Site Update: Looking for Someone to Update Cards

Hello everyone, unfortunately I no longer have time to update this site. If you are a fan of the game and want to update the card database I can give you privileges on the site that would allow you to add and update them. You would need to have the ability to create card graphics in some kind of imaging program like Photoshop.

I’m looking specifically for people who have been users of the site in the past. If you are interested in this, please let me know by using the contact form and include your user name.

Gearbox is currently making updates to the card database!

New Event Cards Added to the Database (Lily of the Valley, Snake Grass, Hippity Hop Gargantuar

Sorry about the delay, but these cards have been added to the database. Thank you to the people who e-mailed me!

New Event Cards Added to Deck Builder

Sorry for the delay, but the newest Event cards have been added to the deck builder. If I’ve missed any cards please let me know.

PvZ: Heroes Meta Snapshot for Early January

Here’s a great look at how the PvZ: Heroes meta is shaping up currently. If you are unfamiliar with Meta Snapshots, the general idea is to give you a sense of which decks are being played most frequently, and also to display which are generally the best decks for ranked play. Thanks to Redeemed who wrote this one up for the PvZ: Heroes Subreddit, and allowed us to re-host it here!


Preamble: I tracked 50 zombie games and 50 plant games to create this meta-snapshot. 50 is a small sample size, but any larger and it would have taken too long and the article might fail to be relevant. Please note that this article only aims to show the most POPULAR decks not necessarily the BEST decks, and it does not claim to be able to evaluate the comparative strength or weaknesses of these decks (I don’t play many of these decks myself). I’m only showing the most popular 6 decks each, because sample sizes start to get really small from the 7th deck onwards.

This meta-snapshot serves two purposes. One is that several newer players have been asking for the meta to learn more about what are some already established strong deck builds, which isn’t surprising since if you only play plants (for e.g.) you have no idea what other plants players are playing. The second reason is for folks who are struggling to rise up in the Diamond / Taco range, and having some data about your most likely opponents may help you to tweak your decks (or change deck completely) to improve your win-rates against these particular matchups.

It is also important to note that this meta-snapshot was taken at Ultimate league, if you’re at Wooden league or Silver league, I’m sure your meta will look considerably different. It is also interesting to note that the Zombie opponent rank variance (I faced opponents as low as Rank 2) is much more inconsistent compared to the Plants (quite clear normal distribution, with median at Rank 41). My conclusion therefore is that there are many more people playing Plants than Zombies, but this also means if you’re a zombie player, you’re more likely to queue into a difficult opponent.

Lastly, metas are expected to change with time. Currently, Festivus is ongoing and is definitely going to shake up the meta a little with folks grinding for tickets or wanting to try out their new cards.

Top 6 Plant Decks

  • 6th – Control Wall Knight (8%)

With access to Nuts and removal, Wall Knight can stall the game till late where Strikethrough minions or big hitters like Cornucopia take over. Mirror Nut is also regaining popularity as a finisher.

Sample Decks: Knightfall47, Akherism, Ravi1989K

  • 5th – Tempo Grass Knuckles (10%)

A relatively broad range of decks, some using buffing of bullseye cards, others relying on pea synergy and some just using buffs. All of them are fairly aggressive, and finishers range from Re-Peat Moss to Bananasaurus Res.

Sample Decks: NotYourBF, Robshon, Guacodile42NA

  • Tied 3rd – Control Solar Flare (12%)

Solar Flare has so much removal that it is not surprising to find the zombie hero all out minions and cards by Turn 10, having to deal with a Cornucopia on the board.

Sample Decks: Hellra, Red Shadow, Gearbox

  • Tied 3rd – Freeze Green Shadow (12%)

Several variants exist, but all of them run freeze cards to gain tempo advantage while Snow Drop and Winter Squash wrecks havoc on the board.

Sample Decks: MasterPvZ, TellMyWife, AndrewChrist

  • 2nd – Aggro Solar Flare (14%)

Perhaps “Pineclone Solar Flare” is a better name. Hopes to create an early board of Mushrooms and Pears then Pineclone you to death.

Sample Decks: TheBeamish

  • 1st – Aggro Captain Combustible (20%)

Whether it is Mushrrom Aggro, Re-Peat Moss or Bananasaurus Rex, you know Captain Combustible will be quick, aggressive and very painful.

