GK Re-Peat Moss/Control/Defend (In-Depth Guide, sorta)

Grass Knuckles Re-Peat moss/Control/Defend deck

Plants vs Zombies Heroes Grass Knuckles

So, this is a deck I hinted at making from my last deck, Chompzilla Draw/Bonus Attack.  This is my 4th deck on the site, technically my 5th but I deleted one.

Let’s just skip the introduction and skip right to the description/reason for each card/hero.

Why Grass Knuckles?  Why not Captain Combustible?

I personally feel that GK, Chompzilla, and even Green Shadow make better Re-Peat MossWhen you play a Trick, this does a Bonus Attack. decks than Captain, even with the incredibly OP Blazing BarkA Plant gets +4 Strength. combo.  CC for me just doesn’t have anything too special to support Moss.  Sure, he has Berry BlastDo 3 damage., but that’s like the only cheap Kabloom trick, next to Berry AngryAll Plants get +2 Attack. which doesn’t support a Re-Peat Moss deck too well.  Meanwhile,

Green Shadow has Iceberg LettuceFreeze a Zombie., Sow Magic BeansShuffle four 4/4 Magic Beanstalks into your deck that cost 1 Sun and say "When played: Draw a card.", and Spring BeanBounce a Zombie., all of which are cheap Smarty tricks that aid Re-Peat Moss.

Chompzilla has Water BalloonsA Zombie gets -1/-1. If you made at least 6 Sun this turn, it gets -2/-2 instead., Whack-a-ZombieDestroy a Zombie with 3 Strength or less., 2nd-Best Taco of All TimeHeal 4. Draw a card., and LawnmowerDestroy a Zombie on the Ground., which REALLY help Re-Peat Moss.

And you’ll see why Grass Knuckles makes a good Moss deck in a second, obviously.

With that out of the way, let’s delve deep into the individual cards.

Early Game

 

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes Bonk Choy

 

Bonk ChoyWhen played: This gets +1 Attack this turn.: I explained why this card is so useful in my Chompzilla deck.  In summary, it is good for taking out a lot of annoying 1 drops, like Arm WrestlerThis gets +1/+1 when a Plant enters this lane., Headstone CarverWhen a Gravestone Zombie is revealed, that Zombie gets +1/+1., Chimney SweepWhen played on Heights: This gets +1/+1., and Cat LadyThis gets +3 Attack this turn when you play another Pet. (Over the course of two turns).

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes Party Thyme

Party ThymeWhen a Plant does a Bonus Attack, Draw a card.: Do NOT play on round 1.  It would be a complete waste.  Use this combined with Re-Peat MossWhen you play a Trick, this does a Bonus Attack. to make sure you never run out of cards while spamming tricks, such as Gardening GlovesMove a Plant. Draw a card..

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes Pea Pod

Pea PodStart of each turn: This gets +1/+1.: Added for some early game advantage, suggested by multiple people.  Its only weakness on round 1 would be Dog WalkerWhen a Plant is played, this Zombie moves there., but that’s why Bonk ChoyWhen played: This gets +1 Attack this turn. is here.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes Sweet Potato

Sweet PotatoTeam-Up - When played: Move a Zombie from another lane to here.: Useful for so many things.  Defend Re-Peat MossWhen you play a Trick, this does a Bonus Attack. and drag Amphibious zombies out of the water lane that are too low-health to use GuacodileAmphibious - When destroyed: Do 4 damage to a Zombie here. on.

Black-Eyed PeaThis gets +1/+1 when a Zombie Trick is played.: When it came down to the choice of this or Jugger-NutArmored 1Bullseye, I had to pick BEP, because Jugger-Nut is focused on heavy-hitting, and that’s already Re-Peat MossWhen you play a Trick, this does a Bonus Attack.‘ job.  BEP is used for its stats to counter 2/2 zombies, such as Squirrel HerderGravestone When revealed: Destroy one of their Nuts or Berries. or Unlife of the PartyThis gets +1/+1 when you play another Zombie. (after it has reached 2/2 stats), and to put pressure on the opponent on the tricks phase.

