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Not to be confused with the Solar Flare Beam, an ability of the Sunflower in the Garden Warfare series.
For Solar Flare, basking the sun is where it's at. But watch out! With all that solar power, she'll bring a whole lot of bloom...and BOOM!

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Solar Flare
Solar FlareH
Classes PvZH Kabloom IconPvZH Solar Icon
Signature Superpower Sunburn
Other Superpowers Weed Whack
More Spore
Scorched Earth
When she's on fire, she's on FIRE. And so are the Zombies.

Solar Flare is a plant hero in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and the leader of the PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom and PvZH Solar IconSolar classes. Her signature superpower is Sunburn, which does 2 damage to a selected zombie or the zombie hero, and gives Solar Flare +1SunPvZH for the rest of the game.

She is the hero version of Sunflower.

Origins

She is based on the plant in Plants vs. Zombies with a similar appearance. Her fiery form and enthusiastic personality may be based on Human Torch, a comic book superhero in the Fantastic Four franchise.

Her name is a combination of "solar," a term relating to the sun, and "flare," a sudden brief burst of bright flame or light, which in turn may refer to "solar flare," a brief eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface. Her name could probably allude to Starfire, a DC Comics character, most notably from Teen Titans, or a reference to Solar Flare Beam, an ability for the Sunflower in Garden Warfare series as well.

Her fiery form may allude to the Fire Flower in the Garden Warfare series.

Statistics

Hero description

When she's on fire, she's on FIRE. And so are the Zombies.

Strategies

PvZHeroes.com strategy

Solar Flare uses a living Flower garden to build massive amounts of sun, blasting the Zombies with massive high-cost Plants and Tricks.

With

Solar Flare makes a difference by making lots of sun, which in turn she can use to her advantage by playing high-cost plants and tricks early. Her two classes, Kabloom and Solar, allow her to use aggressive combos of playing lots of plants to dish out huge damage while making enough sun for her to do that. Thanks to the two aforementioned classes, Solar Flare also has access to both PvZH Anti-Hero IconAnti-Hero plants like Poison Oak and PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough plants such as Laser Bean, allowing for reasonably good direct damage to the zombie hero.

Solar Flare's signature superpower, Sunburn, is what makes her one of the easier heroes to play as. If you get Sunburn as the starting superpower, use it immediately, as an extra sun for each turn after Sunburn is played can make a huge difference. Her other superpowers, on the other hand, are on the defensive side: Weed Whack and Scorched Earth are all about lowering zombies' stats, while More Spore is used to block zombies and swarm the field early on.

However, Solar Flare has no Amphibious plants at all, and lacks easy ways to draw cards. To cover this flaw, play cards that can damage or outright destroy Amphibious zombies. Fortunately, Solar Flare does have the ability to play damaging cards such as Berry Blast and Sour Grapes, as well as instant-kill cards like Squash and Three-Headed Chomper. She can make use of these cards to remove any potential threats. As for her card drawing issues, try using Petal-Morphosis, 2nd-Best Taco of All Time, or Cornucopia (which fills every lane with plants instantly).

Against

Solar Flare is dangerous for her ability to gain sun much faster than any other plant hero. This allows her to play strong cards like Power Flower or Dandy Lion King early, so you should bring cheap cards that can help deal with them like Nibble or Bungee Plumber. A good strategy is taking out plants that generate sun, such as Sunflowers and Metal Petal Sunflowers, as soon as possible, to prevent high-costing cards from being played early.

Alternatively, you can allow the Sunflowers to live while dealing with other cards being played. Tricks like Weed Spray and The Chickening can destroy most of Solar Flare's plants should she have only low-strength or low-health cards on the field. This way you can make Solar Flare run out of cards quickly, giving you an advantage. Another way to easily defeat Solar Flare is to play Amphibious zombies on aquatic lanes, since Solar Flare has no Amphibious plants, which allows the player to damage her directly from here. However, do keep in mind that she has access to plenty of damaging and instant-kill cards, which could easily take them out.

