Scorched Earth is a super-rare plant superpower trick card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Solar class. It costs 1 to play, and its ability gives all zombies on ground lanes -1/-1. Its zombie counterpart is Acid Rain.
Its ability to affect multiple zombies at once may be a reference to the Scorched earth policy: razing a large area with weapons of mass destruction in order to either flush out/destroy some unreachable targets, or to destroy anything that might be useful to the enemy.
Its description mentions SPF, which is a relative measure of how long a sunscreen can protect you from ultraviolet rays.
- Class: Solar
- Tribe: Superpower Trick
- Ability: All Zombies on the Ground get -1/-1.
- Rarity: Super-Rare
Unfortunately the Zombies were all out of SPF 9000.
This trick is similar to Weed Whack on the fact that it lowers the stats of zombies, but Scorched Earth can affect more than one zombie at the cost of the stat reduction being weaker. This can be played to finish off multiple zombies with 1 health like Disco Zombie or Cuckoo Zombie easily. Scorched Earth can also be combined with Chomper, Toadstool, or Whack-a-Zombie due to the fact that this superpower can lower the strength of zombies. However, Scorched Earth only affects zombies on ground lanes, rendering this superpower useless against zombies on aquatic lanes or the heights.
If you get this as your first superpower in the boss fight of Haunting at Morbid Manor, this can destroy the Haunting Zombies at the start of the mission, which makes it a very good superpower to start with.
If you want to send out a threat with 1 health like Mini-Ninja or Tennis Champ, play it on the heights to prevent it from being destroyed by Scorched Earth. Having your strategy focus on stronger zombies is also a perfect way of countering this trick.