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Survival Endless Ultimate Strategies

Once you've seen this page, it means you're either a game pro or one that would like to be one. Here's the just the ultimate strategies for you to Terminate Plants Vs Zombies' hottest mini game: Survival Endless. In this post, we talk about the advanced strategies in Survival Endless only. If you wanna be a pro about this, just read on.

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Plants Vs Zombies Survival Endless 200 Flags and Beyond

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Plants Vs Zombies Strategy (For Starters)

Preface of Survial Endless Ultimate Strategies

When You are reading this hub, I presume you have read the hub Plants Vs Zombies Strategyalready, or you probably cannot fully understand what I am saying. I have talked much about that on that hub. This hub is just created for Passionate Players who'd like to survive 200 flags and beyond. That's why I dedicate days to prepare for this hub. I strongly suggest you read that hub first.

The Show Begins.

Setup Discussion

The Best Setup I figured out so far.(click to enlarge)

The Best Setup I figured out so far.(click to enlarge)

My Story

It's been weeks for me to figure out the best way to survive as many flags as possible. Everything has been tried except one strategy, Using Cob Cannon as the main weapon. I thought it's feasible for it's doom power. My friend Empty just made me even more confident about this. I love this kinda challenge which makes me passionate.I love this kinda feeling.

How to Survive 200 Flags and Beyond

FAQs About This Setup

  • Why use 8 cob cannons?

According to the experiment, this is the minimum amount. Of course, you can plant more than this number.

  • Why use 2 Gloomy-shrooms on the second line from the left?

2 Gloomy-shrooms could take care of all the Digger Zombies, necessary.

  • Why use Cattails?

My friend Empty once told me that Cattail is unnecessary, while to me I think it's still necessary. As the game goes on, more and more Balloon Zombies are coming up. Cattail could take them down at the very beginning. Moreover, it takes good care of Imp.

  • Why use Gold-magnet?

Of course, you don't have to use that. While to me, I can't just let the coins disappear.

  • Why use Spikerock?

It could slow down Gargantuars and other zombies as a good defense line for cob cannons at the front.

  • Why Winter Melon Pult rather than Gatling Pea?

To survive 200 flags and beyond, the damage by Melon or Pea doesn't matter since they are not the main weapon. What really matters is that the winter melon pult to slow down greatly the enemies with a heavy massive damage. Very ideal subsidiary weapon.

Strategies Against Special Zombies

Strategies Against Special Zombies

Strategies Against Special Zombies

Remember, these are all feasible strategies best fit only in Survival Endless.

Actually, there're only three types of zombies that can threat your survival. That's what we are gonna talk about.

  • VS Jack-In-The-Box Zombie

You might wonder why this thing is on the list. Yes, it's a threat. When accident happens, it could blow away many of your Gloomy-shrooms at one time. You should eliminate them using Cob Cannons with no mercy when they just appear.

  • VS Bungee Zombie

They are very annoying ones. For the limited slots, we can't plant umbrella leaf. The only safe way is to terminate them by cob cannons as soon as they place their butt. Always launch the mission on time, remember!

  • VS Gargantuar

For normal Gargantuar with white eyes, we just need 2 cob cannons to finish. For a crazy one with red eyes, we need 3 cob cannons. Not big deal actually. As long as we have at least 8 cob cannons, it'll be no problem dealing with gargantuars.

  • Special Attention

Always remember to use a lmitater to copy a pumpkin to subsidize the overall defense of all the plants except cob cannons. Using two pumpkins recharging at the same time, replace the damaged ones as soon as possible to make a invicible defense.

A Snapshot of my playing 58 flags

Flag 58 with ease

Flag 58 with ease

Whoops!I only survived 80 flags for the first time I applied this setup.

Whoops!I only survived 80 flags for the first time I applied this setup.

I Only Made 80 Flags!

 Can't believe it! I only survived 80 flags for the first time I applied this setup. Probably thanks to a false click. I am now working on a new game of Survival Endless.Wish me good luck this time.

Defect about this setup: 8 cob cannons sometimes seemed not sufficient, we might need you use cherry bomb or something to subsidize that. While, if you can manupulate your mouse as well as Empty, it won't be a problem. Unfortunately, I am not that good.

About Dr. Nhan's Setup

About Dr. Nhan's Setup

About Dr. Nhan's Setup

Thank you, Dr Nhan, for sharing us your modified setup.I have studied it for a while. Let's talk about the Cons & Pros.


  • Good defense against Digger Zombie
  • Good defense against Bungee Zombie
  • Good defense against Catapult Zombie
  • Good defense on the first and last lines.


