Buried Treasure is a triassic rare zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Sneaky class. It costs 1 to play and has 2/2. It does not have any traits, and its Fusion ability Conjures a legendary card and reduces its cost by 1, unless the zombie hero has 10 or more cards in their hand.
It is based on one of the popular beliefs surrounding pirates and Old West outlaws with the same name. Its description also alludes to this.
- Class: Sneaky
- Tribes: Pirate Barrel Zombie
- Traits: None
- Ability: Fusion: Conjure a Legendary card, and it costs 1 less.
- Set - Rarity: Triassic - Rare
Neptuna knew only one way to motivate an army of invading zombie pirates. Tell them about the secret treasure.
- Added to the game.
This card is a fantastic starting card. Aside from having decent stats for 1 brain, this card is amazing due to its Fusion ability, allowing you to Conjure a legendary card early on with a lowered cost (even lower with Dr. Spacetime on the field). While it is still frail for a Fusion card, Buried Treasure is cheap, allowing you to play it and then a zombie right after to mitigate that problem, even on turn 1 if Swabbie is in your hand. And since it doesn't benefit the fighter played on it, you can play a cheap card without wasting the potential of the Fusion ability.
It is best to Fuse Buried Treasure early in the game, because you may get cheap legendaries like Valkyrie or Stompadon, and even if you don't, having a legendary in your hand is better than not having it. Guaranteed, some legendaries won't be as powerful if your deck doesn't focus on a certain type of card, such as Headhunter or Gargantuar Mime, but you should try to utilize what Buried Treasure gives you nonetheless. However, it is not recommended to play Buried Treasure on turn 1 all by itself. Since plants play after zombies do, it can be destroyed by pretty much anything that can do 2 damage or more, denying you what could possibly be a powerful legendary card.
While Buried Treasure is a pirate, pirate synergy with Swashbuckler Zombie and Captain Flameface isn't very recommended as there are better pirates to use. However, Unthawed Viking is a different case, as it can Freeze all plants on the field when played on Buried Treasure, as well as boosting any Cryo-Yetis on the field.
If your opponent plays this card only, it is best to destroy Buried Treasure as fast as you can. On turn 1, use plants that have 2 such as Primal Peashooter or tricks such as Banana Bomb, although the plant confronting Buried Treasure will be destroyed. But if it is played later, there is nothing you can do as your opponent can play a zombie on it without interference. Either way, if your opponent manages to Fuse Buried Treasure, prepare for a surprise legendary.