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

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

Abilities

Left abilities
Imp PuntGW1
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 BombGW1
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 TackleGW1
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.
Ultra TackleGW1
Ultra Tackle
An alternate ability of Sprint Tackle, Ultra Tackle does 90 damage but has a longer recharge time.
Right abilities
Dummy ShieldGW1
Dummy Shield
Dummy Shield is a shield that the All-Star places to protect himself.
Shield DecoyGW1
Shield Decoy
An alternate ability of Dummy Shield, the player can have four Shield Decoys, but it is weaker.

Left abilities
Imp PuntGW2Imp 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 BombGW2Long 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 TackleGW2Sprint 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.
Ultra TackleGW2Ultra Tackle An alternate ability of Sprint Tackle, Ultra Tackle does 90 damage but has a longer recharge time.
Right abilities
Dummy ShieldGW2Dummy Shield Dummy Shield is a shield that the All-Star places to protect himself.
Shield DecoyGW2Shield Decoy An alternate ability of Dummy Shield, the player can have four Shield Decoys, but it is weaker.
Future DummyGW2Future 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

RugbyStarUpgrade

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

This All-Star is good for players who lack exceptionally 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. Try to get as close to plants as possible with this one, as his low rate of fire and quick overheat don't serve him well at long 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 allowing you to attack enemies even if they are hiding 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 are able to (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.

Gallery

Trivia

  • His primary weapon is called Rapid Fire Rugby Launcher despite its slow rate of fire.
    • This might be simply 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.
  • The maximum number of shots the Rugby Star can shoot from his weapon before the weapon overheats is 30.
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