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Professor BrainstormH
I haveta admit, Professor Brainstorm is smarter than your average Zombie. He uses Science Zombies to his advantage...and Tricks to your disadvantage.

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Professor Brainstorm

Professor BrainstormH
Classes PvZH Brainy IconPvZH Crazy Icon
Signature Superpower Eureka
Other Superpowers Summoning
Telepathy
Dance Off
His countless years of research revealed that E=MCraaazy!

Professor Brainstorm is a zombie hero in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and the leader of the PvZH Brainy IconBrainy and PvZH Crazy IconCrazy classes. His signature superpower is Eureka, which Conjures 3 random zombie cards from the entire game.

It is unclear which exact zombie he is a hero version of, but he bears a close resemblance to Scientist.

Origins

His name is based on a book called Professor Branestawm written by Norman Hunter. He has the word Professor in his name, clearly meaning he is a professor. The word "brainstorm" also means "a sudden impulse or idea," also referring to the fact he is a professor. The word "brains" is also included, due to the fact that he is a zombie.

Statistics

Hero description

His countless years of research revealed that E=MCraaazy!

Update history

Update 1.16.10

  • Superpower change: Electrobolt → Dance Off

Strategies

PvZHeroes.com strategy

This prof specializes in Science Zombies. He loves using Bonus Attacks to win fights, making the Plants look positively uneducated.

With

Professor Brainstorm is one of the harder zombie heroes to play as, but once you master him, he will be a pain in the neck for his opponents. He is mainly aggressive with Crazy zombies that do high damage, supported by Brainy cards which work really well with the aforementioned Crazy zombies. But what helps Professor Brainstorm is the synergy of his science zombies, with Zombot Drone Engineer to help raise their attack and Gadget Scientist to do massive damage to plants and the plant hero with the boosted science zombies. Crazy zombies and tricks can help damage and remove plants quickly to allow vital science zombies to stay alive. A dancing synergy deck can also work, as he has Drum Major from the Brainy class, which is a quite formidable dancing zombie for his cost. Disco-Tron 3000 will work in either of his synergy decks and is a great pickup, so if available, use it. Professor Brainstorm also has many tricks to use to his advantage, including tricks that let zombies do bonus attacks or give him extra cards.

His classes allow for Valkyrie to become very useful and lethal. Simply put, Professor Brainstorm has the ability to use Teleport on Valkyrie to surprise the opponent, and also combat plants like Sour Grapes. Glass cannons like Cuckoo Zombie and Tennis Champ work best with him, as they'll pressure the plant hero, and he can make them do bonus attacks. After the battle has been dragged for long enough, he can finish the plant hero off with Teleport and Valkyrie.

His signature superpower, Eureka, is also really useful as you can get three free cards from the entire game, ranging from powerful zombies to useful tricks, which can potentially turn the tide of the battle in your favor. Professor Brainstorm can also make use of Gentleman Zombie as a support for his tricks. The only problem is that he has very few means of instant-kill, as he has absolutely no way to outright destroy plants with 3StrengthPvZH or less without having to hurt them, making him weak against a horde of plants with such low strength. He does, however, have Rocket Science to destroy strong plants, which can help him survive. Cakesplosion can be used if you need sheer removal of a target with less than 4StrengthPvZH, while The Chickening and Fireworks Zombie can be used on swarms of low-health plants.

However, without the help of superpowers, Triplication, or Portal Technician, his main drawback is the lack of Amphibious zombies. The water lanes will be untouchable in these cases by zombies, but the help of tricks and Eureka can help give Amphibious zombies or tricks to combat Amphibious plants. In addition, Professor Brainstorm will have difficulty against Guardian heroes due to a lot of their plants having lots of health. Professor Brainstorm lacks efficient removals that work on high-health plants, as he cannot normally use the vast majority of instant-kill cards, let alone PvZH Deadly IconDeadly zombies. As such, Professor Brainstorm can easily lose a match against a nut deck if he cannot take out the nuts. Black-Eyed Pea, Sportacus, and Dark Matter Dragonfruit are also big problems for Professor Brainstorm, as usage of tricks is important for him to win the battle.

Against

Professor Brainstorm can be a hard zombie hero to hit, as he has many means of destroying plants, and many tricks to aid his zombies. However, his weaknesses are usually the water lane, and the lack of methods to deal with 3StrengthPvZH plants or plants with high health. Using these to your advantage can help spell doom to Professor Brainstorm. However, he does have access to Cakesplosion, which can take out some vital 3StrengthPvZH plants such as Metal Petal Sunflower or Briar Rose, or at least significantly damage plants like Wall-Nut.

Due to his overall strategy, it is crucial to know that Professor Brainstorm also relies heavily on tricks, so play Black-Eyed Pea or Sportacus to pressure Professor Brainstorm into not using tricks, as he has difficulty in taking both of these plants out at his own. Smarty heroes can play Brainana to sap Professor Brainstorm's ability to play tricks. The most important thing when against Professor Brainstorm is his signature superpower, which gives him three zombie cards from the entire game. Expect the unexpected, and try and work around his zombies. Also, refrain from playing your strongest plants as he will be able to take them out with his tricks and possibly cheaper Tricksters. Instead, wait until he doesn't have enough brains to play anything threatening, then rush him.

