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For the modern-day variant, see Vimpire.

Ancient Vimpire (Metallicized version) is a colossal super-rare zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Beastly Icon.pngBeastly class. It costs 4BrainPvZH.png to play and has 3StrengthPvZH.png/4HeartPvZH.png. It has the Amphibious and PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy traits, and its ability gives any zombie with the PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy trait, including it, +2StrengthPvZH.png/+2HeartPvZH.png when that zombie destroys a plant and survives. This ability stacks with each Ancient Vimpire on the field and persists until all Ancient Vimpires are removed from the field.


  • Class: Beastly
  • Tribes: Imp Monster Zombie
  • Traits: Amphibious, PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy
  • Ability: When any Zombie with PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy destroys a Plant, that Zombie gets +2StrengthPvZH.png/+2HeartPvZH.png.
  • Set - Rarity: Colossal - Super-Rare

Card description

Vimpirism - an ancient curse evolved from the dawn of time.

Update history

Update 1.22.12

  • Added to the game.



Ancient Vimpire is a very powerful zombie. Not only does it have greater stats than a normal Vimpire and the Amphibious trait, but Ancient Vimpire gives +2StrengthPvZH.png/+2HeartPvZH.png to any PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy zombie that destroys a plant rather than only itself. A Vimpire will get boosted twice by it, provided it destroys a plant.

Being a member of the Beastly class, Ancient Vimpire's has synergy with Gargantuar decks with Smashing Gargantuar and PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy cards such as Maniacal Laugh and Area 22.

The Smash is the best hero to use with Ancient Vimpire as the PvZH Hearty Icon.pngHearty class also contains PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy zombies, such as Wannabe Hero, and tricks which give fighters PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy, such as Going Viral. A deadly combo is using this along with Coffee Zombie as he will give all zombies PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy, making it much easier to activate Ancient Vimpire's ability and thus, resulting in great damage to your opponent

Note that Ancient Vimpire will give boosts to zombies with PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy if they destroy a plant in any way, not just by attacking. An example of such a combo is playing Zombot 1000 with Smashing Gargantuar on the field, giving it +2StrengthPvZH.png/+2HeartPvZH.png for each plant it destroys. With extremely high stats and the PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy trait, it will be very unlikely for your opponent to stop it without hard removal.

Since it has a very dangerous ability, your opponent is most likely going to prioritize destroying it. You can either have it in the Zombie Tricks Phase via Teleport and Teleportation Zombie as Immorticia, Graveyard as Brain Freeze, or protect it from tricks with Parasol Zombie.

However, just like Vimpire, it will be instantly destroyed if it attacks Garlic, so either destroy Garlic, or avoid playing Ancient Vimpire on the lane with him. It is also recommended to Bounce or move Garlic out of Ancient Vimpire's lane, or move Ancient Vimpire out of Garlic's lane.


Taking out Ancient Vimpire should be a priority. Much like a normal Vimpire, just destroying one plant can already give the zombie a huge boost. The simple fact that Ancient Vimpire's ability works with any and all PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy zombies makes this a huge threat, making already powerful zombies even more powerful.

There are not many early-to-mid game options to deal with this zombie if it is played on the water lane other than Guacodile, so it is recommended to play tricks instead. Due to its natural 3StrengthPvZH.png, it is vulnerable to Whack-a-Zombie while unboosted. Shamrocket or Squash can dispose of it before other PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy zombies get boosted, and Doom-Shroom or The Great Zucchini can help handle the situation if there are too many tough zombies for you to handle.

An alternate solution is to boost your plants to make them survive attacks from the PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy zombies, rendering Ancient Vimpire's ability useless. However, you will need great resources and powerful tempo from the start to use this strategy.

You could also Bounce Ancient Vimpire so it does not boost PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy zombies. This won't deter the opponent from playing him in the next turn, so beware.

You can also play Garlic on the lane with Ancient Vimpire so it will instantly be destroyed if it hurts him, but be careful as the zombie hero may have cards to help Ancient Vimpire survive, so use this strategy only when you are very sure that the opponent can't do anything to it.


