Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare: All-Star Guide

Be your team's star player with this detailed All-Star Guide.

All-Stars hit the front lines as the meanest and toughest Zombies in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare. They use a gatling gun to mow down the opposition.

Want to set up shields, tackle plants, and punt exploding imps at the enemy? Then, the All-Star is the class for you. For details on each variant, visit my All-Star variant guide.

All-Stars have the most health of all the Zombies, but a slower speed to balance it. Their guns don't have ammo, but they have an overheat function. All-Stars are the shields of the team. They deploy tackling dummies to block fire, and soak up a great deal of damage themselves.

For help with anything else in Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, check out my Master Guide List.

This guide will cover everything about the All-Star including:

  • Basic Combat Tips - Things that give you an edge in battle.
  • Class Abilities - Each ability for All-Star, and what they do.
  • Class Matchups - What to do against each Plant.

Basic Combat Tips - Tackle all the things!

Tackle. Seriously. This ability is amazing. You knock plants in the air, do a lot of damage, and go far distances. Just don't run into a chili bean bomb or potato mine. Their abilities are Imp Punt, Sprint Tackle, and Dummy Shield.

  • Imp Punt - This ability punts an exploding imp zombie towards the enemy.
  • Sprint Tackle - The All-Star dashes forward, knocking anyone in its path into the sky, doing high damage.
  • Dummy Shield - This ability places a tackling dummy shield in front of you. It blocks attacks.

These abilities make the All-Star a tough Zombie to take down in a one on one fight.

  • Imp Punt is great for doing high damage without risking getting hurt.
    • Send one into a garden and it will blow up mines and other traps.
    • It also does great group damage, especially combined with the sprint tackle. Do this on a big group of enemies, and your team will have a much easier time.
  • Sprint Tackle is the bread and butter of this class. Plants that get hit by this take a lot of damage and get stunned a little while being knocked in the air.
    • This is great for Chompers before they burrow.
    • Use on any rooted plant to stop their ability.
    • It can help close gaps as well, and reach a garden quicker.
  • Dummy Shields block a lot of attacks.
    • It is good to place at strategic points when capturing a garden. This can protect against chili bean bombs getting in the middle.
    • Chompers can still burrow underneath it, so watch out.
    • It does not protect against the Garlic Drone's Corn Strike either, so be careful where you place them.

Class Matchups - Bully the Plants

Peashooter

  •  Peashooters are still a pain because of their chili bean bombs. They can kill even All-Stars if you've been injured.
  • Keep your distance and focus fire on them. You can outlast them if you're careful.

Chomper

  • Chompers are  pain to every Zombie and All-Stars are no exception.
  • Don't worry about shields against them, just fire away.
  • Tackle them before they get the chance to burrow.

Sunflower

  • Sunflowers are a headache when they start healing. Their sunbeam attack is also very powerful.
  • Tackle them to stop their healing and rooted sunbeam, then just finish them with your primary attack.

Cactus

  • The increased range of a Cactus make it a formidable foe.
  • Fire from a distance, if they don't see you, while moving up.
  • When getting attacked, close the gap with sprint tackle. Just keep in mind that they will plant potato mines, so don't charge in without looking.
  • Use imp punts when close enough to make their potato mines useless.

That's it for the All-Star basics guide. If you have any questions, or suggestions, let me know in the comments.

If you'd like more tips or guides, check out the Master Guide List.

Guide Editor

After gaming for 25 years, Synzer leveraged his vast knowledge of RPGs and MMOs into a job as a games journalist, covering the games he loves. Five years later, he's still writing about Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon, and Knights of the Old Republic. Synzer has a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing. You can see him in action on his YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/2F97BrR) and Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/synzergaming).

Published Mar. 8th 2014

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