Water Balloons is a premium uncommon plant trick card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Solar class. It costs 2 to play, and its ability gives a selected zombie -1/-1, or -2/-2 if 6 or more sun has been made on the turn it is played. Its closest zombie counterpart is Alien Ooze.
It is based on the object in real life with the same name.
- Class: Solar
- Tribe: Trick
- Ability: A Zombie gets -1/-1. If you made at least 6 this turn, it gets -2/-2 instead.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Uncommon
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- Rarity change: Uncommon → Common
- Set - Rarity change: Basic - Common → Premium - Uncommon
This trick faces severe competition against Scorched Earth and Weed Whack. Scorched Earth has the same ability as this trick used when you have less than 6 sun, but costs less and can affect more zombies, unless the battlefield has no ground lanes. Weed Whack has the same ability as this trick, but it is cheaper and does not require 6 or more sun.
The only thing Water Balloons has an advantage over said tricks is that it can be used more than once, or if you are playing as Wall-Knight, who has access to neither of the tricks, which are superpowers.
Still, if you want to put these in your deck, take advantage of cards that can destroy zombies only under a certain amount of strength, such as Whack-a-Zombie or Chomper, as well as sun-producing plants like Sunflower or Twin Sunflower. It can be used to reduce the strength of zombies like Kite Flyer, who activate their abilities when they do damage, to completely nullify them.
While Water Balloons is uncommonly seen in multiplayer games and is rather inferior compared to said superpowers, remember that your opponent (if they have it in their deck) can make lots of sun, then use them to severely drop your zombies' stats or destroy them. AI opponents seem to use this a lot too, so beware. You can use boosting tricks to negate or lessen its effect as well. As Water Balloons is a trick, you can also use Defensive End to make it harder for your opponent to play it.