The sarcophagus is a type of armor that offers Pharaoh Zombie a complete protection in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It is also used by the Mummified Gargantuar as a primary weapon to crush plants. Sarcophagi are box-like funeral receptacles for corpses, most commonly carved in stone, and displayed above ground, though it may also be buried.


The sarcophagus absorbs 60 normal damage shots and its appearance changes upon absorbing 20 and 40 normal damage shots before breaking at 60 normal damage shots. When destroyed, the Pharaoh Zombie moves faster.



  • It is the second toughest protective item in Plants vs. Zombies 2, with the strongest ones being the Knight Zombie's helmet, Blockhead Zombie's ice block and Jurassic Fossilhead's fossil skull.
    • Despite this, they can take an instant kill to be destroyed, but the Knight Zombie's helmet, Blockhead Zombie ice block, and the Jurassic Fossilhead's fossil skull can take one instant kill to be destroyed with its zombie.
      • This is because the sarcophagus has its own individual health bar.
  • The sarcophagus used by the Mummified Gargantuar contains a Mummy Zombie, while the normal sarcophagus contains a Pharaoh Zombie.
  • It can protect the zombie inside from instant kills, and the Pharaoh Zombie moves faster once the sarcophagus breaks.
  • It has the face of Crazy Dave on it.
  • If a zombie is wearing this, it appears to only have holes for arms and legs. It is a mystery how the zombie inside is able to eat, while there is no hole for a mouth.
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