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Jugger-NutArmored 1Bullseye: A nice 2 drop.  Only put one since Black-Eyed PeaThis gets +1/+1 when a Zombie Trick is played. is better, in my opinion, but you can swap some BEP out for some more Jugger-Nuts if you wish.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes Gardening Gloves

Gardening GlovesMove a Plant. Draw a card.: One of the major reasons GK makes such a great Re-Peat MossWhen you play a Trick, this does a Bonus Attack. deck.  Use this on Moss to move him off a lane with an unwelcome zombie, like JesterGravestone When hurt: Do 2 damage to the Plant Hero., and onto an empty lane or a lane with a weaker zombie, then it does a bonus attack.  It is like Carried AwayMove a Zombie. Then it does a Bonus Attack., but for plants and it draws a card.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes Grave Buster

Grave BusterDestroy a Gravestone.: Another reason GK makes such a great Moss deck.  Make sure NOT to use this on round 2, or else it will be a waste.  Try to save it to take out a threat like Smelly ZombieGravestone, Deadly, LandscaperGravestone When revealed: A Plant gets -2 Strength., or Pogo BouncerGravestone When revealed: Bounce a Plant..  Fun fact: Guardian is the only class with TWO 2-cost plant tricks.

Mid Game

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes Fertilize

FertilizeA Plant gets +3/+3.: Fertilize can both buff up Re-Peat MossWhen you play a Trick, this does a Bonus Attack. and make it do a bonus attack.  It is also pretty good on Prickly PearTeam-Up - When hurt: Do 4 damage to a Zombie here. and Jugger-NutArmored 1Bullseye.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes Flourish

FlourishDraw two cards.: Trigger Re-Peat MossWhen you play a Trick, this does a Bonus Attack. while drawing cards.  There is nothing better a man could ask for.  Although, Holo-FloraDraw two cards. may out-perform it in some cases.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes Pea-Nut

(Lol this picture of Pea-Nut)

Pea-NutTeam-Up: Used to defend Re-Peat MossWhen you play a Trick, this does a Bonus Attack. while doing a little extra damage, too.  Not too much to say here.  You may consider adding more Pea-NutTeam-Ups to replace Prickly PearTeam-Up - When hurt: Do 4 damage to a Zombie here., or you may consider taking away some Pea-NutTeam-Ups to add more Prickly PearTeam-Up - When hurt: Do 4 damage to a Zombie here.s.  It depends of whether you are on a budget or not.  Overall, Prickly Pear out-performs it in this deck, in most cases.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes Guacodile

GuacodileAmphibious - When destroyed: Do 4 damage to a Zombie here.: Here’s a fantastic Guardian card you don’t see too often.  It does 8 damage to a zombie total, AND is virtually immune to direct damage (I.E. CakesplosionDo 4 damage to a Plant. and Zombot's WrathDo 3 damage. If there is a Zombie in every lane, this does double damage.) and bonus attacks (I.E. Lurch for LunchA Zombie does a Bonus Attack.)  All of this on top of being an Amphibious plant.  Seriously, why don’t I see this card more often in multiplayer?  As much as I want to include 3, 2 is all I can manage with the 40 card limit.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes Plant Food

Plant FoodA Plant gets +1/+1 then does a Bonus Attack.: Use it on Re-Peat MossWhen you play a Trick, this does a Bonus Attack. = Win.  Enough said.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes Prickly Pear

Prickly PearTeam-Up - When hurt: Do 4 damage to a Zombie here.: Normally, I would NOT advise you to use this card.  This is a pretty moderately bad card, especially for a Rare.  But, it just works too good with Re-Peat MossWhen you play a Trick, this does a Bonus Attack. here.  Good idea to play this in front of Re-Peat Moss whenever the zombie hero plays a Gravestone, unless you can predict it is going to be a Pogo BouncerGravestone When revealed: Bounce a Plant., a Sumo WrestlerGravestone When revealed: Move a Plant., or a Rodeo GargantuarGravestone When revealed: Move a Plant..  If you can predict that, then it is best to just use Grave BusterDestroy a Gravestone..  Anyway, the great thing about this card is that it is virtually immune to direct damage and bonus attack, like GuacodileAmphibious - When destroyed: Do 4 damage to a Zombie here..  But unfortunately, it is weak to Rolling StoneDestroy a Plant with 2 Strength or less. and Weed SprayDestroy each Plant with 2 Strength or less..  If you are going up against a Hearty hero, I recommend using FertilizeA Plant gets +3/+3. on Prickly Pear to avoid these tricks, and to trigger Moss.

Re-Peat MossWhen you play a Trick, this does a Bonus Attack.: RIP the Zombie hero.

