For other uses, see Kernel Corn (disambiguation).

Kernel Corn is a playable plant class in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. He is an PvZ BfN Attack Class Icon.png Attack class who specializes in ranged attacks.

Description

In-game description

Great attacker who is dangerous at all distances. Highly lethal with Shuck Shot, or can reveal enemy positions with Butter beacon.

Primary Weapon

Default

Dual rapid-fire assault cobs

In-game description

Kernel Corn's primary weapon is the Cob Busters, which fire small projectiles that deal 5.2 damage per shot (6 critical) and fires at a rate of 650 RPM (rounds per minute). The Cob Busters synergize well with Butter Beacon, as it gives Kernel Corn +1 non-critical damage and +2 critical damage with his Cob Busters for its duration. He can unload 52 projectiles before needing to reload.

Shogun-Guard

Kernel Corn will have a slower rate of fire, but will deal more damage and when you Aim Down Sight (zoom in) he will activate a small shield in front of himself.

Website description

If Kernel Corn has the Shogun-Guard legendary upgrade equipped, Kernel Corn's primary weapon is replaced with the Shogun-Guard, which fires small projectiles that deal 11.25 damage per shot (13 critical) and fires at a rate of 300 RPM (rounds per minute). He can unload 25 projectiles before needing to reload. In addition, Kernel Corn gains a personal shield that covers the top half of his body. The shield has 75 HP and can be activated by aiming down sights.

Statistics

Cob Busters

Weapon stats
Internal data
Ammo capacity Fire mode Rate of fire Damage
(DPS)
Reload time
52 Full auto 650 RPM 5.2
(56.33)
1.1 s
Projectile speed Projectile lifetime Projectile travel distance Projectile gravity
500 m/s
(1640.42 ft/s)
2 s 1000 m
(3280.84 ft)
10 m/s²
(32.8 ft/s²)
Base recoil
Minimum x-axis recoil angle Maximum x-axis recoil angle Minimum y-axis recoil angle Maximum y-axis recoil angle Minimum z-axis recoil angle Maximum z-axis recoil angle
0 -3.5 -0.045 0 0 0
Minimum FOV recoil Maximum FOV recoil Recoil recovery time
0 0 0.0055
Projectile spread (unzoomed, standing)
Minimum angle Maximum angle Increase per shot Decrease per second
0.4 1 0.02 15
Projectile spread (unzoomed, moving)
Minimum angle Maximum angle Increase per shot Decrease per second
0.4 1 0.02 15
Projectile spread (unzoomed, jumping)
Minimum angle Maximum angle Increase per shot Decrease per second
2 2 0.1 15
Sway recoil (unzoomed)
Maximum vertical amplitude Vertical increase per shot Maximum horizontal amplitude Horizontal minimum increase per shot Horizontal maximum increase per shot Amplitude decrease factor
6 0.065 10 -0.22 0.22 18
Projectile spread (zoomed, standing)
Minimum angle Maximum angle Increase per shot Decrease per second
0 0.8 0.02 15
Projectile spread (zoomed, moving)
Minimum angle Maximum angle Increase per shot Decrease per second
0 0.8 0.02 15
Projectile spread (zoomed, jumping)
Minimum angle Maximum angle Increase per shot Decrease per second
2 2 0.1 15
Sway recoil (zoomed)
Maximum vertical amplitude Vertical increase per shot Maximum horizontal amplitude Horizontal minimum increase per shot Horizontal maximum increase per shot Amplitude decrease factor
6 0.065 10 -0.15 0.15 18

