- For the similar zombie in the music video Stop Zombie Mouth!, see Vampire Imp.
- For the ancient variant, see Ancient Vimpire.
Vimpire is a premium rare zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Beastly class. He costs 3 to play, and has 2/3. He has the Frenzy trait, and his ability gives him +2/+2 every time he destroys a plant, unless he is destroyed in combat against one.
His name is a portmanteau of "Imp," referring to the type of zombie it is, and "vampire," the mythical creature he is dressed up as.
- Class: Beastly
- Tribes: Monster Imp Zombie
- Trait: Frenzy
- Ability: This gets +2/+2 when it destroys a plant.
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare
He vants to suck your chlorophyll.
- Tribe order change: Imp Monster → Monster Imp
Vimpire's self-boosting ability upon destroying a plant complements his Frenzy trait, as it makes him hit harder and essentially heal a little as well. If used correctly, Vimpire can become a very strong zombie, making him difficult to be destroyed. His cost of 3 brains allows him to be played in the earlier turns, where less powerful plants may still be played. Since Vimpire is part of the Beastly class, which has many efficient boosting cards like Yeti Lunchbox or Vitamin Z, it is easy to boost his stats to protect him.
If possible, try to play Vimpire in front of plants with low stats like Poison Mushroom to make it easier for him to destroy that plant, while not getting destroyed himself. Shroom for Two is one of the best candidates, as he can destroy both Puff-Shroom and Shroom for Two with default stats and get two boosts on the same turn.
If Vimpire is about to face a plant that may destroy him, you can either reduce that plant's strength with cards like Nibble, Landscaper, or Stupid Cupid, move Vimpire away with Smoke Bomb, or play bonus attack cards like Lurch for Lunch to instantly activate his ability if he has enough strength to destroy that plant. If the aforementioned options are not viable, play instant-kill cards like Locust Swarm to save Vimpire.
As he is part of the Imp tribe, using him with Toxic Waste Imp allows him to easily destroy any plant he hurts. The Deadly trait from Toxic Waste Imp's ability does activate Vimpire's ability as well. Using him with Imp Commander allows you to draw a card with each attack on your opponent, which is not going to be very hard if Vimpire has gained enough strength to plow through most plants. Remember though, only Brain Freeze can do both of these normally.
Pairing this with Biodome Botanist can give this card a boost for 1 damage, or even no damage if the plant made is frozen or Vimpire does a bonus attack, while pairing him with Ancient Vimpire will give him +4/+4 after he destroys the plant.
Speaking of Ancient Vimpire, since he is completely superior to Vimpire in every aspect aside from its cost, there is no reason to use Vimpire anymore aside from using him as another Frenzy zombie for Ancient Vimpire's ability.
As for counters, there are plenty for Vimpire. If it is unboosted, Whack-a-Zombie or Berry Blast can be played. If it has been boosted too much, Shamrocket can instantly dispose of him. However, the biggest counter for him is Garlic, as it will instantly destroy Vimpire if he hurts it, so be wary if you are facing a Guardian hero.
Do not play weak plants in front of him, especially Shroom for Two and Pair of Pears, since he will boost a fair amount when he destroys them to the extent that he will get to be immortal and it will be very difficult to take him down. Pear Cub is another bad choice, as Vimpire gains enough strength after destroying Pear Cub, and due to his Frenzy trait, he is able to destroy Grizzly Pear and do damage to you, all in a single turn of combat.
If he has been played recently, try to counter him with strong plants, but if that is not suitable, then play a card that either does enough damage, or instantly destroys him, such as Cherry Bomb, Squash, Berry Blast, Meteor Strike, or Whack-a-Zombie. Shamrocket can also be used if he gets boosted too much.
Using Garlic against this will instantly destroy him, but be careful as your opponent may have cards to either destroy, Bounce, or move Garlic, or move Vimpire first.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Vimpire.
- The card description saying "want" as "vant" is a reference to the stereotypical vampire accent, where the letter W is pronounced as a V.
- In addition, chlorophyll is the green pigment in the chloroplasts of plants, which is what gives plants their green color, making it similar to blood in a way.
- He and Ancient Vimpire are the only Imps in the game to have the Frenzy trait naturally.
- His old design showed him sticking out his tongue.
- He still uses his tongue for his boosting animation, but not in his idle animation.
- Him, Vampire Zombie, Count Chompula, Baron von Bats, Vampire Flower, Vampire Imp, Vampweed, and Ancient Vimpire are the only characters based on vampires.
- Out of all these, he and Ancient Vimpire are the only ones to be in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes.