For the similar zombie in Plants vs. Zombies 2, see Knight Zombie.

Knight of the Living Dead is a premium rare zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Hearty IconHearty class. He costs 7BrainPvZH to play, and has 5StrengthPvZH/5HeartPvZH. He has the PvZH Armored IconArmored 2 trait, and does not have any abilities.


He is based on the zombie in Plants vs. Zombies 2 with a similar appearance.

His name is a portmanteau of "knight," the real-life position this is based on, and "Night of the Living Dead," a novelty horror movie made in 1968.


  • Class: Hearty
  • Tribes: History Sports Zombie
  • Trait: PvZH Armored IconArmored 2
  • Abilities: None
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare

Card description

He's both secretary and treasurer for the Knights of the Square Table.

Update history

Update 1.4.14

  • Brain cost change: 6BrainPvZH → 7BrainPvZH
  • Description change: Was originally KNIGHT of the Living Dead. Get it? Get it?

Update 1.14.13

  • Set - Rarity change: Basic - Common → Premium - Rare

Update 1.22.12

  • Tribe change: Knight → Sports



Knight of the Living Dead is one of the more unique high-cost cards in the game. Knight of the Living Dead's PvZH Armored IconArmored 2 trait provides near invulnerability against weaker attacks, allowing him to take no damage against plants with 2 strength or less such as Pair of Pears and Chomper. He is also unaffected by superpower tricks such as Sunburn, Power Pummel, and Mush-Boom, takes 1 damage from Berry Blast and Meteor Strike, 2 from Cherry Bomb, 3 from Precision Blast and Sizzle, and 4 from Hothead and Wall-Nut Bowling. You can also play him in Hot Lava or Spikeweed Sector to clog the lane without taking any damage.

Giving this PvZH Frenzy IconFrenzy via cards like Possessed, Coffee Zombie, or Maniacal Laugh (only usable as The Smash) will cause this zombie to power through almost any plant, so doing so is a good idea.

While this zombie does have the PvZH Armored IconArmored trait, you should watch out for instant-kill tricks such as Squash, Shamrocket, and Lawnmower. In addition, his basic stats are rather low for his expensive cost, and your opponent may have something to deal with him like a powered-up Super-Phat Beets by the time he can be played. Nevertheless, he can pose a huge threat to your opponent if boosted, but try to avoid playing him without any support.

As of update 1.22.12, he is now a sports zombie, meaning he synergizes with Team Mascot, who can boost his stats to more troublesome levels, and Zombie Coach, who can protect him if he fronting a plant that can somehow do enough damage to destroy him.


While he is a bit weak for his cost, his PvZH Armored IconArmored 2 trait makes him very hard to destroy. However, since instant-kill tricks bypass the PvZH Armored IconArmored trait, playing Squash or Lawnmower can get rid of him and save you a lot of trouble. Solar heroes can also use stat-reducing tricks such as Water Balloons and then destroy him with Whack-a-Zombie while bypassing his PvZH Armored IconArmored trait. As a temporary solution, you can Bounce him with Spring Bean or Jumping Bean as well as PvZH Frozen IconFreeze him with Iceberg Lettuce or Big Chill. Finally, a plant with 7 or more strength can destroy him in one hit, although the only way you can do it is to boost its strength such as Magnifying Grass and Super-Phat Beets. You can also play plants such as Briar Rose and Winter Squash to get rid of him easily.

Avoid using damaging tricks, especially Banana Bomb, as they will do little to nothing.

This zombie's threat is further increased with his addition into the sports tribe. If this zombie can't be dealt with, then try dealing with the Team Mascot that will boost him every turn.


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  • His description makes a pun on Knights of the Round Table, King Arthur's famed table in the Arthurian legend.
    • His old description makes a pun on the word "knight" in his name.
  • He has the highest PvZH Armored IconArmored stat in the game, with PvZH Armored IconArmored 2.
    • He is also the only card in the game with PvZH Armored IconArmored 2.
  • Prior to update 1.14.13, he was the most expensive basic card in the game.
  • He, Rodeo Gargantuar, and Zombot Stomp are all tied for the most expensive premium - rare cards in the game.
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