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Rugby Star is a Rare variant of the All-Star in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.

Descriptions

Stickerbook description

The Rugby Star dreams of being permanently stuck in a scrum. It's the closest thing he's found to the smell of Brainz.

In-game description

The explosive Rapid Fire Rugby Launcher will make you the envy of your next scrum.

AI health

  • Easy: 120
  • Normal: 160
  • Hard: 200
  • CRAAAAZY: 240

Primary weapon

Rugby Star uses the Rapid Fire Rugby Launcher as his primary weapon, which deals 9 to 14 critical damage, depending on range. It has a lower fire rate than the All-Star's primary weapon but deals splash damage.

Before the Legends of the Lawn DLC, it dealt 7 to 12 damage depending on range.

Abilities

Left abilities
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Imp Punt
With Imp Punt, the All-Star punts an Imp that rolls forward and explodes after a short time, dealing 150 damage to plants within its blast radius.
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Long Bomb
An alternate ability of Imp Punt, Long Bomb allows the All-Star kicks an Imp up very high, which explodes when he lands and deals 150 damage.
Center abilities
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Sprint Tackle
With the Sprint Tackle, the All-Star rushes forward, dealing 75 damage and knocks plants into the sky. This can serve as a short-ranged attack.
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Ultra Tackle
An alternate ability of Sprint Tackle, Ultra Tackle does 90 damage but has a longer recharge time.
Right abilities
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Dummy Shield
Dummy Shield is a shield that the All-Star places to protect himself.
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Shield Decoy
An alternate ability of Dummy Shield, the player can have four Shield Decoys, but it is weaker.

Left abilities
Imp PuntGW2.png
Imp Punt
With Imp Punt, the All-Star punts an Imp that rolls forward and explodes after a short time, dealing 150 damage to plants within its blast radius.
Long BombGW2.png
Long Bomb
An alternate ability of Imp Punt, Long Bomb allows the All-Star kicks an Imp up very high, which explodes when he lands and deals 150 damage.
Center abilities
Sprint TackleGW2.png
Sprint Tackle
With the Sprint Tackle, the All-Star rushes forward, dealing 75 damage and knocks plants into the sky. This can serve as a short-ranged attack.
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Ultra Tackle
An alternate ability of Sprint Tackle, Ultra Tackle does 90 damage but has a longer recharge time.
Right abilities
Dummy ShieldGW2.png
Dummy Shield
Dummy Shield is a shield that the All-Star places to protect himself.
Shield DecoyGW2.png
Shield Decoy
An alternate ability of Dummy Shield, the player can have four Shield Decoys, but it is weaker.
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Future Dummy
An alternate ability of Dummy Shield, the Future Dummy is stronger than the default Dummy Shield, but only one Future Dummy can be placed down at a time. When the Future Dummy is destroyed, it explodes (dealing up to 75 damage to nearby Plants).

Weapon upgrades

Description about the Rugby Star's weapon upgrades

Longer Lasting Rugby Supply

A supply of rugby balls has been received - what good fortune!

Scrum Tested Rugby Balls

These scrum-tested rugby balls are quite good and will help deal extra damage.

Zomboss Enhanced Heat Sink

Zomboss Enhanced Heat Sink reduces venting time when overheating. Comes with a Zomboss guarantee.

Strategies

Rugby Star is suitable for players who lack good aim. The splash damage can make up for misses and allows you to practice aiming for body and headshots while still contributing to the damage dealt. He also fires straight and is accurate due to his detailed crosshair, making him one of the more competent All-Stars at range.

When in the hands of a more skilled player, the splash damage can be put to good use with three things:

  • The splash damage allows you to deal damage around obstacles and attack enemies even if they hide behind cover.
  • The splash damage can make hitting faster opponents (like Hyper-using Peashooters) easier.
  • The splash damage is good for crowd control when dealing with large groups of plants as you can (theoretically) damage the entire group, making it easier for you and your teammates to break up the group and defeat it.

Balancing changes

Garden Warfare

Tactical Taco Party DLC

  • Increased effectiveness of the damage upgrade.
  • Decreased effectiveness of the overheat upgrade.

Legends of the Lawn DLC

  • Projectile and explosion damage increased.

Garden Warfare 2

Trouble in Zombopolis: Part Two DLC

  • Blast damage was increased from 4 to 5.
  • Damage falloff start distance was increased from 15m to 20m.
  • Effectiveness of overheat upgrade was decreased.