In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Ancient Vimpire
China Simplified Chinese 远古吸血僵尸
Traditional Chinese 遠古吸血鬼
France French Diablo-crocs archaïque
Germany German Uralter Wicht-Vampir
Italy Italian Vampirello antico
Japan Japanese 古代のバンパイア
South Korea Korean 고대 빔파이어
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Zumpirinho Ancestral
Russia Russian Древний Вампиренок
Spain Spanish Vampidito antiguo


  • When it is played, every zombie with the PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy trait will have their PvZH Frenzy Icon.png icon pop up as if the zombies had gained PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy again.

See also

V · T · E Zombies in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Beastly Icon.png Beastly
Heroes Brain Freeze · Electric Boogaloo · The Smash · Immorticia
Common Skunk Punk · Pied Piper · Zookeeper · Dolphin Rider · Locust Swarm
Premium Dog Walker · Nibble · Snorkel Zombie · Yeti Lunchbox · Haunting Zombie · Loudmouth · B-flat
Galactic Total Eclipse · Alien Ooze · Surfer Zombie
Colossal Haunting Ghost
Triassic Goat · Vengeful Cyborg
Premium Squirrel Herder · Vimpire · Vitamin Z · Kangaroo Rider · Smashing Gargantuar
Galactic Biodome Botanist · Cosmic Yeti
Colossal Primordial Cheese Shover
Triassic Killer Whale
Premium Cat Lady · Zombie Yeti · Deep Sea Gargantuar · Maniacal Laugh
Galactic Cheese Cutter · Cyborg Zombie · Area 22
Colossal Extinction Event · Ancient Vimpire
Triassic Hunting Grounds
Premium Nurse Gargantuar · Octo Zombie · Zombot 1000
Galactic Interstellar Bounty Hunter · Supernova Gargantuar
Colossal Mondo Bronto
Triassic Gargantuar-Throwing Gargantuar
Event Cards Fraidy Cat · Secret Agent · Energy Drink Zombie · Synchronized Swimmer · Hover-Goat 3000 · Overstuffed Zombie · Sneezing Zombie · King of the Grill
Token Cards Zom-Bats
Superpowers Frozen Tundra · Slammin' Smackdown · Stayin' Alive · Witch's Familiar · Acid Rain · Evaporate · Galvanize
PvZH Brainy Icon.png Brainy
Heroes Super Brainz · Rustbolt · Professor Brainstorm · Immorticia · Huge-Gigantacus
Common Cardboard Robot Zombie · Paparazzi Zombie · Lurch for Lunch · Fun-Dead Raiser · Drum Major
Premium Chimney Sweep · Beam Me Up · Cell Phone Zombie · Pool Shark · Zombot Drone Engineer · Brain Vendor · Mountain Climber
Galactic Cryo-Brain · Medulla Nebula · Moonwalker
Colossal Copter Commando
Triassic Mustache Waxer · Pirate's Booty
Premium Gentleman Zombie · Kite Flyer · Gadget Scientist · Hail-a-Copter · Wizard Gargantuar
Galactic Cosmic Scientist · Triplication
Colossal Zom-Blob
Triassic Mustache Monument
Premium Electrician · Rocket Science · Mad Chemist · Portal Technician
Galactic Neutron Imp · Transformation Station · Wormhole Gatekeeper
Colossal Evolutionary Leap · Parasol Zombie
Triassic Duckstache
Premium Teleport · Shieldcrusher Viking · Trickster
Galactic Interdimensional Zombie · Teleportation Zombie
Colossal Gargantuar Mime
Triassic Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur
Event Cards Leprechaun Imp · Regifting Zombie · Trick-or-Treater · Thinking Cap · Kitchen Sink Zombie · Bad Moon Rising
Token Cards Pot of Gold · Space Cadet · Zom-Bats
Superpowers Carried Away · Shrink Ray · Eureka · Witch's Familiar · Terror-Former 10,000 · Cut Down to Size · Summoning · Telepathy · Iron Boarder · Teleportation Station
PvZH Crazy Icon.png Crazy
Heroes Electric Boogaloo · Impfinity · Professor Brainstorm · Z-Mech
Basic Cards Backup Dancer · Bungee Plumber · Cuckoo Zombie · Disco Zombie · Flamenco Zombie
