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Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare: Pea Shooter Variants Guide

Need to know about every Peashooter variant? Then, check out this guide for details about what each variant does!

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Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare has many class variants. For the plants, many of them add elemental effects to their primary attacks. Unlocking them is very time-consuming because you need a lot of coins.

40k guarantees a character, but that's it. The lower packs give you pieces you must collect to unlock a character. If you want tips on getting the most coins, look at my Coins Guide.

I'll go over every Peashooter variant in the game and explain what they do. If you would like an overall guide of the Peashooter class, check out my Peashooter Guide.

This guide will cover everything about the Peashooter variants including:

  • Peashooter Variants - Each variant and what they do.
  • Class Variant Tips - Tips for each variant, when necessary.

Peashooter Variants - Which Peashooter is for you?

Peashooter 
  • Default variant. They shoot peas that do splash damage.
  • Upgrades - Extra Peas!, Hyper Plant Food, Super Pea Ammo.
    • Extra Peas - Increases ammo capacity.
    • Hyper Plant Food - Makes reloading faster.
    • Super Pea Ammo - Increased damage of primary weapon.
  • Stats
    • Ammo - Peas
    • Reload - Fast
    • Damage Type - Impact Splash Damage
    • Range - Mid
Fire Pea
  • These Peashooters have an added fire effect to their Peas. They will burn enemies, causing extra damage over time.
  • Upgrades - Extra-Hot Peas!, Heated Plant Food, Incendiary Pea Ammo.
    • Extra-Hot Peas - Increases ammo capacity.
    • Heated Plant Food - Makes reloading faster.
    • Incendiary Pea Ammo - Increased damage of primary weapon.
  • Stats
    • Ammo -  Flaming Peas
    • Reload - Fast
    • Damage Type - Fire damage over time
    • Range - Mid
Ice Pea
  • These Peashooters have an added ice effect to their peas. Shooting enough of these will freeze enemies, slowing them down.
  • Upgrades - Ice-Packed Pea Bags, Chilled Plant Food, Harder Freezer-Burned Peas.
    • Ice-Packed Pea Bags - Increases ammo capacity.
    • Chilled Plant Food - Makes reloading faster.
    • Harder Freezer-Burned Peas - Increased damage of primary weapon.
  • Stats
    • Ammo -  Frozen Peas
    • Reload - Fast
    • Damage Type - Freezing damage
    • Range - Mid
  • This is a good variant to use in Gardens and Graveyards, or if you have multiple chompers on your team.
  • You can slow down enemies, making it harder for them to capture bases, and allows Chompers to get behind enemies easier for the kill.
Toxic Pea
  • Shoots toxic peas for poison splash damage over time. It has a toxic aura around it that does damage to nearby enemies. Shots do less damage over time than Fire Pea.
  • Upgrades - Extra Toxic Peas, Toxic Plant Food, Toxic Pea Ammo.
    • Extra Toxic Peas - Increases ammo capacity.
    • Toxic Plant Food - Makes reloading faster.
    • Toxic Pea Ammo - Increased damage of primary weapon.
  • Stats
    • Ammo -  Toxic Peas
    • Reload - Fast
    • Damage Type - Toxic damage over time
    • Range - Mid
  • Great on groups of enemies, especially in Garden and Graveyards when a bunch of zombies are at the garden.
Commando Pea
  • This Peashooter shoots rapid fire peas like a machine gun. Less damage but can shoot faster.
  • Upgrades - Extended Pod, Organic Plant Food, Full Pea Jacket Ammo.
    • Extended Pod - Increases ammo capacity.
    • Organic Plant Food - Makes reloading faster.
    • Full Pea Jacket Ammo - Increased damage of primary weapon.
  • Stats
    • Ammo -  Rapid-Fire Peas
    • Reload - Medium
    • Damage Type - Impact damage
    • Range - Short to Mid
  • Does not have splash damage, but great for covering teammates.
  • The quick shooting makes up for the lower damage.
Agent Pea 
  • Uses "silenced" peas. Takes away the splash damage and makes the shots more precise. They fire quicker shots that look like sniper shots and do more damage when getting critical hits. The closer you are, the more damage you do from critical hits.
  • Upgrades - Extra Top Secret Ammo, Top Secret Plant Food, Pea-Pea-7 Special Ammo.
    • Extra Top Secret Ammo - Increases ammo capacity.
    • Top Secret Plant Food - Makes reloading faster.
    • Pea-Pea-7 Special Ammo - Increased damage of primary weapon.
  • Stats
    • Ammo -  Silenced Peas
    • Reload - Fast
    • Damage Type - Extra Damage for Critical Hits
    • Range - Short to Mid
  • This Peashooter is best used for sniping out of all of them. You can make quick, precision shots, especially on rooftops. Keep in mind you will do more damage closer, so move up if you need to kill someone quickly.
  • It is also helpful to snipe Zombies from far distances before they even reach a garden in Gardens and Graveyards.

