At first I wasn’t too impressed with the Confusion Flower, thinking that it was going to be a subpar enemy, but after one of the weekly challenges I faced, I realized just how good having a Trap like this actually was.
The Confusion Flowers is an odd Trap to place as players can make the decision to either place them on the floor or on the ceiling, being one of the only traps that can be placed in this manner.
Unfortunately the Confusion Flowers aren’t a Trap that can deal any damage, so players will have to either use other Traps to deal the majority of the damage, or players will have to stand in the area to ensure that they are able to deal the damage required to take down mobs.
While not the absolute best Trap to place in every situation, the Confusion Flower can really help a player slow down enemies in order to ensure that they die before entering the Rift and quite frankly, I just really enjoy the animations that are provided by the Confusion Flower.
HOW TO UNLOCK THE CONFUSION FLOWER
The Confusion Flower is another one of those Traps that requires players to turn over Skulls in order to unlock.
Like many other Traps, the Confusion Flower isn’t the most costly, coming in at 6 Skulls.
There is no other way to unlock the Confusion Flower, so don’t expect to be unlocking this Trap simply by playing the game.
CONFUSION FLOWER STATS
The Confusion Flower has a range of 4 Grid Squares, which means that its range is actually quite small comparatively to other ranged Traps.
The nice thing about the Confusion Flower is that its projectiles can bounce across walls and the floor, meaning that while it’s initial target range is small, the projectile can actually move a bit further if it doesn’t hit an enemy.
It should be noted that sometimes the Confusion Flower is glitchy and won’t actually activate unless a mob is standing directly on top of it, in this case the Confusion Flower will just target the closest enemy.
When a mob is effected by the Confusion Flower, the enemy will walk backwards confused for 4 seconds, giving players a good amount of time to actually kill them.
Luckily it seems like the Confusion Flower’s projectile has an AoE on it, though it’s not confirmed up to how many enemies can be affected.
At first the cooldown for the Confusion Flower is 12 seconds, but this can be reduced.
Confusion Flowers cost 700 Coins to place and will take up a 2×2 square, or 1 standard square.
CONFUSION FLOWER UPGRADES
As is with most standard traps, there are a two different types of upgrades players can place on it. These types are Level Upgrades, which are unlockable immediately and Unique Upgrades which will require players to distract a minimum of 100 mobs.
Players can unlock the Unique Upgrade by placing the Confusion Flower on multiple maps.
As mentioned, the Level Upgrades for the Confusion Flower can be unlocked immediately and players will be able to reduce the Cooldown of the Confusion Flower.
In my opinion, these upgrades aren’t the most powerful, but they will help assist with mitigating mobs.
The first upgrade only requires 4 Skulls and reduces the Cooldown of the Confusion Flower from 12 seconds to 11 seconds.
The second upgrade requires 6 Skulls and reduces the Cooldown of the Confusion Flower from 11 seconds to 10 seconds.
The third upgrade requires 8 Skulls and reduces the Cooldown of the Confusion Flower from 10 seconds to 9 seconds.
As mentioned, to unlock Unique Upgrades players will have to affect 100 enemies using Confusion Flowers.
These upgrades are going to be the better than the Level Upgrades, though both together will obviously be more powerful.
The first Unique Upgrade players can obtain requires 7 Skulls to unlock and will increase the Explosion radius of the Confusion Flower’s projectile, expanding it from 3 grid squares to 4 grid squares.
This will help ensure that more mobs are affected by the Confusion Flower and in my opinion is the better upgrade.
The second Unique Upgrade can also be useful, though in my opinion I rarely use it unless I’m on a particular map.
The second Unique Upgrade allows players to place Confusion Flowers on the ceiling and will cost 7 Skulls.
I would recommend using the first upgrade unless you’re on a tap that has lots of ceiling space and want to use Floor Traps for the majority of the damage.
IS THE CONFUSION FLOWER GOOD?
The Confusion Flower is not the best Trap in the game, though it can be extremely useful when in tandem with traps like Brimstone, Tar Traps or Floor Scorchers.
In reality, if you have a Kill Box the Confusion Flower is going to be useful no matter what as it will ensure that mobs are confused for long enough for the traps to reset if they are currently on cooldown. Not only that, but players will be able to ensure that they have some extra time to deal damage to enemies by using their weapons.
While I wouldn’t say that the Confusion Flower is a “must buy” it’s definitely high up on my personal list.