For the zombie with a similar name, see Walrus Zombie.
Walrus Rider is a premium rare zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the Sneaky class. It costs 5 to play and has 3/4. It has the Anti-Hero 3 and Amphibious traits, and does not have any abilities. Its closest plant counterpart is Poison Oak.
It is based on a walrus, a large flippered marine mammal with a discontinuous distribution about the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean and subarctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere.
- Class: Sneaky
- Tribes: Imp Pet Zombie
- Traits: Amphibious, Anti-Hero 3
- Abilities: None
- Set - Rarity: Premium - Rare
A walrus seemed the obvious choice. After all, horses don't go on land *and* water.
- Set - Rarity change: Basic - Uncommon → Premium - Rare
- Tribe order change: Pet Imp → Imp Pet
Walrus Rider can be considered to be a more expensive version of Stealthy Imp, trading 2 additional brains and the lack of the Gravestone trait for 1 more strength, 2 more health, and Amphibious. You will most likely find Walrus Rider's Amphibious trait to be a key point when choosing one over the other, as Walrus Rider's increased health is more or less negated by its lack of protection against tricks, and both of the cards have poor stats for their cost anyway. Using this against Solar Flare, Chompzilla, or Captain Combustible can lead to an easy win, due to their lack of Amphibious plants and its resistance of a Berry Blast, You just need to watch out of Squash though, which 2 out of 3 heroes have.
As a pet zombie, Walrus Rider can also find a place in Brain Freeze's pet deck, providing synergies with Cat Lady and Zookeeper. Additionally, Walrus Rider is classified as an Imp, which can synergize with Imp Commander and Toxic Waste Imp.
If you are facing against Walrus Rider on the aquatic lane, Sweet Potato or Whipvine can use their abilities to move Walrus Rider into another lane, removing him from the aquatic lane and blocking one attack. Banana Peel is also a better option. This is useful if you are Chompzilla or Captain Combustible since they lack Amphibious fighters. It is recommended to try and destroy this zombie quickly after, as Sneaky heroes have access to Smoke Bomb to move Walrus Rider back to the aquatic lane, while Super Brainz can play Carried Away to move Walrus Rider back to the aquatic lane and do heavy damage to your hero.
Additionally, using Squash, Whack-a-Zombie (only if Walrus Rider is facing a plant on its lane), or Sizzle can deal with Walrus Rider easily. You can also use Cherry Bomb if there are other zombies nearby.
- The Imp on the walrus is very reminiscent to the one on Dodo Rider Zombie.