Law Pea 
  • Takes away the splash damage and makes the shots more precise. They are similar to Agent Pea's shots except they have less ammo. They also shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger, so a lot faster than Agent Pea.
  • Upgrades - Ammo Increase, Lightning Reflexes, Extra Lead.
    • Ammo Increase - Increases ammo capacity.
    • Lightning Reflexes - Makes reloading faster.
    • Extra Lead - Increased damage of primary weapon.
  • Stats
    • Ammo -  Deputized Peas
    • Reload - Medium
    • Damage Type - Impact Damage
    • Range - Mid
  • Law Pea look like a lesser version of Agent Pea at first glance, until you start shooting. Not having any delay between shots make up for only having 6. If you are precise, you can take zombies down quickly with this variant.

That's it for the Peashooter variants. If you have any questions, or more info/tips for any of the variants, let me know in the comments!

For tips on other classes and variants in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, check out my Master Guide List.

Originally Published Feb. 27th 2014

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  • 1
    Tsepten Gurung 1 week ago
    You forgot Berry shooter and Plasma Pea!!! Plasma Pea!! Berry shooter!!
    Please add it
    Last edited 1 week ago
  • 1
    JJ_8596 2 months ago
    How can I get the weapon upgrades of law pea? I bought a lot of packs, but I still can't get them.
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    Synzer 2 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    Are you buying the Zomboss packs? If so, then just keep buying. Eventually you'll get them.
  • 1
    Tsepten Gurung_2786 1 week ago
    Last edited 1 week ago
  • 1
    iris101 3 months ago
    Hey were is berry shooter? :3 and thank you for this it is very helpful. :)
    Last edited 3 months ago
  • 1
    Yasemin_5738 3 months ago
    I am very grateful for the time and effort you put in doing this guide. I find it really helpful. I do no longer need to waste my valued gaming-time searching for guides that doesn't include the information i want. Keep up the good work! I am looking forward for an update. Sorry for the bad grammar, english is not my fist language. Peace!
  • 1
    lawpea 5 months ago
    Can i unlock the law pea in the 40 k pack? or do i have to keep buying the zomboss packs?
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    Synzer 5 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    yes you can unlock in 40k packs
  • 1
    Kai_5544 5 months ago
    You missed Law Pea. It is the only PS variant I've unlocked so far and i can find barely any info on it. It definitely exists cause its on the wiki
  • 1
    Vids_1678 7 months ago
    I cant figure out how to use these variants, i have unlocked the agent pea but i don't know how to play as the agent pea help pls
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    Synzer 7 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    At the character selection screen, go to peashooter, then just scroll left or right until you reach your unlocked character.
  • 1
    Targart 7 months ago
    You missed another specialty for Toxic Pea Shooter: It deals poison damage to nearby enemy as well (without shooting them).
  • 60
    Synzer 7 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    Ah yes, thanks. I forgot to add that.
  • 1
    chris _6608 7 months ago
    Which are the zombie drones
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    Synzer 7 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    Zombie drones are the little things flying around in the sky. Engineers send them out.
  • 1
    e_6778 7 months ago
    How to get Ice Pea???
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    Synzer 7 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    You unlock it, like all character variants, by buying sticker packs. Also, if you level Peashooter to 10, you can unlock it that way.
  • 1
    chris _6608 7 months ago
    how do i get assists plz help if u can thanks
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    Synzer 7 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    To get assists, just attack an enemy without killing it. When a teammate kills them, you get the assist.
  • 1
    Lindsay_1408 7 months ago
    In the "destroy nemesis" challenge, I've killed multiple foot soldier zombies using the peashooter plant and it's not counting as my "5 nemesis kills". what am i doing wrong?
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    Synzer 7 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    A nemesis is someone who killed you. So, find the person who killed you last and kill them.

    EDIT: I think it is someone who killed you multiple times, but I don't know how many.
    Last edited 7 months ago
  • 1
    IamProfundis 7 months ago
    Good job man, looks like you're the first to assemble anything comprehensive for a class variant guide. Keep it up, I'd love to read about the other classes.
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    Synzer 7 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    Thanks, I'll be doing one for each class when I get the info.