cabbage-pult
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Premium
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Imitater · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Kiwibeast · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Holly Barrier
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sap-fling · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Electric Currant
Mints Fila-mint · Pepper-mint · Winter-mint · Reinforce-mint · Bombard-mint · Ail-mint · Enchant-mint · Contain-mint · Enforce-mint · Arma-mint · Conceal-mint · Spear-mint · Appease-mint
Seed packets Torchwood · Starfruit · Dandelion · Blooming Heart · Bombegranate · Explode-O-Nut · Aloe · Hot Date · Solar Tomato · Enlighten-mint · Shadow Peashooter · Goo Peashooter · Sling Pea · Snap Pea · Zoybean Pod · Electrici-tea · Dazey Chain · Blastberry Vine · Pokra · Imp Pear · Pyre Vine · Pumpkin · Ice Bloom · Dartichoke · Ultomato · Gumnut · Shine Vine · Tumbleweed · Olive Pit · Puffball · Explode-o-Vine · Murkadamia Nut · Turkey-pult · Headbutter Lettuce · Boingsetta · Stickybomb Rice · Hocus Crocus · Gloom Vine · Draftodil · Pea Vine · Boom Balloon Flower
Others Marigold
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)
Ancient Egypt Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower · Snow Pea · Torchwood
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Power Lily · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Spikerock · Lightning Reed · Tall-nut
Wild West Threepeater · Squash · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Jalapeno · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Winter Melon · Imitater
Kongfu World Radish · Fire Gourd · Heavenly Peach · Bamboo-shoot
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip · Starfruit
Dark Ages Hypno-shroom · Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Pea-nut · Magnet-shroom · Oak Archer · Coffee Bean · Plantern
Big Wave Beach Acidic Citrus · Lotuspot · Lily Pad · Bowling Bulb · Banana Launcher · Guacodile · Tangle Kelp · Homing Thistle
Frostbite Caves Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rafflesia · Tornacorn
Sky City Rotobaga · Cycloque · Aspiragus · Saucer Squash · Board Beans · Lantern Cherry · Ampthurium · Spinnapple
Lost City Lava Guava · Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Stallia · Gold Leaf · Toadstool · Jackfruit
Neon Mixtape Tour MC Glory · Phat Beet · Thyme Warp · Celery Stalker · Spore-shroom · Garlic · Intensive Carrot · Cactus
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine · Primal Rafflesia · Dinonip · Thorns · Mastercane
Modern Day Shadow-shroom · Caulipower · Moonflower · Grimrose · Nightshade · Dusk Lobber · Blooming Heart
Steam Ages Gold Bloom · Flat-shroom · Passionflower · Lotus Root · Fanilla · Lily of Alchemy · Berry Blaster
Renaissance Age Aloe · Kinnikannon · Wax Guard · Oil Olive · Ruby Red · Dartichoke
Heian Age Dripping Diphylleia · Splitting Stephania · Kunai Tupistra · Windbreak Dendrobium · Orchid Chef
Monthly special Pyro-shroom · Carrotillery · Cryo-shroom · Dandelion · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Lord Bamboo · Sap-fling · Ghost Pepper · Chest-nut · Bambrook · Zorrose · Magic-shroom · Electric Blueberry · R.A.D Missiles · Endurian · Pumpkin Witch · Sunflower Singer · Snowy Cotton · Guerrequila · Monkeyfruit · Plumping Plummy · Dragonfruit · Angel Starfruit · Gatling Pea · Match Flower · Firebloom Queen · Cattail · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Shrinking Violet · Cob Cannon · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Escape Root · Electric Currant · Sumo Melon · Wasabi Whip · Explode-O-Nut · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Kiwibeast · Electric Peashooter · Hot Date · Icy Currant · Trump Tulip · Auberninja · Banana Dancer · Dual Pistol Pinecone · Narcissus · Alarm Arrowhead · Holly Barrier · Shadow Peashooter · Snap Pea · Frostbloom Queen · Sling Pea · Zapdragon · Electrici-tea · Imp Pear · Strawburst · Egrett Flower · Goo Peashooter · Bud-minton · Curling Corms · Pokra · Dollarweed Drummer · Ultomato · Shadow Vanilla · Bromel Blade · Gumnut · Olive Pit
Others Potato Mine · Tactical Cuke
Removed plants Rotten Red
Plants vs. Zombies Online
Player's House Sunflower · Peashooter · Wall-nut · Potato Mine
Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum Bruce Bamboo · Carrot Rocket · Pomegranate-pult · Dandelion · Venus Flytrap · Wax Gourd · Sod
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Bonk Choy · Grave Buster · Iceberg Lettuce · Cabbage-pult
Pirate Seas Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Kernel-pult · Coconut Cannon · Narcissus · Endurian · Spikerock · Pineapple Cannon · Threepeater
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Tile Turnip · Ganoderma · Banana Tree · Nitration Mushroom · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass
East Sea Dragon Palace Oxygen Algae · Garlic · Bubble Flower · Electric Anemone
Upgrades Twin Sunflower · Repeater
VIPs Winter Melon
Power Ups Cherry Bomb · Jalapeno
Premium Squash · Snow Pea · Tall-nut
Adventure Mode only Magic Vine · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Lightning Reed · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Starfruit · Chomper · Fire Peashooter · Cattail · Zorrose · Clivia · Sap-fling · Acidic Citrus · Magic-shroom · Ghost Pepper · Guacodile · Hurrikale · Plantern · Oak Archer · Homing Thistle · Pepper-pult · Radish · Toadstool · Blooming Heart · Red Stinger · Electric Blueberry · A.K.E.E. · Moonflower · Guerrequila · Aspiragus · Pumpkin Witch · Mine Fruit · Sea Anemone · Lychee Drill · Sea Starfruit
Plants vs. Zombies 3
Common Puff-Shroom · Buttercup · Garlic · Potato Mine · Pushywillow · Wall-Nut · Chard Guard · Peashooter · Spikeweed · Cabbage-Pult · Kernel-Pult · Bonk Choy · Caramel Popcorn · Lightning Reed · Melon-Pult
Rare Shuffle Truffle · Blockbuster · Butternut Squash · Ragweed · Sawgrass · Squash · Fire Peashooter · Pine Needler · Snow Pea · Bamboo Shoots · Night Cap
Epic Aloe Vera · Sweet Potato · Hydrangea · Dogwood · Chomper · Gravitree · Flak Seed · Lemon-Aid · Gloom-Shroom · Snapdragon · Starfruit
Legendary Fairy Ring Mushroom · Kalestorm
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