Sappy Place is a token plant environment card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Smarty class. It is made by Sap-Fling. It costs 4 to play (only when it is Bounced by Excavator Zombie), and its ability gives all zombie played in it -3. This ability persists until Sappy Place is overridden by another environment.
It is based on sap, a fluid transported in the xylem cells or phloem sieve tube elements of a plant, which transport water and nutrients throughout the plant.
Its name is a portmanteau of "sap," referring to its appearance, and "happy place," a place which a person associates with happiness.
The mosquitoes stuck inside the sap is a reference to amber, which is made by resin, a substance that some plants produce that acts as a bandage protecting the plant from invading insects and pathogens.
Its description references the real meaning of the word "sappy," a word to describe something that is excessively sentimental or mawkish. It is also a pun on "happy ending."
- Class: Smarty
- Tribe: Environment
- Ability: Zombies here get -3.
- Set: Token
Zombies just hate a sappy ending.
- ▼ Sun cost change: 2 → 4
For general strategies, see Sap-Fling.
This card is good at not only being cost-effective, but also being capable of bringing a zombie's strength down to a point where it may spare you or your plants.
Rose has access to cards that synergize well with it like Whack-a-Zombie, Chomper, and Toadstool, while Green Shadow can move zombies onto this lane via Sweet Potato, Sweet Pea, or Whipvine to finish them off more easily.
Avoid playing a zombie here unless it has 0 base strength such as Cat Lady or Barrel of Deadbeards. If you have to play any other zombie here, try to boost its strength via stat or strength-boosting tricks. You can also override it with another environment to nullify its ability.
Synchronized Swimmer may be the best counter to this environment, as when she activates her ability on the zombie here, her new stats will not be affected by Sappy Place's ability, and when the enviroment is overriden, she will get +3. So if you have access to Synchronized Swimmer and a way to override Sappy Place, it may be better to play something very powerful there instead.
- It, Hot Lava, and Trapper Territory are the only environments that can be made by other fighters.
- Out of the three, Sappy Place is the only token.
- During its development, its original names were "Sap" and "Sappy Ending".
- At one point during the development of Colossal Fossils, Sappy Place was supposed to be a colossal - uncommon, but was replaced by Pear Pal.