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 it is its 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 1200 damage per shot and its appearance changes upon absorbing 400 and 800 damage per shot before breaking at 1200 damage per shot. When destroyed, the Pharaoh Zombie that is within it moves faster.



  • It is the third toughest protective item in Plants vs. Zombies 2, with the second strongest ones being the Knight Zombie's helmet, Blockhead Zombie's ice block, and Jurassic Fossilhead's fossil skull, and the strongest being Brickhead Zombie's brick and all of its variants.
    • Despite this, the sarcophagus itself takes an instant kill to be destroyed, but the previously mentioned stronger protective items can take one instant kill to be destroyed with its respective 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 (Up to 1800 dps), 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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