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Barrel of DeadbeardsH

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Barrel of Deadbeards

Barrel of DeadbeardsH
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health BrainPvZH Cost
- 1 2
Set Premium
Rarity Legendary
Class PvZH Crazy Icon
Tribe Pirate Barrel Zombie
Traits None
Abilities When destroyed: Do 1 damage to all Plants and Zombies, then make a 4StrengthPvZH/3HeartPvZH Captain Deadbeard here.
No monkeys, just Zombies.

Barrel of Deadbeards is a premium legendary zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Crazy IconCrazy class. It costs 2BrainPvZH to play, and has 1HeartPvZH. It has no traits, and its abilities do 1 damage to every plant and zombie on the field, then make a Captain Deadbeard on its place when it is destroyed.


It is based on one of Captain Deadbeard's abilities in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 with the same appearance.

Its name is a portmanteau of the names "Barrel of Monkeys", a toy game released by Lakeside Toys in 1965 involving a barrel and monkeys, and "Deadbeards", referring to the zombie made by its ability.


  • Class: Crazy
  • Tribes: Pirate Barrel Zombie
  • Traits: None
  • Abilities: When destroyed: Do 1 damage to all Plants and Zombies, then make a 4StrengthPvZH/3HeartPvZH Captain Deadbeard here.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Legendary

Card description

No monkeys, just Zombies.



When the player is playing this, keep in mind that if the opponent is smart enough, as they may simply ignore it. However, to counteract this, the player can use Fireworks Zombie, which not only forces Barrel of Deadbeards to create a Captain Deadbeard, but also deals two damage to everything on the field.

It is a better idea to play this along with Teleport, as the player can play this zombie during the zombie tricks phase, and allows the player to place it in a lane with attacking plants. However, you can only do this with Professor Brainstorm.

Combining this with Super Stench can make this a cheaper and weaker version of Zombot 1000's ability would be ideal as it would destroy every plant on the lawn without the PvZH Armored IconArmored trait. When this is used and when the barrel is destroyed, the PvZH Deadly IconDeadly trait will be able to damage, then destroy every plant on the lawn, resulting a player that is low on cards to easily lose. This effect does destroy zombies however, making it useful as a board clear and last resort. If this superpower is not available, a more expensive version is this is the Zombot Sharktronic Sub. The latter strategy will also boost up the Zombot's attack power. However, only Impfinity and Super Brainz can use these combos (for Super Brainz, it has to be obtained via Portal Technician). Be careful, it can activate Punish-Shroom's or Grapes of Wrath's ability and cause significant damage to your hero.

Note in mind that the effect damages zombies as well, and destroys 1HeartPvZH zombies such as Pool Shark, Cuckoo Zombie, and Impfinity Clone. This can help in hurting or destroying zombies to activate their ability such as Jester Zombie and Turkey Rider. If the player is playing as Z-Mech, using Armored zombies or zombies that can't be hurt can result in the player's fighters taking no damage at all.

Since your opponent will try to ignore this, a clever strategy is to buff it using cards like Brute Strength or Orchestra Conductor to put the plant hero into a dilemma: If left unblocked, it will keep doing damage. If they play a plant to block it, that plant will be badly hurt or destroyed.

This makes a great pairing with Jester, as Jester activates its ability. Having a Jester or two and a Barrel of Deadbeards on the lawn before playing a Fireworks Zombie on the lawn can deal lots of damage, as the Jester will first be hurt by the Fireworks Zombie, then by the Barrel of Deadbeards, causing 4 damage dealt to the plant hero for each Jester. Newspaper Zombie is also a good zombie to use with this, as they gain 4 strength when Barrel of Deadbeards is destroyed.

You can use this as an advantage in the A Thorny Situation and The Power of the Rose if you manage to get this via Transmogrify at the start, as it will destroy every plant, give free Swabbies, and free damage to Rose.


The player can simply ignore it, as it does absolutely nothing until it is destroyed. Later on, when the player has replaced weak plants with stronger ones, then it can be a good time to destroy Barrel of Deadbeards. Take note that any plant teammates with the Splash Damage trait like Lightning Reed, plants like Sour Grapes, or Threepeater can end up hitting Barrel of Deadbeards indirectly.

Avoid using Wild Berry against this zombie. If there are two Barrel of Deadbeards on the field, chances are, it may end up moving to the lane the Barrel of Deadbeards are in, which ends up destroying it, which also destroying Wild Berry in the process, and weaken most of the player's plants.

A great strategy is destroying this when the field is full with nuts along with Mirror-Nut, and if there are many nuts, it could result in the zombie hero being heavily damaged.

Citron's Peel Shield can also be a very good call as the damage when destroyed will not affect any plants, resulting in a negative effect for the zombies. From there, it should not be too hard to destroy the Captain Deadbeard, although it has quite a bit of strength.




  • Its description is also a reference to Barrel of Monkeys.
  • Despite being named Barrel of Deadbeards, only one Captain Deadbeard is made out of its destruction.
    • However, if the player listens closely, it sounds like there are multiple Captain Deadbeards.
  • It and Gargantuars' Feast are the only legendary cards in the entire game that do not create a column of light when they are played.
    • Coincidentally, they are both in the PvZH Crazy IconCrazy class.
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