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Shrink Ray

Shrink RayH
Statistics
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health BrainPvZH Cost
- - 1
Set Premium
Rarity Legendary
Class PvZH Brainy IconPvZH Hearty Icon
Tribe Science Superpower Trick
Abilities A Plant gets -3StrengthPvZH.
Draw a card.
Rustbolt gets a kick out of belittling Plants.

Shrink Ray is Rustbolt's premium legendary zombie signature superpower trick card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Brainy IconBrainy and PvZH Hearty IconHearty classes. It costs 1BrainPvZH to play, and its ability gives a selected plant -3StrengthPvZH, and Rustbolt a card.

Statistics

  • Classes: Brainy, Hearty
  • Tribes: Science Superpower Trick
  • Abilities: A Plant gets -3StrengthPvZH. Draw a card.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Legendary

Card description

Rustbolt gets a kick out of belittling Plants.

Update history

Update 1.2.11

  • Design change: Shrink Ray now makes the selected plant smaller as well, compared to only dropping its strength before.
  • Display change: No longer shows negative strength, even in circumstances where there should.

Strategies

With

Shrink Ray is ideal against a hard-hitting plant to let a zombie facing it survive longer, or on an early-game threat like Bonk Choy or Poison Mushroom to make them completely harmless. Shrink Ray also gives you a card, which lets you maintain your card count after playing it.

This trick can be played on a plant that was boosted by Blazing Bark to almost completely get rid of the boost. You can also play this on Repeater and Bananasaurus Rex to prevent them from doing bonus attacks, or Doubled Mint to prevent it from multiplying its strength. It can also take care of many threatening 3StrengthPvZH plants such as Metal Petal Sunflower, Bloomerang, Power Flower, etc.

Shrink Ray also lets you destroy a plant with 5StrengthPvZH or less with Rolling Stone or Weed Spray played after it.

However, since Shrink Ray only affects one plant, you should choose the plant that deserves a strength drop the most, should there be multiple threats on the field.

Against

Just like all other zombie tricks, there isn't a way to counter this on the turn it is played. PvZH Smarty IconSmarty heroes can play Brainana or Dark Matter Dragonfruit to prevent or hinder this trick from being played, while PvZH Guardian IconGuardian heroes can play Forget-Me-Nuts to hinder it as well. However, these strategies may not last long, and as such, you should be prepared for when this trick is played.

Any PvZH Mega-Grow IconMega-Grow hero can easily boost the weakened plant again. If you are playing as Captain Combustible and haven't played Blazing Bark yet, you can do that too.

If you are playing as a hero that doesn't have access to such boosting tricks like Wall-Knight, it may be better to let the zombies finish off the weakened plant so you can replace it with a new one later.

Remember as it can only affect one plant, and Rustbolt can only play this once per game, you can play multiple strong plants to wreak havoc or boost many of your plants' strength at once with cards such as Berry Angry or Storm Front (as Spudow or Nightcap).

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Trivia

  • Before update 1.2.11, if a plant with a temporary strength boost (via Torchwood, PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero, etc.) was affected by Shrink Ray, that plant would end up with negative strength when the boost was removed. This also applied to other strength-decreasing abilities.
    • When this happened, that plant normally would do no damage.
  • If a plant is moved after it was shrunken, it reverts to its original size.
  • Shrunken plants' projectiles are the same size of their normal-sized counterparts' projectiles.
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