Premium Tennis Champ · Unlife of the Party · Conga Zombie · Newspaper Zombie · Cakesplosion · Orchestra Conductor · Foot Soldier Zombie
Galactic Loose Cannon · Meteor Z · Space Ninja
Colossal Mystery Egg · Sugary Treat
Triassic Trapper Territory
Premium Exploding Imp · Jester · Zombot's Wrath · The Chickening · Imp-Throwing Gargantuar
Galactic Final Mission · Cosmic Dancer
Colossal Gizzard Lizard
Triassic Disco Dance Floor
Premium Aerobics Instructor · Abracadaver · Fireworks Zombie · Disco-Tron 3000
Galactic Disco-Naut · Moon Base Z · Gas Giant
Colossal Quickdraw Con Man
Triassic Grave Robber · Zombie's Best Friend
Premium Barrel of Deadbeards · Valkyrie · Gargantuars' Feast
Galactic Quasar Wizard · Binary Stars
Colossal Tankylosaurus
Triassic Headhunter
Event Cards Exploding Fruitcake · Unexpected Gifts · Stupid Cupid · Frankentuar · Gargantuar-Throwing Imp · Hippity Hop Gargantuar
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Captain Deadbeard
Superpowers Stayin' Alive · Triple Threat · Eureka · Missile Madness · Brute Strength · Dance Off · Electrobolt
PvZH Hearty Icon.png Hearty
Heroes Rustbolt · The Smash · Neptuna · Z-Mech
Common Baseball Zombie · Rolling Stone · Conehead · Team Mascot · Medic
Premium Arm Wrestler · Camel Crossing · Flag Zombie · Terrify · Trash Can Zombie · Buckethead · Ra Zombie
Galactic Cone Zone · Celestial Custodian · Screen Door Zombie
Colossal Healthy Treat · Zombie Middle Manager
Triassic Leftovers
Premium Sumo Wrestler · Zombie Coach · Monster Mash · Knight of the Living Dead · Rodeo Gargantuar
Galactic Escape through Time · Cosmic Sports Star
Colossal Primeval Yeti
Triassic Lost Colosseum
Premium Landscaper · Weed Spray · All-Star Zombie · Coffee Zombie
Galactic Black Hole · Genetic Experiment · Planetary Gladiator
Colossal Jurassic Fossilhead
Triassic Knockout · Turquoise Skull Zombie
Premium Zombie King · Undying Pharaoh · Wannabe Hero
Galactic Intergalactic Warlord · Zombot Battlecruiser 5000
Colossal Stompadon
Triassic Chum Champion
Event Cards Zombology Teacher · Gargologist · Turkey Rider · Going Viral · Bonus Track Buckethead · Defensive End
Token Cards Octo-Pet
Superpowers Shrink Ray · Slammin' Smackdown · Octo-Pult · Missile Madness · Heroic Health · Possessed · Rock Wall
PvZH Sneaky Icon.png Sneaky
Heroes Brain Freeze · Super Brainz · Impfinity · Neptuna · Huge-Gigantacus
Common Imp · Mini-Ninja · Smoke Bomb · Fishy Imp · Smelly Zombie
Premium Headstone Carver · Zombie Chicken · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Backyard Bounce · Stealthy Imp · Firefighter
Galactic Graveyard · Ice Pirate · Frosty Mustache
Colossal Swabbie · Barrel of Barrels
Triassic Monkey Smuggler
Premium Imp Commander · Barrel Roller Zombie · Surprise Gargantuar · Walrus Rider · Zombot Stomp
Galactic Cosmic Imp · Space Pirate
Colossal Blowgun Imp
Triassic Buried Treasure
Premium Toxic Waste Imp · Line Dancing Zombie · Pogo Bouncer · Tomb Raiser Zombie
Galactic Ducky Tube Zombie · Dr. Spacetime · Laser Base Alpha
Colossal Cursed Gargolith
Triassic Excavator Zombie · Unthawed Viking
Premium Mixed-Up Gravedigger · Zombot Sharktronic Sub · Zombot Plank Walker
Galactic Space Cowboy · Cryo-Yeti
Colossal Zombot Aerostatic Gondola
Triassic Raiding Raptor
Event Cards Imposter · Fire Rooster · Imp-Throwing Imp · Captain Flameface · Zombie High Diver · Trapper Zombie
Token Cards Impfinity Clone · Octo-Pet
Superpowers Frozen Tundra · Carried Away · Triple Threat · Octo-Pult · Terror-Former 10,000 · In-Crypted · Super Stench · Dolphinado · Ice Moon
Tokens Zombie · Returned Octo Zombie
Superpowers Flick-a-Plant · Get Well · Motivate