  • Dr Nhan, I actually don't worry about anything problem mentioned above. The crucial point is the problem of insuffcient Cob Cannons to make a continuous attack.I found only 8 Cob Cannons are not enough. 10 would be better.Maybe it's because I am not fast enough using the mouse. For that setup, the 80 flags seem the up limit to me. I am now working on a new setup to go further easily.

To conclude, it seems to me it's definitely better than my original setup. I probably could use your setup to go 100 or more. Maybe I'll try it tomorrow!

442 Flags —— Passerby's Strategy

Let's see Passerby's Strategy

Let's see Passerby's Strategy

442 Flags So Far

442 Flags So Far

Thanks, Passerby! Passerby has explained in details about the pick up strategy in his comment.

  • Check his pick up.Ice-shroom,Doom-shroom,Jalapeno,Cherry Bomb, Copied Cherry Bomb and Sqash.Than's just enough.
  • Of course, I believe in Empty's setup, while the only thing that bothered me is 8 Cob Cannons are not enough to make a continuous attack. I used to pick Cherry Bomb and Jalapeno to defend. It turned out still not enough. Thank you Passerby for waking me up.
  • While there's still a question. We can see that Empty's setup, only Cherry Bomb, Jalapeno and a Squash. How did he make it to 222 Flags? Passerby, can you explain? Or let Empty explain it. I'll try Passerby's pick up later.

JP's Modified Setup Version

JP has survived 252 flags for now. How do you like his strategy?

JP has survived 252 flags for now. How do you like his strategy?

 Thank you, JP, a pal from Chicago, for bringing us your modified version. I've uploaded the snapshot above. Here first I quote his words down below:

"Spikerock in the back kills digger zombies before they can hurt anything, Gloom Shroom kills imps, and umbrella protects those important plants from the bungees. Maybe it's even better to switch the umbrella and gloom shroom position there. If some plants get destroyed (jack-in-the-box accident, too many imps and can't replace pumpkin yet, etc.) and sun gets low, replace gold magnets with sunflowers as necessary.

I passed flag 252, and I think it can go forever if I don't mess up too bad."

Here's my comment:

  • It's wise enough to use spikerock to defend Digger Zombie. Nice move!
  • Indeed, as you said, it's better to switch the position between the Umbrella Leaf and the Gloomy-shroom.
  • In my opinion, it's a good alternative to Passerby's strategy.

Zorya's Survived 500 Flags

Is there anything human can't do?

Is there anything human can't do?

500 Flags Completed

500 Flags Completed

Survival Endless: 500 Flags and Beyond

Thank you,Zorya from Hong Kong, for bringing us your great setup.

  • It's brilliant to put ice-shroom into a slot for backup. Why not use 2? Would that be better?
  • 4 Umbrella Leaves can perfectly defend Bungee Zombies and Catapult Zombies since we can freeze the whole zombie legion at any time.
  • I'll try it right now.

890 Flags —— Crusher's Miracle

Can You Survive 890 flags with this setup?

Can You Survive 890 flags with this setup?

Crusher claimed to have survived 890 flags with this setup

 Thanks, Crusher. I spent couple of minutes to visualize your setup according to your verbal illustration with MS Excel. I didn't add the Pumpkins. But we know that. OK. Let's talk about this.

  • We don't know what plants Crusher Pick Up. Hope he can give us more info on that.
  • Yes, 4 Twin Sunflowers is the minimum to make the fund sufficient.
  • 8 Cob Cannons are the minimum as the main weapon.
  • So many Spikerocks, how do you deal with the Zombonis and Gargantuars? How to destroy them as soon as show up? If we can't, the Spikerock dies easily, can we afford the expensive replacement?
  • Only 2 Gloomy-shrooms, can they beat the huge amounts of Digger Zombies?
  • How do You Deal with the Bungee Zombies? The Position of the Umbrella Leaf seems not very ideal to make the best cover.
  • I have so many questions about this setup, can Anyone uncover all these?
  • We need your help, Crusher! We want to survive as many flags as you do.

My Best Setup & PickUp So Far

My Best Setup So Far

My Best Setup So Far

My Best PickUp So Far

My Best PickUp So Far

The Ultimate Setup So Far?

 I figured out this setup, with this I survived 100 flags so far. I don't have much time on games. If you are interested, please give me your test result about it.

  • All the plants are covered by Pumkins except the Cob Cannon and the SpikeRock.
  • The most interesting thing is I use two Ice-shrooms. It's very powerful and cheap indeed, while it takes longer to recharge, so I use an imitated one. You can check my pick up.
  • The First Three Plants of my pickup you can see above are to subsidize the Cob Cannon for a perfect cycle. Passerby had suggested that we use a copy of Cherry Bomb. While it seems to me impractical. It's gonna easily be squashed by Zombonis.
  • Four Umbrella Leaves can take care of all the air strikes.
  • Four Gloomy-shrooms can take care of all the Digger Zombies.
  • Blovers can be very useful to eliminate a legion of Balloon Zombies if sometimes your Cob Cannon does not cover all the Ballloon Zombies.
  • Ice-shrooms could be the ultimate super weapon to slow down the Gargantuars. We shall know what the value it is.
  • Give me your comments on mine.

200 Flags By Duncan Now

100 Flags By Duncan

100 Flags By Duncan

200 Flags Now

200 Flags Now

 Thank you, Duncan. I've just get his setup posted for you guys.

  • No offense, Duncan. I don't think your setup is better than mine just above.
  • Is the sixth line from left a little bit weak in defense?
  • Anyway, it's a very good setup. Maybe I'll try it when I get time.

My Super Setup —— the Freshest

Do You Like My Super Setup?

Do You Like My Super Setup?

OK. It's the setup I recently figured out. Right now I am just in the 20th flag. You're welcome to comment on it.

Well, things are not going smoothly as I thought. I am in 30th flags. While it's easy for super Gargantuar to destroy the Gatling Pea's lines.

Something that looks good doesn't mean it's gonna be good.

My Setup July 13th

Do You Like My Setup?

Do You Like My Setup?

 I newly figured out this setup. I know the Cob Cannons on the 5th & 6th line from the left in the pool are fragile, but I can fix it by using Ice-plant. When there's a red alert, just use a Coffee Bean to activate the ice-plant. It's done.What do you think of it? Leave your comment.

My Setup July 14th

Do You Like My New Setup?

Do You Like My New Setup?

My Setup July 15th

My Setup July 15th

My Setup July 15th

500 Flags By Bobby J.

U Like Bobby J.'s Setup?

U Like Bobby J.'s Setup?

A Milestone, Cobless Setup Born!

By Draco, you're great!

By Draco, you're great!

A World Without Cob?

 What can I say? Nothing. Why can't we figure out a cobless setup? Human Intelligence is no doubt unlimited. Here's the proof. Let's celebrate for the coming the milestone of Survival Endless —— A Cobless World. Congratulations, Draco!

Draco's Cob Setup (2 Versions)

Draco's Cob Setup 1

Draco's Cob Setup 1

Draco's Cob Setup 2

Draco's Cob Setup 2

About Draco's Setup

First let's talk about Draco's Setups with cob.

Draco is right, to use three Gloomy-shrooms is better than two Spikerocks. We have imps to take care sometimes on the second and third line from the left. I prefer the setup 2. We all know that the fifth and sixth line from the left is safe for Cob Cannons.

Since we have the Cobless setup, I'm gonna talk less about Cob Setup from now on.I hope we all change our focus.

About the Cobless setup.

Why I call it a Milestone? Because we all believed that no setup could survive 50 flags and more Coblessly before this setup was presented. I had hoped there was one. But we all aborted our pursuit, while rushing to the seemingly only setup mode with Cob Cannon as the main weapon to survive hundreds of flags. We were wrong. Draco is the one to accomplish the mission impossible. I am speechless. Who sets the limit on ourselves? It's us, ourselves that set the foolish limit. Anyone that breaks that limit or ignores that so-called limit will make great achievements. Draco is one.

Draco has made it clear enough the importance of the two Fume-shrooms. That's where the magic hides. I'll try it soonest to witness the essence of this magic. What's your idea?

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A. Nonny Mouse on January 29, 2014:

i really need a vid or a explanation on the "cobless" setup bcuz i can only get to 31 flags with cobs and im gunning 4 40 b4 im done.

juank huertas on December 09, 2013:

he sobrevivido 7 porque necesito versión completa

Darksider2000 on August 13, 2013:

I see that the real prob is why do we need programs instead of normal planting ?

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threepeater on April 11, 2013:

I find the best to always place two sleeping ice-shroom. I just wake them up when there is too many zombies.

Vladimir on April 10, 2013:


Is there any way to bypass easy levels in survival endless? I've lost on level 103 and haven't saved the game.

CadaBreemia on March 08, 2013:

We helpful to get at the top of living yet recently I've truly developed an opposition.

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Фактически, мы любим и ненавидим того же самого человека, любовь и ненависть всегда вместе. Они не враги, они друзья. Действительная противоположность шествует между любовью и страхом. Они никогда не бывают вместе; если вы слишком связаны со страхом, любовь исчезает. Страх не может обратиться в любовь, любовь не может перейти в страх; они необратимы. Только любовь обогащает.

johnny on February 17, 2013:


cool dude

Adam on January 16, 2013:

I have survived for 20 flags even I have been using Sunflower power

321yip on December 05, 2012:

Forgot to say you can replace the sunflowers in the pool with tall-nuts.

