Apple-Saucer is a galactic uncommon plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Solar class. It costs 2 to play, and has 3/2. It does not have any traits, and its ability gives it the Strikethrough trait if 6 or more sun has been made on the turn it is played.
It is based on the apple, a sweet, pomaceous fruit of the genus Malus cultivated worldwide; and an unidentified flying object (or UFO for short), a term used to describe any object in the sky that is not identifiable as a known object or phenomenon. Its description calls Apple-Saucer an Unidentified Fruiting Object, referencing the fact that an apple is a fruit.
Its name is a portmanteau of "apple sauce," a sweet sauce made mainly out of apples, referring to the projectiles it uses and the result of its destruction; and "flying saucer," referring to its appearance.
- Class: Solar
- Tribe: Fruit Plant
- Traits: None
- Ability: When played: If you made at least 6 this turn, this gets Strikethrough.
- Set - Rarity: Galactic - Uncommon
Watchful Quasar Wizards sometimes spot an Unidentified Fruiting Object.
- Added to the game.
Apple-Saucer is quite glassy for a 2-cost card. It can be treated as Fire Peashooter, but with the fruit tribe rather than pea, meaning it doesn't have synergy with Torchwood or The Podfather, or any plant due to the lack of fruit synergy cards.
However, Apple-Saucer's strength lies in its late-game ability. Once you make 6 sun, Apple-Saucer becomes a nuisance for the zombie hero, as it will gain Strikethrough upon being played. It is recommended to use plenty of plants that give extra sun if you want to make full use of this card. Unfortunately, Apple-Saucer's poor health means that it will not stay long in the late game, often going down after attacking only once unless protected by a Team-Up plant or boosted, but there are better Strikethrough plants to do that on by that time. But still, you can at least swarm many of them due to its cheap cost.
Using Apple-Saucer with Strikethrough in Venus Flytraplanet can result in double the healing if a zombie is also on its lane as it damages both the zombie and the zombie hero, but as mentioned before, its low health proves this strategy very risky. Another option is Planet of the Grapes for easy and mostly guaranteed card draw, but only Rose can do this.
While it has mundane stats for its cost, Apple-Saucer can destroy most of your essential zombies fairly quickly, especially if played when your opponent has made 6 sun or more. Its strength stat of 3 means it cannot be destroyed by Weed Spray, Rolling Stone, or Rocket Science. Fortunately, it only has 2, so if you play as a Crazy hero, Bungee Plumber or The Chickening should do the job in destroying Apple-Saucer.
Since Apple-Saucer will get Strikethrough when played by the time the plant hero has made 6 or more, it can prove a tough plant to to deal with. Hearty heroes can destroy it instantly with Knockout, or reduce its strength if Knockout isn't available. Beastly heroes can weaken Apple-Saucer with Nibble or Total Eclipse, or outright destroy it with instant-kill tricks such as B-flat and Locust Swarm, although it isn't usually worth playing such expensive cards on Apple-Saucer. Sneaky heroes can Freeze Apple-Saucer to prevent it from doing heavy damage. But since Apple-Saucer will be played later on in the game where more powerful cards can be played, it may be better to take its attack instead if there are bigger threats that need to be prioritized, unless you are playing cards that affect more than one plant to deal with Apple-Saucer.
- It being on the Back to School Bundle with Zombology Teacher is a reference to the gesture of students giving their teachers apples.