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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 Icon.pngHearty class. He can also be transformed by Zombie King. He costs 7BrainPvZH.png to play and has 5StrengthPvZH.png/5HeartPvZH.png. He has the PvZH Armored Icon.pngArmored 2 trait and does not have any abilities.


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He is based on Knight Zombie in Plants vs. Zombies 2. But in this game, he also holds a broken lance and a tiny shield. Overall, Knight of the Living Dead bears more resemblance to Cavalry Zombie (who also holds a lance).

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

His description makes a pun on the Knights of the Round Table, King Arthur's famed table in the Arthurian legend, while his old description emphasizes the word "knight" in his name to make a pun.

The lance he holds is a reference to jousting, a sport that existed since the Middle Ages. This explains why he is in the sports tribe.


  • Class: Hearty
  • Tribes: History Sports Zombie
  • Trait: PvZH Armored Icon.pngArmored 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.png → 7BrainPvZH.png
  • 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. While his stats and lack of abilities aren't very remarkable, Knight of the Living Dead's biggest appeal is his PvZH Armored Icon.pngArmored 2 trait, watering down even the strongest of plants and tricks and surviving (with Gravitree being the only exception without transforming Knight of the Living Dead), and straight out nullifying everything that does 2 damage or less at once: Pair of Pears (and Pear Pal), Sunburn, Mush-Boom, Power PummelHot Lava, Moonbean, and Spikeweed Sector, to name a few.

Knight of the Living Dead will be a big threat with the help of stat boosts and additional traits. Sports synergy with Team Mascot and Zombie Coach also helps, as they both benefit Knight of the Living Dead.

However, Knight of the Living Dead has a crippling weakness: his cost. You will have to hold out for very long to play Knight of the Living Dead, and even if you do, you will most likely be unable to play anything else. Since there is so much a single Knight of the Living Dead can do on the turn he is played, your opponent will be able to easily set up defense and defeat you.

Therefore, using Zombie King to transform zombies into Knights of the Living Dead instead is a better idea than playing Knight of the Living Dead, as you will have them on the field earlier - even more so as Rustbolt because of the PvZH Brainy Icon.pngBrainy class' methods of making extra brains.


While his stats are low for his cost, his PvZH Armored Icon.pngArmored 2 trait makes him very hard to destroy with brute force. The best answer would be to use instant-kill cards like Squash, Winter Squash, and Briar Rose, being able to bypass the PvZH Armored Icon.pngArmored trait. Of course, a transforming card also helps, but these options are limited.

If instant-kills are unavailable, the second best option would be to use a Bouncing card such as Jumping Bean, Jelly Bean (Evolved), or Spring Bean. Since he costs so much and does not have a "When played" ability, your opponent will likely not replay him in favor of another zombie. Watch out for Rustbolt, though; since he can get extra brains very easily, Bouncing Knight of the Living dead will have little impact if he manages to do that.

As for using plants, very few will be able to remove him, or at least cause an exchange. The best plant to use would be Gravitree, as it can destroy him in one attack and survive at the same time; while other plants like Magnifying Grass and Super-Phat Beets can be used too, they have to rely on their abilities. If your plant needs an extra turn to destroy him, just PvZH Frozen Icon.pngFreeze him with whatever card available.


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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Knight of the Living Dead
China Simplified Chinese 活死人骑士
Traditional Chinese 活死人之騎士
France French Chevalier mort-vivant
Germany German Ritter der lebenden Toten
Italy Italian Cavaliere dei morti viventi
Japan Japanese 死霊のナイト
South Korea Korean 시체의 기사
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Cavaleiro Morto-Vivo
Russia Russian Короля живых мертвецов
Spain Spanish Caballero de los muertos vivientes


  • He has the highest PvZH Armored Icon.pngArmored stat in the game, with PvZH Armored Icon.pngArmored 2.
  • Prior to update 1.14.13, he was the most expensive basic card in the game.
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