Mushroom Ringleader is a premium uncommon plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Kabloom class. He costs 3 to play, and has 1. He does not have any traits, and his ability gives him +2 for every plant on the field, excluding him, when he is played.
His name is a portmanteau on "fairy ring," "mushroom ring," and "ringleader", referring to the fact that he is the leader of a small ring of smaller mushrooms.
- Class: Kabloom
- Tribe: Mushroom Plant
- Traits: None
- Ability: When played: This gets +2 for each other Plant.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Uncommon
Leadership comes with a lot of responsibility, but he knew what he signed up for.
- Set change: Basic → Premium
This can be an incredible one-time hard hitter, depending on how many plants you have on the field. It is best to play this when there are many plants on the field, since he gets a lot of strength from his ability. Plants with the Team-Up trait like Shellery, Wall-Nut, or Puff-Shroom can help boost him as they can fit two plants in one lane and can protect Mushroom Ringleader. Plants that can benefit mushroom plants such as Buff-Shroom and Punish-Shroom can help protect and improve this plant even further.
Because plants play after zombies, try to plant this when you have a lot of plants on the field and on an empty lane, since he can do massive damage to the zombie hero and finish the battle faster. It is also best to play this plant after all your other plants are played to maximize his ability.
Captain Combustible can make him do a bonus attack with Time to Shine or Espresso Fiesta to do huge damage to a zombie or the zombie hero, or boost his survivability with Fertilize or Grow-Shroom. Spudow can boost his health with Steel Magnolia, use Gardening Gloves or Bubble Up to move him to an empty lane, or use tanky Team-Up plants in front of him to protect him from zombie attacks. Combining this with Spring Bean (as Nightcap) or Squash (as Solar Flare) to clear the lane that he occupies lets him land a hit on the zombie hero as well.
Whatever you do, though, do not play Mushroom Ringleader alone unless you need to block the lane for a turn from a powerful zombie. Despite being a plant, he does not count towards his own ability. The result is your Mushroom Ringleader ending up with only 1 health and no strength, the same as a Lil' Buddy.
This plant has incredibly low health, so any damaging/health-reducing card such as Nibble, Acid Rain, Pied Piper or Conga Zombie can easily destroy this plant, as long as he is not boosted. Rocket Science and Cut Down to Size help too when this gets too out of control. You can also use a cheap zombie such as Cell Phone Zombie to block Mushroom Ringleader's attack and easily destroy him, as long as his health is not boosted, though this is not recommended as the Kabloom class has many options of removing obstructing zombies.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Mushroom Ringleader.
- He can achieve a maximum of 18 from his ability.
- If one looks closely, there are four smaller mushrooms of an unknown species circling him.
- If one looks even closer, these mushrooms have a similar shape to Mushroom Ringleader.