Shogun-Guard

Weapon stats
Internal data
Ammo capacity Fire mode Rate of fire Damage
(DPS)
Reload time
25 Full auto 300 RPM 11.25
(56.25)
1.5 s
Projectile speed Projectile lifetime Projectile travel distance Projectile gravity
620 m/s
(2034.12 ft/s)
2 s 1240 m
(4068.24 ft)
36 m/s²
(118.11 ft/s²)
Base recoil
Minimum x-axis recoil angle Maximum x-axis recoil angle Minimum y-axis recoil angle Maximum y-axis recoil angle Minimum z-axis recoil angle Maximum z-axis recoil angle
0 -1 0 -0.2 0 0
Minimum FOV recoil Maximum FOV recoil Recoil recovery time
0 0 0.0055
Projectile spread (unzoomed, standing)
Minimum angle Maximum angle Increase per shot Decrease per second
0.4 1 0.02 15
Projectile spread (unzoomed, moving)
Minimum angle Maximum angle Increase per shot Decrease per second
0.7 1.7 0.07 15
Projectile spread (unzoomed, jumping)
Minimum angle Maximum angle Increase per shot Decrease per second
2 2 0.1 15
Sway recoil (unzoomed)
Maximum vertical amplitude Vertical increase per shot Maximum horizontal amplitude Horizontal minimum increase per shot Horizontal maximum increase per shot Amplitude decrease factor
6 0.065 10 -0.22 0.22 18
Projectile spread (zoomed, standing)
Minimum angle Maximum angle Increase per shot Decrease per second
0 0.8 0.02 15
Projectile spread (zoomed, moving)
Minimum angle Maximum angle Increase per shot Decrease per second
0.3 1.1 0.04 15
Projectile spread (zoomed, jumping)
Minimum angle Maximum angle Increase per shot Decrease per second
2 2 0.1 15
Sway recoil (zoomed)
Maximum vertical amplitude Vertical increase per shot Maximum horizontal amplitude Horizontal minimum increase per shot Horizontal maximum increase per shot Amplitude decrease factor
6 0.065 10 -0.15 0.15 18

Shogun-Guard shield

Shield stats
Internal data
Shield health Shield regeneration delay Shield regeneration delay after destroyed Regeneration rate Regeneration time to full health
75 1 s 1 s 12.5 HP/s 6 s

Abilities

Left abilities
Butter BeaconBfN.png
Butter Beacon
Reveal enemies for a short time by throwing a pat of tactical butter.
Center abilities
Husk HopBfN.png
Husk Hop
Leap over enemies while launching a volley of explosive kernels downward.
Right abilities
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Shuck Shot
Launch two highly explosive cobs.

Upgrades

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Combo
Perk RoleIcon Attack.png
2
Faster refresh time for all abilities by earning multiple vanquishes rapidly.

Reduces ability cooldown by 100% (10 seconds) for earning multiple vanquishes.
Perk Cooldown.png
Refreshing Revive
1
Faster refresh time for all abilities by reviving an ally.

Reduces ability cooldown by 100% (10 seconds) when a teammate is revived.
Perk Health.png
Rough Patch
1
Spawn with more health after suffering multiple vanquishes in a row.

After dying three times in a row, spawn with the maximum amount of overhealth for the currently used class after respawning or being revived.
Perk Health.png
Low Life
Perk RoleIcon Attack.png
2
Gain health by earning a vanquish when at low health.

Grants 11 health over 3 seconds upon vanquishing an enemy at 20% HP or lower.
Perk AreaofEffect.png
20/10
Butter BeaconBfN.png
2
Larger area highlighted by Butter Beacon.

Increase size of Butter Beacon by 25%.
Perk Mobility.png
Happy Feet
Shuck ShotBfN.png
2
Move Faster during Shuck Shot.

Move 50% faster while using Shuck Shot.
Perk Ammo.png
Rapid Recob
4
Cob Busters gain faster reload.

Decreases Cob Busters' reload time by 75%.
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Fearless
Perk RoleIcon Attack.png
2
Regenerate health when near multiple enemies.

When near one-four enemies within a 10m radius, regenerate 1-4 HP every 0.5 seconds.
Perk Cooldown.png
Critical Blow
3
Faster refresh time for all abilities by earning a critical vanquish.

Reduces ability cooldown by 5.5 seconds upon critically vanquishing an enemy.
Perk Mobility.png
Buttered Branches
2
Move faster when aiming.

Move 100% faster when aiming.
Perk Damage.png
Hopscotch
Husk HopBfN.png
3
Deal additional damage by hitting enemy directly with Husk Hop corn kernels.

Husk Hop projectiles can deal 12 direct damage.
Perk Cooldown.png
Re-Corn-naissance
Butter BeaconBfN.png
3
Faster refresh time for Butter Beacon by vanquish on highlighted enemy.

Decreases the cooldown time for Butter Beacon by 12 seconds upon vanquishing a highlighted enemy.
Perk Damage.png
Super Spin
4
Increased rate of fire for short time by earning a vanquish. Upgrade can stack up to three times.

Increases Cob Busters' rate of fire for 10 seconds by vanquishing enemies. Stacks up to 3 times for a fire rate increase of 7%, 14%, and 21% (695.5, 744.18, and 796.27 RPM) respectively. Each stack extends the effect's duration to 10 seconds.
Perk Damage.png
Mob Cobs
2
Cob Busters pierce through enemies.

Increase Cob Buster ammo by 25%, Shogun Guard ammo by 24% and increases damage by 0.5 after it Pierce's an enemy.
Perk Handling.png
Reaping Leap
Husk HopBfN.png
1
Larger damage area of Husk Hop.