Related achievements

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Offensive Line
As an All-Star, Vanquish 5 Players using the Sprint Tackle in a session
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Hunting Season
Vanquish 100 Foot Soldiers, 100 Scientists, 100 Engineers and 100 All-Stars

Gallery

In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Rugby Star
Traditional Chinese 橄欖球明星
France French Joueur de rugby
Germany German Rugby-Star
Italy Italian Stella del rugby
Japan Japanese ラグビースター
Poland Polish Rugbista
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Astro do Rúgbi
Spain Spanish Estrella del rugby


Trivia

  • Despite its slow rate of fire, his primary weapon is called Rapid Fire Rugby Launcher.
    • This might be an ironic pun to the name as it, along with the Piledriver of the Wrestling Star, has the slowest rate of fire out of all All-Star weapons.
  • His primary weapon creates flame upon impact, yet no fire damage is dealt to targets.
  • The maximum number of shots the Rugby Star can shoot from his weapon before the weapon overheats is 30.
  • He, Hockey Star, and Tennis Star are the only All-Stars to have hair without customization.
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Zombies (Shooter games)
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Soldiers Foot Soldier · Camo Ranger · Super Commando · General Supremo · Tank Commander · Arctic Trooper · Sky Trooper · Centurion
Engineers Engineer · Welder · Painter · Mechanic · Electrician · Plumber · Landscaper · Sanitation Expert
Scientists Scientist · Chemist · Physicist · Dr. Toxic · Astronaut · Marine Biologist · Archaeologist · Dr. Chester · Paleontologist
All-Stars All-Star · Baseball Star · Rugby Star · Hockey Star · Cricket Star · Goalie Star · Wrestling Star · Golf Star
Boss Mode Dr. Zomboss
Abilities
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Engineer Sonic Grenade · Zombot Drone · Jackhammer · Proximity Sonic Mine · Rocket Drone · Turbo Jackhammer
Scientist Sticky Explody Ball · Warp · Zombie Heal Station · Mega Heal Bomb · Energy Warp · Armored Heal Station · Sticky Cheetah Ball · Cheesy Warp · Cheetah Heal Station
All-Star Imp Punt · Sprint Tackle · Dummy Shield · Long Bomb · Ultra Tackle · Shield Decoy
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Garden Ops
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Normal Chieftain · Berserker · Giga Imp · Zombomb · Pirate Zombie · Conehead Pirate · Buckethead Pirate · Screen Door Pirate · Imp Pirate · Treasure Yeti · Exploding Imp Fan
Others Zombot Turret
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 zombies
Playable Classes
Soldiers Foot Soldier · Camo Ranger · Super Commando · General Supremo · Tank Commander · Arctic Trooper · Sky Trooper · Centurion · Park Ranger · Scuba Soldier
Engineers Engineer · Welder · Painter · Mechanic · Electrician · Plumber · Landscaper · Sanitation Expert · Roadie Z · AC Perry
Scientists Scientist · Chemist · Physicist · Dr. Toxic · Astronaut · Marine Biologist · Archaeologist · Paleontologist · Zoologist · Computer Scientist
All-Stars All-Star · Baseball Star · Rugby Star · Hockey Star · Cricket Star · Goalie Star · Wrestling Star · Golf Star · Moto-X Star · Tennis Star
Imps
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Z-Mechs Z-Mech · Drake Mech · Pylon Mech · Bling Pylon Mech · S.H.R.IMP Mech · Z7 Mech · Party Mech · Scallywag Mech
Superheroes Super Brainz · Cozmic Brainz · Electro Brainz · Toxic Brainz · Party Brainz · Breakfast Brainz
Pirates Captain Deadbeard · Captain Cannon · Captain Flameface · Captain Sharkbite · Captain Partyman · Captain Squawk
Others Hover Goat-3000 · Mecha Cat · Stinky Goat
Abilities
Foot Soldier Zombie Stink Cloud · Rocket Jump · ZPG · Super Stink Cloud · Rocket Leap · Multi-Rocket
Engineer Sonic Grenade · Big Bolt Blaster · Jackhammer · Proximity Sonic Mine · Turbo Jackhammer · Bedazzled Bolt Blaster
Scientist Heal Beam of Science · Warp · Sticky Explody Ball · Zombie Heal Station · Energy Warp · Mega Heal Bomb · Armored Heal Station · Armored Bling Station
All-Star Imp Punt · Sprint Tackle · Dummy Shield · Long Bomb · Ultra Tackle · Shield Decoy · Future Dummy
Imp
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Z-Mech
Imp Gravity Grenade · Robo Call · Impkata
