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Super Commando is a Rare variant of the Foot Soldier in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. The Super Commando uses his Z4 Crossbow (Z3 Crossbow in Garden Warfare 2) that fires in bursts instead of fully automatic, useful both when fighting enemies from a distance or in close quarters.

Descriptions

Stickerbook description

The Super Commando has seen more action and fought for more Brainz than any Zombie in the field. He comes with a "Can-do-it-if-I-want-to" attitude.

In-game description

Super Commando's three-shot burst crossbow fires its entire clip with a single button press!

AI health

  • Easy: 75
  • Normal: 100
  • Hard: 125
  • CRAAAAZY: 150

Primary weapon

The Z4 Crossbow (Z3 Crossbow in Garden Warfare 2) is the primary weapon of the Super Commando. The facts below apply to a fully upgraded weapon.

  • The base close range damage per hit is 18 and the critical is 22.
  • The max DPS at close range is 62.9.
  • The base middle range damage per hit is 16 and the critical is 18.
  • The max DPS at middle range is 51.4.
  • The base long range damage per hit is 13 and the critical is 15.
  • The max DPS at long range is 42.9.
  • The weapon deals no splash damage.
  • The ammo in a clip is 4. In Garden Warfare 2, it's a 3 ammo.
  • The reload time is 0.5 seconds.
  • The projectile speed is medium.
  • The weapon is a 4-burst weapon. 3 in Garden Warfare 2.
  • The bloom is low.

Abilities

Left abilities
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Zombie Stink Cloud
Zombie Stink Cloud arcs a gas grenade in front of the zombie; any plants inside the gas suffer damage. The gas is also extremely helpful for cover. It requires a 20-second recharge after use.
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Super Stink Cloud
An alternate ability of Zombie Stink Cloud, Super Stink Cloud lasts shorter but does more damage than the Zombie Stink Cloud.
Center abilities
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Rocket Jump
Rocket Jump will launch the zombie high into the air. It is very useful for gaining an elevated advantage. It requires a 20-second recharge after use.
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Rocket Leap
An alternate ability of Rocket Jump, the Foot Soldier will go a further distance, but will not jump as high. Rocket Leap also has two uses. This ability is good if you want to get around places faster.
Right abilities
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ZPG
ZPG fires an extremely powerful projectile that explodes on impact. It requires a 25-second recharge after use.
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Multi-Rocket
An alternate ability of ZPG, the Foot Soldier will launch four rockets to attack plants upon using the Multi-Rocket.

Left abilities
Zombie Stink CloudGW2.png
Zombie Stink Cloud
Zombie Stink Cloud arcs a gas grenade in front of the zombie; any plants inside the gas suffer damage. The gas is also extremely helpful for cover. It requires a 20-second recharge after use.
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Super Stink Cloud
An alternate ability of Zombie Stink Cloud, Super Stink Cloud lasts shorter but does more damage than the Zombie Stink Cloud.
Center abilities
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Rocket Jump
Rocket Jump will launch the zombie high into the air. It is very useful for gaining an elevated advantage. It requires a 20-second recharge after use.
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Rocket Leap
An alternate ability of Rocket Jump, the Foot Soldier will go a further distance, but will not jump as high. Rocket Leap also has two uses. This ability is good if you want to get around places faster.
Right abilities
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ZPG
ZPG fires an extremely powerful projectile that explodes on impact. It requires a 25-second recharge after use.
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Multi-Rocket
An alternate ability of ZPG, the Foot Soldier will launch four rockets to attack plants upon using the Multi-Rocket.

Weapon upgrades

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Makeshift Reload Thingy

By making a Zombie Makeshift Thingy, reload time has decreased.

Extra Stash of Ammo

Ammo capacity increased through hiding extra stashes of hidden ammo.

Homemade Special Ammo

Forget Zomboss Pellets, Commando makes his own ammo, providing a boost to damage.

