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


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!

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.



Weapon upgrades - GW1


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.



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.

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.


Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2


  • 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.
  • He can also build things faster than the other Engineer varients (Teleporter, Turrets, etc.). This can be useful if your team needs a teleporter ASAP.
    • He can also plant bombs faster in Main Street, use this to your advantage if the plant team is strategically prepared.   

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