Supernova Gargantuar is a galactic legendary zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Beastly class. He costs 5 to play, and has 5/7. He has the Frenzy trait, and his ability destroys all copies of a plant when any Gargantuar, including him, destroys it. This ability persists until all Supernova Gargantuars are removed from the field.
His name is a combination of "supernova," and "Gargantuar," the type of zombie he is.
His ability most likely represents a star's explosion, which wipes out everything in the area.
- Class: Beastly
- Tribes: Science Gargantuar Zombie
- Trait: Frenzy
- Ability: When a Gargantuar destroys a Plant, destroy all copies of that Plant.
- Set - Rarity: Galactic - Legendary
This one's got a real temper on him. When he decides to take out a Plant...it's brutal. Just brutal.
- Added to the game.
Supernova Gargantuar has great stats for a 5 zombie, being big enough to take most hits, and strong enough to Frenzy past most non-defensive plants. This can be an alternative to Smashing Gargantuar if you don't need to rely on all Gargantuars having the Frenzy trait, and for an aid of +2 more than Smashing Gargantuar. Being a science zombie, Immorticia can use him to great extent in a science deck, especially with Gadget Scientist, Zombot Drone Engineer and Interdimensional Zombie, although Interdimensional Zombie will not fit well due to his low stats and Supernova Gargantuar's expensive price. Alternatively, she can combine him with Wizard Gargantuar to break through her opponent's defenses and do unblockable damage to them.
Speaking of the Bullseye trait he can have, Cosmic Scientist can Conjure him and give him Bullseye without the aid of Wizard Gargantuar, but keep in mind that Cosmic Scientist is luck-based. Immorticia can also use Lurch for Lunch or Electrician with this if there are Pineclones on the field, which can wipe the field clean before combat, possibly leaving a Kabloom hero defenseless and at a major loss of cards.
Supernova Gargantuar is most useful against decks that use 3-4 copies of the same plant, and against themed decks that revolve around a single type of plant. The most notable examples of this are rush decks using Pineclones to boost weaker plants or decks involving Snake Grass. Because of this, he has no worries on activating his ability, due to his incredible 7. He can even survive if there are two Pineclones in his lane. His ability can also be used to eliminate plants in Pair Pearadise or to sweep up Puff-Shrooms made by Mushroom Grotto. However, your opponent may have Molekale or tricks like Squash, Spring Bean, or Shamrocket to either reduce the effectiveness of Supernova Gargantuar or remove him from the field, preventing his ability from activating.
To get the greatest effect out of his ability, a Gargantuar deck is optimal. Play another Gargantuar on the leftmost instant of said plant while Supernova Gargantuar is on the rightmost ground lane to clear out other lanes before combat there as long as that Gargantuar can destroy that plant.
Note that even though Supernova Gargantuar destroys plants with his ability, his ability will not activate the Frenzy trait, meaning that he only does one bonus attack and not multiple if he destroys all copies of a plant.
Gargantuar tricks that destroy or damage plants, such as Slammin' Smackdown and Zombot's Wrath, can be used to activate this zombie's ability, but this can only be normally done as The Smash and Electric Boogaloo, respectively. The other Gargantuar tricks, Zombot Stomp and Triplication, are useless since all they do is Bounce all plants on ground lanes instead of destroying them, and Conjure three cards respectively.
This can also be used in conjunction with King of the Grill, as this can destroy multiple copies of the same card in one hit, therefore allowing you to Conjure many cards as well. Ancient Vimpire can also boost this heavily if multiple plants get destroyed.
Being a high-stat zombie with Frenzy and a dangerous ability, the best option to eliminate him and other Gargantuars with hard-removal cards such as Squash, Shamrocket, or Doom-Shroom. If that cannot be done, use Freeze, Bounce, or play high-strength plants to knock him out of the running as fast as possible.
The best defense against his ability is to keep a diverse team of plants, ensuring that no two plants on the field are of the same type. Strategies involving Wall-Nuts, Snake Grass, Puff-Shrooms from Mushroom Grotto, and especially Pineclones should be extra wary, as the zombie hero has a high chance of playing this zombie to ruin your defenses. If you are using Pineclones, do not play her if Supernova Gargantuar's presence as his incredible ability and sufficient health allows him to survive and destroy all your copies. If you already have a squad of Pineclones to rush your opponent, consider using Molekale to help keep the team diverse before it gets too late.
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- He is one of the three Gargantuars to naturally have the Frenzy trait. The other two are King of the Grill and Wannabe Hero.
- Out of the three, Supernova Gargantuar is the only Gargantuar in the science tribe.
- He, Wizard Gargantuar, and Deep Sea Gargantuar are tied for the second highest base health out of all Gargantuars, at 7. The highest is a tie between Rodeo Gargantuar and Zombot 1000, at 9.
- When he is played, the player can see him come out of a portal.
- When he is destroyed, he falls into the same portal and drops his scepter.
- During development, he had 5/6 and activated his ability only when he himself destroyed a plant.