Metal Petal is a Rare variant of Sunflower in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and a Super Rare in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. She is the armored variant of the Sunflower, similar to other armored plants like the Armor Chomper, Jade Cactus, Petrified Cactus, Rock Pea and Iron Citron.
Metal Petal is an armored Sunflower. While the metal weighs her down-making her slower than other Sunflowers-she has the added benefit of higher health.
Metal Petal has more health than other Sunflowers, but runs slightly slower.
AI Health (GW2 only)
Easy: 96 HP
Normal: 128 HP
Hard: 160 HP
CRAAAAZY: 192 HP
Metal Blast is the primary weapon of Metal Petal; all 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 52.9.
- The base middle range damage per hit is 6 and the critical is 8.
- The max DPS at middle range is 47.1.
- The base long range damage per hit is 5 and the critical is 6.
- The max DPS at long range is 35.3.
- The weapon deals no splash damage.
- The ammo in a clip is 60.
- The reload time is 1.9 seconds.
- The projectile speed is medium.
- The weapon is full auto.
- The bloom is low.
The Metal Petal's primary weapon is the Metal Blast. With the damage upgrade it deals 9-11 critical damage and 7-8 non-critical damage depending on the distance. It also has a slightly lower rate of fire compared to that of default Sunflower's primary weapon.
Heal Beam allows the Sunflower to heal nearby plants.
Sunbeam plants the Sunflower down and shoots a powerful sunbeam that deals seven impact damage and eight critical damage.
With Heal Flower, the Sunflower deploys a Heal Flower that can heal all plants near it.
Rainbow Heal Beam
An alternate ability of Heal Beam, Rainbow Heal Beam does not do anything different from its normal ability; it is merely a cosmetic difference.
Solar Flare Beam
An alternate ability of Sunbeam, Solar Flare Beam is more powerful than Sunbeam and deals 10 impact damage and 12 critical damage. It has less ammo than Sunbeam and takes a bit longer to start shooting the beam.
Rainbow Heal Flower
Another alternate ability of Heal Flower, the Rainbow Heal Flower constantly gives out healing sun but gives out one at a time. Exclusive to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.
Artificial Reload Upgrade
A slightly more artificial reload results in a reload speed increase.
More Metal Shard Ammo
Metal shard surplus results in increased ammo capacity.
Sharper Metal Flakes
Sharper metal flakes cause more damage.
- ▲ Increased all Sunflower Variants HP by 10
The extra health of the Metal Petal allows her to endure damage better making her useful when healing plants near or at the front lines. The Metal Petal's 160 HP grants her the ability to serve as a good frontline medic that is much less vulnerable to damage than the other variants and is more resistant to ambushes or "assassinations" made by warping Scientists or mobile Foot Soldiers. Be careful when skipping around, as your slower movement speed can make you easier to hit. Try to focus on more close-ranged enemies as her weapon has steeper damage falloff than other sunflowers. She is best played on defense as her higher health allows her to hold ground better.
In the Gnome Bomb game mode, the Metal Petal excels in holding or defusing objectives, as it is coupled with tanking and self-healing ability.
The most important thing with Metal Petal is to keep up a high damage output to take it out before it can heal too much. A run-and-gun attitude with a mobile DPS zombie like the Imp works quite well, because Metal Petal has reduced movement speed and won't be able to escape.
Also, don't let enemies such as Citron tank for Metal Petal. It is important to prioritise it as it is the healer.
Unlocking (Garden Warfare only)
In order to unlock this variant, the player must reach rank 10 with the Sunflower class. They need to do this by completing challenges with the Sunflower and any of its variants. The player earns a character piece for each rank they level up, starting at level 6 all the way to level 10.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
- She and Sun Pharaoh are the only variants of Sunflower that do not have the word "flower" in their name.
- Her leaves have been redesigned in Garden Warfare 2 in order to match the rest of her appearance.
- Her eyes are also now blue instead of brown.
- She can survive a ZPG if in Sunbeam at full health.