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Plant Stickybomb Rice to lob sticky rice bombs.

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Stickybomb Rice is a plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 introduced in the 8.6.1 update. Stickybomb Rice is able to lob clumps of explosive rice both in front of and behind her every 1.75 - 2 seconds.

This explosive rice pins and stuns the target in place, detonates on after a set amount of time, and can be stacked up to three times, dealing up to 3x damage. Explosions from these sticky bombs have a 15% chance to chain and detonate other sticky bombs.

Stickybomb Rice can also attack zombies in two adjacent lanes, one at a time, similar to Dandelion. The projectile cannot be deflected by Jester Zombie and Parasol Zombie, nor can be blocked by Shield Zombie's shield. Additionally, since the projectile sticks to the ground, Stickybomb Rice never attempted to hit flying zombies, but they still receive damage from the explosions.

Origins

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Stickybomb rice is based on the rice plant, specifically the glutinous rice (Oryza sativa var. glutinosa) (also known as sticky rice), a variety of the Asian rice (Oryza sativa) grown mainly in Southeast and East Asia, Northeastern India and Bhutan which has opaque grains, very low amylose content, and is especially sticky when cooked. It is called glutinous in the sense of being glue-like or sticky which is why it is also called "sticky rice".

She is also based on the sticky bomb, known as the the "Grenade, Hand, Anti-Tank No. 74", commonly known as the S.T. grenade. It was a British hand grenade used during World War II as a anti-tank weapon. The bombs can attach itself to tanks and other types of vehicle and explode, which a reference to how the Stickybomb Rice projectiles can stick on the zombies and explode.

Almanac entry

Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.

Stickybomb Rice

SUN COST: 225
RECHARGE: 10

TOUGHNESS: 300
DAMAGE: 40

Special: Bomb Chain Multiplier
PLANT FOOD POWER: Damage

FAMILY: Arma-mint

Stickybomb Rice lobs sticky rice bombs with timers at zombies.

Special: exploding sticky bombs trigger other sticky bombs
Stickybomb Rice has extreme confidence in bombs, rice, and the abstract concept of stickiness. She's published scholarly articles about all three.


Upgrades

Plant Food effect

When given Plant Food, Stickybomb Rice will lob the amount of sticky bombs equal to how many non-flying zombies on the lawn and each will latch on one of the non-flying zombies.

Costume (China only)

Stickybomb Rice's costumed Plant food effect makes her lob large purple blobs of rice. These purple balls of rice explode in a 3x3 area and knocks back all zombies within that area.

Arma-mint effect

When boosted by Arma-mint, Stickybomb Rice will deal an additional 175 damage per shot, her Plant Food effect will deal an additional 575 damage per shot, and her bomb chain chance is increased by 25%.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge Toughness Damage Bomb Timer Explosion Radius Bomb Chain
Chance
Normal Plant Food Normal Plant Food
1 0 0 225 10 seconds 300 dps 40 dps 120 dps 1.25 seconds 3 seconds 1.5 tiles 15%
2 50 200 350 dps 55 dps 165 dps 1.525 tiles 17%
3 100 9 seconds 400 dps 70 dps 210 dps 2 seconds 1.55 tiles 18%
4 200 175 450 dps 85 dps 255 dps 3.5 seconds 1.575 tiles 19%
5 300 550 dps 100 dps 300 dps 2.75 seconds 1.6 tiles 20%
6 400 8 seconds 600 dps 115 dps 345 dps 1.625 tiles 21%
7 500 150 650 dps 130 dps 390 dps 3.5 seconds 4 seconds 1.65 tiles 22%
8 600 7 seconds 700 dps 145 dps 435 dps 1.675 tiles 23%
9 800 6 seconds 800 dps 160 dps 480 dps 4.25 seconds 1.7 tiles 24%
10 1,000 5 seconds 900 dps 175 dps 525 dps 4.25 seconds 1.725 tiles 25%

Level Upgrade (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
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Viscosity Enhancement
Increases the stun time by 1 second, as well as the probability for chain explosions by 10%.
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Combat Training
Stickybomb Rice gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
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Super Sticky
Further increases the stun time, and probability for chain explosions by twice the amount. (2 seconds and 20% respectively)
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Cell Activation
Stickybomb Rice gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).
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Ability Awaken
Stickybomb Rice may be boosted when planted.
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Fighting Power
Stickybomb Rice gains another 50% more attack power and health (250% of initial).
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Super Sized Sticky Rice
Has a chance to lob a large ball of sticky rice which will explode upon contact, dealing a large amount of damage to the target and up to two adjacent zombies.
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Fighting Power
Stickybomb Rice gains another 50% more attack power and health (300% of initial).


Strategies

Stickybomb Rice attacks zombies in adjacent lanes, stalls them, and explodes her projectiles all at the same time. Unlike most lobbed-shot plants, her projectiles cannot be deflected by Jester Zombie, Parasol Zombie, or Shield Zombie, allowing her use against these types of zombies.

She works well in tandem with Tile Turnip combos, especially with multiples of her on the lawn. When combined, it can stall the horde before dealing massive damage to all zombies caught in the explosion.

She also works well with Turkey-pult. When the zombie is unable to move due to being stuck by her projectile, Turkey-pult's turkies would have time to deal damage without getting eaten at that time.

As she is able to attack in front and behind her, she is a solution to deal with prospector zombies and zombies affected by pterodactyls. Even if the zombies landed at the other side of the lawn, Stickybomb Rice can still stall and defeat them without any trouble. You could also find her useful in early game when you are stalling zombies and planting down sun producing plants.

Take note that as with all Lobber plants, she is vulnerable to fast zombies such as Zombie Chicken, charging All-Star Zombies, and enraged Newspaper Zombie. For these types of zombies, Wall plants like Wall-nut, Slowing plant like Stallia, and Stun plants such as Stunion should be used to wall them. Lastly, although the explosion can take out flying zombies such as Jetpack Zombie and Balloon Zombie or zombies forced into the air via Spring Bean or Breakdancer Zombie, she cannot target them on her own, so make sure she is paired with either Chard Guard to push the flying zombies back into the explosive radius or Blover and Draftodil to kill them directly.

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Trivia

  • If the zombie has the number of stickybomb rice projectile stuck to it which is the number of projectiles required to guarantee a one hit kill, Stickybomb Rice then lobs her projectile to the next leftmost zombie in her lane.
  • Stickybomb Rice's lobbing and Plant Food effect's animation are somewhat similar to Sap-fling's.
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