|Gets lunch with Poison Ivy and Poison Mushroom every week. They have a lot to talk about.|
Poison Oak is a premium rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Kabloom class. It costs 6 to play, and has 4/5. It has the Anti-Hero 5 trait, which will increase its strength for five whenever there are no zombies in its lane.
Its name is based on Toxicodendron diversilobum, commonly known as the poison oak.
- Class: Kabloom
- Tribe: Tree Plant
- Trait: Anti-Hero 5
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare
Gets lunch with Poison Ivy and Poison Mushroom every week. They have a lot to talk about.
Poison Oak does not have the best stats for a 6-sun cost plant, but still can tank a few hits while fighting back with decent strength. Keep in mind that it is meant to attack heroes, and may be overwhelmed against zombies against the same cost, such as Deep Sea Gargantuar, Wizard Gargantuar, or Zombot Sharktronic Sub. Therefore, it should be buffed and protected by a defensive plant such as Mirror-Nut or Wall-Nut in order to get a better effect. Grow-Shroom will also help, due to the nice bonus, which is pretty cheap too. Plants and tricks that can move or Bounce zombies can be used to remove any zombies in a lane with a Poison Oak, making it able to damage the Zombie Hero significantly. Alternatively, you can place it on an empty lane for a guaranteed 9 damage to the Zombie Hero should the opponent used up all their brains to place zombies.
Additionally, you can put this plant down to bait the opponent to try to block it or destroy it, potentially allowing you to plant a very powerful plant without fear of it being destroyed.
Each Kabloom hero has their own strategies with Poison Oak. Solar Flare can make more sun, allowing her to play Poison Oak quicker. Captain Combustible can boost it with tricks like Fertilize, making it more powerful. Nightcap can Freeze or Bounce zombies in its way, and also protect it with some Team-Up plants like Shellery or Navy Bean. Spudow can protect it with plants like Pea-Nut or Prickly Pear.
Destroy this as quickly as you can, before it ends up dealing 9 damage to the zombie hero - maybe even more. The easiest way to destroy it is through tricks such as Cut Down to Size, Locust Swarm, and Rocket Science. Using The Chickening and Zombot Sharktronic Sub combo against this can also finish it off very quickly. Deadly zombies can also destroy it in a single hit.
- Its description references Poison Ivy and Poison Mushroom.
- Coincidentally all three plants start with the word "poison," all three plants have the Anti-Hero trait, and are all Kabloom plants.
- It is one of the two plants which are based on the oak plant, the other being Oak Archer.
- It has the highest Anti-Hero stat out of any card with Anti-Hero.
- It is the only plant fighter with the tree tribe in Kabloom.