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Vampire Flower is a Super Rare variant of Sunflower in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. Her special attribute is that she regains a small amount of health whenever she hits a zombie, similar to the Vampire Zombie while having the downside of having 85 HP instead of the usual 110. She uses Life Leech as her primary attack which can fire 30 shots before needing to reload. She was first revealed in the gameplay of Solo Ops but was later showcased in a variant trailer on Twitter on December 12, 2015. She was the only unlockable Sunflower variant in the beta.

Origins

Her Stickerbook description references the goth subculture, which is a subculture found in some countries that frequently involves dark attires, pale facepaint and black hair. All of which, can be found on the Vampire Flower.

Her appearance and abilities may reference how the brides of Dracula are depicted in children's media, such as the Lego Monsters theme. The red and white "necklace" she wears is commonly used in the designs of vampires, and behind her head are two vampire wings and another larger piece that resembles the top of a vampire's cloak. Her very pale face and features also are commonly depicted as vampiric qualities.

Descriptions

Stickerbook description

Being a summer goth takes commitment. Especially when you're a Plant that produces sun for a living. Vampire Sunflower's in it to win it

In-game description

Attack to convert a portion of damage dealt back into health gained!

AI Health

  • Easy: 51
  • Normal: 68
  • Hard: 85
  • CRAAAAZY: 102

Primary weapon

  • Damage is 6-9 depending on range. A headshot deals between 7-10 damage.
  • Clip is 30.
  • Weapon is automatic.
  • Each shot heals 3 health. (4 when Upgraded)

Abilities

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!

Strategies

With

Play this Sunflower as you would play an Imp. Never stop moving, and be sure that you always have a target to fire at. Stay near your teammates so you can support each other - provide healing while they provide extra firepower. Vampire Flower is very fragile but with a 30 clip in stock, vanquishing foes should be easy as long as you're moving and dealing consistent damage. Be careful when rooting in place to use the Sunbeam. You do not absorb health while in this state, and your low health makes you a choice target for knowledgeable players. Vampire flower only has 85 health so she can easily get vanquished when fighting zombie players. This flower can also be, ironically, a good tank class, as long as you are constantly hitting a target, making the Vampire Flower an excellent choice for the Flag of Power.

Against

It's best to use a Scientist to get the Vampire Flower as he can deal pretty big damage to her. Be careful if you are playing as an All-Star or a Super Brainz as your large size will make it easier for the Vampire Flower to hit you. The same applies to the Imp (when he's in his Mech). The Foot Soldier is great for taking on the Vampire Flower. If she's using her Sun Beam or Solar Flare Beam, then it takes only 1 ZPG to vanquish her. The All-Star can also instantly defeat a Vampire Flower with the Ultra Tackle. Try to attack her from a distance and keep firing your weapon as she only has 85 HP. It's also advised to bring a teammate with you as Sunflowers are easy to overwhelm.

Balancing changes

February 2018 Patch

  • Increased all Sunflower Variants HP by 10

March 2018 Patch

  • Reduced magazine capacity from 40 to 30
  • Reduced close range damage from 10 to 9
  • Reduced long damage from 7.5 to 6.5

Audio

Sound Description
VampireFlowerSpawnOrgan
Spawning
VampireFlowerReloadOrgan
Reloading (Organ)
VampireFlowerReloadLaugh
Reloading (Laugh)

Gallery

Trivia

  • Her petals faintly resemble those of the Dark Flower.
  • In her Stickerbook description, the Vampire Flower is called the Vampire Sunflower.
  • Her Stickerbook description is missing a full stop at the end of the last sentence.
  • She uses two gestures in her trailer.
    • The first is a celebratory motion, called "Jump & Thump," with her jumping up three times while seemingly saying "Hip hip, hooray!" However, the audio used is from the first game's gesture named "Perfect Zen."
    • The second is "Root Spin", done in a manner that resembles ballet, which appeared in the first game.
  • She is the second plant to steal health from zombies, the first being Count Chompula. Coincidentally, both are also vampire themed and have organ music playing. 
  • She has a fairly unique reload sound effect, with organ music playing and sometimes emitting an evil-sounding laugh. The organ music also plays when the Vampire Flower respawns.
  • Vampire Flower and Fire Flower are the only sunflowers to not receive a damage buff in the Trouble in Zombopolis: Part One DLC even though it stated: "Increased all of Sunflower's damage by 10-20%."

See also

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Plants (Shooter games)
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