He is based on the macadamia, a commercially important nut that is indigenous to Australia.
His name is a portmanteau of "murk," a darkness or gloom, referring to his shadow based abilities, and "macadamia," the real-life plant he is based on.
SUN COST: 100
Special: Murk Health
PLANT FOOD POWER: Armor
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!"
Plant Food effect
When fed Plant Food, Murkadamia Nut will regrow murk (if powered) and gain a little shield that allows him to absorb 2000 more damage.
When boosted by Conceal-mint, Murkadamia Nut's murk will regenerate an additional 550 DPS per second, murk health is increased by 11500 damage per shot, and his damage reflection is increased by 70%. He will be powered even if not adjacent to a Moonflower.
|Sun Cost||Recharge||Starting Recharge||Toughness||Murk Health||Murk
|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|
- Chance to Boost
- Toughness Bonus
In normal state, Murkadamia Nut seems to be useless and weak as, when compared with Wall-nut, he has less health and costs more sun, as well as being ineligible to Wall-Nut First Aid's healing effect. The only better aspect than Wall-nut is his faster recharge, although Primal Wall-nut and Explode-O-Nut are obviously better picks.
When powered by Moonflower or Conceal-mint, Murkadamia Nut's perk is a combination of Infi-nut and Endurian, as he can damage zombies as well as regenerating his health without the usage of Plant Food or Wall-nut First Aid and therefore requires less maintenance. If his murk degrades, his attack speed slows down. Keep this in mind.
However, there are some differences among these plants. Unlike Infi-nut, Murkadamia Nut doesn't have a projector, so once he is eaten, he can't be restored. Unlike Endurian, which attacks actively, Murkadamia Nut can only damage zombies which are eating him, so his attack cannot cooperate well with immobilization. The damage zombies take from Murkadamia Nut depends on their attack speed, thus making it good to use when fighting zombies like Newspaper Zombie due to the latter's high DPS.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Murkadamia Nut.
- 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 his Plant Food effect has the Conceal-mint family symbol on it.
- Although he is a nut plant, he is not subject to Wall-nut First Aid.