Fireweed is a colossal super-rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Kabloom class. It costs 2 to play, and has 3/3. It does not have any traits, and its ability makes a Hot Lava environment on its lane when it is played on a ground lane.
It is based on Chamaenerion angustifolium, a weed with pink flowers that is also known as Fireweed.
Its ability is a pun on the word "fire" in its name.
Its description is a reference to the floor is lava children's game, which was turned into an internet meme during 2016.
- Class: Kabloom
- Tribes: Flower Root Plant
- Traits: None
- Ability: When played on the Ground: Make Hot Lava here.
- Set - Rarity: Colossal - Super-Rare
Don't touch the floor. The floor is lava.
- Added to the game.
Fireweed is not only a decent plant for its cost, but also a cheap way to remove a zombie environment on the field as the majority of plant environments can be expensive to play. Since this plant has 3 strength and Hot Lava does 1 damage before combat, you can do up to 4 damage to a zombie on the ground. This can be useful at destroying certain powerful zombies like Team Mascot, Quickdraw Con Man, or even Stompadon.
However, the Hot Lava it makes is also Fireweed's downside, as it harms your plants too, limiting your choices on what you can play there. The fact that most Kabloom plants have low health does not help either.
Spudow is one of the best heroes to use Fireweed as he can take advantage of Hot Lava's damaging ability with Guardian plants with "When hurt" abilities that he possesses. Cards like Pear Cub, Hibernating Beary, and Prickly Pear can work well with this environment, activating their abillities before combat which can give his opponent a nasty surprise if they did not see it coming.
You can also play this on the heights to take advantage of its stats, essentially turning it into a Vanilla with the root tribe instead of the bean tribe. However, its ability won't activate, so think carefully about if you need that environment or not.
Fireweed can easily destroy your environments and destroy a zombie that has 4 health or less, so be careful when playing them in the early game. Due to the fact it has 3 strength, it is also immune to most instant-kills. Instead, try to destroy this with tricks. Due to Hot Lava also affecting plants including Fireweed, a Bungee Plumber is enough to destroy Fireweed unless it is boosted.
Crazy heroes are most suited to dealing with Fireweed and taking advantage of it, as cards like Newspaper Zombie, Barrel of Deadbeards, and Gas Giant can be played in Hot Lava to activate their abilities.
Try to avoid bouncing this, as Fireweed can be replayed to make more Hot Lava.
- During development, its stats were originally 2/4, and was called "Fire Weed". It also had the Fruit Tribe instead of the Root Tribe.