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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.

Crazy Dave

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Professor Brainstorm

Professor BrainstormH
Classes PvZH Brainy IconPvZH Crazy Icon
Signature Superpower Eureka
Other Superpowers Summoning
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 adds 3 random zombie cards from the entire game into his hand.


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.


Hero description

His countless years of research revealed that E=MCraaazy!

Strategies strategy

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


Professor Brainstorm is sure 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 enough damage has been done, he can finish off with Teleport and Valkyrie. However, always be alert for Brainana if facing a PvZH Smarty IconSmarty hero.

His signature superpower, Eureka, is also really useful as you can get three free cards, ranging from powerful zombies to useful tricks, which can turn the tide of the battle in your favor. Professor Brainstorm can also make use of Gentleman Zombie to allow him to play tricks, which could help weaken more plants. 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 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 does not have removals that work on high-health units (unless they can be taken out by Rocket Science), as he does not have Weed Spray, Rolling Stone, or Locust Swarm. As such, Professor Brainstorm can easily lose a match against a nut deck if they cannot take out the nuts efficiently. Black-Eyed Pea and Sportacus are also big problems for Professor Brainstorm, as usage of tricks is important for him to win the battle.


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 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 these plants out at his own. The most important thing when against Professor Brainstorm is his signature superpower, which can potentially turn the tide of the battle. Expect the unexpected, and try and work around his zombies.

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 when he skips the Zombies Play phase as well, as he has such a good habit of doing so so he can play tricks, such as playing 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 x4 Beam Me UpH x4 Lurch for LunchH x2 Zombot Drone EngineerH x4 ElectricianH x4
Kite FlyerH x4 Rocket ScienceH x3 Zombot's WrathH x2 The ChickeningH x3 Gadget ScientistH x4
Shieldcrusher VikingH x2 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 TeleportH x4 Tennis ChampH x4 Unlife of the PartyH x4
Cell Phone ZombieH x1 Cuckoo ZombieH x4 Lurch for LunchH x4 Regifting ZombieH x4 Exploding ImpH x2
Kite FlyerH x1 ValkyrieH x4 Shieldcrusher VikingH x3

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 Shieldcrusher Viking and Trickster in for an unexpected fatal blow.
Bungee PlumberH x4 TeleportH x4 Barrel of DeadbeardsH x4 Beam Me UpH x4 Lurch for LunchH x3
Fireworks ZombieH x3 Fun-Dead RaiserH x3 Rocket ScienceH x4 Mad ChemistH x2 The ChickeningH x3
Shieldcrusher VikingH x2 TricksterH x4


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  • It is possible to get zombie tokens or unreleased cards when using Eureka.
  • 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.
  • Brian Lindley, creator of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, says that Professor Brainstorm's design is between the Scientist and Dr. Zomboss.
  • The strip 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.
  • Professor Brainstorm's description is a reference to the mass-energy equivalence.
  • 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 Hearty class.
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