Strategies

With

The Z4 Crossbow's burst fire behavior requires greater accuracy than the Z1 Assault Blaster. It cannot sustain fire for as long as the latter but is quite versatile. At long range, the bursts are quite accurate and deal decent damage, while at close range, the bursts and the short reload time make for a rather dangerous weapon as the DPS value is very close to that of the Z1 Assault Blaster. If you have great accuracy, you can get three (or four, if upgraded) critical hits in one burst, which can deal massive damage to plants. In other words, the Super Commando can be considered a bit of a combination between the default Foot Soldier and the Camo Ranger, but on the contrary, it performs worse than either one in exchange for being much more versatile.

Against

Despite him being only a Rare Zombie variant, the Super Commando is an extremely tough Foot Soldier variant to deal with, as his Z4 Crossbow can make him a serious threat at almost any range, especially at close quarters. He is less accurate at longer ranges; try vanquishing him before he gets close, as it can be lethal if all four (or even three) of his bullets hit you up close.

Related achievements

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Garden Dioxide
As a Soldier, vanquish 2 players with a single ZPG strike
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Rocket Man
Vanquish 10 players and 10 Plant Pots with the Soldier's ZPG
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Hunting Season
Vanquish 100 Soldiers, 100 Scientists, 100 Engineers and 100 All Stars

Gallery

Garden Warfare

Garden Warfare 2

Concepts  (Scrapped concept)

In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Super Commando
Traditional Chinese 超級突擊兵
France French Super-commando
Germany German Super-Kommando
Italy Italian Super commando
Japan Japanese スーパーコマンドー
Poland Polish Superkomandos
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Super Comando
Spain Spanish Supercomando


Trivia

  • He, Centurion, and Painter are the only zombies that use crossbows as their weapons.
  • In the trailer for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, he can be seen shooting more than three to four shots.
  • He has the fastest reload speed in the game once the appropriate upgrade is obtained (0.5 seconds).
  • Like the Commando Pea, he has an appearance that is similar to the movie character Rambo.
  • While using Rocket Jump/Rocket Leap and ZPG at once, he will reuse the reload animation from the regular Foot Soldier and the Arctic Trooper due to a glitch. This glitch is significantly common and is also used for Sky Trooper, General Supremo, Camo Ranger, Centurion, and Tank Commander. In Garden Warfare 2, this is not the case, due to Scuba Soldier and Park Ranger being featured in that game.
  • In Garden Warfare 2, there is a Super Commando with the Brain Slug customization. That is called Brain Slug when you talk to him, and he says that the brain slug on his head is controlling him. He gives missions to the player when the player is playing as a Zombie to vanquish Plant Champions in the Backyard Battleground. The brain slug attempts to conquer the world but is hindered by plants and promises to spare the player if they assist him. After completing the missions, the player earns the "Brain Slug" customization, the same hat that the Super Commando was wearing.
    • This is a reference to the Futurama series, in which Brain Slugs are alien slug-like creatures that latch onto a person's head and control their actions so the Brain Slugs can take over the world.
  • In Garden Warfare 2, he fires three projectiles instead of four. This explains why the primary weapon name is changed to Z3 Crossbow.
    • Therefore the Super Commando does not get an ammo upgrade in Garden Warfare 2. Instead, he receives two reload upgrades.
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Zombies (Shooter games)
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare zombies
Playable Classes
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
Foot Soldier Zombie Stink Cloud · Rocket Jump · ZPG · Super Stink Cloud · Rocket Leap · Multi-Rocket
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
Boss Mode Superb Zomboss Radar · Zomboss Healing Station · Cone Strike · Reviving Brainz BBQ
Spawnable Zombies Browncoat Zombie · Conehead Zombie · Buckethead Zombie · Flag Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Screen Door Zombie · Coffin Zombie · Outhouse Zombie · Exploding Imp · Map Pirate · Barrel Pirate · Backup Dancer · Vampire Zombie · Heal Zombie · Yeti Imp
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
Imps Imp · Lil' Drake · Pylon Imp · S.H.R.IMP · Z7 Imp · Party Imp · Scallywag Imp
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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