Iceberg Lettuce is a premium uncommon plant trick card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Smarty class. It costs 1 to play, and its ability gives the Freeze effect to a selected zombie. Its closest zombie counterpart is Frosty Mustache.
- Class: Smarty
- Tribe: Leafy Trick
- Ability: Freeze a Zombie.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Uncommon
"FREEZE! Ha, just kidding. Little Iceberg humor there."
- Set - Rarity change: Basic - Common → Premium - Uncommon
Iceberg Lettuce is a handy trick to have, whether you are using a Freeze deck, or just want to shut down a zombie for a short time. Iceberg Lettuce can be played to activate Snowdrop's ability, making it stronger, or Winter Squash's ability, instantly destroying any zombie, including huge threats like Zombot 1000 or Wannabe Hero.
This trick is especially good on Tennis Champ, but only when she is played, as her ability goes to waste due to her being frozen that turn. It is useful at preventing Frenzy zombies like Octo Zombie and Smashing Gargantuar from attacking, or Anti-Hero zombies like Mini-Ninja, to give a plant an extra turn to destroy them while the said zombie stays helpless. It is also useful at stalling zombies with high strength or health, such as Zombot 1000.
While this trick is outclassed by Big Chill due to the aforementioned superpower having the additional ability of drawing a card, Big Chill can only be played once per game, in which only Green Shadow and Rose can use it whereas you can play Iceberg Lettuce up to 4 times. Nightcap, Citron and Beta-Carrotina also do not have access to Big Chill, making Iceberg Lettuce even more mandatory for a Freeze deck.
If you are playing as Rose, you can go one step further by also playing Wing-Nut, which will guarantee that zombie to be completely unable to do anything, as Wing-Nut prevents that zombie from even thawing out via bonus attacks.
While Iceberg Lettuce does not do any damage, it is a cheap trick to Freeze your zombie, which is annoying, and possibly even dangerous, especially if Snowdrop and/or Winter Squash are on the field when it is used. If that zombie is important to you, thaw it by making it do a bonus attack with cards like Lurch for Lunch. If you don't have any, boost its stats for it to survive the attack. But if you can sacrifice that zombie without ruining your strategy, it is usually better to let it be destroyed. This trick becomes even more dangerous with Rose if she has Wing-Nut on the field, which makes all bonus attack cards useless. In that case, you have to either somehow destroy Wing-Nut or wait until the next turn. If your frozen zombie is going to get destroyed anyway, it may be worth using Final Mission to do 4 more damage.