Garlic is an event plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Guardian class. He costs 1 to play, and has 1/5. He has the Team-Up trait, and his ability moves a zombie onto the lane on his left when that zombie hurts him. However, if said zombie is Vimpire, he will instantly destroy him instead.
He was made available in the Weekly Event which ran from May 9, 2017, to May 16, 2017.
His first ability to move zombies is a reference to his main use in Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies 2, while his second ability to destroy Vimpires as well as his description is a reference to the myth that garlic is a weakness of vampires. It is also a reference to his Plants vs. Zombies 2 description, "Good against zombies, as well as proof against any vampires who might accidentally wander by."
- Class: Guardian
- Tribe: Root Plant
- Trait: Team-Up
- Ability: When a Zombie hurts this, move that Zombie to the left. If it's a Vimpire, destroy it.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Event
"Vimpires. They're the worst. I don't like to use the word "hate" but yeah, I hate 'em."
- Added to the game.
- ▲ Health change: 4 → 5
- ▲ Tribe change: Onion → Root
- Became craftable.
In terms of his stats, Garlic can be best compared to Wall-Nut, as both have a large amount of health for the cheap price of 1. Unlike Wall-Nut, however, Garlic has the ability to divert zombies into a lane where they can easily be destroyed. Therefore, you should not play him on the leftmost lane unless you need a high-health plant to block a zombie, as it will nullify his ability. Try to boost Garlic's health so he can divert more zombies.
This card is the best counter against Vimpire, as he will destroy him whenever he attacks Garlic, and only costs 1. This is especially useful on missions where the zombie hero plays Vimpire, as Garlic can take care of him easily. However, do not always rely on this ability as not every player plays Vimpire, and even then, there are a few ways that Vimpire can avoid his ability.
You can also use this as a low-offense but high-defense plant like Cactus, as Garlic can destroy 1 health zombies while he survives a few attacks. In addition, his Team-Up trait can help protect your strong plants and move any threats onto lanes for them to attack.
As of Update 1.16.0, he now is in the root tribe, so the player can boost him with Starch-Lord in order for him to last longer and do more damage.
Never use Vimpire to get rid of Garlic as this will destroy him as soon as he attacks Garlic. Although if you need Frenzy zombies to attack through Garlic, you can bring Smashing Gargantuar or Coffee Zombie. Interestingly, when using this strategy, the zombie with Frenzy that destroys the Garlic will move to the left and then it does a bonus attack at that left lane. This can be useful if there are weak plants to the left of Garlic.
If you use a zombie to destroy him, be sure to remember that it will end up in the lane to the left after it attacks. A great way to combat it is to use cards like Terrify and Sumo Wrestler to move him to the leftmost lane. This will nullify his ability, which makes him easier to destroy. If that is not an option, resort to using tricks on him instead.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Garlic (PvZH).
- Garlic moves the zombie to the immediate left of Garlic himself. This can be seen when a zombie in another lane such as Conga Zombie or Foot Soldier Zombie attacks him.
- He retains an almost identical appearance to his Plants vs. Zombies 2 incarnation.
- This is the only card whose ability can be activated towards another specific card.
- Prior to Update 1.16.0, he was the only card in the game that was in the onion tribe.
- With 5 for the cost of 1, he has the second health-per-cost ratio out of all plant fighters in the game. The first is Wall-Nut, having 6 health for the cost of 1 sun.