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Maniacal LaughH

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Maniacal Laugh

Maniacal LaughH
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health BrainPvZH Cost
- - 6
Set Premium
Rarity Super-Rare
Class PvZH Beastly Icon
Tribe Trick
Abilities A Zombie gets +5StrengthPvZH/+5HeartPvZH and PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy.
It's not so much "hahaha" as it is "mwahahaha."

Maniacal Laugh is a premium super-rare zombie trick card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Beastly IconBeastly class. It costs 6BrainPvZH to play, and its ability gives a selected zombie +5StrengthPvZH/+5HeartPvZH and the PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy trait.


  • Class: Beastly
  • Tribe: Trick
  • Ability: A Zombie gets +5StrengthPvZH/+5HeartPvZH and PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Super-Rare

Card description

It's not so much "hahaha" as it is "mwahahaha."

Update History

Update 1.6.27

  • Card image design change.



Maniacal Laugh can easily turn the tide of the battle, or even potentially let you win the game. Using this on strong zombies can obliterate your opponent's defenses, and using it on weaker ones can make them quite formidable as well. However, since this trick is very expensive, you shouldn't waste it on a weakling unless you need it to save yourself. Rather, it is optimal to use it on one of the recommended zombies below.

Examples of zombies that form powerful combos with it are:

  • Any zombie with the PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough trait, as it has a higher likelihood of activating its PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy trait due to it also being able to hit a frail plant behind a tanky one. Only Brain Freeze can do this normally.
  • Any zombie with the PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero trait to allow it to plow through plants in its way and hit your opponent for extra damage. Only Brain Freeze can do this normally.
  • Any zombie with an ability that gives it lots of strength, such as Newspaper Zombie or Zombot Sharktronic Sub.
  • Any zombie who needs to survive or take damage to be formidable, such as Jester or Zombie King.
  • Any zombie with the PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye trait, as its high strength will most likely tear through the plants and deal massive damage to the opponent without charging up their Super-Block meter. If this is done on either Shieldcrusher Viking or Wizard Gargantuar, the game can end within two turns unless they heal or Soul Patch is on the field. Only Immorticia can do this normally.
  • Paparazzi Zombie, as his ability gives him a small boost on top of the Maniacal Laugh boost. Only Immorticia can use this normally.
  • Nurse Gargantuar to strengthen his ability, resulting in 18 health healed if he successfully destroys one plant on his lane and then hits your opponent, and 20 if there are two plants.
  • Undying Pharaoh to boost his overall survivability. Only The Smash can do this normally.

Zombies with the PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy trait like Smashing Gargantuar and Vimpire are better left alone from this trick unless you think the huge stat boost is worth it for them, as they already have the the PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy trait by default, and the zombies above may be more favorable to get the PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy trait. Vitamin Z may be a better option for zombies that already have PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy, as it gives them a similar boost for a cheaper price.

If you are playing as The Smash, you could also consider Coffee Zombie instead, if giving the PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy trait to all your zombies is what you really want, but Manical Laugh could still serve as a great game ender in a deck that utilizes Frenzy.


If you see your opponent saving 6 brains or more for tricks, and there are no threatening plants on the field that may otherwise tempt them to play Locust Swarm or Hail-a-Copter (against Immorticia only normally), it is likely that Maniacal Laugh is about to be played. In that case, you can play Brainana to take away their brains, or try to destroy the zombies on the field before they become a huge threat.

Wall-Knight can use Uncrackable to avoid taking damage, allowing you to stall and avoid taking damage, although you will not be able to predict this trick being played on the current turn unless you block and get it. Using tricks or fighters that allow you to PvZH Frozen IconFreeze zombies, such as Chilly Pepper or Iceberg Lettuce can also stall a zombie boosted from Maniacal Laugh for a turn or more. Ideally, Root Wall or Peel Shield can also be used if a plant is in the same lane as the boosted zombie.

Smarty heroes can use cards with the Bounce effect, such as Spring Bean, as bouncing that zombie removes both its huge stat boost and its extra PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy trait. As a last resort, you can play Shamrocket, Squash, or Doom-Shroom to destroy that zombie, but for the latter, see if any of your key plants get destroyed from it first. Also, all these can only be done if you can survive the Fight! phase since zombie tricks happen after plants get to play.