321yip on December 05, 2012:

wARtist said 8 cobs are not enough. What about my 10 cob setup. Why is wARtist not writing comments anymore?

321yip on December 05, 2012:

10 cob setup







w=winter melon g=gloom-shroom t=twin sunflower cc=cob cannon p=spikerock i=ice-shroom s=sunflower m=gold magnet or ice-shroom

To kill pool zombies that come on last flag shoot cobs at them. The right timing is after the warning a huge wave of zombies are approching disappears. Ice-shrooms are for bungees. Sunflowers( instead of twins) are there just in case huge blobs of dolphin riders land there. Of course all plants are protected by pumpkin. Please feel free to ask questions.

CWT on November 29, 2012:

Just hit 3,000 waves

321yip on November 24, 2012:

I dont believe Crusher. It is possible to survive 890 flags but with cob cannons in 3rd and 4th lines?

CWT on November 07, 2012:

Just hit 2,500 next target 3,000 in 2 weeks time.

CWT on November 07, 2012:

Just hit 2,500 next target 3,000 in 2 weeks time.

CWT on November 04, 2012:

Absolutely genuine, no cheating whatsoever involved. It's pure technique and knowledge. Now 2,450 going to 2,500 soon.

kenken on November 02, 2012:

more than 500 flags is impossible..maybe they have a cheat

CWT on October 31, 2012:

2,316 aiming for 3,000 in 3 weeks time.

exstud on October 30, 2012:

ts instead of sr was a fail, but normal sunflower works fine, gaining around 250 sun each flag with this one:

E wm wm wm cc cc s

E gs ul wm cc cc s

cc cc cc cc gs E gs (ds) (ds)

cc cc cc cc gs E gs (ds) (ds)

E gs ul wm cc cc s

E wm wm wm cc cc s

E = empty...

s = sunflower (without pumpkin)

most annoying is now fan-zombie nibbling sun flowers, believe it or not

exstud on October 29, 2012:

or you could put a ts on the sr spot in rows 1 & 6, giga's never manage to hit those even once, gonna try that right now :P

exstud on October 29, 2012:

u're right, no need for spikeweeds, figured that out a couple of days later :)

Changed the setup a bit, it's now 'repairless', as in nothing can damage it (not even dolphins/jacks):

E wm wm wm cc cc sr

E gs ul wm cc cc sr

cc cc cc cc gs E gs (ds) (ds)

cc cc cc cc gs E gs (ds) (ds)

E gs ul wm cc cc sr

E wm wm wm cc cc sr

E = empty...

no need for sunflowers with this one, plenty of sun falling from sky even if they send a million zombies :) but if you like dropping cherrys and doom shrooms you could replace the leftmost wm in rows 1 & 6 with a ts...

lolol on October 22, 2012:

Exstud actually the spikeweeds are unnecessary. the gloom itself can handle all diggers and imps. and that gold magnet and empty pumpkin can be used for cattail, since money caps at 999990 and its better to save one seed slot for delaying the gigas

CWT on October 18, 2012:

Just touched 2,000; averaging 500 waves in 2 weeks time.

CWT on October 13, 2012:


CWT on October 08, 2012:


CWT on October 01, 2012:

Just hit 1,500. Took me 14 days to clock up 500. Next target is 2,000 in 2 weeks time.

exstud on September 30, 2012:

MUCH better setup than anything on this page or youtube:

sw ts ts wm cc cc sr

sw gs ul wm cc cc sr

cc cc cc cc gm p tn (ds) (ds)

cc cc cc cc is ul tn (ds) (ds)

sw gs ul wm cc cc sr

sw ts ts wm cc cc sr

sw = spikeweed

sr = spikerock

ts =twin sunflower

wm = winter melon

tn = tall nut

gs = gloom shroom

gm = gold magnet

p = pumpkin (empty)

is = ice shroom

ul = umbrella leaf

cc = cob cannon

ds = doom shroom


1) way less vulnerable to jacks without the glooms in front of the pool

2) 4 pool spots to place doom shrooms

3) every pumpkin on row 1, 2, 5 and 6 should be LADDERED so the imps can walk over it, that's 12 ladders in total

4) spikeweed (instead of spikerock) in the back makes replacing the spikerocks in front cheaper

5) no damage from digger zombies

6) tall nuts to block the dolphins

7) empty pumpkin in the pool where you can drop a cherry bomb in case something pops up and starts eating your pool plants in columns 5 or 6


1) keep an eye on the spikeweeds in the back when bungee zombies are around, you don't want diggers to damage your pumpkin in column 2 since a repair will cost you your ladder (good luck getting that back in later levels :) )

2) euhm, that's it, no cons i can think of

CWT on September 26, 2012:


CWT on September 23, 2012:

Just hit 1,234.

