FANDOM


Murkadamia Nut is a shadow plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 first introduced the 8.3.1 update. It blocks off zombies identically to Wall-nut, but only has slightly more health than an Infi-nut.

When powered by Moonflower or Conceal-mint, Murkadamia Nut surrounds itself with gelatin, this gelatin heals itself over time like an Infi-nut and can damage zombies that eat it like an Endurian.

Origins

Macadamia nuts on tree

It is based on the macadamia, a commercially important nut that is indigenous to Australia.

Its name is a portmanteau of "murk," a darkness or gloom, referring to its shadow based abilities, and "macadamia," the real-life plant it is based on.

Almanac entry

Murkadamia Nut

SUN COST: 100
RECHARGE: 13

TOUGHNESS: 2500
Special: Murk Health

Sepcial: Murk Regeneration
PLANT FOOD POWER: Armor

Special: Damage Mirrored
FAMILY: Conceal-mint

Murkadamia Nuts are defensive shadow plants who, when powered, grow jelly murk to damage attacking zombies.

Usage: damaged murk regrows over time

"Some say that encasing yourself in gelatin is no way to conduct an offense," says Murkadamia Nut with an infectious twinkle. "I say they just haven't planted ME yet!"


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

When fed Plant Food, Murkadamia Nut will gain a little shield that allows it to absorb 2000 more damage.

Conceal-mint effect

When boosted by Conceal-mint, Murkadamia Nut will regenerate an additional 550 damage per shot, murk health is increased by 11500 damage per shot, and damage reflection is increased by 70%.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge Starting Recharge Toughness Murk Health Murk
Regeneration
Damage
Mirrored
Armor
Initial Max
1 0 0 100 13 seconds 10 seconds 2500 dps 1500 dps 2500 dps 100 dps 25% 2000 dps
2 50 12 seconds 9.5 seconds 2750 dps 2000 dps 3500 dps 150 dps 30%
3 100 11 seconds 3000 dps 2500 dps 4500 dps 200 dps 35%
4 200 10 seconds 8.5 seconds 3250 dps 3000 dps 5500 dps 250 dps 40% 4000 dps
5 300 75 9.5 seconds 3500 dps 3500 dps 6500 dps 300 dps 45%
6 400 9 seconds 7 seconds 3750 dps 4000 dps 7500 dps 350 dps 50%
7 500 8.5 seconds 4000 dps 4500 dps 8500 dps 400 dps 55% 6000 dps
8 600 8 seconds 6 seconds 4250 dps 5000 dps 9500 dps 450 dps 60%
9 800 7.5 seconds 4500 dps 5500 dps 10500 dps 500 dps 65%
10 1,000 50 7 seconds 5 seconds 4750 dps 6000 dps 11500 dps 550 dps 70% 8000 dps

Strategies

In normal state, Murkadamia Nut seems to be useless and weak as, when compared with Wall-nut, it has less health and costs more sun. The only better aspect than Wall-nut is its faster recharge.

When powered by Moonflower or Conceal-mint, Murkadamia Nut's perk is likely the combination of Infi-nut and Endurian, as it can damage zombies as well as regenerating its health without the usage of Plant Food or Wall-nut First Aid and therefore requires less maintenance.

However, there are some differences among these plants. Unlike Infi-nut, Murkadamia Nut doesn't have a projector, so once it is eaten, it can't be restored. Unlike Endurian, which attacks actively, Murkadamia Nut can only damage zombies which are eating it, so its attack cannot cooperate well with immobilization. (The speed of) The damage zombies taken from Murkadamia Nut depends on their attack (speed), thus making it good to use when fighting zombies like Newspaper Zombie.

Zombies like Explorer Zombies or Gargantuars can destroy Murkadamia Nut fast, making its perk to damage zombies and to regenerate health useless.

Related achievement

The Shadow Family2
The Shadow Family
Complete a level with 20 powered Shadow Plants

Gallery

Trivia

  • In the 8.3.1 update, Murkadamia Nut suffered from a glitch where, while able to be powered by Moonflower, Moonflower is not boosted by it.
    • This has been fixed in the 8.4.1 update.
  • Murkadamia Nut is first plant to have damage mirrored in Plants vs. Zombies 2. Endurian, Torchwood, Holly Barrier and other plants all attack actively.
  • The shield from the plant food effect has a sort of conceal mint family symbol on it.

See also

V · T · E
Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Cabbage-pult
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Premium
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Torchwood · Imitater · Chomper · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Kiwibeast · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Holly Barrier
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sweet Potato · Sap-fling · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Electric Currant
Mints Fila-mint · Pepper-mint · Winter-mint · Reinforce-mint · Bombard-mint · Ail-mint · Enchant-mint · Contain-mint · Enforce-mint · Arma-mint · Conceal-mint · Spear-mint · Appease-mint
Seed packets Starfruit · Dandelion · Blooming Heart · Bombegranate · Explode-O-Nut · Aloe · Hot Date · Solar Tomato · Enlighten-mint · Shadow Peashooter · Goo Peashooter · Sling Pea · Snap Pea · Zoybean Pod · Electrici-tea · Dazey Chain · Blastberry Vine · Pokra · Imp Pear · Pyre Vine · Pumpkin · Ice Bloom · Dartichoke · Ultomato · Gumnut · Shine Vine · Tumbleweed · Olive Pit · Puffball · Explode-o-Vine · Murkadamia Nut · Turkey-pult
Others Marigold
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.