Sap-Fling is an event plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Smarty class. He costs 6 to play and has 5/3. He does not have any traits, and his ability makes a Sappy Place on a selected lane when he is played. His closest zombie counterpart is Trapper Zombie.
He was available during the Super Sappy Week.
His description is a play on the word "stick." It could also allude to the word "fling" meaning "a short-lived relationship" as well.
- Class: Smarty
- Tribes: Pinecone Tree Plant
- Traits: None
- Ability: When played: Make a Environment.
- Set: Event
He dates a lot of different branches, but nothing ever sticks.
- Added to the game.
- Became craftable.
At first, Sap-Fling may seem like a rip-off due to his low stats for 6, but his ability to make an environment to take away 3 from all zombies in it makes this plant worth it. Sap-Fling's ability can also override a zombie environment and shut down the abilities of Kite Flyer, Zom-Bats, Vimpire, Space Ninja, and Space Cowboy if they are unboosted and untouched. Sap-Fling can also nullify the Deadly, Strikethrough, and Frenzy traits on zombies with 3 or less.
Rose has a great use of Sap-Fling. Playing him while Cosmoss is on the field will give Cosmoss +1/+1. Since Sappy Place lowers a zombie's strength, Rose can also use him with Whack-a-Zombie, Chomper, or Toadstool. Citron, likewise, can use Sap-Fling's ability in tandem with tough Team-Up plants like Wall-Nut so that his opponent cannot easily bypass his defenses. He can also protect Sap-Fling from damage with Root Wall or Peel Shield, or by playing the aforementioned Team-Up plants in front of him. Nightcap can use him on Pair Pearadise, resulting in 2 Sappy Places.
Sap-Fling is also quite effective at protecting plants that may be essential for your deck's synergy, such as Starch-Lord in the case of Citron or Beta-Carrotina, or Briar Rose in the case of Rose, as Sappy Place will significantly lower the strength of zombies so that it becomes harder for them to destroy the plant, provided they are on a ground lane.
When Sappy Place is made on a lane with a zombie, either move the zombie with Smoke Bomb or Bounce the zombie with Firefighter or Secret Agent. Giving the zombie +3 will counteract the ability of Sappy Place. You can also override Sappy Place with another environment, preferably cheap ones like Black Hole.
You can also punish your opponent for playing Sap-Fling due to the fact that he makes Sappy Place when he is played with Neutron Imp. Be careful when playing against Rose, as she can disable his bonus attack with Wing-Nut.
Do not Bounce Sap-Fling unless you need to, as your opponent can play Sap-Fling again and make another Sappy Place.
- Unlike his Plants vs. Zombies 2 counterpart, he does damage to zombies. The same applies to Garlic, Plantern, and Primal Sunflower.
- Sometimes, he gets +1 after damaging the zombie hero. This is most likely a glitch or developer oversight.