Z-Mech Missile Madness · Explosive Escape · Robo Stomp · Dragon Swoop · Wing Flap · Pylon Mine · Drag Race · Water Cyclone · Shrimp Jump · Biotic Pull · Zomni-Blade · Crusty Gigabomb · Peg Leg Kata
Super Brainz Super Ultra Ball · Turbo Twister · Heroic Kick · Super Multi Ball · Super Guided Ultra Ball
Captain Deadbeard Barrel Blast · Parrot Pal · Cannon Rodeo · Looty Booty Barrel Blast · Future Parrot Pal
Hover Goat-3000 Damage Buff Booster Beam · Mega Awesome Laser · Tubular Turbo
Mecha Cat Kitty Pounce · Furball Frenzy · Kitty Fury · Tail Powershot
Stinky Goat Goat Scratch · Goat Jump · Goat Bleat
Spawnable Zombies
Gravedirt of Summoning Browncoat Zombie · Conehead Zombie · Buckethead Zombie · Flag Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Screen Door Zombie · Coffin Zombie · Outhouse Zombie · Heal Zombie · Exploding Imp · Karate Zombie
Build-a-Bot Mr. Toasty · Mr. Freezy · Mr. Toxic · Gatling Bot · Breaker Bot · Rocket Bot · Boxer Bot · Mr. Electro · Explody Bot · Loudmouth Bot · Hide-n-Shoot Bot · Uplink Bot · Dr. Heals
Bosses Baron von Bats · Disco Zombie · Gargantuar · Giga Gargantuar · Gargoatuar · House Gargantuar · Mech Gargantuar · Treasure Yeti · Yeti Zombie · Zen Sensei · Captain Smasher · Sasquatch · Yeti King
Top Zombie Dr. Patient · Dr. Fizzician · Z-Mech 11011-3 · Ol' Deadbeard · Super Duper Brainz · Gene Error · Dr. Daul Fin
Others Zomburger Artist · Backup Dancer · Vampire Zombie · Berserker · Giga Imp · Zombomb · Pirate Zombie · Conehead Pirate · Buckethead Pirate · Screen Door Pirate · Imp Pirate · Map Pirate · Barrel Pirate · Yeti Imp · Zombot Turret · Exploding Imp Fan · Sasquatch Imp · Future Imp · Robo-Zombie
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville zombies
Playable Classes
PvZ BfN Attack Class Icon.png Attack Foot Soldier · Imp (Z-Mech) · Super Brainz · 80s Action Hero · Electric Slide
PvZ BfN Defend Class Icon.png Defend Captain Deadbeard · All-Star · Space Cadet (Space Station)
PvZ BfN Support Class Icon.png Support Scientist · Engineer · Wizard
Swarm TV Head
Abilities
Foot Soldier Super Stink Cloud · Rocket Jump · ZPG
Imp
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Z-Mech
Imp Gravity Grenade · Robo Call · Impkata
Z-Mech Missile Madness · Explosive Escape · Bionic Bash
Super Brainz Turbo Twister · Hyper Jump Thump · Super Ultra Ball
80s Action Hero Dynamite Dodge · Rocket Ride · Can't-Miss-ile
Electric Slide Funky Bouncer · Outta Fight! · Disco Tornado
Captain Deadbeard Barrel Blast · Parrot Pal · Anchor's Away
All-Star Imp Punt · Sprint Tackle · Dummy Shield
Space Cadet
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Space Station
Space Cadet
Solo Gravity Smash · Station Inflation · Big Bang Beam
Passenger Asteroid Shield · Escape Pod · Hands-On Torpedo
Space Station Space Force · Escape Pod · Crater Maker
Scientist Sticky Healy Thingy · Warp · Healing Hose
Engineer Bullhorn Swarm · Heavy Helper · Double Time
Wizard Zee-lixir · Spell Disaster · Co-Star
TV Head Commercial Break · Yeti, Set, GO! · Overheated Dinner
Spawnable Zombies
Build-a-Bot
Range Rocket Bot · Gatling Bot · Hide-n-Shoot Bot · Mr. Electro
Support Dr. Heals · Loudmouth Bot
Melee Boxer Bot · Explody Bot · Breaker Bot
Gravedirt of Summoning
Melee Buckethead Zombie · Outhouse Zombie · Screen Door Zombie
Range TV Head · TV Buckethead
Support Heal Zombie · Yeti Imp
Battle Leaders Basecoat Bert · Captain Cozplay · Cap'n Sharklunch · Charnado · Dr. Spork · Just Brad · Red Janet · Rolleeta · Sgt. Plaid Attitude · Shadez 2 Cool · The Advertiser · Woofzy
Bounty Hunt
Town Center Byte Knight · Captain Featherbrainz · Shock Wheelz Crew
Mount Steep Bomby Dearest · Ninjimp · Tiny
Elusive Foes
Town Center Fantastico · Pack Rat · Squiddy Shaw
Mount Steep Dig Wig · Mag Pete-O · Safety Stan
Bosses Baron von Bats · Disco Zombie · Gargantuar · Major Problem · Mech Gargantuar · Olds Cool · Treasure Yeti · Yeti Zombie · Zen Sensei · Zombomb
Quest NPCs Bart Barian · Big Boy Gang Leader · Brainstorming Zombies · Brick Fistmissile · Cleatus · Cookie · Dr. Nurse Doctor · Dr. Real Doctor · Dummy · Hugh D. Votee · Izzy · Monkey · Norm Alguy · Otto Do · Peg Legpuller · Power Cora · Seabasstian · Tim · Winston
Others Bouncer Bot · Browncoat Zombie · Conehead Zombie · Exploding Imp · Goat · Miner Problem · Robo-Zombie · TV Conehead
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