Late Game

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes Espresso Fiesta

Espresso FiestaA Plant does three Bonus Attacks.: This card is optional, but recommended if you have it.  You can use this to make Re-Peat MossWhen you play a Trick, this does a Bonus Attack. do FOUR bonus attacks, probably to kill the zombie hero.  Replace it with Plant FoodA Plant gets +1/+1 then does a Bonus Attack. or FlourishDraw two cards. if you need to.

Superpowers

Power PummelAttack for 2 damage in each Ground lane.: DON’T USE ON ROUND 1.  This is a common mistake made by new GK players.  Wait to see what strategy your opponent is playing, as this is the only board clear (Besides Doom-ShroomDestroy all Plants and Zombies with 4 Attack or more.) GK has access to.

Holo-FloraDraw two cards.: Use on round 1 IF the opponent hasn’t played anything yet.  IF they did, play something else and save this for Re-Peat Moss.

Root WallA Plant gets +2 Health and can’t be hurt this turn.: Another reason GK makes an incredible Moss deck.  Obviously use this on Re-Peat Moss, as it makes it immune to bonus attacks, Deadly, and direct damage.

Time to ShineA Plant does a Bonus Attack.: Use it on Moss to make it like a Semi-Espresso Fiesta for 1 Brainz.

Weaknesses and Strengths

Brainy? = Strength, unless they have Cut Down to SizeDestroy a Plant that has 5 Strength or more..

Sneaky? = Weakness.  Bouncing and Deadly are very annoying and impossible to avoid.

Crazy? = Strength.  Just don’t get screwed over by Valkryie.

Beastly? = Hard to say.  They have good control to take out Re-Peat Moss, but other than that, it is a strength.

Hearty? = Strength.

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Using this deck, you will pummel your opponent in no time.

I would normally go over each individual hero encounter, but I will not because it takes up too much time and no one reads it.  Tell me what you think, suggestions are appreciated.

UPDATE:

Added 3 Pea Pods and 1 Jugger-Nut, took away 1 Whipvine, 1 Doom-Shroom, and 2 Grow-Shroom.  Why?  Because it was suggested that this deck needed more early game.

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6 thoughts on “GK Re-Peat Moss/Control/Defend (In-Depth Guide, sorta)

  1. Guacodile42 Nathan
    January 2, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Updated the deck 🙂

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  2. LenZuen
    December 27, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Hey, bro! I read the whole thing lol. Thanks for taking the time to write. I gotta say that this deck looks gimmicky at first sight. You have no way of dealing with your opponent’s threats early, except for your hero’s legendary power. Lacking removal (a side effect of playing as GK) means that you NEED a strong early game to put pressure on your opponent rather than react to him while waiting for turn 5 (at the very least) to do a moss combo. I have a deck that pairs up repeat moss with peas, making for a much more powerful early game. I generally win with either repeat moss while my opponent is still trying to deal with an overgrown pea pod that I played on turn 1 or with a ridiculously overgrown potted powerhouse / plant food combo. I once killed an Immorticia guy with 14 health by deploying a 13/13 potted powerhouse on turn 9 and then using plant food on it. I was literally running out of steam, he had 3 lanes with powerful zombies and I had one overgrown Black Eyed Pea on the board, which was blocked. It was very similar to a professor pay to win valk play. But I digress.

    I would consider adding some early game cards into this deck that instead of dealing with threat like Bonk Choy, ARE THREATS that need to be addressed by your opponent. IMO GK is more suitable to aggro style of play than control.

    Peace!

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    • Guacodile42 Nathan
      January 2, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      Thank you for reading and thank you for your criticism.
      I will add more early game cards and take out some late game cards.

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  3. KPCSlor
    December 26, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Got sick of losing to Re-Peat Moss decks so giving this one a go as I have all but one card for this deck. What do you think of Pear Cubs in this deck?

    I’m short one Prickly Pear so threw in a Double Mint which causes fear an panic in all opponents =)

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    • KPCSlor
      December 26, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      After 10-15 games of testing I think it lacks some early game. When I can get to mid-late and can pull off the re-peat moss combos the chance of winning goes way up. If playing a zombie early swarming deck I usually couldn’t counter well and would lose.

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    • Guacodile42 Nathan
      January 2, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Than kyuo for reading and for your criticism.
      As I said with LenZuen, i will add more early game cards and take out some late game cards.
      As for Pear Cub, I think it would be a great 3-drop right before re-peat moss. The only reason I didn’t include him was because I kind of wanted this to be a budget deck.

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