- For other uses, see Scientist (disambiguation).
The Scientist is a Support class. His Zombie Heal Beam from GW2 has been replaced with the Healing Hose, and his Sticky Explody Ball ability has been replaced with the Sticky Healy Thingy to better suit his role as healing support.
Scientists are the mobile zombie healers. The Healing Hose is great at keeping groups of zombies at full health.
Scientist's primary weapon is the Goo Blaster, which fires multiple projectiles in a somewhat wide spread. Should all the projectiles hit a single target, Goo Blaster can deal up to 33 damage per shot (39 if all the projectiles crit).
Sticky Healy Thingy
|Heal allies in an area near Sticky Healy Thingy.|
|Teleport a short distance in the direction you're moving.|
|Spray allies to heal and extend their max health.|
Use jump and abilities while reviving.
Faster refresh time for all abilities by reviving an ally.
Reduces ability cooldown by 30% when a teammate is revived.
Spawn with more health after suffering multiple vanquishes in a row.
After dying three times in a row, spawn with the maximum amount of over-health for the currently used class after respawning or being revived.
Gain health by reviving an ally.
Grants 75 HP upon reviving an ally.
Start with overhealth when spawning.
Allies get revived faster when in proximity to Sticky Healy Thingy.
Reduces the time to revive an ally by 33.333% when in proximity to Sticky Healy Thingy.
Earn XP faster.
Earn 10% more XP.
Move faster after spawning or being revived.
Increases movement speed by 55% for 6 seconds after respawning or being revived.
Faster refresh time for all abilities by earning a critical vanquish.
Reduces ability cooldown by 3 seconds upon critically vanquishing an enemy.
Travel further when using Warp.
Increases the distance traveled with Warp to 22.5m (73.82 ft).
Increased heal area when Sticky Healy Thingy is stuck to an ally or enemy.
Move faster, except when sprinting.
Increases walking speed by 12.9032%
Increased effect of Healing Hose if target ally is at low health
Increases Healing Hose's heal rate to 1.5625 for allies with low health.
Move faster for a short time after receiving damage.
Increases movement speed by 15% for 1.65 seconds upon taking damage. Stacks up to 4 times for a maximum of 50% movement speed increase.
Improved range and healing when aiming Healing Hose.
Aiming the Healing Hose increases the heal rate by 25% and improves the following stats: (1.) Length: 18m (59.06 ft); (2.) Near width: 0.625m (2.05 ft); (3.) Far width: 4.375m (14.35 ft); (4.) Height: 3m (9.84 ft).
Gain health from healing other zombies.
Healing allies allows yourself to be healed at a rate of 2.5 HP per 0.25 seconds.
Increased rate of fire for short time after earning a vanquish. Upgrade can stack up to three times.
Increases Goo Blaster's rate of fire for 4.5 seconds by vanquishing enemies. Stacks up to 3 times for a fire rate increase of 15%, 28.0435%, and 51.1204% (103.5, 115.23915, and 136.00836 RPM) respectively. Each stack extends the effect's duration to 4.5 seconds.
Goo Blaster has less projectile spread when aiming weapon.
Gain ammo for Goo Blaster by using Warp ability.
Adds 2 rounds to the Goo Blaster by using Warp.
Gain increased damage aura for a short time after a vanquish streak of three.
Activates a damage aura with a 5m radius upon vanquishing 3 enemies without dying. Increases damage by 20% and lasts for 7 seconds.
The Scientist is currently one of the most versatile and powerful zombie classes in the game, due to his weapon's high damage and accuracy (especially when zoomed in), his ability to self-heal, as well as his Warp ability. This makes him more of an attack character than he does support. You can either get up close and personal with your enemies and occasionally warp to distract your enemies' aiming, which allows you to confidently fire at them without having to zoom in your weapon first, or take out your enemies from a moderate distance with the zoom accuracy buff. Should you run out of health at any time, you can use the Sticky Healy Thingy to quickly patch yourself back up in the middle of a firefight, or use it while taking some cover for a safer approach.
The Dolphin Blasting upgrade is very useful for an offensive playstyle, as it allows you to gain increased rate of fire for his weapon by vanquishing enemies and it stacks up to three times, in which it will become a relatively fast-firing sniper-shotgun.
The Scientist has a major weakness in which his weapon's projectiles are rather slow, despite the low spread. Because of this, picking him off from afar with Cactus or other long-range plants might help, as you can dodge the projectiles easier that way.
Tips & Tricks
In free roam
Just like in PvP, the Scientist is also very powerful in free roam. The same offensive playstyle also works very well here, as enemies' attacks are much weaker and they're easier to defeat. It also allows you to beat boss fights without breaking a sweat, especially when defeating the Blight Cap or Unyielding Gnight as he's able to self-heal when needed at any time, and his Warp ability allows you to dodge their projectiles or reach objectives quicker. Scientist can Warp when Healing Hose is active allowing him to heal sprinting teammates easier, it's great for healing a teammate to max overhealth then immediately using Warp to find and heal another teammate.
November 2019 patch
- ▲ Fix issue with improper stacking of fire rate multiplier with the Dolphin Blasting upgrade
- ▲ Fix issue with lifetime of active state not resetting on vanquish with the Dolphin Blasting upgrade
November 27 2019 Update (Pre-TTK)
- ▼ Decrease Goo Blaster damage while near pellets are alive reduced 2.84->2.0
- ▼ Decrease Goo Blaster rate of fire 100->90
- ▼ Decrease Goo Blaster projectile speed post drag 135->100
- ▼ Decrease Goo Blaster life/distance of near pellets 26->12m
- ▼ Increase Warp ability refresh time 8->9
- ▼ Increase the Precision upgrade equip cost 3->4
- ▲ Decrease equip cost of the CPR upgrade 4->3
Early December 2019 TTK Changelist
- ▲ Increase Goo Blaster ammo capacity 8->10
- ▲ Increase Healing Hose heal rate 11->20
- ▲ Increase additional heal rate with CPR upgrade 5->6.25
- ▲ Increase self heal rate with the Reflexive upgrade 6->10
- ▲ Increase additional heal rate with the Power Wash upgrade 4->6.25
- The writing on his name tag says "Branez." This can only be seen on higher screen resolutions due to how small it is.
- His Dolphin Blasting upgrade is a reference to the Marine Biologist from the Garden Warfare series.