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Exploding Imp

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Statistics
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health BrainPvZH Cost
6 1 3
Set Premium
Rarity Uncommon
Class PvZH Crazy Icon
Tribe Imp Zombie
Traits Gravestone
Abilities End of Turn: This does 1 damage to itself.
You could say he's an IMPlosives expert.

Exploding Imp is a premium uncommon zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Crazy IconCrazy class. He costs 3BrainPvZH to play, and has 6StrengthPvZH/1HeartPvZH. He has the Gravestone trait, and his ability does 1 damage to him at the end of every turn, starting from the turn he is revealed.

Statistics

  • Class: Crazy
  • Tribe: Imp Zombie
  • Trait: Gravestone
  • Ability: End of Turn: This does 1 damage to itself.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Uncommon

Card description

You could say he's an IMPlosives expert.

Update history

Update 1.2.11

  • Set - Rarity changed from Basic - Common → Premium - Uncommon

Strategies

With

Statwise, this zombie is a glass cannon. He is one-use, as he will destroy himself regardless of whether or not he survived the turn he is revealed. And because of that, you would want to use this to destroy or heavily damage something with a lot of health, like Soul Patch, Super-Phat Beets, or simply do heavy damage the plant hero.

If you want to use this zombie for a longer period of turns, you can use cards that increase his health such as Rock Wall (only available to Z-Mech), Camel Crossing or Monster Mash, since he will do 1 damage to himself instead of instantly destroying himself if his health is boosted. If you want him to become extra devastating, either give him more strength, PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy from a trick or Coffee Zombie (if Exploding Imp can survive a hit), or PvZH Deadly IconDeadly from Toxic Waste Imp, although 6 damage is enough to destroy almost any plant even without it. However, giving him PvZH Deadly IconDeadly instantly destroys him at the end of the turn, regardless of his health.

Electric Boogaloo can boost Exploding Imp's stats with Loudmouth or Vitamin Z so he can withstand plant attacks better, plus he hits even harder. Electric Boogaloo can also perform a lethal late-game combo by using Maniacal Laugh on Exploding Imp right after he is revealed, turning him into a 11StrengthPvZH/6HeartPvZH with PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy, which in turn allows him to plow through the field and do a whopping amount of damage to the plant hero if there is a plant with 5StrengthPvZH or less blocking his way. This combo is particularly great against Soul Patch, as Exploding Imp will have enough strength to take down Soul Patch in just one hit, while at the same time surviving the attack and landing a devastating bonus attack on the plant hero.

Impfinity can combine this zombie with Headstone Carver to get some more damage done. In addition, if there are no plants in its lane, he will survive another turn. In this case, it's best to use Backyard Bounce to protect Exploding Imp so he can dish out the most damage possible. Impfinity also has access to many Gravestone zombies that cost 3 brains, so the plant hero could never tell what zombie is in that gravestone. For example, he can play Jester instead of Exploding Imp to bait the plant hero into playing a weak plant in front of the gravestone. In-Crypted can also be used if you need an extra turn to protect Exploding Imp, and then use a trick such as Backyard Bounce to guarantee a hit on the plant hero. Alternatively, Headstone Carver could boost him again in this case.

As with other glass cannons, Professor Brainstorm can make Exploding Imp do a bonus attack with Lurch for Lunch or Electrician, or get rid of the plant blocking him with damaging tricks such as Cakesplosion. This way Exploding Imp will be guaranteed with a straight hit on the plant hero before he destroys himself. However, if you are playing both Exploding Imp and Electrician on the same turn, you must play Exploding Imp at any left lane and the Electrician at any right lane, because gravestones reveal zombies from left to right.

Because this zombie comes out of a gravestone, this zombie is basically invincible to all plant tricks the turn he is played, with the exception of Grave Buster. If a weak plant is played to sponge the hit, move, Bounce, or destroy that plant with a trick to clear the way.

Against

This zombie can do a lot of damage and is mostly used to attack the hero, so watch out for him in the third turn or above and try to defeat or block this zombie. If this zombie is boosted, he becomes a bigger threat, due to him being able to attack multiple times without killing himself, try to block all of his attacks, you can even block him with plants that don't deal any damage, as he does damage to himself at the end of each turn.

