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Apple-SaucerH


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Apple-Saucer
Apple-SaucerH
Statistics
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health SunPvZH Cost
3 2 2
Set Galactic
Rarity Uncommon
Class PvZH Solar Icon
Tribe Fruit Plant
Traits None
Abilities When played: If you made at least 6SunPvZH this turn, this gets PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough.
Watchful Quasar Wizards sometimes spot an Unidentified Fruiting Object.

Apple-Saucer is a galactic uncommon plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Solar IconSolar class. It costs 2SunPvZH to play, and has 3StrengthPvZH/2HeartPvZH. It does not have any traits, and its ability gives it the PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough trait if 6 or more sun has been made on the turn it is played.

Origins

It is based on an apple, a sweet, pomaceous fruit cultivated worldwide, and an unidentified flying object, a term used to describe any object in the sky that is not identifiable as a known object or phenomenon.

Its name is a portmanteau of "apple sauce," a sweet sauce made mainly out of apples, referring to the projectiles it uses, and "flying saucer," referring to its appearance.

Statistics

  • Class: Solar
  • Tribe: Fruit Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When played: If you made at least 6SunPvZH this turn, this gets PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough
  • Set - Rarity: Galactic - Uncommon

Card description

Watchful Quasar Wizards sometimes spot an Unidentified Fruiting Object.

Update history

Update 1.16.10

  • Added to the game.

Strategies

With

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 PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough 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.

Because it gains PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough in the late game, using it with 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. Rose can play Apple-Saucer on Planet of the Grapes for easy card draw with its trait.

Against

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 2HeartPvZH, so if you play as a PvZH Crazy IconCrazy hero, Bungee Plumber or The Chickening should do the job in destroying Apple-Saucer.

Since Apple-Saucer will get PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough when played by the time the plant hero has made 6SunPvZH or more, it can prove a tough plant to to deal with. PvZH Hearty IconHearty heroes can resort to using Landscaper or Black Hole (Shrink Ray in case of Rustbolt) to prevent it from attacking, after which they can destroy it with Rolling Stone or Weed Spray. PvZH Beastly IconBeastly 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. PvZH Sneaky IconSneaky heroes can PvZH Frozen IconFreeze Apple-Saucer to prevent it from doing heavy damage.

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Trivia

  • Its description mentions Quasar Wizard.
    • Its description also references UFOs, or Unidentified Flying Objects, but instead calling Apple-Saucer an Unidentified Fruiting Object, referencing the fact that an apple is a fruit.
      • It also references real-life UFO watchers.
  • Though its projectile is a scoop of apple sauce, it resembles the scoop of ice cream used by plants like Vanilla, Banana Split, and Half-Banana.
  • It is the fourth card that has an ability that activates or powers up when the player has made 6 sun or more, the others being Morning Glory, Water Balloons and Sage Sage.
    • Out of the four, Apple-Saucer is the only one that was introduced in the Galactic Gardens update.
  • It is one of the three fruit cards in the Solar class. The other two are Astrocado and Tactical Cuke.
    • Coincidentally, all of them were introduced in the Galactic Gardens update.
  • It being on the Back to School Bundle with Zombology Teacher is a reference to the gesture of students giving their teachers apples.
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