Mirror-Nut is a premium super-rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Guardian class. It costs 4 to play and has 8. It has the Team-Up trait, and its ability does 2 damage to the zombie hero every time a nut plant, including it, is hurt. This ability stacks with each Mirror-Nut on the field and persists until all Mirror-Nuts are removed from the field. Its closest zombie counterpart is Jester.
It is based on the plant, Wall-nut in Plants vs. Zombies with a similar appearance, and a disco ball, a spherical object that reflects light directed at it in many directions, producing a complex display.
Its name is a portmanteau of the words "mirror," referring to its appearance and ability, and "Wall-Nut," the Plants vs. Zombies plant it is based on.
- Class: Guardian
- Tribe: Nut Plant
- Trait: Team-Up
- Ability: When your Nuts get hurt, do 2 damage to the Zombie Hero.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Super-Rare
Dressed up as a mirrorball for a disco-themed party. Never looked back.
- ▼ Health change: 7 → 6
- Ability description change: Was originally: When your Nuts gets hurt, do 2 damage to the Zombie Hero.
- ▲ Health change: 6 → 7
- ▲ Health change: 7 → 8
Mirror-Nut may be more expensive compared to the other walls in the game, but 8 is still an amazing deal for 4 sun. However, Mirror-Nut's true power comes from not its stats, but its ability, which is perfectly suited for a nut deck. As many nuts lack offensive power (even Pecanolith decks lose power over time), they will struggle to take down tougher zombies and then hit your opponent, but Mirror-Nut's ability bypasses the zombies and hits them directly, saving you a lot of trouble. And given how cheap many nuts are, and how much health they have, Mirror-Nut will dish out lots of direct damage with a good setup, especially if many are on the field at once.
Since your nuts will have to take as many hits as possible, boosting their health with cards like Steel Magnolia and Photosynthesizer is highly recommended. You could also use Smackademia as it will boost all nuts.
A particularly effective strategy is to use a typical Mirror-Nut setup, then play Galacta-Cactus on a lane where you think it will surely be destroyed; since Galacta-Cactus hurts all your nuts when it is destroyed, you will be able to do heavy damage at once, even if your opponent tries to play smart by playing as few zombies as possible, they cannot ignore Galacta-Cactus, because it has bullseye, and will deal unblockable damage continuously until removed. However, the opponent can choose to target Mirror-Nut first.
There are also cards in other classes that benefit Mirror-Nut greatly. Citron and Beta-Carrotina have access to Planet of the Grapes to reliably draw many cards at once, as well as Bog of Enlightenment and Shrinking Violet to lower the zombies' strength, allowing the nuts to take more hits (unless the zombies reach 0 strength). Wall-Knight can heal his nuts with Aloesaurus, although his classes lack efficient card draw. Grass Knuckles can play Umbrella Leaf to protect the nuts from devastating instant-kills like Rolling Stone, Weed Spray, Evaporate, and Knockout. And finally, Spudow has strength-boosting cards to make his nuts hit harder. While that isn't what a Mirror-Nut setup really needs, it serves as an alternate form of protection against the previously mentioned instant-kills.
Mirror-Nut's biggest weakness is instant-kills, as they do not damage plants and will never trigger the ability. If your opponent is a Hearty hero, boosting your nuts' strength with something like Go-Nuts is recommended, as the instant-kills in the Hearty class cannot touch plants with high strength (at least 3). However, Rustbolt and The Smash have reliable access to other forms of removals anyways. For this reason, it's never a good idea to play it alone, as it will be an easy target for Rolling Stone. Electric Boogaloo and Immorticia can also target it with Evaporate once it takes damage and Squirrel Herder, due to the fact that it is a nut.
For an easy reference, here's all Nut plants that can benefit the ability.
- Water Chestnut
- Cosmic Nut
- Primal Wall-Nut
- Other Mirror-Nuts
- Loco Coco
Do not let Mirror-Nut stay for long, as it will cause you serious damage if there are many nuts on the field. Damaging cards, especially mass-damaging ones like The Chickening and Fireworks Zombie, should never be played against such a setup as you will take 2 damage per nut hurt. Using instant-kill cards is the only surefire way of confronting this plant without risking losing tons of health, as they will not activate Mirror-Nut's ability. Weed Spray is the most effective against a Mirror-Nut setup because most nuts' strength are lower than 2. If they are made untrickable, Squirrel Herder can take out the Mirror-Nut, but beware of a Grave Buster.
Other means of removing Mirror-Nut include Bouncing and using Deadly zombies, but keep in mind that each has their own drawbacks; Bounced plants may be replayed soon, while you will still get hurt if you use the latter.
If you are playing as Professor Brainstorm, you must quickly take down either your opponent or Mirror-Nut, because his classes are ineffective against nut decks.
If you are playing as a Sneaky hero, you can have Zombot Sharktronic Sub on the field to remove it once it takes damage. This works well with cards such as Gas Giant and Barrel of Deadbeards, although only Impfinity can use this combo.
Evaporate is a perfect solution to get rid of it, only if you are playing as Electric Boogaloo or Immorticia because that superpower is restricted to them unless you use Quazard or Thinking Cap. Slammin' Smackdown is also an option, but restricted to The Smash. Rolling Stone is also useful if it is not boosted, or Weed Spray, if too many unboosted nuts are on the field.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Mirror-Nut.
- Previously, on the packs' icon (for example, the Wall-Knight Ally Pack), its armor appeared to be made of shards of actual mirrors, rather than a disco ball like the in-game version.
- The shards are blue on the Wall-Knight's Ally Pack, while Mirror-Nut's in-game form is many different colors.
- It slightly resembles Wall-nut's costumed Plant Food effect in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2.
- It has most health out of any 4-cost fighters.