- For other uses, see Torchwood (disambiguation).
Torchwood is a basic common plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Mega-Grow class. It costs 1 to play and has 3. It has the Team-Up trait, and its ability gives any pea plant played behind it +2. This ability persists until Torchwood is removed.
- Class: Mega-Grow
- Tribe: Tree Plant
- Trait: Team-Up
- Ability: Peas behind this get +2.
- Set - Rarity: Basic - Common
"Feel the burn, I COMMAND YOU!"
Torchwood is a key plant in a pea deck, along with The Podfather. Compared to the former, it can boost fewer pea plants at once (only one), but Torchwood can be set up earlier.
It is recommended to play Torchwood as early as possible so that you can bring out stronger pea plants earlier; since it has a decent amount of health, few zombies will be able to take it down until then, and you being able to play it away from a zombie helps too. It is also recommended to boost its health, as you will want to utilize Torchwood for as many turns as possible.
As said by the tutorial of the game, Repeater behind Torchwood is a good strategy, as an unboosted Repeater is able to do 8 damage if its attacks are uninterrupted. Other pea plants such as Skyshooter, Threepeater, and Pea Pod can substitute and even replace Repeater.
Because of its health, Torchwood can be difficult to dispose of until later in the game. You can target the plant behind Torchwood with cards like Nibble, Locust Swarm, and Rocket Science, or you can target Torchwood with Rolling Stone or Weed Spray. (If you are playing as Electric Boogaloo or Z-Mech, Electrobolt, Stayin' Alive, and/or Missile Madness are also options, although those may be better for other situations.)
Alternatively, you can simply reposition plants using Sumo Wrestler or Terrify (moving Torchwood behind a plant or moving the pea plant somewhere else), leaving the pea plant vulnerable to attacks while nullifying Torchwood's ability.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Torchwood.