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Shieldcrusher Viking

Shieldcrusher VikingH
Statistics
StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health BrainPvZH Cost
5 5 5
Set Premium
Rarity Legendary
Class PvZH Brainy Icon
Tribe Mustache Pirate Zombie
Traits PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye
Abilities When this hurts the Plant Hero, empty their Block Meter.
Been crushing shields since the 9th Century. Has gotten pretty darn good at it.

Shieldcrusher Viking is a premium legendary zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Brainy IconBrainy class. He costs 5BrainPvZH to play, and has 5StrengthPvZH/5HeartPvZH. He has the PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye trait, and his ability depletes the plant hero's Super-Block Meter every time he does damage to them.

Origins

He is based on a Viking, a Norse seafarer who raided and traded from the Vikings' Scandinavian homelands across wide areas of northern, central and Eastern Europe, during the late 8th to the late 11th centuries.

His name is a combination of the words "shieldcrusher," referring to his ability, and "Viking," the historical person he was based on.

Statistics

  • Class: Brainy
  • Tribes: Mustache Pirate Zombie
  • Trait: PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye
  • Ability: When this hurts the Plant Hero, empty their Block Meter.
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Legendary

Card description

Been crushing shields since the 9th Century. Has gotten pretty darn good at it.

Update history

Update 1.2.11

  • Tribe change: History → Pirate

Strategies

With

Shieldcrusher Viking is a powerful zombie and shines on many decks due to his relatively good stats of 5StrengthPvZH/5HeartPvZH, the PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye trait, and most importantly, his ability, which depletes your opponent's Super-Block Meter completely. Using him early on can really struggle the plant hero, but later on can be used for powerful support against tougher plants. Although, using every brain on him early might not be a good plan, especially against PvZH Solar IconSolar or PvZH Kabloom IconKabloom heroes who can use tricks such as Sizzle to destroy him. To play him safely, use him with Teleport whenever an open lane is available. However, the plant hero might be able to read your action of saving so many brains, or take advantage and boost some plants. Remember that it is best to play him early, because his ability is useless when your opponent has no more blocks available.

The safest and best lane to play him is on the heights, as his ability allows other zombie fighters to damage your opponent with little worry about them blocking and avoiding taking damage, as well as granting him immunity to Lawnmower and Precision Blast.

If you are playing as Rustbolt, you can play him on turn 3 if you use the Flag Zombie and Brain Vendor combo. He can cause massive destruction that will destroy nearly every plant during this time, as the only instant-kill tricks available on turn 3 is Shamrocket. Play him in an empty lane to deal easy five damage to the hero. You can also use Lurch for Lunch, or any card that causes a bonus attack to easily take out plants that stand in the way.

Since he is a pirate zombie, you can also put him in a Super Brainz pirate deck with Swashbuckler Zombie and Zombot Plank Walker.

Against

Due to his decent stats, he is very difficult to handle if he is played on the 5th turn. You can't block his attack either, as he has the PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye trait, making him even more dangerous.

You can either play tricks that can instantly destroy him like Squash, Shamrocket, Lawnmower, Sizzle, or the Winter Squash + Iceberg Lettuce combo, or have a plant with 5 strength or more to destroy him at once.

Bouncing him should be a last resort option, as your opponent can just play him again.

Gallery

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Trivia

  • He is the only pirate zombie in the Brainy class.
  • He was also the only zombie with the ability to cause the phrase "Drained!" to appear when it hurts the plant hero without glitches.
    • Sometimes, the phrase "Drained!" is displayed after Soul Patch is destroyed, due to a glitch.
  • He strongly resembles one of the zombies in the Viking World from Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars.
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