- For other versions, see Chomper (disambiguation).
Chomper is a premium super-rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Solar class. It costs 4 to play and has 2/2. It does not have any traits, and its ability instantly destroys a zombie with 3 or less on its lane when it is played.
It resembles more its Plants vs. Zombies 2 counterpart.
- Class: Solar
- Tribe: Flytrap Plant
- Traits: None
- Ability: When played: Destroy a Zombie here with 3 or less.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Super-Rare
"A free buffet? How kind! Don't mind if I do!"
- ▲ Health change: 1 → 2
Chomper is best used for mid-game removal starting from turn 4, as most zombies playable by then (notorious examples include Stompadon and Zombie King) are vulnerable to Chomper unless boosted. While Whack-a-Zombie is cheaper and more versatile, Chomper can also remove Untrickable zombies, something which Whack-a-Zombie is incapable of. This makes it a perfect counter to Parasol Zombie and any zombies with 3 strength or less she may be protecting.
However, Chomper's usefulness diminishes quickly in the late game, as there are many powerful zombies that Chomper cannot handle (or even dent), like Deep Sea Gargantuar and Knight of the Living Dead. Chomper is also limited on which zombie it can destroy, as it only destroys the zombie on its lane. And finally, Chomper cannot destroy a zombie on an aquatic lane since it can't be played there, so it is helpless against Amphibious zombies unless you use Lily Pad.
Tricks and superpowers which can lower the strength of zombies, such as Water Balloons and Weed Whack, can be used as a combo with Chomper to make it viable for a few more turns. While this can be done as any Solar hero, Rose can arguably do it the best, as the Smarty class also has strength-lowering cards like Bog of Enlightenment and Shrinking Violet, which are even more efficient than those in the Solar class. Speaking of Rose, she also has access to Rescue Radish to reactivate Chomper's ability, and Lily Pad for when an Amphibious zombie needs to be destroyed. However, bouncing Chomper is usually inadvisable, as it is relatively useless aside from its ability, and its stats are far from worthy of its cost.
There is no real counter to Chomper's ability aside from having zombies with 4 or more strength. Set up a backup plan in case it destroys one of your key zombies. However, as the ability only activates when played, it isn't a threat otherwise due to its low stats.
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