Tyo Borbz on September 20, 2012:

i have never seen my ultimate setup here. how can i share it? unfortunately, i have tried every setup in this page, but it didn't go well compared to my own setup.

CWT on September 17, 2012:

Just hit 1,000. Wish they didn't max money limit at 999,999; little incentive to collect more coins.

Jamato98 on September 12, 2012:

I got to 146 flags using 6 cob setup on Ipad, but it's so unforgiving...Switching pumpkins is a big problem because half the time it pulls out your plant...Any tips on pumpkin reup for Ipad?

CWT on September 11, 2012:

Just hit 800.

CWT on September 09, 2012:

Just hit 726. My format is different from what you've posted so far.

CWT on September 06, 2012:

I've just hit 570, do you want a pic of it? How can I send it to you? TQ

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Jamato98 on August 18, 2012:

Hi, I'm new to PvZ, but love the game. I play on IPad only. The most I've made have been 57 flags because the touch screen can cause mis-hits a lot. Questions:

When zambonis come out in force after about 30 flags I find it difficult to survive. I've used Passerby, Zorya an JP's set ups from this list and still they overrun me. Are there any tips I can have to defeat them? I use 8 CC

Viper_118 on August 09, 2012:

I posted a comment yesterday that I will try using the cobbless setup and I did , but I made it to,47 flags only ... but it was great not having to control everything now I'm going to try the 10 cobs setup :D

erty on August 05, 2012:

i would like to play this game

mehh on July 26, 2012:

these are all excellent strategies but how the hell do u build up to get to thses?

Vallejo on July 18, 2012:

I passed 3000 waves a week ago. For fun I started building another setup under a different name. It's been a couple of years since I started my game, and I've almost forgotten what the beginning was of an endless game was like (I still play the 10-wave hard games all the time). I forgot to leave space for sunflowers in my game, so I'm going to have to get back in there and replace something. But the beginning goes just as the others have said:

Start planting about six columns of sunflowers, in all six rows. Use the squash and potato mines alternately to take out the first few zombies. Plant two cattails in the fifth row (if you're doing an eight-cob setup; otherwise, wherever your setup requires them) to take out the next few zombies. By this time you've got 36 sunflowers and (and a growing number of twin sunflowers) and you've got enough points to start laying in the heavy-duty plants.

I plant mellons in the third column (not in the pool) to take out all the zombies for a while, and plant wall-nuts in the 7th column while I get my cobs going. Meanwhile, 6 gloomshrooms in the front of the pool.

Then I spend the next couple of waves slowly replacing the single sunflowers in the fifth and sixth columns with cornpults, and then the cob cannons. I want four cob cannons ready to go as I slowly replace the back eight twin sunflowers in the pool with four more cob cannons, giving me eight total.

Check an earlier post I made months ago with a picture of my setup.

Leave yourself at least 4 twin sunflowers, and keep your two cat-tails. No matter what anybody says, cat-tails are useful against balloon zombies, and they provide extra ammunition against Diggers and the last straggler zombies in a wave, leaving your cob cannons for the main action.

huskar on July 12, 2012:

Anyone here said that gigas take 3 cob cannon before dead, but i played and it takes 4 instead of 3. Maybe that's because cob damage is 90 instead of 100

Q on July 11, 2012:

I can offer some advice about how best to start a survival endless (assuming that you have bought all the upgrades from Crazy Dave's shop).


- Have a plan about how you want your lawn to look (a design that you think will take you through as many flags as possible)

- Even if you don't intend on using Cattails in your final design, they are a good plant to use to get you through the early stages, as they will shoot at any zombie on screen.

- When planting, know where you want your next plant to go while they are on cooldown.

- Plant as quickly as possible, to maximise the amount of Sun and defences you get at the start (due to cooldowns).

- At the very start, sometimes it's better to wait 1 second for a normal Sunflower to finish it's cooldown, instead of planting an Imitator Sunflower, as the Imitator takes a couple of seconds to turn in to the plant it's imitating.

- At the very start, the nearer you place Sunflowers to your bar of plants at the top, the more efficient you will be with cooldowns. The sooner you plant, the sooner you can plant again afterwards.

- It takes the same amount of time to plant 3 Sunflowers as it does for the first zombie to appear.

- A Potato Mine needs to be planted at least 4 spaces away from an approaching zombie. Less than 3 spaces and it risks being eaten, by not having enough time to grow.

- In the early waves, don't put Twin Sunflowers on the front line. If you lose a normal Sunflower it's not a big problem, but the Twin will cost more each time in Endless Survival.

- Place your special plants where you want them in your final design. Swapping plants around during later stages can be costly (both in Sun and in accidents due to holes in your defences).

Wave 1 Plant Selection:

Sunflower x 2 (Imitator), Twin Sunflower, Lily Pad, Cattail, Pumpkin, Potato Mine, Fume-Shroom, Coffee Bean, Gloom-Shroom.

Wave 1 Strategy:

- Anywhere in the first 3 columns nearest the house, Plant Sunflowers as quickly as possible.

- Plant a Potato Mine in the row that the first Zombie appears in.

- Keep planting Sunflowers within the 3 columns nearest your house.

- When the Potato Mine comes off cooldown, place it in the row that the 2nd zombie appears in.

- Keep planting Sunflowers within the 3 columns nearest your house.

- When you get to 12 Sunflowers (3+3+3+3), plant a Lily Pad in the Pool (ideally, somewhere within 4 or 5 columns nearest the house).

- Save all of your Sun until you can plant a Cattail. Then plant your Cattail as soon as you have enough Sun.

- Save enough Sun until you have enough to plant an active Gloom-Shroom, with a Pumpkin around it, in the pool (nearest the zombie entrance).

- Aim to get at least 1 more Cattail next to the first Cattail.

- Aim to get at least 1 more Gloom-Shrooms next to the first Gloom-Shroom (all with Pumpkins around them). Ideally 4, in Wave 1.

- Then keep filling up the lawn with more Sunflowers/Twin Sunflowers.

Wave 2 Strategy:

- The exact setup that you want will depend on what zombies are attacking your house in this wave.

- Start replacing at least 1 Sunflower in each row with Winter Melons (this will slow all the zombies down and give your other defences time to kill most zombies that are likely to appear in Wave 2).

Wave 3 and beyond:

- Start slowly replacing Sunflowers with the plants you want in your final design.

- Choose the plants from your final design that most suit each wave of zombies.

The rest is up to you.

zorya on July 11, 2012:

d' answer is Sun Cheats...

321yip on July 06, 2012:

Hi. Iwas wondering how other people survived 500-2000 flags. I only got to 95 flags. I'm dead. Pleassssssssssss explain. Another question I'd like to ask is that other people earned more than 800,000$. Pleasssssss... explain. Wonder how you did it...

321yip on July 06, 2012:

Can any one give facts about plants vs zombies. I'm trying to make a book of the facts about plants vs zombies. Or else give me idea of what I shoud write about. Pleeeeaaasssssssssssssssssssss...

321yip on July 06, 2012:

3 comments ago I made a mistake. vto=to

321yip on July 06, 2012:

I died at 95 flags because of stupid jacks bombed away my glooms in the pool at 92 flags. On the next 2 flags Ifor got to choose lily pad so I cant replace. I worried and kind of forgot about using corn cobs. The zombies ate almost everything. Atlast a snorkel zombie went into my house. How did Zorya survive 500 flags? Can you help? Pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssssssss...

Hii on June 30, 2012:

It's great that I want to do one thank you for putting in your afferet!

321yip on June 26, 2012:

Hello it's me again I now want vto say that I'm still at 38 flags and the gloomy-shrooms in the pool are very easy to replace From Jacks. I looooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this Zorya's setup

321yip on June 26, 2012:

Hello I'm new to here. I'm using Zorya's setup to survive right now. I'm at 38 flags. Everything is going well. I didn't use the gold magnet and instead I used ice-shroom. But I have one thing to tell. How did you guys get to 100-890 flags? I only survived 15-40 flags. It's weird. I'll write again when I die.

angrygirls on June 25, 2012:

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Robert Yang on June 24, 2012:

Im only 8 years old and i wana write a hub. Is there any way I can skip the annoying sign up? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase answer and give me a way to write a hub.

Robert yang on June 24, 2012:

Can anyone show how to build a cob setup? Im a little confused about your hard to build setups. Do it step by step. Also in Crushers miracle has any one noticed 6 of the cobs can be eaten by imps? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase answer these ,Im really comfused. Im also only 8 years old.