Increases Husk Hop's projectile spread to -0.1.5 – 0.1.5.
Perk Mobility.png
Speedy
3
Move faster, except when sprinting.

Increases walking speed by 12.9032%.
Perk Health.png
Vampiric
Perk RoleIcon Attack.png
3
Gain health by earning a vanquish.

Grants 14 health over 3 seconds upon vanquishing an enemy.
Perk Utility.png
Leveling Up
2
Earn XP faster.

Earn 10% more XP.
Perk Handling.png
Ready Up
Perk RoleIcon Attack.png
2
Use weapons and abilities faster just after sprinting.

Reduces sprint exit delay by 41.6875%
Perk Cooldown.png
Cornucopia
Shuck ShotBfN.png
3
Faster refresh time of Shuck Shot by earning a multi-vanquish with Shuck Shot.

Decreases Shuck Shot's cooldown time by 4 seconds upon dealing damage or 7 seconds upon vanquishing an enemy with it.
Perk SuperPerk.png
Shogun Guard
Perk RoleIcon Hero AssaultCorn.png
5
Swap primary weapon to alternating dual fire assault cobs with personal shield attachment. Activate shield by aiming.

Stats: (1.) Damage: 11.25; (2.) Rate of fire: 300 RPM; (3.) Shield health: 75; (4.) Shield regeneration delay: 2 seconds; (5.) Shield regeneration delay after destroyed: 5 seconds; (6.) Regeneration rate: 10 HP/s; (7.) Regeneration time to full health: 7.5 seconds

Related Achievement

Popped!BfN.png
Popped!
Earn 200 vanquishes as a Kernel Corn.

Strategies

With

Kernel Corn is a front line attacker, so make sure your in the battle first. If you’re playing Turf Takeover, and there are a lot of enemies in the area, throw a Butter Beacon to weaken them and reveal their positions. You can also use Butter Beacon to see how many enemies are in an area to improve your attack plan-keep in mind that enemies know when they have been detected. If you see a lot of enemies in a tight group, use Shuck Shot against them, but be smart about it-it is simple for an enemy to sprint away from your attack. Kernel Corn isn't the best plant when it comes to chasing enemies, and is useless when enemies are in pursuit of Kernel Corn. Try to attack sprinting enemies, slowing them down, then use Husk Hop to get close to them/attack them.

Against

The best strategy is to attack Kernel Corn from a distance so that he cannot use the lethal Husk Hop ability, If he fires Shuck Shots at you, they will be easier to dodge from a distance.

Tips & Tricks

  • Know that Corn doesn't have any real mobility ability, so be careful about which fights you choose to fight in.

Balancing changes

October 2019 Patch

  • Damage of Cob Busters increase 3.4->3.86
  • Rate of fire of Cob Busters increased 600->650rpm
  • Gravity on Butter Beacon decreased -25->-10m/s
  • Velocity of Butter Beacon decreased 40->32m/s
  • Net effect of longer trajectory for Butter Beacon
  • Forward launch of Husk Hop increase 11->14

December 2019 Patch

  • Cob Busters damage increased 3.86->5.2
  • Reduce projectile spread of Cob Busters when moving
  • Cob Busters ammo capacity increased 46->52
  • Reduce Cob Busters camera recoil

January 2020 patch

  • Decreased velocity and drag distance of Cob Busters
    • Decreased projectile speed from 800 m/s (2624.67 ft/s) to 500 m/s (1640.41 ft/s)

March 2020 Patch

  • Butter Beacon
    • Increase active spotting 4->6 sec
    • Adjust trajectory to be more center screen aligned
  • Legendary Upgrade Shogun Guard
    • Fix issue with Rapid Recob Upgrade not working
  • Upgrade Rapid Recob
    • Increase reload time multiplier 0.5714286->0.5x

May 2020 patch

  • Shogun Guard
    • Decrease recoil when aiming
    • Increase drag start distance 30->40 m
    • Increase drag end distance 60->70 m
    • Increase final velocity post drag 400->420 m/s
    • Increase gravity of projectile -10->-36 m/s
  • Husk Hop
    • Decrease shockwave radius 4.51->3.75 m
  • Shuck Shot
    • Increase blast radius 3.5->4.75 m
    • Decrease shockwave radius 7.5->5 m
  • Upgrade Super Spin
    • Add VFX treatment to show when the upgrade is active

Gallery

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See also

V · T · E
Plants (Shooter games)
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