Heal Beam is an ability for the Sunflower in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. This ability allows the Sunflower to heal nearby plants. The healing rate is two health points every half second, continuously.

It has no cooldown, no usage limit (although it will turn off after four minutes of constant usage) and can be used on digging Chompers, potted plants, and Weeds. However, this ability cannot be used to heal the Sunflower using it. The alternate ability of this ability is the Rainbow Heal Beam. Its zombie counterpart is the Heal Beam of Science.

In Battle for Neighborville, Heal Beam is able to grant allies "overhealth", additional health given through continued use of Heal Beam after a plant has been fully healed, and is the only ability of Sunflower that grants it.


Garden Warfares 1 & 2

If the Sunflower stays close to her target, she can use her heal beam to keep them alive.

Battle for Neighborville

Heal an ally and extend their max health.

Associated upgrades

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Heal Beam can branch out and heal additional adjacent ally.
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Full Bloom
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Extends range of Heal Beam.

Increase Heal Beam length by 50%.
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Increased amount of overhealth Heal Beam can provide.

Increase max overhealth cap from 1.33 to 1.53.



This ability enables you to heal teammates but be advised that the Heal Beam's healing effect can easily be overwhelmed with focused damage. Do not expect someone to be invincible when healed, instead, the Heal Beam merely extends their longevity slightly.

Under normal circumstances, you will be using this ability a lot as the Sunflower. On PC platforms consider binding it to a key that you can use easily to allow more fluid usage.

If there is more than one Sunflower on your team and you are both attacked by enemies, try to establish a two-way Heal Beam to keep both Sunflowers in the fight.

Aside from simply healing characters, the Heal Beam has an alternative and effective use.

Even though Heal Beam healing can be overpowered with focus damage, that should not discourage players from attaching beams to allies randomly. With the healing, they are at a constant rate of healing. You can also assist them with cover fire.

In Garden Warfare 2, a bigger variety of characters provides Sunflower even more different pocketing strategies. Vampire Flower and most Citron variants are the best characters. A cooperative Citron will easily lay waste to zombies with high damage orange beam, who (should be) powerless to stop them. Vampire Flower is capable of overpowering focus damage with her self-regenerative powers combined with your healing, and can quickly revive you when vanquished.


While this can heal 2 health every 0.2 second, it is best if you destroy it quickly.

Related achievement

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Sun Heals
As a Sunflower, heal Teammates 25 times using the Heal Beam in a session



See also

V · T · E
Plants (Shooter games)
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare plants
Playable Classes
Peashooter Fire Pea · Ice Pea · Toxic Pea · Commando Pea · Agent Pea · Law Pea · Berry Shooter · Plasma Pea
Sunflower Mystic Flower · Power Flower · Fire Flower · Shadow Flower · Metal Petal · Sun Pharaoh · Alien Flower
Chomper Hot Rod Chomper · Toxic Chomper · Fire Chomper · Power Chomper · Count Chompula · Armor Chomper · Chester Chomper · Chomp Thing
Cactus Camo Cactus · Fire Cactus · Ice Cactus · Power Cactus · Future Cactus · Bandit Cactus · Citrus Cactus · Jade Cactus
Boss Mode Crazy Dave
Peashooter Chili Bean Bomb · Pea Gatling · Hyper · Sombrero Bean Bomb · Retro Gatling · Super Pea Jump
Sunflower Heal Beam · Sunbeam · Heal Flower · Rainbow Heal Beam · Solar Flare Beam · Dark Flower
Chomper Goop · Burrow · Spikeweed · Super Sticky Goop · Sprint Burrow · Spiky Spikeweed · Cheesy Goop · Chesterweed
Cactus Potato Mine · Garlic Drone · Tallnut Battlement · Potato Nugget Mine · Artichoke Drone · Iron Maiden
Boss Mode Coconut Spotting Station · Twin Heal Flower · Cherry Strike · Revive Rainbow
Spawnable Plants Pea Cannon · Pea Repeater · Gatling Pea · Bonk Choy · Scaredy-shroom · Heal Flower · Fume-shroom · Goop-shroom · Snap Dragon · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom · Ice Peashooter · Fire Peashooter · Bamboo Shoot · Laser Bean
Others Corn Mortar · Flax Cannon · Tallnut · Mega Flower · Tactical Cuke · Tallnut Cannon
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