Inferno is a plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 introduced in the 8.9.1 update. Inferno swirls up fire tornados every 5.95-6.05 seconds, knocking zombies back and damaging them. The first zombie that encounters the fire tornado will take 5 times as much damage.
Inferno is based on a fern, a plant famously known for reproducing via spores rather than flowers and seeds.
His name is a pun on "fern" and "inferno," which is a term used to describe a large fire, referencing his fire based abilities.
His overall appearance, that being a fiery bush, could be a reference to the burning bush from the Bible.
Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.
SUN COST: 200
PLANT FOOD POWER: Damage
Special: Tornado Duration
Infernos swirl up devastating fire tornados that sweep zombies back, burning and damaging them.
Special: immune to frost
Special: warms nearby plants
Inferno doesn't feel like he gets enough credit. "Of course I burn zombies," he fumes. "That's a given. But what about how I sweep them down the lane through the sheer force of hot air? Where's my prize for that?"
Plant Food effect
When fed with Plant Food, Inferno will create a stronger fire tornado which can also attract zombies in the adjacent lanes.
When boosted by Pepper-mint, Inferno's fire tornado will do an additional 48 DPS.
|Sun Cost||Recharge||Starting Recharge||Damage||Toughness||Tornado Duration||Zombies in Tornado||Warming Radius|
|1||0||0||200||25 seconds||10 seconds||22 dps||300 dps||1.2 seconds||3.2 seconds||6||Normal|
|2||50||24 seconds||9 seconds||24 dps||350 dps||+1.7x|
|3||100||23 seconds||26 dps||400 dps||7|
|4||200||22 seconds||8 seconds||450 dps||1.4 seconds||3.6 seconds|
|5||300||175||21 seconds||30 dps||500 dps||8||+2.3x|
|6||400||20 seconds||7 seconds||34 dps||550 dps|
|7||500||19 seconds||600 dps||1.6 seconds||4.2 seconds||9||+3x|
|8||600||18 seconds||6 seconds||38 dps||650 dps||1.8 seconds||10|
|9||800||17 seconds||42 dps||700 dps||2 seconds||11||+3.7x|
|10||1,000||150||16 seconds||5 seconds||48 dps||750 dps||2.2 seconds||5 seconds||12||+4.3x|
- Chance to Boost
- Damage Pierce
Inferno's fire tornado acts like a reverse Sandstorm/Snowstorm wave, except it blows zombies away from the house rather than bringing them towards the house. It's Plant Food ability can eliminate a lot of zombies quickly. It is also wise to save up some sun to plant one of these as it's somewhat expensive at 200.
However, if the player hasn't purchased Chomper, Inferno teamed up with Pepper-pult, Hot Date, or Pyre Vine can also be an effective combo in eradicating hordes of zombies. For final waves, it also works best teamed up with Pepper-mint when many zombies reach the column closest to the house.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Inferno.