If Professor Brainstorm uses a deck consisting mainly of dancing zombies, try and take them out as fast as possible before he has a chance to play Flamenco Zombie and deal massive damage. Although, this could turn against you if Professor Brainstorm packs a Valkyrie, which could almost end the game if used at the right time. As for science decks, try and get rid of the Zombot Drone Engineer as fast as possible, as it'll only make the science zombies even harder to combat. Pay attention to what he is planning when he skips the Zombies Play phase as well, as he has such a good habit of doing so, which in turn allows him to play tricks, such as Beam Me Up or Hail-a-Copter, to put some science zombies into play easily, then retaliate with Gadget Scientist.

Strategy decks

Main article: Community-built decks/Professor Brainstorm
Professor BrainstormH Scientific Exploration

PvZH Brainy Icon PvZH Crazy Icon
Zombie Science has uncovered the power of equations! Zombot Drone Engineer + Gadget Scientist + a vectored pyramid of Science Zombies = a 0 Health opponent!
Bungee PlumberH x3 Interdimensional ZombieH x4 Beam Me UpH x3 Cosmic ScientistH x4 Lurch for LunchH x1
Meteor ZH x2 Zombot Drone EngineerH x4 ElectricianH x2 Kite FlyerH x4 Rocket ScienceH x2
Zombot's WrathH x1 The ChickeningH x2 Gadget ScientistH x4 Hail-a-CopterH x4


Professor BrainstormH Fast and Furious

PvZH Brainy Icon PvZH Crazy Icon
A legion of super-aggressive Zombies take on all opposition. When enough Zombies have shuffled off to the afterlife, Teleport in a 20 Strength Valkyrie and use Lurch for Lunch for an instant win!
Bungee PlumberH x2 Chimney SweepH x3 Final MissionH x2 Quickdraw Con ManH x4 TeleportH x4
Tennis ChampH x1 Cosmic ScientistH x2 Lurch for LunchH x4 Quasar WizardH x4 Regifting ZombieH x4
Teleportation ZombieH x2 ValkyrieH x4 Wormhole GatekeeperH x3 Shieldcrusher VikingH x1


Professor BrainstormH Tricks of the Trade

PvZH Brainy Icon PvZH Crazy Icon
Clear waves of Plants with waves of crushing sweepers: Barrel of Deadbeards, Fireworks Zombie, and The Chickening. Humble big Plants with Rocket Science. Draw extra cards. Then Teleport Tricksters in for an unexpected fatal blow.
Bungee PlumberH x4 TeleportH x4 Barrel of DeadbeardsH x4 Beam Me UpH x4 Cryo-BrainH x2
Lurch for LunchH x3 Quasar WizardH x2 Teleportation ZombieH x1 Fireworks ZombieH x3 Fun-Dead RaiserH x3
Rocket ScienceH x3 The ChickeningH x2 Shieldcrusher VikingH x1 TricksterH x4


Professor BrainstormH Dancing Among the Stars

PvZH Brainy Icon PvZH Crazy Icon
Professor Brainstorm's got moves, and he's hypothesized the best place to get funky is Medulla Nebula. With the aid of Teleportation Zombie, you'll always be the last one on the dance floor.
Bungee PlumberH x2 Disco-NautH x4 Final MissionH x2 Unlife of the PartyH x4 Aerobics InstructorH x4
Quasar WizardH x4 Teleportation ZombieH x4 Disco ZombieH x2 Moon Base ZH x1 Rocket ScienceH x1
Cosmic DancerH x4 Binary StarsH x4 Flamenco ZombieH x4


Professor BrainstormH Train of Brains

PvZH Brainy Icon PvZH Crazy Icon
The Professor has discovered that Medulla Nebula also makes Brains when Zombies transform there! Play a Mystery Egg or Interdimensional Zombie there for 1 Brain, then transform it for a total of 6 Brains. Incoming Bad Moon Rising!
Interdimensional ZombieH x4 Mystery EggH x4 Barrel of DeadbeardsH x4 100px x2 Teleportation ZombieH x3
Brain VendorH x4 Fireworks ZombieH x4 Medulla NebulaH x4 Rocket ScienceH x2 100px x3
Bad Moon RisingH x4 Gargantuars' FeastH x2


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Trivia

  • If Professor Brainstorm wins a battle, he will put on a hat similar to the cone hat on Unlife of the Party's head.
  • Professor Brainstorm has the longest animation when he plays a legendary zombie or a plant hero receives 4 damage or more. It features him pulling part of his mustache off and then looking at it then reattaching it after a short while.
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Note the lack of eyes

  • If he is damaged, one can see that he has no eyes under his glasses, and that his pupils are connected to his glasses.
  • Brian Lindley, creator of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, says that Professor Brainstorm's design is between the Scientist and Dr. Zomboss.
  • The comicstrip that appears when Professor Brainstorm is received is a reference to the Phineas and Ferb episode "Unfair Science Fair", as there is a science fair project of a portal losing to a baking soda volcano in a science fair.
    • The "-ator" suffix on "Zombie Teleportation-ator" may also be a reference to Dr. Doofenshmirtz, the main antagonist of the series, who builds inventions with names that almost always end in the suffix "inator."
  • Professor Brainstorm's description is a reference to the mass-energy equivalence.
  • Strangely, his Galactic Gardens deck called Dancing Among the Stars mentions Medulla Nebula, even though the environment is not even in the deck.
  • He has the same battle music as Rustbolt and Z-Mech.
    • Coincidentally, they all lack Amphibious zombies.
    • Out of the three, Professor Brainstorm is the only one that doesn't lead the PvZH Hearty IconHearty class.
  • Professor Brainstorm, Beta-Carrotina and Huge-Gigantacus are the only heroes whose superpowers do not target enemy fighters.
  • Professor Brainstorm has the most number of tricks currently, at 21 cards.
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