Vallejo on June 21, 2012:

@goblog - I would say try planting as much sun as possible in the beginning waves. Use the squash to kill the first few zombies, and alternate with the potato mine. By the time the zombies really start coming, you should have plenty of sun to plant the heavy-duty plants, like the melon-pults. Plant some wall-nuts to gain some time. Spikeweeds will take their toll until you get your setup in place.

goblog on June 17, 2012:

i have a question, with what do you defend at first few flags when sunflower is low, i tried using kernel so that i wont waste any sun to covert them into cobs but it still dont give enough damage only to kill buckethead. please i'm very confused, did you use it with fumes

goblog on June 17, 2012:

i have a question, with what do you defend at first few flags when sunflower is low, i tried using kernel so that i wont waste any money to covert them into cobs but it still dont give enough damage only to kill buckethead. please i'm very confused, did you use it with fumes

Jason on June 08, 2012:

I am not able to access the link "My Story with Plants vs Zombies", which has me very curious. I am always interested in how people play PvZ at all leves.

As far as Endless, I have reached 100 flags with 8 cob and 10 cob setups three times. I died while trying to ladder myself. I have one profile that's still going strong at 124 flags. I have never used the Warhead setup, although I don't find fault with it. I am interested in damageless 8-10 cob setups.

anonymous on May 31, 2012:

angrygirls the strategies work i got at least 200flags on almost all of them with you they dont work with you because you suck at plants vs zombies

Plants vs Zombies Master on May 31, 2012:

It says at the top This game isn't for children. I guess thats true but im 10 and i got 111 flags in survival endless with my own original strategy. Just saying.If you dont believe me suit yourself

angrygirls on May 24, 2012:

that shit didn't work u douchebags! i only survived for 27 flags!!!

Vallejo on May 17, 2012:

2876 waves so far. But I haven't been playing a lot in the past few months. They need to put out Plants Vs. Zombies 2! It's been long enough.

Nesson on May 01, 2012:

A word of advice to anybody playing pvz endless on an IPad, you need to make room for AT LEAST 1 gold magnet in your setup. I was going strong at 130 flags when I suddenly couldn't access my cob cannons because of the crazy amount of gold in front of them. While I believe in the pc version you can just scroll over the coinage with your mouse to pick it all up, on the iPad you have to tap each coin individually before you can tap whatever plant is underneath or place plant on that spot. Coins laying around killed me :(

Nesson on May 01, 2012:

Just wanted to shout out I've decided to give Zoryas setup and so far I'm at 80 flags and going strong. Full sun, and while I lost a cob cannon here and there, it was easily recoverable. I'll post again when I die

interlink on April 20, 2012:

Thank You, Passerby!

Bullet on April 17, 2012:

How do I set it up at the begining so that they do not get to my lawn mowers?

Impossiblarg on March 24, 2012:

Commenting on Draco's cobless setup, if my math is right, lose one gloom shroom and it will cost around 1275 sun to replace, if you count the pumpkin. Seeing as this setup heavily relies on cherry bombs and the like, eventually you are going to run out of sun and then die.

Timothy on March 14, 2012:

I did not start I'll do it tomorrow

chris on March 11, 2012:


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pvz_pro on February 16, 2012:

1500 flags can u beat it???

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Nickzz on February 12, 2012:

tmps3 - if you problem is jack-in-the-box zombies you have to be prepare. you have to choose the plants correctly before going in actual game.chosen plants is so I suggest this setup. its not cobless but this will help you 100% and you will enjoy the game!! and i bet you will break your own personal record!!! look up this new setup. NB's sutup...

Zombies on February 10, 2012:

tohot - Infinite Sun.) It's Not working with me , what I have to Do ?

tmps3 on February 08, 2012:

I have been doing a cobless setup, and the only problem I am having with it is the Jack n the box Zombies... They seem to always make it just barely far enough to take out a corner......

It takes out everything fine except the box zombies.

Basically its 4 Gloom-Shrooms in front mid 2 water rows, and then 4 more G-shrooms 4 rows back on the next 2 rows.

Nothing in the outside rows at all except 1 frozen melon and 1 unbrela in back. (Frozen melon on all rows, sunflowers in middle)

Again this strat works perfect EXCEPT against the dang jack in the box zombies! Any ideas?

Nickos on February 07, 2012:

guys i discover new setup for survival! NB setup is the new and best setup i ever used!! try it! more than 2thousands flags now and still counting!! look up this site for the picture!

plss have comment on that site or reply on this messege for your comment! thanks in advance . :))

Nickos on February 07, 2012:

guys i discover new setup for survival! NB's setup is the new best setup i ever used!! try it! more than 2thousand flags now and still counting!! look up this site for the picture!

PVZ on February 05, 2012:

Is a 8 Cob Cannon bulid good?

jilan on January 30, 2012:

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Person on January 26, 2012:

@Dewa It takes practice.