Sample Decks: Tryhard, Yulogy, Maozc

Top 6 Zombie Decks

  • Tied 5th – Aggro Impfinity (8%)

Impfinity is best well known for swarming imp decks, but recently more mid-range variants with Sharktronic Sub and Plank Walker have been popular as well.

Sample Decks: Tom C, T1murrr, MasterPvZ

  • Tied 5th – OTK Professor Brainstorm (8%)

For the uninitiated, “OTK” stands for One Turn Kill, and the main gameplan is to teleport in a huge buffed Valkyrie that kills you in one single hit. Several variants exist, but the most consistent appear to be the (very expensive) variant which runs Fireworks Zombie and Barrel of Dreadbeards.

Sample Decks: Tryhard Dog of Justice

  • 4th – Dancers Electric Boogaloo (10%)

While typically Dancer decks are fairly aggressive and hope to use Flamenco Zombie as a finisher, there are decks which curve out later with Gargantaurs.

Sample Decks: TheTDog, Pyg, Gaxeco

  • 3rd – Mid-Range The Smash (12%)

While Pet-based Smashes do exist on ladder, majority of the Smashes are mid-range decks which run Sports minions in the early game, and either play Gargantaurs or Buffs in the late-game.

Sample Decks: Tompy235, Gearbox

  • 2nd – Aggro Super Brainz (16%)

Perhaps “Aggro” is a bit redundant here, since Super Brainz doesn’t run any control decks. There are several different varieties of Aggro Super Brainz, but they are all fairly aggressive decks. Finishers can range from Stealthy Imp to Trickster to Zombot Plank Walker.

Sample Decks: Bogdan Borsch, Vincent_Leroux, Godless

  • 1st – Aggro Professor Brainstorm (18%)

“Aggro” is used loosely here, it’s mainly to distinguish this deck from Valkyrie-OTK decks. This deck usually uses aggressive minions like Chimney Sweep and Science minions synergy to put up an aggressive board. Trickster is the most feared finisher here, but some cheaper decks exist which just run Hail-a-Copter instead.

Sample Decks: Tompy235 , Brainyprof

New Game Feature: Watch Ads Get Free Gems!

If you are strapped for Gems, PvZ: Heroes has added a way for you to gather some by watching advertisements. It appears you can watch three ads in total which will net you ten gems for each ad watched (30 in total). Once the third ad is watched it will lock your ability to view anymore for an undetermined amount of time (I’ll update this with the exact refresh time). Most guesses are around a day, but I haven’t been able to confirm it yet. To take advantage of this, check out the small gem icon on the top right side of your screen!

List of New Cards From the Events System & Feastivus Bundle

Here’s a list of the new cards that were added in the Events System update. You can unlock Jolly Holly via the Feastivus Bundle. Also, you can now craft cards from the Halloween event which were Jack O' LanternStrikethrough When this hurts the Zombie Hero, it gets +1 Strength. and Trick or TreaterWhen you play your first Trick each turn, ConjureTreat. for 1,000 Sparks each.

All of these cards are now in the PvZ Heroes: Deck Builder! Go and make some sweet decks.

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Jolly Holly
Feastivus Bundle

View more cards after the jump!  Continue reading “List of New Cards From the Events System & Feastivus Bundle”

New Event System Added to PvZ: Heroes – Earn Tickets to Unlock Cards!

A new event system has been added to Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes! You can now earn tickets that will unlock a new weekly card. You can earn tickets by playing and winning games, once you’ve earned enough tickets you will unlock the card. Learn more about the new Event system by reading the official announcement below!

Unlock cards to grow your decks with Weekly Events, the best way to celebrate Feastivus!

We have a gift for you this Feastivus, PvZ fans! We’ve just introduced an all-new Weekly Event system into Plants vs. Zombies Heroes. Now there’s even more ways to expand your collection and grow your decks.

Earn Tickets to Unlock Cards

Every week, a new card will be available to unlock, which you can view by accessing the Weekly Event screen. To earn the card, you just need to play and win games. You’ll earn Tickets for each game you win, and once you’ve earned enough Tickets, the card is yours. This can be repeated four times every week, so you’ll be able to get four copies of the card to use in your decks.

You earn Tickets based on the game mode that you’re playing:

  • Single-Player Win: 10 Tickets
  • Multiplayer: 15 Tickets

If you aren’t able to get all of the Tickets you need in a given week, you’ll also have the option to unlock them with Gems. Your progress still matters, and the number of Gems required will be reduced based on the number of Tickets you’ve earned.

