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Sting Bean is a basic common plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Guardian IconGuardian class. She costs 1SunPvZH to play, and has 1StrengthPvZH/2HeartPvZH. She has the Amphibious and PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye traits, and does not have any abilities.

Origins

She is based on a string bean, an unripe fruit and the protective pod of various cultivars of the common bean.

Her name is a portmanteau of "sting," referring to the fact that she attacks zombies, and "string bean," the plant she is based on.

Statistics

  • Class: Guardian
  • Tribes: Bean Pea Plant
  • Traits: Amphibious,PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye
  • Abilities: None
  • Set - Rarity: Basic - Common

Card description

"I try to warn them, "This is going to sting." But the Zombies, they never listen."

Update history

Update 1.4.14

  • Description change: Was originally Her aim is true. Ask any enemy Hero.

Strategies

With

Judging by her damage, sun cost, and rarity, this is no doubt a good early-game plant. Even though she has low strength and health, both heroes should not underestimate her. If the zombie hero does not have any Amphibious zombies, or have tricks that can destroy her, she can whittle down the zombie hero's health safely because she has the PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye trait. If the plant hero gives her a boost, mostly on strength, Sting Bean can potentially be a big threat to the enemy. Alternatively, every Guardian hero can boost her health by playing Photosynthesizer or Steel Magnolia, making her harder to destroy. If emergency calls, Bubble Up or Gardening Gloves can move her.

When playing as Grass Knuckles, Sting Bean can be used in pea synergies due to being a pea plant. Using her with Torchwood can do 3 damage with PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye as early as turn 2 and with The Podfather, having her stats increased to a 3StrengthPvZH/4HeartPvZH. Also, Grass Knuckles can put down boosting cards like Fertilize and Plant Food to boost her and make her a threat as she has the PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye trait.

Alternatively, Citron and Beta-Carrotina can use her in conjunction with beans like Bean Counter or Admiral Navy Bean. She will trigger both of the beans' abilities, and can also be buffed by Navy Bean due to her Amphibious trait.

Spudow can increase her strength using Berry Angry or Storm Front.

Sting Bean is also a good plant for Evolution. While Puff-Shroom takes the cake for the cheapest base plant for Evolution, Sting Bean only costs 1 sun and has the Amphibious trait, meaning you can surprise your opponent by playing a powerful Evolution plant like Gatling Pea or Bamboozle on the aquatic lane, and boost it a lot without much interference if their aquatic defenses are poor, both without causing much disruption on your sun management. While she can't be used to Evolve some cards, all their abilities are better off activated outside the rightmost {aquatic) lane. But if you are playing as a PvZH Smarty IconSmarty hero, Admiral Navy Bean is a better choice due to its additional Team-Up trait.

Against

For the zombie hero, it is best to take Sting Bean down before she gets stronger. Good, cheap counters to Sting Bean are Rolling Stone and Bungee Plumber. Nibble fails to destroy Sting Bean, but it does reduce her strength to 0, turning Sting Bean into a waste of space. But your opponent can play Team-Up or Evolution plants, or reboost her, so do not ignore her completely.

Alternatively, playing cheap zombies such as the Sumo Wrestler or Snorkel Zombie can help deal with her. Later in the game, The Chickening could be a viable option, as it also damages other plants in the process.

