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Maniacal Laugh is a premium super-rare zombie trick card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Beastly Icon.pngBeastly class. It costs 6BrainPvZH.png to play, and its ability gives a selected zombie +5StrengthPvZH.png/+5HeartPvZH.png and the PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy trait.


Its appearance is similar to the screen that appears in Neon Mixtape Tour when the rap jam is playing in Plants vs. Zombies 2, or the small screen of Dr. Zomboss next to the boss slots in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. It could also be a flying version of the TVs at the zombie base in the Backyard Battleground from Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.


  • Class: Beastly
  • Tribe: Trick
  • Ability: A Zombie gets +5StrengthPvZH.png/+5HeartPvZH.png and PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Super-Rare

Card description

It's not so much "hahaha" as it is "mwahahaha."

Update history

Update 1.6.27

  • Card image change.



Maniacal Laugh can easily turn the tide of the battle, and even potentially end the game in your favor, making it good for both a finishing trick and a stat-boosting card. In the case of the former, you should play it on the zombie you think has the biggest opportunity to finish the game, regardless of how powerful that zombie initially is. If you do choose to use it as a powerful but expensive stat-booster, however, you should play this on one of your stronger zombies to get the most out of it. Such zombies include those with great stats (either by default or boosted), traits, or an ability that activates by hurting a plant or your opponent.

Being a trick, Maniacal Laugh can be made cheaper by Zombology Teacher (as The Smash), as well as activate Paparazzi Zombie, Mad Chemist, and Trick-or-Treater's abilities for Immorticia, although it should not be used in lieu cheaper, more spammable tricks due to its role as a finisher rathern than a simple boost. Since it gives a zombie the PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy trait too, it also allows the boosted zombie to synergize with Ancient Vimpire and Gargantuar Mime (as Immorticia).

However, while Maniacal Laugh is powerful, it is also very expensive, limiting your options on what you can play. Therefore, it may be better to use cheaper (although weaker) replacements instead, if you have them. If you want stat boosts, Vitamin Z and Loudmouth are cheaper options (especially on zombies with PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy trait by default/via its own abiliies, such as Smashing Gargantuar and Vimpire). On the other hand, if you want to give a zombie the PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy trait, you have Lost Colosseum, Going Viral, and Coffee Zombie (the latter two giving all other zombies PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy too), although these are only possible as The Smash.


If you see your opponent saving six or more brains for tricks, and there are no threatening plants on the field that may otherwise tempt them to play something like Locust Swarm or Hail-a-Copter, it is likely that Maniacal Laugh is about to be played.

The best counter would be to prevent or discourage your opponent from playing Maniacal Laugh. An early to mid-game rush or tempo deck is ideal, as your plants will constantly pressure your opponent so that they will have to fight your own rushes too, giving them no opportunities to safely play this trick. Brainana and Dark Matter Dragonfruit do a very good job later in the game, as the former sets your opponent's brain counter to 0 (for this turn), while the latter increases Maniacal Laugh's cost to 12BrainPvZH.png, basically sealing any more uses of this trick (unless they go very late into the game). Black-Eyed Pea and Sportacus do penalize your opponent, although a mere +1StrengthPvZH.png/+1HeartPvZH.png or 2 damage won't stop your opponent from powering a zombie to massive levels in many situations.

If Maniacal Laugh is played, removing the boosted zombie should be your primary option, and fortunately, each class has a way of doing so (although they aren't equal in terms of efficiency): the PvZH Guardian Icon.pngGuardian and PvZH Solar Icon.pngSolar classes have instant-kills, the PvZH Kabloom Icon.pngKabloom class has damaging tricks (although not very effective against a single powerful target), the PvZH Mega-Grow Icon.pngMega-Grow class can fight fire with fire by boosting their own plants and using bonus attacks, and the PvZH Smarty Icon.pngSmarty class has Bouncing cards to reset the zombie's stats (although it does not actually destroy the zombie). Unfortunately, you will have to take a hit from the boosted zombie first (unless the plant in front has very high health) due to the turn order.

If you don't think you will be removing the zombie anytime soon, you should play more defensively to survive. This is suited for the Guardian, Smarty, and Solar classes; the first has Soul Patch and shielding cards like Uncrackable, Peel Shield, Root Wall, and Force Field, the second has PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreezing cards like Big ChillChilly Pepper and Iceberg Lettuce to stall the zombie, and the third has healing cards. However, you must also have your own plants chipping away at your opponent too, as you can't defend and stall forever. And just like the former, you need to take a hit first, meaning that even this strategy can't save you if your health is extremely low.


Sound Description



In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Maniacal Laugh
China Simplified Chinese 阴险大笑尸
Traditional Chinese 瘋狂笑
France French Rire dément
Germany German Manisches Gelächter
Italy Italian Risata delirante
Japan Japanese 狂った高笑い
South Korea Korean 미친 듯한 웃음
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Risada Diabólica
Russia Russian Маниакальный смех
Spain Spanish Risa maníaca


  • In the Brazilian version, its description is Time for the famous evil 'Mwahahah'.
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