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Z7 Imp is a Special variant of the Imp in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. This variant was first announced during Gamescom 2015 as a bonus for those who pre-order the game before launch. He also includes a Z7 Mech to match his style. The mech is capable of dealing incredible damage, with its Zomni tool and B.P.P. rifle. It is designed to be based on Grass Effect, a Garden Warfare spoof of Mass Effect. For players who do not pre-order the game before launch, the Z7-Mech is available in the Deluxe Edition for Garden Warfare 2.

Descriptions

Stickerbook description

"I'm the Z7 Imp, and this is my favorite Imp costume on The Citadel"

In-game description

His trusty Z-11 Suppressors fire as fast as you can pull the trigger!

AI health

Imp

  • Easy: 45 HP
  • Normal: 60 HP
  • Hard: 75 HP
  • CRAAAAZY: 150 HP

Z7-Mech

  • Easy: 210 HP
  • Normal: 280 HP
  • Hard: 350 HP
  • CRAAAAZY: 420 HP

Primary weapon

Z7 Imp

The Z7 Imp's primary weapon is the Z-11 Suppressors. Unlike the other Imp variants, the Z7 Imp's primary weapon is semi-automatic, meaning that only 1 bullet is fired every time the fire button is pressed. Due to this, shots fired by Z7 Imp are overall more accurate.

  • 6-12 Body Damage
  • 7-14 Head (Critical) Damage

Z7-Mech

Very similar to the default Z-Mech's primary weapon, the Robo Laser, the Z-8 Avenger is a fully automatic weapon. Holding the fire button down sprays lasers in a small cone in the direction the Z7-Mech is facing.

  • 7-12 Body Damage
  • 8-13 Head (Critical) Damage

Abilities

Z7 Imp

Left abilities
ImpkataGW2Impkata Z7 Imp starts to spin around and shoot his blasters, doing damage to all plants around him. It has 100 ammo and can be canceled earlier manually.
Center abilities
Z7 CallGW2Z7 Call Z7 Imp sends an S.O.S. message by his walkie-talkie and, after a short pause, the Z7 Mech is deployed to where he is.
Right abilities
Gravity GrenadeGW2Gravity Grenade Z7 Imp throws a grenade, which creates a gravitational field that pulls in and traps every nearby plant for a short period of time.

Z7 Mech

Left abilities
Biotic PullGW2Biotic Pull The Z7 Mech shoots an energy ball that forces plants being hit by it to get pulled towards the Z7-Mech.
Center abilities
Explosive EscapeGW2Explosive Escape When used, the Z7 Imp inside the Z7 Mech will eject from Z7 Mech. Meanwhile, the Z7 Mech will explode and deal 150 damage to any nearby plants. This is a single-use ability as it destroys the Z7 Mech. It is an ability shared by all Z-Mech variants. Unlike most other abilities, the Explosive Escape must be activated twice to take effect.
Right abilities
Zomni-BladeGW2Zomni-Blade The Z7 Mech swings the Zomni-Blade in front of it, dealing 80 damage to plants struck by it.


Strategies

With

The Z7 Imp fires non-automatic but more accurate shots, but if you can fire fast enough, he can do some massive damage. He's proven to be a good assassin because he can obliterate any unsuspecting plant if he can ambush them properly. Any plant caught in the Gravity Grenade is pretty much done for if you blast them. Just add a damage boost upgrade and an ammo boost upgrade, and you will be nearly unstoppable. While fighting a plant, try to double jump around them and utilize your high movement speed by circling around them. When you call in your mech, don't fight large groups of plants. Instead strike a lone plant, as this will mitigate the slow firing speed of his weapon- groups of plants will easily overwhelm you. You can combo your biotic pull with your Zomni-Blade to quickly start and finish fights against singular plant targets.

Against Imp

When fighting the Z7 Imp, try and jump around a bit to make yourself harder to hit. Any Rose is extremely effective against the Z7 Imp as the Rose's projectiles home in on it (negating one of its biggest advantages aka its small frame). The Chomper's Goop can slow the Z7 Imp down, making it easier to vanquish him. Citrons can be effective against the Z7 Imp depending on your accuracy. Frozen Citron, Iron Citron and Toxic Citron are the best counters to the Z7 Imp.

Against Mech

The Z7 Imp's Mech is very similar to the Base Imp's mech with the difference being it's ability loadout. Any Citron can make quick work of this mech when tag teaming with another Citron or Rose. Ice variants can be useful to tag team with because they can freeze the mech. Snipers can also be effective against this mech, just beware of its biotic pull, because you really don't want to one on one this mech at close range.

Balancing changes

Graveyard Variety Pack DLC

  • Imps tuning focused on ensuring he had a bit more survivability outside of his mech, and also improved his primary weapon slightly
  • Increased Imp health
  • Fixed a bug where the Imp couldn’t receive damage while he is making his Z-Mech phone call (he's now only invulnerable when the beam of light appears)

Gallery

Trivia

  • His primary weapons (both Imp and Mech) and the Mech's exclusive abilities are a reference to Mass Effect.
  • In the Agent Citron mission Triangulation Station, the player has to make triangulators. The Z7 Imp watches the waves coming from them in space, then comes down in his mech as a boss fight.
  • A limited-edition statue based on it, is made available as an exclusive to GameStop, which offers special content, including the character itself, and 300,000 PvZ coins.
  • The Z7 Imp, the Unicorn Chomper, and the Twilight Chomper  are the only special characters in the game.
  • He and the Pylon Imp were the only unlockable Imp variants in the beta.
  • His weapons will deal less damage at range (6-7, with it being 12-13 close range).
  • If the player vanquishes him, they will get the achievement "My Favorite Z-Mech on the Citadel".
  • The Z7 Mech lasts for 1:30, and being the longest duration out of all of the Z-Mechs.
  • His stickerbook entry is the only one where the viewed character talks about themselves instead of a narrator's description of the character.
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