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Trivia

  • She is the second plant to have a name that is a pun on "string bean," the first being Spring Bean.
  • Her original description referenced the fact that she has the PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye trait, which was originally named Truestrike.
  • Her new description references her name.
  • She, Spyris, Admiral Navy Bean, and Lima-Pleurodon are the only Amphibious plants that cost 1 sun.
    • Also, she is the only one in the Guardian class.
  • If the player looks at her statistics closely, the player can see that her left eyebrow is missing.
V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon Guardian
Heroes Citron · Grass Knuckles · Spudow · Wall-Knight · Beta-Carrotina
Common Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Pismashio · Spineapple
Uncommon
Premium Potato Mine · Cactus · Gardening Gloves · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Pea-Nut · Steel Magnolia
Galactic Photosynthesizer · Spikeweed Sector · Plantern
Colossal Grape Responsibility · Primal Potato Mine
Triassic Grizzly Pear
Rare
Premium Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Galactic Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Colossal Blockbuster
Triassic Pumpkin Shell
Super-Rare
Premium Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
Galactic Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Colossal Three-Nut
Triassic Marine Bean · Primal Wall-Nut
Legendary
Premium Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch · Wall-Nut Bowling
Galactic Body-Gourd · Pecanolith
Colossal Tricarrotops
Triassic Loco Coco
Event Cards Forget-Me-Nuts · Garlic · Corn Dog · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Shamrocket · Red Stinger
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Genetic Amplification · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall · Ensign Uproot
PvZH Kabloom Icon Kabloom
Heroes Nightcap · Captain Combustible · Solar Flare · Spudow
Common Button Mushroom · Berry Blast · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Zapricot
Uncommon
Premium Poison Mushroom · Berry Angry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Pair of Pears · Bluesberry · Sizzle
Galactic Banana Bomb · Mushroom Grotto · Invasive Species
Colossal Puff-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hatchling · Hot Lava
Rare
Premium Shroom for Two · Wild Berry · Petal-Morphosis · Sour Grapes · Poison Oak
Galactic Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Colossal Cro-Magnolia
Triassic Shelf Mushroom
Super-Rare
Premium Punish-Shroom · Sergeant Strongberry · Cherry Bomb · Grapes of Wrath
Galactic Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Colossal Fireweed · Imitater
Triassic Strawberrian
Legendary
Premium Pineclone · Dandy Lion King · Kernel Corn
Galactic Reincarnation · Molekale
Colossal Gloom-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hunter
Event Cards Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Transfiguration · Atomic Bombegranate · Electric Blueberry
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Mush-Boom · Blazing Bark · Tater Toss · Sunburn · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon Mega-Grow
Heroes Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Green Shadow · Captain Combustible
Common Peashooter · Torchwood · Cabbage-Pult · Fertilize · Flourish · Grow-Shroom · Repeater
Uncommon
Premium Bonk Choy · Pea Pod · Sweet Potato · Fire Peashooter · Skyshooter
Galactic Coffee Grounds · Sweet Pea · Vegetation Mutation
Colossal Umbrella Leaf
Triassic Half-Banana · Typical Beanstalk
Rare
Premium The Podfather · Plant Food · Re-Peat Moss · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Galactic Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
Colossal Bamboozle
Triassic Pea Patch
Super-Rare
Premium Party Thyme · Black-Eyed Pea · Potted Powerhouse · Espresso Fiesta
Galactic Moonbean · Pod Fighter · The Red Plant-It
Colossal Split Pea · Grape Power
Triassic Savage Spinach
Legendary
Premium Doubled Mint · Muscle Sprout · Bananasaurus Rex
Galactic Captain Cucumber · Onion Rings
Colossal Gatling Pea
Triassic Apotatosaurus
Event Cards Clique Peas · Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Superpowers Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Blazing Bark · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon Smarty
Heroes Citron · Nightcap · Green Shadow · Rose · Beta-Carrotina
Common Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Snow Pea · Cattail · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater
Uncommon
Premium Iceberg Lettuce · Shellery · Rescue Radish · Spring Bean · Vanilla · Carrotillery
Galactic Mars Flytrap · Planet of the Grapes · Leaf Blower
Colossal Grave Mistake · Pear Pal
Triassic Primal Peashooter
Rare
Premium Admiral Navy Bean · Lightning Reed · Chilly Pepper · Navy Bean · Jumping Bean
Galactic Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Colossal Tricorn
Triassic Lily Pad
Super-Rare
Premium Sow Magic Beans · Bean Counter · Snapdragon · Winter Squash
Galactic Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Colossal Jelly Bean
Triassic Rotobaga · Shrinking Violet
Legendary
Premium Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Galactic Shooting Starfruit · Dark Matter Dragonfruit
Colossal Lima-Pleurodon
Triassic Bird of Paradise
Event Cards Spyris · Go-Nuts · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Witch Hazel · Jolly Holly · Sap-Fling
Token Cards Magic Beanstalk · Sappy Place
Superpowers Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Goatify · Genetic Amplification · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind · Lieutenant Carrotron · Lightspeed Seed
PvZH Solar Icon Solar
Heroes Chompzilla · Rose · Solar Flare · Wall-Knight
Common Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
Uncommon
Premium Morning Glory · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Water Balloons · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Metal Petal Sunflower
Galactic Cosmoss · Apple-Saucer · Venus Flytraplanet
Colossal Kernel-Pult
Triassic Lil' Buddy · Sunnier-Shroom
Rare
Premium Sage Sage · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Magnifying Grass · Power Flower
Galactic Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Colossal Elderberry
Triassic Eyespore
Super-Rare
Premium Twin Sunflower · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Chomper · Laser Bean
Galactic Solar Winds · Wing-Nut · Tactical Cuke
Colossal Primal Sunflower · Sunflower Seed
Triassic Sun Strike
Legendary
Premium Briar Rose · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Galactic Astrocado · Astro Vera
Colossal Cob Cannon
Triassic Aloesaurus
Event Cards Haunted Pumpking · Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Ketchup Mechanic · Toadstool
Token Cards Astrocado Pit
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Unobtainable
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate