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 attempts to hit flying zombies, but they still receive damage from the explosions.
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.
Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.
SUN COST: 225
SPECIAL: Bomb Chain Multiplier
PLANT FOOD POWER: Damage
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.
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.
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.
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%.
|Sun Cost||Recharge||Toughness||Damage||Bomb Timer||Explosion Radius||Bomb Chain |
|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%|
- Chance to Boost
- Damage Pierce
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 land on 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, Slowdown plants 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.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Stickybomb Rice.
- Despite being refered to with feminine pronouns in her almanac entry, Stickybomb Rice is referred to with masculine pronouns in an offical Reddit post.
- 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.