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Trivia

V · T · E Zombies in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Beastly Icon Beastly
Heroes Brain Freeze · Electric Boogaloo · The Smash · Immorticia
Fighters Cat Lady · Dog Walker · Skunk Punk · Snorkel Zombie · Haunting Zombie · Pied Piper · Squirrel Herder · Zookeeper · Dolphin Rider · Loudmouth · Vimpire · Zombie Yeti · Kangaroo Rider · Smashing Gargantuar · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Nurse Gargantuar · Octo Zombie · Zombot 1000
Event Energy Drink Zombie · Overstuffed Zombie
Token Goat · Haunting Ghost · Zom-Bats · Returned Octo Zombie
Tricks Nibble · Yeti Lunchbox · Vitamin Z · B-flat · Locust Swarm · Maniacal Laugh
Event Secret Agent
Superpowers Frozen Tundra · Slammin' Smackdown · Stayin' Alive · Witch's Familiar · Acid Rain · Evaporate · Galvanize
PvZH Brainy Icon Brainy
Heroes Super Brainz · Rustbolt · Professor Brainstorm · Immorticia
Fighters Cardboard Robot Zombie · Chimney Sweep · Paparazzi Zombie · Cell Phone Zombie · Pool Shark · Zombot Drone Engineer · Brain Vendor · Electrician · Gentleman Zombie · Kite Flyer · Drum Major · Mad Chemist · Mountain Climber · Gadget Scientist · Shieldcrusher Viking · Portal Technician · Wizard Gargantuar · Trickster
Event Leprechaun Imp · Regifting Zombie · Trick or Treater
Token Space Cadet · Zom-Bats · Copter Commando
Tricks Teleport · Beam Me Up · Lurch for Lunch · Fun-Dead Raiser · Rocket Science · Hail-a-Copter
Token Pot of Gold
Superpowers Carried Away · Eureka · Shrink Ray · Witch's Familiar · Cut Down to Size · Summoning · Telepathy
PvZH Crazy Icon Crazy
Heroes Electric Boogaloo · Impfinity · Professor Brainstorm · Z-Mech
Fighters Backup Dancer · Tennis Champ · Unlife of the Party · Aerobics Instructor · Barrel of Deadbeards · Conga Zombie · Cuckoo Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Abracadaver · Disco Zombie · Exploding Imp · Fireworks Zombie · Jester · Valkyrie · Orchestra Conductor · Flamenco Zombie · Imp-Throwing Gargantuar · Foot Soldier Zombie · Disco-Tron 3000
Event Stupid Cupid · Gargantuar-Throwing Imp · Hippity Hop Gargantuar
Token Impfinity Clone · Mystery Egg · Captain Deadbeard
Tricks Bungee Plumber · Zombot's Wrath · Cakesplosion · The Chickening · Gargantuars' Feast
Tokens Sugary Treat
Superpowers Eureka · Missile Madness · Stayin' Alive · Triple Threat · Brute Strength · Dance Off · Electrobolt
PvZH Hearty Icon Hearty
Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
Fighters Arm Wrestler · Baseball Zombie · Conehead · Flag Zombie · Sumo Wrestler · Landscaper · Team Mascot · Trash Can Zombie · Buckethead · Medic · Zombie Coach · Zombie King · All-Star Zombie · Coffee Zombie · Ra Zombie · Undying Pharaoh · Knight of the Living Dead · Rodeo Gargantuar · Wannabe Hero
Event Gargologist · Turkey Rider · Bonus Track Buckethead · Defensive End
Token Zombie · Octo-Pet
Tricks Camel Crossing · Rolling Stone · Terrify · Weed Spray · Monster Mash
Event Going Viral
Tokens Healthy Treat · Leftovers
Superpowers Missile Madness · Octo-Pult · Shrink Ray · Slammin' Smackdown · Heroic Health · Possessed · Rock Wall
PvZH Sneaky Icon Sneaky
Heroes Brain Freeze · Super Brainz · Impfinity · Neptuna
Fighters Headstone Carver · Imp · Mini-Ninja · Zombie Chicken · Fishy Imp · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Toxic Waste Imp · Imp Commander · Line Dancing Zombie · Smelly Zombie · Stealthy Imp · Barrel Roller Zombie · Firefighter · Pogo Bouncer · Tomb Raiser Zombie · Mixed-Up Gravedigger · Surprise Gargantuar · Walrus Rider · Zombot Sharktronic Sub · Zombot Plank Walker
Event Imposter · Fire Rooster · Zombie High Diver
Token Impfinity Clone · Swabbie · Octo-Pet
Tricks Smoke Bomb · Backyard Bounce · Zombot Stomp
Superpowers Carried Away · Frozen Tundra · Octo-Pult · Triple Threat · Dolphinado · In-Crypted · Super Stench
Unobtainable
Superpowers Flick-a-Plant · Get Well · Motivate