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Grave BusterH
For the version in Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies 2, see Grave Buster.
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Grave Buster
Grave BusterH
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health SunPvZH Cost
- - 2
Set Premium
Rarity Rare
Class PvZH Guardian Icon
Tribe Vine Trick
Abilities Destroy a Gravestone.

Grave Buster is a premium rare plant trick card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Guardian IconGuardian class. It costs 2SunPvZH to play, and its ability destroys a selected zombie with the Gravestone trait, but only one that is hiding in a gravestone.


It is based on the plant in Plants vs. Zombies with the same name.


  • Class: Guardian
  • Tribe: Vine Trick
  • Ability: Destroy a Gravestone.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare

Card description


Update history

Update 1.8.26

  • Description change: Quotation marks have been added to the start of its description text as well as the end.

Update 1.14.13

  • Rarity change: Uncommon → Rare



This trick is ideal for any Guardian hero, as it can easily take out Gravestone zombies. Most of the Gravestone zombies tend to be dangerous, such as Rodeo Gargantuar or Jester. It is highly recommended to bring it against PvZH Sneaky IconSneaky heroes, since the Sneaky class has the most zombies with the Gravestone trait.

If possible, try not to use Grave Buster immediately upon seeing a gravestone in the early game, as you can only have up to 4 in your deck, and certain Gravestone zombies are considerably manageable, such as Conga Zombie or Squirrel Herder, mostly because of their low strength or health. If the plant hero is at low health, you can use it on any gravestone present as a last resort attack. Try to get a basic idea of which kinds of Gravestone zombies are present in the zombie hero's deck, as you may know when to use it. Some ideas, including how many brains remain and how many gravestones are on the field, may help predict how many brains are spent on that zombie to know what zombie it could be.

This trick is a great counter against Headstone Carver and Tomb Raiser Zombie, as Headstone Carver's boost to the revealed Gravestone zombie becomes useless since the gravestone will be destroyed. Tomb Raiser Zombie's spawned gravestones can be managed easily with use of this trick. This is also a great counter against In-Crypted, as you will know exactly what zombie is in the gravestone, thus preventing dangerous abilities from being triggered and leaving a lane empty for a strong plant to land a clear hit on your opponent.

A good way to know when to use this trick is to look at the opponent's brain count on your turn, to have an idea on what kind of gravestone they placed. For example, if they place a gravestone, and on your turn, they have 5 brains, it is likely the gravestone has a Surprise Gargantuar in it, and should be destroyed immediately.

When playing as Citron, this can be used in conjunction with Spyris, so that the player can see what zombies are hiding in the gravestones, and can use Grave Buster to destroy the most threatening ones. When playing as Grass Knuckles, this can be used in conjunction with Re-Peat Moss, so that it will do a bonus attack when Grave Buster destroys a gravestone. This can be very useful if a gravestone is blocking a boosted Re-Peat Moss.


Be aware that only Guardian heroes can use this trick, meaning that you don't have to worry too much about this when fighting against other plant heroes. Because each hero can only bring 4 of the same cards, it is pretty rare that a Guardian hero would play Grave Buster, and even if they were to do so, they would only be able to use it on up to 4 Gravestone zombies. Since you cannot predict that the hero would play it, try to play multiple gravestones so that the plant hero has to guess which one has the more dangerous zombie in it. It's also a good idea to try and bait out this card by using a low-cost Gravestone zombie, such as Sumo Wrestler or Swashbuckler Zombie, so that you won't have to worry about losing your more expensive Gravestone zombies.

Since it is a trick, Defensive End can be used to increase its cost. He can be used in conjunction with Ra Zombie to prevent the plant hero from playing it, unless they have a ample supply of sun.




  • Its description is the only one which is made of only capital letters and periods.
    • However, as it is a quote, it also has inverted commas.
  • On its card, it looks like it is busting a grave in Plants vs. Zombies 2, but from a different angle.
    • However, after you receive it, it isn't shown busting a grave.
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