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Portal Technician is a premium super-rare zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Brainy class. He costs 6 to play, and has 4/4. His ability makes a random zombie in his place when he is destroyed.
In the boss battle for the mission Playing with Fire, the zombie hero starts out with two Portal Technicians on the 2nd and 4th lanes.
- Class: Brainy
- Tribe: Mustache Science Zombie
- Ability: When destroyed: Make a random Zombie here.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Super-Rare
Soon everyone will own their own portal. But for now, he enjoys being an early adopter.
- ▲ Brain cost change: 7 → 6.
- ▼ Stats change: 5/5 → 4/4.
This zombie is expensive and very luck based. But a huge reason to use this zombie is the fact you get two zombies for only 6 brains and one card, and his ability cannot be negated by plant tricks. The player can also use this as a good way to block plants, as if the plant hero destroys him with tricks, another zombie will take his place. A good idea is by boosting his attack with the Zombot Drone Engineer and use him in conjunction with other science zombies to make him pose as an even bigger threat. Another usage of Portal Technician is placing him in a lane to purposely have him die to activate his ability. This can be used in one of two ways: In an act of desperation, or to boost Valkyrie.
This zombie can be a tricky one to deal with, since he can turn into something as weak as Skunk Punk to something as threatening as Shieldcrusher Viking or Zombot 1000. In fact, this can also be considered a more powerful zombie-version of the Seedling, as he can turn the tables when you least expect him to. It is recommended to stall for a few turns before destroying him, either by freezing or bouncing him or by placing weak plants in front of him, because when destroyed he could possibly turn into a powerful zombie that could mess with your strategy. Generally, you should be ready for anything when facing this zombie.
It is not recommended to use a destroy or damaging trick to finish off a Portal Technician. The sheer randomness of his ability can be potentially dangerous to deal with the zombie that is made (unless you can destroy the created zombie also). Allow your own plants to try and destroy the Portal Technician or you can use a damaging or destroying trick if you have 2 of them in your hand. Once he is destroyed, depending on the zombie fighter that is made use your destroying or damaging trick to destroy that zombie. A plant that can also do bonus attacks like Repeater (provided there is a Torchwood or it is boosted) and Bananasaurus Rex (provided it was boosted for 2 rounds or more) can help so that when this zombie dies, the new zombie that is summoned will be damaged heavily, if not destroyed by their bonus attacks.
- When he attacks, he will fire random objects. These objects include a roadcone, a boot, Yeti Lunchbox, Mad Chemist's beaker, and Trickster's rubber chicken.
- He can summon another copy of himself when destroyed.