Master the Cactus Class: PvZ Garden Warfare 2 Guide | Sniper & Support Expert

The Cactus class in Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is the plant team’s primary long-range sharpshooter. With its exceptional accuracy and various deployable abilities, the Cactus excels at providing support and area control from a distance.

With numerous Cactus variants available, this versatile class can adapt to various playstyles and situations. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore how to play the Cactus class effectively and delve into the abilities of each variant.

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This comprehensive guide will cover the following aspects of the Cactus class:

  1. Basic Gameplay and Abilities – Mastering the Cactus class and understanding their unique abilities.
  2. Cactus Variants – An overview of each Cactus variant and its abilities.
  3. Character Upgrades – A list of the upgrades available for the Cactus class.

Basic Gameplay and Abilities

The Cactus’s primary weapon is its precision Spike Shot, allowing it to deal significant damage at long range. With 125 health, Cacti can withstand moderate wear, making them a vital presence on the battlefield. As a Cactus, your primary role is to cover fire and eliminate high-value targets while deploying abilities to control the area around you.


  • Potato Mine: A deployable explosive trap that significantly damages any enemy who steps on it.
    • Alternate Ability: Potato Nugget Mine – Smaller and harder to detect, but it deals less damage than the regular Potato Mine.
  • Tallnut Battlement: A deployable barrier that blocks enemy fire and movement, covering the Cactus and its teammates.
    • Alternate Ability: Iron Maiden – A more substantial barrier with more health but has a longer cooldown.
  • Garlic Drone: A remote-controlled drone that can fly around and shoot at enemies while the Cactus remains safe.
    • Alternate Ability: Artichoke Drone – A drone with increased health and a faster firing rate but deals less damage per shot.

Cactus Variants

  • Fire Cactus: Deals fire damage over time with its primary weapon, excelling at area denial and crowd control.
  • Ice Cactus: Uses an ice-based primary weapon that slows and eventually freezes enemies in place, allowing for easy eliminations.
  • Power Cactus: Utilizes a primary electric weapon that can chain damage between multiple targets, excelling in crowd control.
  • Future Cactus: Features a chargeable primary weapon that deals increased damage the longer it is charged before firing.
  • Bandit Cactus: Uses a rapid-fire weapon with a shorter range, making it a more aggressive, mid-range option.
  • Citrus Cactus: Shoots orange bursts that deal splash damage, allowing for greater damage potential against grouped enemies.
  • Jade Cactus: Has increased health and armor but moves at a slower pace, making it more resilient at the cost of mobility.
  • Zen Cactus: Deals increased damage with each consecutive hit on the same target, rewarding accuracy and sustained fire.

Character Upgrades

Character upgrades become available at levels 5 and 9 for the Cactus class. Upon reaching level 10, you can promote the class, resetting it to level 1 and allowing further leveling to unlock more upgrades.

Here is a list of character upgrades for the Cactus class, including the level and rank at which they are unlocked:


  • Health Regeneration Delay Upgrade (Level 5): Reduces the time before your health regenerates.
  • Speed Upgrade (Level 9): Increases your movement speed.


  • Health Regeneration Upgrade (Level 5): Enhances the rate at which your health regenerates.
  • Reload Speed Upgrade (Level 9): Increases the speed at which you reload your weapon.


  • Ammo Upgrade (Level 5): Increases the ammo capacity of your primary weapon.
  • Reload Speed Upgrade (Level 9): Increases the speed at which you reload your weapon.


  • Damage Upgrade (Level 5): Boosts the damage dealt by your primary weapon.

Super Elite

  • Health Upgrade (Level 5): Increases your maximum health.

No upgrades are unlocked at level 9 for the last two ranks. Once you reach level 5 of Super Elite, leveling is no longer necessary for character upgrades.

By mastering the Cactus class in Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2, you can become a lethal sharpshooter capable of eliminating key targets and controlling the battlefield from a distance. With this guide, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a top-tier Cactus. Good luck, and happy sniping!

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