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Shadow Flower is a Super rare variant of Sunflower in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and a Rare variant in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. She is able to fire her primary weapon faster than other Sunflowers, but it also has a slightly longer reload time.

Descriptions

Stickerbook description

The Shadow Flower works from the darkness, righting wrongs and singing songs-her mask disguises her true Sunflower heritage.

In-game description

Shadow Flower's dark energy allows her to fire faster than other Sunflowers!

AI Health (GW2 only)

Easy: 66

Normal: 88

Hard: 110

CRAAAAZY: 132

Primary weapon

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

Dark Energy is the primary weapon of Shadow Flower; all facts below apply to a fully upgraded weapon.

  • The base close range damage per hit is 8 and the critical is 10.
  • The max DPS at close range is 66.7.
  • The base middle range damage per hit is 8 and the critical is 10.
  • The max DPS at middle range is 66.7.
  • The base long range damage per hit is 7 and the critical is 9.
  • The max DPS at long range is 60.0.
  • The weapon deals no splash damage.
  • The ammo in a clip is 60.
  • The reload time is 2.6 seconds.
  • The projectile speed is medium.
  • The weapon is full auto.
  • The bloom is low.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

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The Shadow Flower's primary weapon is the Dark Energy. It deals slightly less damage than the standard Sun Pulse at around 7 to 8 impact and 8 to 9 critical damage. It compensates for this by having a faster rate of fire but it has less range and a larger damage drop off.

Abilities

Left abilities
Heal BeamGW1
Heal Beam
If the Sunflower stays close to her target, she can use her heal beam to keep them alive.
Rainbow Heal BeamGW1
Rainbow Heal Beam
The Rainbow Heal Beam is exactly the same as the standard Heal Beam, but it's rainbow colored! It heals faster as well. OK, no that's a lie. It's colorful!
Center abilities
SunbeamGW1
Sunbeam
The Sunflower can dig into the ground and root herself in place. This allows her to unleash a devastating beam of sunlight at the Zombies.
Solar Flare BeamGW1
Solar Flare Beam
The Solar Flare Beam is now the ultimate power in the universe! We suggest you use it.
Right abilities
Heal Flower AbilityGW1
Heal Flower
Heal Flowers can be deployed to help keep the Sunflower and her teammates in the fight.
Dark FlowerGW1
Dark Flower
The Dark Flower is a nasty little plant. It shoots hurtful red lasers at the Zombies but doesn't heal, because it's an evil little flower.

Left abilities
Heal BeamGW2
Heal Beam
If the Sunflower stays close to her target, she can use her heal beam to keep them alive.
Rainbow Heal BeamGW2
Rainbow Heal Beam
The Rainbow Heal Beam is exactly the same as the standard Heal Beam, but it's rainbow colored! It heals faster as well. OK, no that's a lie. It's colorful!
Center abilities
SunbeamGW2
Sunbeam
The Sunflower can dig into the ground and root herself in place. This allows her to unleash a devastating beam of sunlight at the Zombies.
Solar Flare BeamGW2
Solar Flare Beam
The Solar Flare Beam is now the ultimate power in the universe! We suggest you use it.
Right abilities
Heal Flower AbilityGW2
Heal Flower
Heal Flowers can be deployed to help keep the Sunflower and her teammates in the fight.
Dark FlowerGW2
Dark Flower
The Dark Flower is a nasty little plant. It shoots hurtful red lasers at the Zombies but doesn't heal, because it's an evil little flower.
Rainbow FlowerGW2
Rainbow Flower
The Rainbow Heal Flower is exactly the same as the standard Heal Flower, but it's rainbow colored! It also knows calculus. OK, no that's a lie. It's colorful!

Weapon upgrades

ShadowFlowerUpgrade

Description about Shadow Flower's weapon upgrades

Shadowy Reload Technique

This shadowy technique allows the collection of light in a way that helps her reload faster.

Dark Energy Collector

Dark energy storage allows for higher ammo capacity.

Particle Accelerator

Accelerated dark matter particles increase damage.

Strategies

With

The Shadow Flower is basically a Sunflower with a faster fire-rate, at the cost of reload speed. It relies on getting quite close to targets due to its high damage drop-off. Sunflowers are most effective when within close proximity of teammates so that they can heal them. Shadow Flower can outshoot most Foot Soldiers in 1v1s, that doesn't mean that she is perfect. Try to time your reloads so that you aren't caught off gaurd with only half a clip left. Reloading everytime you vanquish a Zombie player is recommended (unless there are multiple Zombies in the area in which case, don't stop shooting until your clip is empty). While reloading, try to jump around to make it difficult for Zombies to vanquish you. You are most vulnerable when reloading. It is useful to travel with another teamate so that you can support them by healing them in battle. While fighting with a teamate, stay by them so that you don't break the heal beam, but try to move around as much as possibe to make yourself harder to hit.

Against

The Shadow Flower is not to be underestimated. Her high damage output compensates for for low health. When trying to vanquish a Shadow Flower, make sure to NOT run in a straight line towards her. Deal with her as you would a default Sunflower and you should be fine. Engineers are great Sunflower counters, as they are able to damage groups of plants at a time. Try to ambush this flower and attack heavily when she is reloading. 

Balancing changes

February 2018 Patch

  • Increased all Sunflower Variants HP by 10

Gallery

Trivia

  • She has a stereotypical robber mask, a reference to how burglars usually "hide in the shadows" from authorities.
  • If her mask (called "Dark Sunflower Mask" in-game) is removed through customization, her eyes will be revealed to be visually similar to Mystic Flower's, except for the white glow.
  • Her bottom leaves had been redesigned in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 to match her appearance.
    • Her eyes are now sky blue, and she blinks more rather than blinking halfway.
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