Mirror-Nut is a premium super-rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Guardian class. It costs 4 to play, and has 7. It has the Team-Up trait, and its ability does 2 damage to the zombie hero every time a nut plant, including it, is hurt. This ability stacks with each Mirror-Nut on the field, and persists until all Mirror-Nuts are removed from the field. Its closest zombie counterpart is Jester.
Its name is a portmanteau of the words "mirror," referring to its appearance and ability, and "Wall-Nut," the Plants vs. Zombies plant it is based on.
- Class: Guardian
- Tribe: Nut Plant
- Trait: Team-Up
- Ability: When your Nuts get hurt, do 2 damage to the Zombie Hero.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Super-Rare
Dressed up as a mirrorball for a disco-themed party. Never looked back.
- ▼ Health change: 7 → 6
- Ability description change: Was originally When your Nuts gets hurt, do 2 damage to the Zombie Hero.
- ▲ Health change: 6 → 7
Mirror-Nut may be more expensive compared to the other walls in the game, but 7 is still an amazing deal for 4 sun. However, Mirror-Nut's true power comes from not its stats, but its ability, which is perfectly suited for a nut deck. As many nuts lack offensive power (even Pecanolith decks lose power over time), they will struggle to take down tougher zombies and then hit your opponent, but Mirror-Nut's ability bypasses the zombies and hits them directly, saving you a lot of trouble. And given how cheap many nuts are, and how much health they have, Mirror-Nut will dish out lots of direct damage with a good setup, especially if more are on the field at once.
A particularly effective strategy is to use a typical Mirror-Nut setup, then play Galacta-Cactus on a lane where you think it will surely be destroyed; since Galacta-Cactus hurts all your nuts when it is destroyed, you will be able to do heavy damage at once, even if your opponent tries to play smart by playing as few zombies as possible.
There are also cards in other classes that benefit Mirror-Nut greatly. Citron and Beta-Carrotina have access to Planet of the Grapes to reliably draw many cards at once, as well as Bog of Enlightenment and Shrinking Violet to lower the zombies' strength, allowing the nuts to take more hits (unless the zombies reach 0 strength). Wall-Knight can heal his nuts with Aloesaurus, although drawing cards may be hard for him. Grass Knuckles can play Umbrella Leaf to protect the nuts from devastiting instant-kills like Rolling Stone, Weed Spray, and Knockout. And finally, Spudow has strength-boosting cards to make his nuts hit harder. While that isn't what a Mirror-Nut setup really needs, it serves as an alternate form of protection against the previously mentioned instant-kills.
Mirror-Nut's biggest weakness is instant-kills, as they do not activate Mirror-Nut's ability (because they technically don't do damage to a plant). If your opponent is a Hearty hero, boosting your nuts' strength with something like Go-Nuts is recommended, as the instant-kills in the Hearty class cannot touch plants with high strength. However, you should be cautious of Rustbolt and The Smash in this case, as they have ways to deal with plants their Hearty instant-kills cannot touch.
Do not let this stay long, as Guardian heroes can place nuts everywhere to easily cause some serious damage. In addition, avoid using any damaging tricks to Mirror-Nut and other nuts as its ability can still be affected, unless it may be enough to destroy it. The Chickening is very dangerous to play as each nut gets hurt, the more damage the zombie hero will take, so avoid playing it. If you are playing Professor Brainstorm, you must find a way to quickly destroy the plant hero or destroy the Mirror-Nut as fast as possible, because there is almost no way to destroy the Mirror-Nut with Professor Brainstorm as the Brainy and Crazy classes does not contain instant-kill cards that can destroy defensive plants. He can use Exploding Fruitcake, although your opponent will get a card advantage.
Using instant-kill tricks are the only sure fire way of confronting this plant without risking losing tons of health, as they will not activate Mirror-Nut's ability. Weed Spray is very effective against this, as you will be able to destroy most of the nuts and Mirror-Nut, too. Using Squirrel Herder can get rid of this, but beware of Grave Buster. Additionally, Bouncing this plant will prevent it from activating its ability. Deadly zombies can also handle this as they will instantly destroy Mirror-Nut.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Mirror-Nut.
- Previously, on the packs' icon (for example, the Wall-Knight Ally Pack), its armor appears to be made of shards of actual mirrors, rather than a disco ball like the in-game version.
- The shards are blue on the Wall-Knight's Ally Pack, while Mirror-Nut's in-game form is many different colors.
- It slightly resembles Wall-nut's costumed Plant Food effect in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2.