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Mechanic is a Rare variant of the Engineer in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.

Descriptions

Stickerbook description

The Mechanic Zombie keeps all of the Zomboss gear in fire working order, or at least he thinks banging things together is fixing them.

In-game description

His fully automatic Air Impactor deals direct damage, making him a great choice for more accurate players!

AI Health

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

Primary weapon

Mechanic's primary weapon is the Air Gun (Air Impactor in Garden Warfare 2). The facts below apply to a fully upgraded weapon.

  • The base close range damage per hit is 7 and the critical is 9.
  • The max DPS at close range is 85.1.
  • The base middle range damage per hit is 6 and the critical is 7.
  • The max DPS at middle range is 66.2.
  • The base long range damage per hit is 5 and the critical is 6.
  • The max DPS at long range is 56.8.
  • The weapon deals no splash damage.
  • The ammo in a clip is 35.
  • The reload time is 2.4 seconds.
  • The projectile speed is fast.
  • The weapon is full auto.
  • The bloom is medium.

Abilities

Left abilities
Sonic GrenadeGW1 Sonic Grenade The Sonic Grenade is a grenade that, when thrown, will stun plants in a small radius for a short time and forces Burrowing Chompers out from the ground.
Proximity Sonic MineGW1 Proximity Sonic Mine An alternate ability of the Sonic Grenade, the Proximity Sonic Mine is a landmine which can stun plants for about five seconds when they come close to it. It makes Chompers come out of their Burrow ability if they are using it. This can be very useful for defending a teleporter or trying to escape from plants.
Center abilities
Zombot DroneGW1 Zombot Drone The Zombot Drone is a drone equipped with the Zombot Laser and the deadly Cone Strike. It has five health.
Rocket DroneGW1 Rocket Drone The Rocket Drone is an alternate version of Zombot Drone having more health (20). It is equipped with the Mean Beam and Lone Cone.
Right abilities
JackhammerGW1 Jackhammer The Jackhammer allows for quicker movement but at the cost at not being able to use your other abilities, though you can still fire your primary weapon, and if you bump into a plant, the plant will suffer knockback and light damage.
Turbo JackhammerGW1 Turbo Jackhammer An alternate ability of the Jackhammer, the Turbo Jackhammer functions the same as the Jackhammer except that it travels faster, but lasts for a shorter amount of time.

Left abilities
Sonic GrenadeGW2 Sonic Grenade The Sonic Grenade is a grenade that, when thrown, will stun plants in a small radius for a short time and forces Burrowing Chompers out from the ground.
Proximity Sonic MineGW2 Proximity Sonic Mine An alternate ability of the Sonic Grenade, the Proximity Sonic Mine is a landmine which can stun plants for about five seconds when they come close to it. It makes Chompers come out of their Burrow ability if they are using it. This can be very useful for defending a teleporter or trying to escape from plants.
Center abilities
Big Bolt BlasterGW2 Big Bolt Blaster The Big Bolt Blaster is a mounted turret similar to the Pea Gatling. It has 100 ammo and a very high rate of fire.
Bedazzled Bolt BlasterGW2 Bedazzled Bolt Blaster The Bedazzled Bolt Blaster is a reskin of the Big Bolt Blaster and therefore has no difference other than appearance and having different crosshairs.
Right abilities
JackhammerGW2 Jackhammer The Jackhammer allows for quicker movement but at the cost at not being able to use your other abilities, though you can still fire your primary weapon, and if you bump into a plant, the plant will suffer knockback and light damage.
Turbo JackhammerGW2 Turbo Jackhammer An alternate ability of the Jackhammer, the Turbo Jackhammer functions the same as the Jackhammer except that it travels faster, but lasts for a shorter amount of time.

Weapon upgrades - GW1

MechanicUpgrade

Better Air Compression

Better air compression releases tension in the reload thingy... Whatever, it's just faster.

More Nuts & Bolts

Added some extra Nuts & Bolts from around town to increase ammo capacity.

Harder Nuts & Bolts

Nuts & Bolts are harder causing more damage. How they got harder we don't exactly know.

Strategies

With

The Mechanic's Air Gun is fully automatic, making it ideal for players who either struggle to lead their shots or are otherwise more comfortable with automatic weapons. The Air Gun has two advantages over the Concrete Launcher, it has a longer range and its shots travel straight forward, allowing you to attack enemies from longer distances without the need to angle your shots, second, it allows you to protect the teleporter from its main threat, drone strikes, by shooting down the drones before they can attack without giving them much chance at dodging your shots, allowing you to deny the plant team from cutting off your team's logistical advantage without actively assaulting the teleporter. However, bear in mind that the Mechanic has a downside: recoil. His shots have recoil that almost matches an Imps, so remember to aim accordingly and take into account recoil.

Against

The Mechanic can be an absolute pain for Plants, because of the weapon's longer range and straight-forward shots, which will make him a very difficult opponent to vanquish. Although he has the highest rate of fire of all the Engineer variants, you will always use an effective Plant character, such as the Sun Pharaoh or the Plasma Pea, to vanquish him without letting him to quickly vanquish you with his Air Impactor.

Balancing changes

Garden Warfare

Legends of the Lawn DLC

  • Increased rate of fire

Garden Warfare 2

Trouble in Zombopolis: Part Two DLC

  • Start/end damage was increased from 7/5 – 8/6.25.

Gallery

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Trivia

  • His name is Al, as shown by his name tag.
    • This means that he is "Mechanic Al", a pun on the word "mechanical".
    • He is one of the only four Engineers to have an actual name, the others being Engineer, AC Perry and the Plumber, whose names are Gene, Perry, and Bob, respectively.
  • He is the only Engineer variant in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare that does not deal splash damage. Instead, his primary weapon is automatic.
  • He wears a racing toolbox as a hat, a real mechanic's shirt and the weapon has a racing flag. It is the reason why this variant of Engineer is racing-themed.
  • His rate of fire was slightly increased in the Legends of the Lawn DLC to compensate for its lack of splash damage.
V · T · E
Zombies (Shooter games)
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Playable Classes
Foot Soldier Camo Ranger · Super Commando · General Supremo · Tank Commander · Arctic Trooper · Sky Trooper · Centurion
Engineer Welder · Painter · Mechanic · Electrician · Plumber · Landscaper · Sanitation Expert
Scientist Chemist · Physicist · Dr. Toxic · Astronaut · Marine Biologist · Archaeologist · Dr. Chester · Paleontologist
All-Star Baseball Star · Rugby Star · Hockey Star · Cricket Star · Goalie Star · Wrestling Star · Golf Star
Boss Mode Dr. Zomboss
Abilities
Foot Soldier ZPG · Rocket Jump · Zombie Stink Cloud · Multi-Rocket · Rocket Leap · Super Stink Cloud
Engineer Sonic Grenade · Zombot Drone · Jackhammer · Proximity Sonic Mine · Rocket Drone · Turbo Jackhammer
Scientist Sticky Explody Ball · Warp · Zombie Heal Station · Mega Heal Bomb · Energy Warp · Armored Heal Station · Sticky Cheetah Ball · Cheesy Warp · Cheetah Heal Station
All-Star Imp Punt · Sprint Tackle · Dummy Shield · Long Bomb · Ultra Tackle · Shield Decoy
Boss Mode Superb Zomboss Radar · Zomboss Healing Station · Cone Strike · Reviving Brainz BBQ
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