Tricorn is a colossal rare plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Smarty class. It costs 6 to play and has 2/6. It does not have traits, and its ability allows it to attack on the lane it is on and the lanes adjacent to it per attack similar to the Splash Damage trait, while its Plant Evolution ability gives it +2. However, unlike Splash Damage, Tricorn's adjacent shots do damage to the zombie hero.
It is based on an acorn, the nut of the oaks and their close relatives; and a tricorn, a type of hat where three sides of the brim were turned up (cocked) and either pinned, laced or buttoned in place to form a triangle around the crown, as seen by its "cap."
Its name is a portmanteau of "tricorn," referring to the shape of its cupule; and "acorn," the real-life plant it is based on. It also incorporates "tri-," referring to its ability to attack on three lanes at once.
The "Gourd Squashington" mentioned in its description is a reference to George Washington, the 1st president of the United States of America. The quote in its description is a reference to one of Washington's famous quotes.
- Class: Smarty
- Tribe: Nut Plant
- Traits: None
- Abilities: Attacks here and next door. Plant Evolution: This gets +2.
- Set - Rarity: Colossal - Rare
"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience." -Gourd Squashington
- Added to the game.
Tricorn, by itself, functions as a more powerful Threepeater, boasting +1/+1 for +1 compared to Threepeater. It can be used as an amazing finisher in budget Freeze or tempo decks, easily replacing Gatling Pea and Winter Melon if you do not have them yet.
Having the same ability to do damage in three lanes at once, Tricorn does 3 times as much damage in a turn. Green Shadow and Nightcap are the most adept users of Tricorn since they possess strength-boosting cards. While Green Shadow can boost Tricorn's health too, Nightcap is slightly better in terms of Evolution due to him having access to Puff-Shroom. Citron and Beta-Carrotina can use Pecanolith for devastating effect, with the bonus of not requiring Evolution.
However, unlike Threepeater, Tricorn does not benefit from pea synergy such as by Torchwood or The Podfather. Its nut tribe does not particularly benefit its offensive property other than being Conjurable by Cosmic Nut.
To make up for its lack of offensive tribe synergy, Tricorn can Evolve on top of any plant to get +2, and raise its base strength to 4, allowing it to do 12 damage overall in one attack. This alone makes Tricorn a worthy fighter for any Smarty hero. If you do plan to use it, make sure to pack cheap plants to use with Tricorn.
When you are facing this plant without it being Evolved, you can take advantage of its low strength and immediately destroy it using Rolling Stone, Weed Spray, or Celestial Custodian. Due to its increased health and strength compared to Threepeater, this should not be taken lightly and everything should be done to dispose of it as soon as possible, especially if it Evolves, gaining +2.
If it Evolves or gets out of hand from stat-boosting abilities, either Bounce it with cards such as Backyard Bounce or Pogo Bouncer, or destroy it with tricks like Rocket Science. Squirrel Herder is also an option, since Tricorn is a nut plant.