- For other uses see Dandelion (disambiguation).
Dandy Lion King is a premium legendary plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Kabloom class. He costs 6 to play, and has 4/4. He does not have any traits, and his ability does damage to the zombie hero for half their current health when he is played, rounded down to the nearest integer. However, if he is played when the zombie hero has 1, he does not do any damage.
His description is a reference to his ability and possibly man-eating lions too.
- Class: Kabloom
- Tribes: Flower Animal Plant
- Traits: None
- Ability: When played: Damage the Zombie Hero for half their health.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Legendary
He's developed a taste for Zombie Heroes.
With his ability to half the zombie hero's health upon being played, it is recommended to play this plant when the zombie hero has a health advantage over you.
This card shines against certain mid-boss and boss battles in the plant missions, as some boss battles give the zombie hero extra health at the start, making Dandy Lion King's effect stronger and allowing the player to defeat the boss faster.
Probably due to his raw stats, which is quite low for such a 6-sun plant, this card is countered by himself later on, or when you are winning. However, he is still useful for doing damage to the zombie hero, thanks to his somewhat high strength points.
Consider avoiding playing Dandy Lion King when your opponent is at least three sections away from a Super-Block. As mentioned before, Dandy Lion King's ability is treated as damage, so your opponent has the chance to block Dandy Lion King's ability, denying his impact on your opponent's health and making his ability a complete waste. However, if you think it is necessary, you can play Dandy Lion King to let your opponent do a Super-Block (and empty their Super-Block Meter) in order for your other plants to do heavy damage and finish your opponent off quickly.
If your opponent has played Wannabe Hero, you can Bounce Wannabe Hero, then play Dandy Lion King to significantly lower Wannabe Hero's health when he is played again. However, this can only normally be performed by Nightcap. Besides, you should watch out for Medic or Heroic Health that may follow afterwards.
Since this is a flower plant, as Solar Flare, you can combine this with Briar Rose to destroy high-health zombies like Jester by playing Dandy Lion King in the lane they occupy. He also has synergy with Power Flower and thus will allow Solar Flare to recover more health.
While his stats are not that great for a 6-sun plant, Dandy Lion King makes up for it by taking away a large chunk of health from you. Whenever this plant is in play, avoid Bouncing him whatsoever, as this will only benefit the plant hero to play him again and deal heavy damage to the zombie hero unless it leads to your victory. Try to destroy him with instant-kill tricks such as Locust Swarm or Rocket Science. If you need to avoid from taking the damage, having Planetary Gladiator on the field essentially helps you, since he will absorb the ability for you.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Dandy Lion King.
- Unlike the other dandelion plants in the series, he resembles an actual lion. This makes him the only plant based on a lion in the series at present.
- His colors are similar to Dandelion in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2.
- This is the only card that does damage based on estimation.
- When he attacks, he uses Chomper's biting sound effect from Plants vs. Zombies 2.
- His ability projectile does not appear when the player is playing as zombies, or when Dandy Lion King is either made or transformed when the player is playing as plants; he simply attacks by swiping instead. This is possibly a bug, where the ability animation was apparently removed for unknown reasons.