Person on January 26, 2012:


You said it only got you to 48 Flags. It takes a bit of practice, so that doesn't surprise me. Here are some tips.

Bring Ice-shroom and its Imitater to freeze Gigas in the inner rows when they're in range of all 4 Gloom-shrooms in the pool and the one on land.

DO NOT Pumpkin that front Fume-shroom in the outer rows.

Always bring what you need to replace destroyed Gloom-shrooms in the pool, blasted by instant Jack-in-the-box explosions.

With Ice-shroom and its Imitater, the only explosives you'll need are Cherry Bomb and Jalapeno. This takes care of everything by itself other than Jack-in-the-box Zombies and Giga-gargantuars. Outer rows, just hit them with one explosive. Bring Squash just in case.

Get Wall-nut First Aid from Crazy Dave and replace Pumpkins as soon as they're chipped.

yo yo yo nigga on January 22, 2012:

aw hell naw

Anas on January 14, 2012:

thanks for the advise

i reached 982 flags and still going on


anonymous on January 08, 2012:

the (milestone)cobless setup only made me survive 48 flags and i had a pick up of all the the bombs and freezing things

Vallejo on January 03, 2012:

2700+ waves so far!

Survival Fog Hard is actually pretty easy. The secret is to have enough sun. Instead of two columns, try three, whether it's sunflowers or sun-shrooms. Then, in the fourth column, plant scaredy-shrooms. Their long-range attack makes them ideal for the last line of defense.

While you're planting sunflowers (I use sunflowers on this board) also plant puff-shrooms and sea-shrooms, and don't stop. Fill up the fifth, sixth, and seventh columns.

As soon as you are able, plant a cat-tail in the fourth column of the pool. (First three columns are lily-pads with sun, remember.) Plant another one next to it, and then replace the sea-shrooms as you move further right.

In the seventh column, you'll plant two planterns in the pool's top and bottom rows. In the eigth/ninth columns in the pool, you'll plant fume and gloom shrooms, for a total of four glooms.

So the pool will be sun-sun-sun-cat-cat-cat-plantern-gloom-gloom... for both top and bottom rows.

While you're setting up your pool, start planting spikeweeds in the ninth column, and then put spikerocks on them. I normally don't even get to the spikerocks until the third board (fifth and sixth waves).

Also, start replacing all the puff-shrooms, from left to right, with starfruit. One starfruit doesn't do much, but a lot of starfruit magnifies the attack immensely. Plus, the stars shoot backwards, and this plus the cattails will take out diggers.

In both rows closest to the pool, plant a gloom-shroom in the eighth column. This magnifies the attack of the pool shrooms and takes out most anything in the very top and bottom rows.

In the third and fourth columns, take out the sunflowers and the scaredy-shrooms and replace them with the winter-melons. I don't even start planting them until the third/fourth waves. The first and second columns in the pool will be replaced with winter-pults, too. These are the last plants I plant, and I don't even get to them until the ninth-tenth levels. So by the end the pool is wintermelon-wintermelon-cat-cat-cat-cat-plantern-gloom-gloom, for both rows.

You'll have two twin sunflowers in columns one and two, but not in the pool, for a total of four twins on top and four on the bottom. That's all you'll need by the last few waves.

Put pumpkins on everything.

If you do it right, you'll end up with everything except spikerocks pumpkined, no pumpkins harmed (you'll replace them as they wear away) and maybe a few spikerocks pulverized, though I've come out with those in perfect shape, too. The secret is just to pulverize the zombies in the beginning with puff-shrooms, scaredy-shrooms and sea-shrooms, and then steadily replace them (from left to right... let the zombies deal with the free/low-cost plants until you've replaced everything) with starfruit, cat-tails, winter-melons, etc. I'm now at the point where I try to end the Survival Hard games with perfect pumpkins, and everything pumpkined, just to increase the challenge.

Ha ieyma on January 02, 2012:

I wnt to have more gift for my zen garden.

but i can't

Dewa on December 26, 2011:

how can they survive till 200+ flags?? i use those setup and only last 47 flags..its very hard~

Dewa on December 26, 2011:

how can they survive till 200+ flags?? i use those setup and only last 47 flags..its very hard~

041scratch on December 22, 2011:

I found a setup better than everything on this page, you should really check it out, it survived over 15000 waves, im not kidding, watch this youtube video

PvZ on December 21, 2011:

My setup I'm currently working on right now:

G = Gloom-shroom, F = Fume-shroom, T = Twin Sunflower, S = Spikerock, U = Umbrella Leaf, W = Winter Melon







For a better picture, look at this:

If you have any questions or additions, feel free to comment about my setup.

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