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Elderberry is a colossal rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Solar IconSolar class. He costs 4SunPvZH to play, and has 2StrengthPvZH/4HeartPvZH. He has the PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough trait, and his Plant Evolution ability gives him +3StrengthPvZH.

Origin

He is based on the Sambucus, commonly called elder or elderberry.

His appearance is a visual pun on the word "elder" in his name, as Elderberry looks like an old man due to the wrinkles and beard while also holding a staff which is used as a cane.

Statistics

  • Class: Solar
  • Tribes: Flower Berry Plant
  • Trait: PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough
  • Ability: Plant Evolution: This gets +3StrengthPvZH.
  • Set - Rarity: Colossal - Rare

Card description

He makes yelling "Get off my lawn" into an art form.

Update history

Update 1.22.12

  • Added to the game.

Strategies

With

Elderberry can be a very powerful plant when evolved, which can turn him into an instant threat at turn 4, or even an earlier turn than that if you manage to make more sun via cards such as Sunflower or Solar Winds.

Remember that Elderberry is a flower plant, meaning that he can synergize with Power Flower and Briar Rose. Since he is also a berry, Solar Flare can use this in tandem with Sergeant Strongberry and High-Voltage Currant.

Against

This plant can be a huge threat if evolved, with 5StrengthPvZH/4HeartPvZH and PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough. When evolved, taking him down before he can attack is highly recommended, since he can potentially take a large chunk of your health away once he attacks. If he is not evolved, however, Elderberry can be easily destroyed with Rolling Stone, Weed Spray or Celestial Custodian played in an environment.

PvZH Brainy IconBrainy heroes can easily destroy Elderberry with Rocket Science if he is evolved, or Cut Down to Size in the case of Super Brainz and Rustbolt. PvZH Sneaky IconSneaky heroes can use PvZH Deadly IconDeadly zombies to take down Elderberry, although this still allows Elderberry to attack and possibly land devastating damage on your hero. To further assist this strategy, use bonus attack cards such as Lurch for Lunch as either Super Brainz or Huge-Gigantacus (unless Wing-Nut is on the field), or PvZH Frozen IconFreezing cards such as Frosty Mustache to prevent him from attacking. PvZH Crazy IconCrazy heroes can use Cakesplosion or Final Mission, which do enough damage to remove Elderberry in one hit.

Gallery

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Trivia

  • He is the only berry in the Solar class.
  • He is the only plant to be in both the flower and berry tribes.
  • He is the only plant in the series to be based on an elderberry.
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