Nurse Gargantuar is a premium legendary zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Beastly class. They cost 7 to play, and have 6/6. They do not have any traits, and their ability heals the zombie hero for the same amount of damage they do. Their plant counterpart is Venus Flytrap.
- Class: Beastly
- Tribes: Professional Gargantuar Zombie
- Traits: None
- Ability: When this does damage, heal your Hero for that much.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Legendary
Their bedside manner could use some work.
- ▲ Strength change: 4 → 6
- Rarity change: Super-Rare → Legendary
- Animation change: Legendary shine added.
Nurse Gargantuar is one of the two ways in the Beastly class to heal your zombie hero (excluding superpowers). Overall, this zombie has really good stats on top of an ability that synergizes well with them. With 6 strength, every time they attack, you get healed for 6 health, which is about 1/3 of your health. Consider it like a more powerful, but expensive Venus Flytrap for zombies.
A good way to maximize Nurse Gargantuar's power is to give them the Frenzy trait using Smashing Gargantuar, Coffee Zombie, Possessed, Maniacal Laugh, and Going Viral, or giving them more strength as it allows Nurse Gargantuar to heal more health to the zombie hero. Using Lurch for Lunch or Electrician to make them do bonus attacks is also a good option.
As The Smash, Gargologist will be able to let them be played earlier than usual since she will be able to lower their cost to 5, allowing for some early healing. Using Rodeo Gargantuar, Terrify, or Sumo Wrestler in tandem with them can lead to some efficient means of healing, especially once you get into the late game.
Since this zombie can heal the hero, the best strategy is to either destroy this zombie quickly or play tricks to reduce their strength to 0. Try playing tricks that make your plants shielded such as Root Wall or Peel Shield, so they can attack Nurse Gargantuar without them healing the zombie hero, although only Citron and Grass Knuckles can do this. Laser Bean is also useful, as it hits both Nurse Gargantuar and your opponent, resulting them with only 2 health restored and a damaged Nurse Gargantuar, provided Laser Bean had its strength boosted. Use tricks or powerful plants to get rid of them such as Shamrocket, Smashing Pumpkin, Doom-Shroom, Lawnmower, or Sizzle, because otherwise they would heal the zombie hero, nullifying the damage caused by your plants.
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- This, Secret Agent and Squirrel Herder are the only professional zombies from the Beastly class.
- They are the only Gargantuar that is capable of healing.
- When they are about to attack or heal the zombie hero, the lower body of the Imp on Nurse Gargantuar's back will disappear.