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Briar RoseH


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Briar Rose
Briar RoseH
Statistics
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health SunPvZH Cost
3 4 4
Set Premium
Rarity Legendary
Class PvZH Solar Icon
Tribe Flower Plant
Abilities When a Zombie hurts a Flower, destroy that Zombie.
"You mess with the rose, you get the thorns!"

Briar Rose is a premium legendary plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Solar IconSolar class. It costs 4SunPvZH to play, and has 3StrengthPvZH/4HeartPvZH. It does not have any traits, and its ability destroys any zombie that does damage to a flower plant, including itself, instantly after. This ability persists until all Briar Roses are removed from the field.

Origins

It is based on a rose, a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa, in the family Roseceae, or the flower it bears.

Its name could be a reference to Sleeping Beauty, also known as Little Briar Rose, a classic fairy tale written by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm. A "briar" is a prickly scrambling shrub or plant, such as a wild rose.

Statistics

  • Class: Solar
  • Tribe: Flower Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When a Zombie hurts a Flower, destroy that Zombie.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Legendary

Card description

"You mess with the rose, you get the thorns!"

Update history

Update 1.2.11

  • Name change: Rose Thorn → Briar Rose

Update 1.12.6

  • Ability change: No longer activates if a zombie that damaged a flower has already been destroyed in combat.

Update 1.16.10

  • Sun cost change: 6SunPvZH → 4SunPvZH
  • Rarity change: Super Rare → Legendary

Strategies

With

While having mundane stats for a 4SunPvZH, Briar Rose's ability is what makes it shine on a flower-based deck. Its strength stat of 3 also means it cannot be destroyed by most instant-kill tricks like Rolling Stone, Weed Spray, Rocket Science, or Cut Down to Size.

Briar Rose's ability can still destroy zombies that can't be hurt such as Trash Can Zombie during the turn he is revealed, or sports zombies affected by Zombie Coach's ability, making it effective against zombie heroes that don't have instant-kills or damaging tricks.

Its ability can also be used as a cheaper and more versatile instant-kill compared to others like Squash, Lawnmower, or Whack-a-Zombie. You can play Briar Rose as early as turn 3 by playing Solar Winds on turn 2.

The hero who can use this plant to its maximum potential is Wall-Knight, since he has access to Steel Magnolia, which increases other plants' health so they can withstand more hits, Poppin' Poppies, which creates 3 Lil' Buddies, spelling doom for any attacking zombies in the same lane as Poppin' Poppies and next door, and Red Stinger, which can protect Briar Rose with his high health. It also works well with Soul Patch due to their combined ability being capable of destroying any zombie that attempts to attack the hero.

While not as potent as Wall-Knight, Rose can also do good with this, since she has access to more flower cards than any other plant hero, not to mention Amphibious flowers like Mayflower and Spyris.

The more flowers you use with this, the better it gets. As long as Briar Rose is in play, even weak flowers like Bellflower and Sunflower can be used as cannon fodder for dangerous threats like Shieldcrusher Viking, Wannabe Hero, Zombot Sharktronic Sub, Zombot Battlecruiser 5000 and even Gargantuars' Feast.

Against

Briar Rose is a very devastating plant if the field is full of flowers. However, do note that it must be a zombie that damages the flower, not a trick. The best method of dealing with Briar Rose is to use any damaging or instant-kill trick such as Cakesplosion or Locust Swarm to dispose of Briar Rose quickly. If the option is available, Weed Spray or The Chickening can wipe the screen of flowers, though likely there will be a lot of high-health 3StrengthPvZH plants on screen, so this might not come up very often. Barrel of Deadbeards is also a viable choice, as Briar Rose's ability only affects it, leaving the other zombies unharmed and making a Captain Deadbeard as well. However, bonus attack cards are worthless against it, as the zombie will just be hastening its doom.

Rustbolt can use Shrink Ray on this to remove its ability to fight back. However, its ability can still cause a nuisance, so playing Rolling Stone soon afterwards should do the job. Alternatively, you can also Bounce this plant. If you really have no alternative other than to directly attack Briar Rose and most likely the other flowers as well, it is best to focus on Briar Rose and destroy it in one hit.

PvZH Sneaky IconSneaky zombie heroes can use PvZH Deadly IconDeadly zombies to quickly dispose of this. Alternatively, Super Stench and Laser Base Alpha combined with either Barrel of Deadbeards or Fireworks Zombie can be used to clear all plants, including this. However, you must also note that doing so will wipe out all your zombies as well.

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