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Abracadaver is a premium super-rare zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Crazy IconCrazy class. He costs 3BrainPvZH to play, and has 3StrengthPvZH/2HeartPvZH. He has the Gravestone trait, and his ability does 3 damage to a random plant every time he does damage to the plant hero.

In the mini-boss battle for IMPfestation Ahead!, Impfinity starts with an Abracadaver on each ground lane.

Origins

He is based on a magician, a person who practices and performs magic, one of the oldest performing arts in the world where the audiences are entertained by stage tricks or illusions.

His name is a portmanteau of the words "abracadabra," referring to the famous incantation, and "cadaver," meaning a dead body, which is referring to the zombie himself.

The rabbit on his top hat is a reference to the famous "Pulling a rabbit out of a hat" magic trick.

His description references the phrase "What's the magic word?" In this case, the magic word is "Please." This could be a reference to the parenting trick used to teach young children to be polite.

Statistics

  • Class: Crazy
  • Tribes: Mustache Pet Zombie
  • Trait: Gravestone
  • Ability: When this hurts the Plant Hero, do 3 damage to a random Plant.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Super-Rare

Card description

Keeps forgetting that the magic word is "Please."

Update history

Update 1.2.11

  • Rarity change: Rare → Super-Rare

Update 1.24.6

  • Health change: 1HeartPvZH → 2HeartPvZH

Strategies

With

This zombie can potentially be very dangerous, hitting both the hero and a random plant, which could be essential to the opponent's strategy, and possibly destroy that plant before it has a chance to attack. But to do that, Abracadaver must damage the hero. Due to his low health, it is recommended to destroy, move, or Bounce any plant that separates Abracadaver from any plants in the same lane, then watch him wreak havoc. Bungee Plumber, Cakesplosion, and The Chickening are all good candidates for removing plants.

Abracadaver is also a good candidate for Moon Base Z, since he will have the Weird unused PvZH iconOvershoot trait, allowing his ability to activate immediately and possibly destroy the plant in front of him. This can be further combined with Disco-Naut, since he will get PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye, it guarantees him to deal at least 3 damage to both the plant hero and a random plant.

Each hero has their own way of using Abracadaver well with their other class:

  • Electric Boogaloo can use him in his pet deck where he can be boosted from Zookeeper and can benefit Cat Lady. Alternatively, Vitamin Z and Maniacal Laugh can also boost his stats to ensure he stays alive, not to mention that the latter will also ensure that Abracadaver will most likely hit the plant hero due to his PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy trait. However, the damage dealt to a random plant is always 3.
  • Z-Mech can use cards such as Rock Wall, Camel Crossing, Coffee Zombie and Going Viral to also help to ensure that Abracadaver stays alive and if either Coffee Zombie or Going Viral was used, also almost ensure a hit on the plant hero. However, just like Electric Boogaloo, the damage dealt to a random plant is always 3. He can also use Terrify or Sumo Wrestler to keep Abracadaver's lane clear.
  • Impfinity can boost Abracadaver by having Headstone Carver on the field. He can use Smoke Bomb to move Abracadaver to an empty lane so that he can hit the plant hero. Impfinity could also use him on Laser Base Alpha so that Abracadaver will definitely hit the plant hero and then destroy a random plant due to his PvZH Deadly IconDeadly trait. If Laser Base Alpha is not available, Impfinity could alternatively use Super Stench or Zombot Sharktronic Sub for a similar effect, although Abracadaver must be in an empty lane for that to occur.
  • Professor Brainstorm can use either Electrician or Lurch for Lunch to allow Abracadaver to destroy whatever is in front of him or to attack early and deal 3 damage to a random plant right away. To use both Electrician and Abracadaver, Electrician must be on the right of Abracadaver, since gravestones are revealed from left to right.

A good substitute would be Jester, as both cost 3 brains and your opponent may play something that can damage Abracadaver to prevent their plants from taking 3 damage, just to find out it was Jester.

Against

Since this zombie comes from a gravestone, Grave Buster can be used. If he comes out, Sour Grapes, Kernel Corn, or any damaging plant or trick is also a great counter to this zombie. Whipvine or Sweet Potato can move Abracadaver into a lane with a plant that can dispose of him. He is not that hard to defeat due to his incredibly low health, so he can easily be defeated by any plant that deals damage.

However, what makes it difficult to defeat is his Gravestone trait. Because of the many 3-brain Gravestone zombies in the game, it can be unpredictable whether to use a plant against the gravestone, or have it end up something like Jester or Smelly Zombie. Making the wrong choice can take out key plants in strategy like Black-Eyed Pea, Mayflower, and Lily of the Valley.

A way to help negate Abracadaver's ability is to use either Peel Shield or have Soul Patch on the field.

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Trivia

  • If one looks closely on the cards he uses to attack plants, there are five brains, a reference to the 5 card in a card group and two of the letter "Z" in place of the numbers found in the corner of a card.
  • He shoots the same projectiles as Sweet Potato, Seedling, and Mirror-Nut.
  • He shares the same name as a zombie magician villain from the 1998 TV series, The Powerpuff Girls.
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