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Vanilla
VanillaH
Statistics
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health SunPvZH Cost
3 3 3
Set Premium
Rarity Uncommon
Class PvZH Smarty Icon
Tribe Bean Flower Plant
"I'm sorry, it's just... I have nothing interesting to say."

Vanilla is a premium uncommon plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Smarty IconSmarty class. They cost 3SunPvZH to play, and have 3HeartPvZH/3StrengthPvZH. They do not have any traits or abilities.

Origins

They are based on the vanilla orchid, likely the flat-leaved vanilla (Vanilla planifolia), an orchid from the genus of the same name whose fruit is harvested for its extract and also has the most popular aroma and flavor. The vanilla flower's shape and projectile may also be references to an ice cream cone and vanilla ice cream, a popular ice cream flavor made from vanilla extract.

Their name is a pun on the aforementioned plant, the flavoring it produces, and the adjective meaning of "vanilla," describing the simplest version of something, without any optional extras, basic or ordinary, referring to their lack of traits and abilities, and possibly the vanilla flavor of ice cream (which is its projectile) as well, which is sometimes described as boring and flavorless. This is also referenced in their description, as they claim to have nothing interesting to say.

Statistics

  • Class: Smarty
  • Tribes: Bean Flower Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Abilities: None
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Uncommon

Card description

"I'm sorry, it's just... I have nothing interesting to say."

Update history

Update 1.2.11

  • Description change: Quotation marks were added on the start and end of their description.

Update 1.14.13

  • Set - Rarity change: Basic - Common → Premium - Uncommon

Update 1.22.12

  • Tribe added: Bean
  • Design change: Vanilla bean added.

Strategies

With

Vanilla has decent stats for a 3SunPvZH plant, although they have a lack of traits and abilities that makes them outclassed later on. If you are playing as Rose, they can provide a use in conjunction with Briar Rose and Power Flower. Because of their stats, they are immune to a variety of instant-kill cards when played on the third turn such as Rolling Stone, Weed Spray, and Rocket Science, with a few exceptions being Slammin' Smackdown or Electrobolt.

If you are playing as Nightcap or Citron, however, then Sportacus may be a better option to use if you have access to it, as it has the same class, stats and cost as Vanilla, but with different tribes that each character can synergize it with (the mushroom tribe for Nightcap and the nut tribe for Citron) and a powerful ability. If you are using a bean deck, Cool Bean may also be more useful, since it has the ability to PvZH Frozen IconFreeze gravestones. However, neither Sportacus or Cool Bean have flower synergy.

As of update 1.22.12, Vanilla has gained the bean tribe. This will make them even more useful with any bean deck, especially if played while Admiral Navy Bean or Bean Counter is on the field.

Against

This plant is relatively harmless, but early on in the game, they can prove to be a moderate threat due to their somewhat above-average stats for a 3SunPvZH plant. In addition, the two aforementioned flowers can make this more formidable. The best way to dispose of this is to use something cheap, but strong at the same time. Tennis Champ and Cuckoo Zombie destroy this with ease. If you are desperate, tricks are an alternative way to get rid of this plant.

Electrobolt is the best counter to this plant, since it can do enough damage to destroy this plant and is also cheaper. As The Smash, you can use Pied Piper or Nibble to lower their stats, so that Vanilla is within the range of Rolling Stone and Weed Spray. You can also use Slammin' Smackdown, although there will most likely be better targets for it.

Gallery

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Trivia

  • Before update 1.2.11, their description was grammatically incorrect, since their description is a quote from them, but there were no quotation marks at the start or end of the description.
  • They, Banana Split and Half-Banana are the only plants that attack zombies with ice cream.
    • Out of the three, Vanilla is the only one that is not in the PvZH Mega-Grow IconMega-Grow class.
    • They are also the only one that is not in the banana tribe.
    • Coincidentally, they all fire the same projectile when attacking.
  • In their textures, you can see a vanilla bean leaning on the vanilla flower on the left.
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