|Abilities|| When played: This gets|
+2 for each other Plant.
|Leadership comes with a lot of responsibility, but he knew what he signed up for.|
Mushroom Ringleader is a premium uncommon plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Kabloom class. It costs 3 to play, and has 1. It does not have any traits, and its ability gives it +2 for every plant on the field, excluding it, when it is played.
Its name is a portmanteau on "fairy ring" or "mushroom ring", and "ringleader", referring to the fact that it is the leader of a small ring of small 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 incredibly hard one-time 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 it gets a lot of strength from its ability. Plants with the Team-Up trait like Shellery, Wall-Nut, or Puff-Shroom can help boost it as they can fit two plants in one lane and can protect Mushroom Ringleader. Plants that can benefit mushroom tribe 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 it can deal massive damage to the zombie hero and makes the battle finish faster. It is also best to play this plant after all your other plants are played to maximize its ability.
Captain Combustible can make it do a bonus attack with Time to Shine or Espresso Fiesta to do huge damage to a zombie or the zombie hero, or boost its survivability with Fertilize or Grow-Shroom. Spudow can boost its health with Steel Magnolia, use Gardening Gloves or Bubble Up to move it to an empty lane, or use tanky Team-Up plants in front of it to protect it from zombie attacks. Combining this with Spring Bean (as Nightcap) or Squash (as Solar Flare) to clear the lane that it occupies lets it 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, it does not count towards its own boost. 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 it 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 it, as long as its 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.
- It can achieve a maximum of 18 from its ability.
- If one looks closely, there are four smaller mushrooms of an unknown species circling it.