Boost your Tickets

Ticket Boosts are a great way to earn even more Tickets when you win a game. Your Boost fills every 4 hours. To activate that Boost, you’ll need to win a game with a Hero that leads at least one of the classes featured that week. (Every week, two Plant Classes and two Zombie Classes will be selected to trigger bonus Tickets.) Win games with the Plant or Zombie Heroes that lead those Classes and you’ll see your Ticket winnings multiply in a big way!

As seen above, the Kabloom and Mega-Grow Classes are featured on the Plant side, while the Brainy and Beastly Classes are chosen for the Zombie side. Let’s use the Plants for this example.

If you win a game with Wall-Knight, who leads the Guardian and Solar Classes, you’ll earn 15 tickets in a multiplayer game like normal, since neither Guardian or Solar are listed as options. However, if you win a multiplayer game with Solar Flare, who leads Solar and Kabloom, you’ll earn 75 tickets. That’s because Kabloom cards are one of the chosen Classes for the week.

If you want a massive boost in your Ticket wins, play Captain Combustible. This fiery Plant leads both Mega-Grow and Kabloom cards, making him a perfect match for the week. With a Captain Combustible multiplayer win, you’ll earn 150 tickets!

Event Tips

  • You can save up only one Ticket Boost at a time, so play frequently so you don’t waste them.
  • When your Boost is ready, be sure to play a Hero that matches the two available Plant or Zombie Classes to get 10x tickets for every win.
  • Keep decks for all of your Heroes up to date, so you’ll always be ready to take them into battle.
  • Your progress matters. Even if you can’t earn enough Tickets before the Weekly Event ends, you can pick up the card for a Gem amount that’s reduced based on the progress you’ve made.

New Feastivus Packs and Cards

It’s the most bitiest time of the year! Along with Weekly Events comes our Feastivus celebration. That means there’s a brand new card that you’ll find in the Feastivus Bundle and Feastivus Mega Bundle.

  • Jolly Holly
    • Smarty Class
    • Amphibious
    • When played: Freeze Zombies next door

The Feastivus Bundle comes with a Jolly Holly, a Valkyrie, a Winter Squash, and 15 additional cards. The Feastivus Mega Bundle contains four Feastivus Bundles, and a bonus Kernel Corn.

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New Feature on PvZ Heroes Decks: Forums!

Hey everyone, I just added forums to the site. I’m hoping to start trying to bring the community together, and this is the first step in that process. I’ll be moderating it myself for now, but I’ll be keeping an eye out for members who are contributing often and offer them moderator position in the future.

Check out the forums here: PvZ Heroes: Forums

I also want to open up the ability for people to write articles. So if you want to do some writing for the site, send me an e-mail via the contact us form and let me know what you’re interested in writing. This is a non-paying position at the moment, but if the site increases in popularity I will seek to compensate writers in the future. What i can offer right now is the ability to promote your YouTube, Twitter, Twitch etc. via the site.

Here are some examples of the type of articles I’m looking for:

  • Beginner’s Guide
  • Card Crafting Guide
  • Deck Building Concepts
  • Meta Guide – Top Deck Tiers
  • How-to get the Best Value out of purchasing packs

Mayflower Pack Now Available – Mayflower, Twin Sunflower, and Sow Magic Beans Guaranteed

The Mayflower Pack is now available for those wanting to grab the new card: MayflowerAmphibious When this hurts the Zombie Hero, Conjure a Corn, Squash, or Bean.. The pack also guarantees Twin SunflowerTeam-Up Start of Turn: You get +2 Sun. and Sow Magic BeansShuffle four Magic Beanstalks into your deck.. Unlike the Food Fight Bundle, you can purchase this pack with Gems!

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It’s much better to grab the 4 packs for 1,200 Gems if you plan on needing 4 Mayflower cards, because it will save you 400 Gems.

The Mayflower packs may contain the following Uncommon cards:

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Food Fight Bundle & Two New Cards – Mayflower & Turkey Rider

The new Food Fight Bundle has been added to the game and along with it comes one of two new cards: Turkey Rider.

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To get Turkey Rider you’ll need to purchase the Food Fight Bundle.

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Mayflower, the new Plant card, is in the game but is unavailable currently. It would stand to reason that once the Food Fight Bundle expires there will be another bundle containing Mayflower.

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