- For other uses, see Magnifying Grass (disambiguation).
|Zombies may appear closer than they are.|
Magnifying Grass is a premium rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Solar class. It costs 4 to play, and has 1. It has no traits, and its effect gives it +1 for each the plant hero made on the turn it is played.
- Class: Solar
- Tribe: Leafy Plant
- Traits: None
- Effect: When played: This gets +1 Attack for each Sun you made this turn.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare
Zombies may appear closer than they are.
Magnifying Grass is very devastating plant, but only if you make lots of sun every turn. You should use this with sun-producing plants like Sunflower, Twin Sunflower, or Metal Petal Sunflower. While this plant's potential strength increases more as you fight longer, don't hold onto it for too long, as the Strength bonus eventually becomes unnecessary even in the late-game, unless it's a Wannabe Hero, another zombie buffed to the hills, or your opponent (zombie hero). Each Solar hero has their own effective way at using Magnifying Grass. Solar Flare can use Sunburn to make more Sun faster, Wall-Knight and Rose have Team-Up plants to protect it, and Chompzilla can boost its stats to make it stronger, as well as making it to bonus attacks.
This plant can dish out a lot of damage to you, since plants play after zombies play, which means your opponent can play it in an empty lane. If your opponent plays this when lots of sun has been made, you may lose quite easily. However, due to its pitiful health, you can use tricks to easily destroy it. Since it gets at least 4 strength due to its effect, Rocket Science will almost always destroy it (unless Shrink Ray or Landscaper drops its strength). Bungee Plumber and Nibble are also cheap, yet effective choices. Any offensive zombie can also work as it can both destroy Magnifying Grass in just one turn, as well as blocking its powerful attack. However, that zombie will probably be destroyed, unless it's a bonus attack or if it can't be hurt. Also, if it is protected by a Team-Up plant, Magnifying Grass can destroy the zombie unharmed. Due to this, it is recommended to save your tricks for this scenario.
- Its description references the fact that on some mirrors on cars, it says "Objects may appear closer than shown."
- A similar reference was used in a Jurassic Marsh Part 2 advertisement.
- Its effect and appearance makes it a literal "glass cannon," a term used namely in RPGs or strategy games, meaning a strong unit, but can be defeated easily.