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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West, see Oak Archer (PvZ: JttW)

Oak Archer (橡木弓手; pinyin: xiàngmù gōngshǒu) is a plant that appears in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. He shoots oak arrows at Zombies, which deal heavy damage.



Oak Archer's based on the stump of an oak tree.

His name comes from "oak", the plant he's based on and "archer", the person specialized in archery, referencing his ability to shoot arrows.


In the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, Oak Archer is a Rare plant found in Dark Ages. He shoots oak arrows at zombies, these arrows deal 130 damage per shot and cannot be reflected by Jester Zombie.

Almanac entry

橡木弓手 (Oak Archer)
Sun cost: 275

DAMAGE: Moderate
RANGE: Close


橡木弓手从小打碎了无数邻居家的窗户玻璃才练到了如今的境界,为此他没有少挨老爸的巴掌。他有一个随身携带的日记,最后一页上写着: “僵尸膝盖:998、10000。“

    In English:

    Oak Archers can shoot powerful arrows at zombies.

    Plant feature: brown plant

    Oak Archer broke many of his neighbors' windows when he was young. He was punished by his father because of that. His diary has the words "Zombie knee: 998, 10000" written on the very last page.


Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, Oak Archer rains down many arrows on all zombies on screen, with each arrow dealing 300 damage per shot.


Oak Archer rains down glowing arrows that deal 450 damage per shot.

Level upgrade

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Oak Archer Upgrade 1.png
Split Arrow
The arrow can now split and hit zombies in other lanes.
Combat Training
Oak Archer gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
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Penetrate Strike
The arrow(s) can now pierce through multiple zombies.
Cell Activation
Oak Archer gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
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Ability Awaken
Oak Archer may be boosted when planted.
Fighting Power
Oak Archer gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
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Frost Arrow
Oak Archer has a chance to shoot an ice arrow.
Fighting Power
Oak Archer gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Oak Archer is akin to a Peashooter with an arguably better Plant Food ability and higher damage output (100 damage per shot), which means he has a high DPS for his price.

Later, he can mow zombies with extra arrows in extra lanes, giving it the ability to pierce multiple zombies. Pairing this with Winter Melons or other supportive and defensive plants is recommended as the damage will add up. 

Oak Archer is a great plant to bring into levels but practice caution when using it in Kongfu World since Hammer Zombie can reflect it. Be sure to bring an area-of-effect or lobbed-shot plant to back it up.


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  • His Almanac entry alludes to the Skyrim meme Arrow in the knee.
  • His projectiles use the splash effect caused by peas.
    • This could mean his wooden arrows are re-textured peas, similar to how Guacodile's pits are re-textured peas.
  • He,Coconut CannonBowling Bulb, and Guacodile are the only plants to have a Brain Buster created exclusively for them, not counting Special Delivery.
  • His projectiles cannot be returned by Jester Zombie.
    • Prior to the 1.3.2 update, Hammer Zombies couldn't return its projectiles.
  • He, Coffee Bean and Plantern are the only Chinese-exclusive plants in Dark Ages.
  • On the Almanac, Oak Archer appears to have his stump off the tile.
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