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Stupid Cupid is an event zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Crazy IconCrazy class. He costs 4BrainPvZH to play, and has 4StrengthPvZH/2HeartPvZH. He does not have any traits, and his ability does 1 damage to a plant, then resets that plant's strength to 0StrengthPvZH for the turn he is played.

He was added in the 2017 Valenbrainz event, along with Sportacus and Hot Date. He became craftable as of update 1.12.6.

He was made available in the Cupid's Valenbrainz event and was available from February 14, 2017 to February 21, 2017.

Origins

He is based on Imp's Valenbrainz costume. However, instead of a harp, he has a bow.

His name is based on the advertisement for the Valenbrainz Piñata Parties featuring the Imp in his costume with the line "Stupid Cupid." It may also be based on a song called "Estúpido Cupido" from Celly Campello, "Estúpido Cupido" meaning "Stupid Cupid" in English.

His description is a reference to the song "What's Love Got to do With It" by Tina Turner.

Statistics

  • Class: Crazy
  • Tribe: Imp Zombie
  • Trait: None
  • Ability: When played: Do 1 damage to a Plant. That Plant has 0StrengthPvZH this turn.
  • Set: Premium - Event

Card description

What's love got to do with it? Honestly, he has no idea.

Update history

Update 1.10.22

  • Added to the game.

Update 1.12.6

  • Became craftable.
  • Ability mechanic change: If his ability destroys its target, that plant's strength will not be reduced to 0.

Strategies

With

Stupid Cupid is a great card as he has high strength and a potential game-changing ability. His ability will completely prevent a plant from attacking for the turn that he is played. When you play him, don't target plants with no strength at all, like Wall-Nut and Water Chestnut, and don't target plants that would be destroyed by the initial damage of the ability, unless that plant is a powerful glass cannon like Mushroom Ringleader or Magnifying Grass or if taking control of the board is necessary. If you do either of these things, you will waste the most effective capability of this zombie.

While he is an Imp zombie, his ability cannot synergize with Imp Commander due to it only being able to target plants. However, with Toxic Waste Imp, Stupid Cupid's ability becomes very threatening due to any non-PvZH Armored IconArmored or shielded plant being instantly destroyed via his PvZH Deadly IconDeadly trait.

If you are using Z-Mech, you can combine Rolling Stone or Weed Spray to destroy any plant you want, especially those that gain strength over time such as Pea Pod, Bean Counter, Snowdrop, Bananasaurus Rex, Doubled Mint, etc. This greatly improves Z-Mech's survival against PvZH Mega-Grow IconMega-Grow heroes. Impfinity can use Imp Commander and Toxic Waste Imp to generate great synergy as he is an Imp. Impfinity can also make Stupid Cupid reactivate his ability via Firefighter, In-Crypted, or Mixed-Up Gravedigger. Electric Boogaloo can use Secret Agent to reactivate his ability.

The only problem with Stupid Cupid is that he has low health. If you are playing as Z-Mech, you can use Rock Wall or Camel Crossing to make this zombie survive longer. Electric Boogaloo can boost this zombie with Loudmouth, Vitamin Z, or Maniacal Laugh. Professor Brainstorm can also prevent him from being damaged by using Teleport, which can also prevent newly played plants from attacking. Professor Brainstorm can also make him do bonus attacks, and with the high strength he has, he will surely destroy most foes in his way.

Another thing you need to be careful is against PvZH Guardian IconGuardian, PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom or Mega-Grow heroes, as they have their own ways or re-boosting the affected plant's strength. Guardian heroes have access to Spineapple, Kabloom heroes can either play Berry Angry or Storm Front, and Mega-Grow heroes can play Fertilize, Grow-Shroom, Embiggen, or Plant Food, which can add more strength on top of the initial strength it lost.

Do not use this zombie against Hibernating Beary, because its ability increases its strength instead of draining it. However, if it is on the verge of destruction, it may be worth it. You could also boost it so you can use Rocket Science on it the next turn, but this is very risky.

Against

Stat-wise, Stupid Cupid is fairly easy to destroy, but his ability is very dangerous. He will completely disable a plant from attacking for the turn he is played, wasting a turn for that plant. If you are not playing as Rose, you can play boosting tricks to attempt to boost your plant back again. Smarty heroes can use Rescue Radish to Bounce the plant with reduced strength, and it can potentially be played again on the same turn.

If your opponent is either Z-Mech, Electric Boogaloo, or Impfinity, you should be extra wary as they have access to cards that can work in tandem with Stupid Cupid's ability. A good counter is to use plants that activate their abilities when hurt or destroyed, like Punish-Shroom or Briar Rose. Stupid Cupid cannot disable the abilities of plants, so use such plants to apply pressure on the zombie hero. You can also play multiple threats to force the opponent to consider which plant needs to have its strength taken away.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Stupid Cupid does not actually set the plant's strength to 0, but instead deducts 100,000 strength from it. It is possible to see this via Doubled Mint.
  • In his sprite sheets, there is a sprite that belongs to Cosmic Imp. It is unknown why it is there.
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