While Solar Flare possesses many damaging or instant-kill tricks, she herself is very weak to them, lacking access to anti-trick plants such as Black-Eyed Pea, Brainana, or Forget-Me-Nuts. As such, trick decks are very effective against Solar Flare. Gravestones are also useful, as they are immune to Solar Flare's removal tricks until the next turn, guaranteeing that their abilities will activate or that they will be able to attack at least once.

Spores Galore

This deck is based on placing multiple mushrooms with use of Shroom for Two and Mushroom Grotto, then boosting them with Buff-Shroom. If you fail to remove all of them, Solar Flare may end up playing Pineclone, followed by Molekale, to end the game in her favor. Also, you have to beware of Astro-Shroom, who can do damage to you every time a plant is played, and Astrocado, who can do quite some heavy damage to your hero. The Chickening or Weed Spray is recommended to remove the mushrooms.

The best hero to use is Z-Mech, who can use both of the aforementioned tricks and use sheer damage against the stronger plants.

Bloom and Boom

This deck relies on the usage of many flowers, which Solar Flare may start with Blooming Hearts. She will also try to play Solar Winds on empty lanes in an attempt to play Dandy Lion King or Briar Rose early. PvZH Deadly IconDeadly zombies and instant-kill tricks are useful against this deck.

The best hero is Impfinity, who has access to damaging tricks and PvZH Deadly IconDeadly zombies. Since the only instant kill tricks in this deck are two Whack-a-Zombie cards, you would want to use gravestones or play zombies near heights and spread them out due to Solar Flare also having Cherry Bomb.

Corn-pocalypse Now

This deck revolves around early game removal in order for Solar Flare to achieve late game dominance. Gravestones can ignore most of these, but you should defeat Solar Flare quickly since she has Kernel Corn and Cornucopia. Bonus attacks also work since they can heavily damage Solar Flare.

Sour Grapes are also in the deck, so the best hero is Super Brainz due to being able to allow bonus attacks to Gravestone zombies. PvZH Deadly IconDeadly zombies also work since they can destroy any plant regardless of health.

Pearadise Won

This deck utilizes enviroments as well as control cards. Solar Winds can ramp up the game to an early Pair Pearadise, followed by an early Dandy Lion King or Astro Vera. Because of this, it is best to come prepared with environments of your own, as well as instant-kill cards to deal with any Dandy Lion Kings and Astro Veras. Be wary of Cosmoss in this case, however, as he will grow stronger when you play enviroments too.

The best hero to go against this deck with would be Rustbolt due to his access to control cards and instant-kills, as well as cheap environments such as Black Hole available to him. Rustbolt can remove Cosmoss with Rolling Stone or Weed Spray if weak enough, or destroy it with Rocket Science if it grows too much.  

Strategy decks

Main article: Community-built decks/Solar Flare
Solar FlareH Spores Galore

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Solar Icon
Use Mushroom Grotto and Shroom for Two to fill the board with fungi. Then, cinch the win with Pineclone and Molekale!
Puff-ShroomH x2 Astro-ShroomH x4 Shroom for TwoH x4 Berry BlastH x4 Buff-ShroomH x4
Fume-ShroomH x2 Sun-ShroomH x1 Cosmic MushroomH x3 Mushroom GrottoH x3 Punish-ShroomH x4
MolekaleH x2 PinecloneH x4 Gloom-ShroomH x3


Solar FlareH Bloom and Boom

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Solar Icon
Solar Winds and Metal Petal Sunflower help this Flower deck play high-cost Plants early... roaring to victory with a quicky Dandy Lion King!
Blooming HeartH x4 ReincarnationH x4 Berry BlastH x3 Solar WindsH x4 2nd-Best Taco of All TimeH x2
Cosmic FlowerH x3 Whack-a-ZombieH x2 HeartichokeH x2 Metal Petal SunflowerH x4 Power FlowerH x4
Briar RoseH x4 Cherry BombH x1 Dandy Lion KingH x3


Solar FlareH Corn-pocalypse Now

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Solar Icon
With endless removal cards, destroy every Zombie they ever play! Finish them off with heavy-hitting Toadstool, Kernel Corn, and Cornucopia.
Banana BombH x1 ReincarnationH x4 Banana LauncherH x4 Berry BlastH x3 Sage SageH x2
2nd-Best Taco of All TimeH x4 Whack-a-ZombieH x3 ChomperH x1 LawnmowerH x1 Sour GrapesH x2
Lava GuavaH x2 SquashH x3 Tactical CukeH x2 Three-Headed ChomperH x2 ToadstoolH x2
Kernel CornH x2 CornucopiaH x2


Solar FlareH Pearadise Won

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Solar Icon
Environments galore! Cosmoss and Solar Winds keep you going until you surprise your opponent by playing an Astro Vera or Dandy Lion King in a Pair Pearadise!
CosmossH x4 Berry BlastH x4 Solar WindsH x3 Sun-ShroomH x3 2nd-Best Taco of All TimeH x2
Whack-a-ZombieH x3 LawnmowerH x1 Pair PearadiseH x4 Wing-NutH x4 AstrocadoH x3
Lava GuavaH x1 Dandy Lion KingH x4 ToadstoolH x1 Astro VeraH x3


Solar FlareH Evolutionary Dawn

PvZH Kabloom Icon PvZH Solar Icon
Extra Sun from Primal Sunflower, Solar Winds, and Sunflower Seeds get you off to a fast start. When Zombies try to pick on your Sunflowers, just evolve them into the powerful Cro-Magnolia and Elderberry!
Puff-ShroomH x2 High-Voltage CurrantH x4 Primal SunflowerH x4 Berry BlastH x4 FireweedH x2
Solar WindsH x3 100px x4 100px x4 100px x4 LawnmowerH x2
AstrocadoH x3 SquashH x1 Kernel CornH x2 CornucopiaH x1


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Trivia

  • Before update 1.2.11, Solar Flare's introduction comic strip was the only comic strip that involves dialogue.
  • The fire she uses from Sunburn is similar to the flame sprite from Plants vs. Zombies 2.
  • Her description references how Sunburn burns zombies.
  • She shares her battle music with Nightcap.
  • Like Rose, she does not wear a medal on her chest. Rather, Solar Flare has a leaf symbol engraved on her suit.
    • Coincidentally, both of them are flowers and lead the Solar class.
  • Solar Flare is currently the only female Kabloom plant hero in the game.
  • Solar Flare is one of the three plant heroes that do not have access to Amphibious plants, the others being Chompzilla and Captain Combustible.
    • Out of the three, Solar Flare is the only one that doesn't lead the PvZH Mega-Grow IconMega-Grow class.
  • With the introduction of Sun-Shroom, she now has access to the most mushrooms out of all plant heroes.
  • She also has access to the most flowers out of all plant heroes.
  • Although Sunflower is her fighter counterpart, Solar Flare does not share the same number of petals as the former.
  • She is the first plant hero to speak via wordbubble in the comic.
  • Strangely, on her hero icon, Solar Flare's suit depicts some sort of circle with a line through it. In all other instances, however, the suit depicts a leaf.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon Guardian
Heroes Citron · Grass Knuckles · Spudow · Wall-Knight · Beta-Carrotina
Basic Cards Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Pismashio · Spineapple
Premium Cards
Uncommon Potato Mine · Cactus · Gardening Gloves · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Pea-Nut · Steel Magnolia
Rare Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Super-Rare Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
Legendary Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch · Wall-Nut Bowling
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Photosynthesizer · Spikeweed Sector · Plantern
Rare Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Super-Rare Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Legendary Body-Gourd · Pecanolith
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Grape Responsibility · Primal Potato Mine
Rare Blockbuster
Super-Rare Three-Nut
Legendary Tricarrotops
Event Cards Forget-Me-Nuts · Garlic · Corn Dog · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Shamrocket · Red Stinger
Token Cards Hothead · Grizzly Pear
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Genetic Amplification · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall · Ensign Uproot
PvZH Kabloom Icon Kabloom
Heroes Nightcap · Captain Combustible · Solar Flare · Spudow
Basic Cards Button Mushroom · Berry Blast · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Zapricot
Premium Cards
Uncommon Poison Mushroom · Berry Angry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Pair of Pears · Bluesberry · Sizzle
Rare Shroom for Two · Wild Berry · Petal-Morphosis · Sour Grapes · Poison Oak
Super-Rare Punish-Shroom · Sergeant Strongberry · Cherry Bomb · Grapes of Wrath
Legendary Pineclone · Dandy Lion King · Kernel Corn
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Banana Bomb · Mushroom Grotto · Invasive Species
Rare Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Super-Rare Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Legendary Reincarnation · Molekale
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Puff-Shroom
Rare Cro-Magnolia
Super-Rare Fireweed · Imitater
Legendary Gloom-Shroom
Event Cards Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Transfiguration · Atomic Bombegranate · Electric Blueberry
Token Cards Hot Lava · Hothead
Superpowers Mush-Boom · Blazing Bark · Tater Toss · Sunburn · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon Mega-Grow
Heroes Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Green Shadow · Captain Combustible
Basic Cards Peashooter · Torchwood · Cabbage-Pult · Fertilize · Flourish · Grow-Shroom · Repeater
Premium Cards
Uncommon Bonk Choy · Pea Pod · Sweet Potato · Fire Peashooter · Skyshooter
Rare The Podfather · Plant Food · Re-Peat Moss · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Super-Rare Party Thyme · Black-Eyed Pea · Potted Powerhouse · Espresso Fiesta
Legendary Doubled Mint · Muscle Sprout · Bananasaurus Rex
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Coffee Grounds · Sweet Pea · Vegetation Mutation
Rare Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
Super-Rare Moonbean · Pod Fighter · The Red Plant-It
Legendary Captain Cucumber · Onion Rings
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Umbrella Leaf
Rare Bamboozle
Super-Rare Split Pea · Grape Power
Legendary Gatling Pea
Event Cards Clique Peas · Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Token Cards Half-Banana
Superpowers Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Blazing Bark · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon Smarty
Heroes Citron · Nightcap · Green Shadow · Rose · Beta-Carrotina
Basic Cards Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Snow Pea · Cattail · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater
Premium Cards
Uncommon Iceberg Lettuce · Shellery · Rescue Radish · Spring Bean · Vanilla · Carrotillery
Rare Admiral Navy Bean · Lightning Reed · Chilly Pepper · Navy Bean · Jumping Bean
Super-Rare Sow Magic Beans · Bean Counter · Snapdragon · Winter Squash
Legendary Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Mars Flytrap · Planet of the Grapes · Leaf Blower
Rare Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Super-Rare Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Legendary Shooting Starfruit · Dark Matter Dragonfruit
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Grave Mistake · Pear Pal
Rare Tricorn
Super-Rare Jelly Bean
Legendary Lima-Pleurodon
Event Cards Spyris · Go-Nuts · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Witch Hazel · Jolly Holly · Sap-Fling
Token Cards Magic Beanstalk · Sappy Place
Superpowers Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Goatify · Genetic Amplification · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind · Lieutenant Carrotron · Lightspeed Seed
PvZH Solar Icon Solar
Heroes Chompzilla · Rose · Solar Flare · Wall-Knight
Basic Cards Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
Premium Cards
Uncommon Morning Glory · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Water Balloons · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Metal Petal Sunflower
Rare Sage Sage · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Magnifying Grass · Power Flower
Super-Rare Twin Sunflower · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Chomper · Laser Bean
Legendary Briar Rose · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Galactic Cards
Uncommon Cosmoss · Apple-Saucer · Venus Flytraplanet
Rare Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Super-Rare Solar Winds · Wing-Nut · Tactical Cuke
Legendary Astrocado · Astro Vera
Colossal Cards
Uncommon Kernel-Pult
Rare Elderberry
Super-Rare Primal Sunflower · Sunflower Seed
Legendary Cob Cannon
Event Cards Haunted Pumpking · Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Ketchup Mechanic · Toadstool
Token Cards Astrocado Pit · Lil' Buddy · Sunnier-Shroom
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Unobtainable
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate