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, and does not have any abilities.
- Class: Kabloom
- Tribes: Leafy Tree Plant
- Trait: Anti-Hero 5
- Abilities: None
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare
Gets lunch with Poison Ivy and Poison Mushroom every week. They have a lot to talk about.
- ▲ Tribe added: Leafy
Poison Oak does not have the best stats for a 6-sun plant, but still can tank a few hits while fighting back with decent strength. But keep in mind that it is meant to attack your opponent, and can be overwhelmed by zombies of the same cost, such as Deep Sea Gargantuar, Wizard Gargantuar, or Zombot Sharktronic Sub. Therefore, you should consider carefully when and where to play Poison Oak.
The safest situation to play it is when your opponent uses all their brains to play zombies, allowing you to play Poison Oak safely on an unoccupied lane, although you are better off blocking attacks with it if the combined zombies' damage is greater than Poison Oak's damage, unless its attack will win you the game.
Each Kabloom hero has their own strategies with Poison Oak:
- Solar Flare can make more sun, allowing her to play Poison Oak earlier and make it harder for your opponent to counter it.
- Captain Combustible can boost it with tricks like Fertilize or Blazing Bark, making it hit harder, move zombies in its way with cards like Banana Peel, or play Time to Shine on it to either clear its path or do 9 damage straight to his opponent.
- Nightcap can Freeze or Bounce zombies in its way, protect it with Team-Up plants like Shellery or Navy Bean (although Spudow is better if you want to use that method)), or play it on Lily Pad to surprise opponents with poor aquatic defenses.
- Spudow is a slight mix of Nightcap and Captain Combustible, as he has both Team-Up plants like Pea-Nut or Prickly Pear, as well as moving cards like Gardening Gloves or Bubble Up (to move Poison Oak itself, in this case). He can also use Spikeweed Sector to destroy weak zombies that are blocking it.
You can also play it to bait your opponent into trying to destroy it, possibly allowing you to play something even stronger next turn with little fear of that plant getting destroyed, or prepare some tricks up your sleeve.
Destroy it as quickly as you can before it ends up doing 9 damage to you. You can block Poison Oak with zombies until it is destroyed. However, the easiest and fastest way to destroy it is to use instant-kill cards such as Cut Down to Size, Locust Swarm, and Rocket Science. Using Fire Rooster along with Zombot Sharktonic Sub against it can also finish it off very quickly. Deadly zombies can also destroy it in a single hit. If you predict your opponent might play this, do not spend all your brains on zombies, otherwise you'll be left with nothing to block it.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Poison Oak.
- Its description mentions Poison Ivy and Poison Mushroom.
- Coincidentally, all three plants start with the word "poison," have the Anti-Hero trait, and are in the Kabloom class.
- It is one of the two plants which are based on an oak tree, the other being Oak Archer.
- It is the only one of the two that appears in an interational game.
- It has the highest Anti-Hero stat in the game, with Anti-Hero 5.
- It is the only tree plant in the Kabloom class.
- Its mouth moves when it is played.