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V · T · E Zombies in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Beastly Icon Beastly
Heroes Brain Freeze · Electric Boogaloo · The Smash · Immorticia
Fighters Cat Lady · Dog Walker · Skunk Punk · Snorkel Zombie · Haunting Zombie · Pied Piper · Squirrel Herder · Zookeeper · Dolphin Rider · Loudmouth · Vimpire · Zombie Yeti · Kangaroo Rider · Smashing Gargantuar · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Nurse Gargantuar · Octo Zombie · Zombot 1000
Event Energy Drink Zombie · Overstuffed Zombie
Token Goat · Haunting Ghost · Zom-Bats · Returned Octo Zombie
Tricks Nibble · Yeti Lunchbox · Vitamin Z · B-flat · Locust Swarm · Maniacal Laugh
Event Secret Agent
Superpowers Frozen Tundra · Slammin' Smackdown · Stayin' Alive · Witch's Familiar · Acid Rain · Evaporate · Galvanize
PvZH Brainy Icon Brainy
Heroes Super Brainz · Rustbolt · Professor Brainstorm · Immorticia
Fighters Cardboard Robot Zombie · Chimney Sweep · Paparazzi Zombie · Cell Phone Zombie · Pool Shark · Zombot Drone Engineer · Brain Vendor · Electrician · Gentleman Zombie · Kite Flyer · Drum Major · Mad Chemist · Mountain Climber · Gadget Scientist · Shieldcrusher Viking · Portal Technician · Wizard Gargantuar · Trickster
Event Leprechaun Imp · Regifting Zombie · Trick or Treater
Token Space Cadet · Zom-Bats · Copter Commando
Tricks Teleport · Beam Me Up · Lurch for Lunch · Fun-Dead Raiser · Rocket Science · Hail-a-Copter
Token Pot of Gold
Superpowers Carried Away · Eureka · Shrink Ray · Witch's Familiar · Cut Down to Size · Summoning · Telepathy
PvZH Crazy Icon Crazy
Heroes Electric Boogaloo · Impfinity · Professor Brainstorm · Z-Mech
Fighters Backup Dancer · Tennis Champ · Unlife of the Party · Aerobics Instructor · Barrel of Deadbeards · Conga Zombie · Cuckoo Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Abracadaver · Disco Zombie · Exploding Imp · Fireworks Zombie · Jester · Valkyrie · Orchestra Conductor · Flamenco Zombie · Imp-Throwing Gargantuar · Foot Soldier Zombie · Disco-Tron 3000
Event Stupid Cupid · Gargantuar-Throwing Imp · Hippity Hop Gargantuar
Token Impfinity Clone · Mystery Egg · Captain Deadbeard
Tricks Bungee Plumber · Zombot's Wrath · Cakesplosion · The Chickening · Gargantuars' Feast
Tokens Sugary Treat
Superpowers Eureka · Missile Madness · Stayin' Alive · Triple Threat · Brute Strength · Dance Off · Electrobolt
PvZH Hearty Icon Hearty
Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
Fighters Arm Wrestler · Baseball Zombie · Conehead · Flag Zombie · Sumo Wrestler · Landscaper · Team Mascot · Trash Can Zombie · Buckethead · Medic · Zombie Coach · Zombie King · All-Star Zombie · Coffee Zombie · Ra Zombie · Undying Pharaoh · Knight of the Living Dead · Rodeo Gargantuar · Wannabe Hero
Event Gargologist · Turkey Rider · Bonus Track Buckethead · Defensive End
Token Zombie · Octo-Pet
Tricks Camel Crossing · Rolling Stone · Terrify · Weed Spray · Monster Mash
Event Going Viral
Tokens Healthy Treat · Leftovers
Superpowers Missile Madness · Octo-Pult · Shrink Ray · Slammin' Smackdown · Heroic Health · Possessed · Rock Wall
PvZH Sneaky Icon Sneaky
Heroes Brain Freeze · Super Brainz · Impfinity · Neptuna
Fighters Headstone Carver · Imp · Mini-Ninja · Zombie Chicken · Fishy Imp · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Toxic Waste Imp · Imp Commander · Line Dancing Zombie · Smelly Zombie · Stealthy Imp · Barrel Roller Zombie · Firefighter · Pogo Bouncer · Tomb Raiser Zombie · Mixed-Up Gravedigger · Surprise Gargantuar · Walrus Rider · Zombot Sharktronic Sub · Zombot Plank Walker
Event Imposter · Fire Rooster · Zombie High Diver
Token Impfinity Clone · Swabbie · Octo-Pet
Tricks Smoke Bomb · Backyard Bounce · Zombot Stomp
Superpowers Carried Away · Frozen Tundra · Octo-Pult · Triple Threat · Dolphinado · In-Crypted · Super Stench
Superpowers Flick-a-Plant · Get Well · Motivate