Imp Commander is a premium rare zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Sneaky class. He costs 3 to play, and has 2/4. He does not have any traits, and his ability gives the zombie hero a card every time an Imp zombie, including him, does damage to the plant hero. This ability persists until all Imp Commanders are removed from the field.
He is based on a commander (specifically, the pirate commander), a person who is in charge of something, especially an officer in charge of a particular group of a military operation.
His description mentions the term Napoleon Complex, named after Napoleon Bonaparte, which describes a theoretical condition occurring in people of short stature. This references the prominent short stature that all Imps possess, as well as the common misconception regarding Napoleon's height. In addition, it could be a nod to this zombie's hat, which bears a resemblance to Napoleon's hat.
- Class: Sneaky
- Tribes: Pirate Imp Zombie
- Traits: None
- Ability: When an Imp hurts the Plant Hero, draw a card.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare
He's got a bit of a Napoleon Complex. Obviously.
- Rarity change: Uncommon → Common
- Set - Rarity change: Basic - Common → Premium - Rare
For a 3-cost zombie, Imp Commander can be quite tanky and hard to destroy. He has decent health and can fight back. However, Imp Commander's main role on the battlefield is to set up an Imp-powered "draw engine", allowing the player to quickly draw additional cards and maintain hand advantage. For this to work, however, the player will need to have a steady source of Imp cards on their hand.
Brain Freeze and Impfinity are good candidates for achieving this task: The former has Vimpire and Loudmouth, two solid Beastly Imps that can aid others as well as hold their own in battle, while the latter has Imp-Throwing Gargantuar, not to mention his signature superpower which can quickly swarm the field with Imps. Playing Toxic Waste Imp can really make an impact as well, as Imp Commander will get Deadly. Hot Dog Imp, Space Cowboy and Loose Cannon (the latter only as Impfinity) can attack your opponent directly using their Strikethrough or Overshoot traits, guaranteeing a card per hit unless your opponent blocks.
Using Swashbuckler Zombie and Captain Flameface will also benefit greatly, as Imp Commander is also a pirate zombie. Using a combination of this and Imps can easily provide a decent strategy for any Sneaky zombie hero. Neptuna can use cards such as Camel Crossing to keep this and other Imps alive. Super Brainz can Teleport in more Imps to avoid plants and use Lurch for Lunch for extra attacks.
If you see this zombie on the field, destroy him quickly with a powerful plant or a trick that does 4 or more damage at once. Zapricot is arguably the best plant to play in this case, as it can be played on the same turn as him. As of tricks, Whack-a-Zombie is a good one. Additionally, try to block all lanes if there are Imps on the field, so that they (except for Hot Dog Imp and Loose Cannon) cannot damage your hero, thus preventing him from drawing cards.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Imp Commander.
- He is seen piloting Zombot Plank Walker.
- If the player looks close enough, they can see a doubloon behind Imp Commander, which he throws when activating his ability.