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Ice Cactus is the Super Rare (Rare in Garden Warfare 2) ice variant of the Cactus in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. It shoots projectiles that make the target slow down, which after multiple hits on a single target, can freeze the target and make them unable to move, attack, or use abilities.

Descriptions

Stickerbook description

The Ice Cactus was thought to be a myth. Most Plants didn't believe it could snow in the desert, let alone be an environment that Plants could emerge from. Well, they were in for an ice surprise.

In-game description

Ice Cactus slows, and eventually freezes Zombies!

AI health (GW2 only)

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

Primary weapon

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

Ice Needle is the primary weapon of the Ice Cactus; all facts below apply to a fully upgraded weapon.

  • The base close range damage per hit is 22 and the critical is 26.
  • The max DPS at close range is 65.0.
  • The base middle range damage per hit is 19 and the critical is 23.
  • The max DPS at middle range is 57.5.
  • The base long range damage per hit is 16 and the critical is 19.
  • The max DPS at long range is 47.5.
  • The weapon deals no splash damage.
  • The weapon has an ice effect; it slows a target with a hit. If enough hits are dealt the target will get frozen.
  • The ammo in a clip is 20.
  • 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 Ice Cactus' primary weapon is the Ice Needle. It deals less damage than the standard Spike Shot, at around 15-20 impact damage and 18-24 critical damage. It compensates for this by slowing then freezing enemies when hit enough times.

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

IceCactusUpgrade

Descriptions about the Ice Cactus's weapon upgrades

Cold Snap Reload

Reload speed enhanced through cold snap reloading.

Extra Frosty Spikes

Frost Creation of spikes allows for extra ammo capacity.

Sharper Colder Spikes

Ice spikes are both sharper and colder, causing more damage.

Strategies

The Ice Cactus is an ideal plant to have around if the zombies rely on high movement speed to attack the plants, as about five consecutive hits from the Ice Cactus will cause them to freeze in place for about three seconds (allowing another plant to finish them off). The Ice Cactus shoots noticeably faster than the default Cactus but the below-average needle damage (which can deal as little as 16 damage at long ranges and no more than 26 at maximum) makes it difficult to vanquish Zombies solo. The Ice Cactus is quite useful for players who like to play the role of a "support" Cactus (that is playing as a Cactus to assist another Cactus in killing zombies) as the ability to stop zombies in their tracks by freezing them makes a Cactus' work a lot easier as it can, for example, allow a Camo Cactus to line up lethal headshot. Accuracy is essential to using Ice Cactus effectively, especially compared to Ice Pea.

Related achievement

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

Gallery

Trivia

  • Its top color resembles Power Cactus' original color.
    • The bottom part is a normal part of the Cactus.
    • It shares this trait with Fire Cactus.
  • If the player uses a customization on its hands, they will revert to normal Cactus hands rather than the Ice Cactus' own arms.
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