In Survivor.io, every element of your setup, ranging from weapons and abilities to your choice of characters, holds great importance. Each part is crucial to your success, and a single misstep can lead to defeat. This is why it’s essential to optimize your build to defeat those zombies. Here’s a Survivor.io Hero tier list that I’ve created to help you with your decisions.
There are a total of nine usable Survivors in Survivor.io. Most of them can be unlocked by using Shards or by purchasing the Survivor Pass. Unfortunately, two of the nine Survivors are event exclusives. Both Spongebob and Squidward can only be obtained through the Deepsea Survivor Support Brawl event and are no longer unlockable. This is why I’ve decided to exclude them from the list.
|Photo||Hero Name||Hero Tier||Skills||Required Shards to Unlock|
|Survivor Instinct, Sixth Sense, Lucky Kill||80 King Shards|
|Moonshade Slash, Nitoryu, Evo Unleashed||80 Tsukuyomi Shards|
|Automatic Pistol, Projection Haste, Enhanced Projection||Obtained from Season 11 Survivor Pass/ 40 Yelena Shards|
|Listening Bug, Cash Trade, Sting Op||80 Worm Shards|
|EM Grenade, Drillmaster Perk, EM Field||80 Wesson Shards|
|Medi-drone, Tech Breakthrough, Advanced Medicine||50 Catnips Shards|
|Pointless, Expired Plan, Helter Skelter||Free/ Default Survivor|
A name fitting of her placement, King is at the top of the Survivor.io character game. All of her skills are just great. It doesn’t matter if she’s at 1-Star Level because she’ll get you with that added 8% crit rate per level. At 3-Star Levels, King becomes even more dangerous with a flat 50% crit rate and an added 25% crit damage bonus to boot.
However, at the 6-Star Level, King is at her peak. She obtains the Lucky Kill passive, where all critical hit failures aren’t accepted and will result in recalculation. This increases the overall amount of crits you can dish out. King is just no match for the other Heroes, and she’ll undoubtedly help you get that Victory.
Tsukuyomi and her pink flowered outfit may look all charming and bubbly, but she’s a deadly Hero when used in combat. Her 1-Star skill is Moonshade Slash, where she lets out a strong slash in the direction she is facing, similar to that of the Katana. Nitoryu allows Moonshade Slash to be upgraded on all evolved bladed weapons, further increasing its power.
Finally, Evo Unleashed frees Moonhalo Slash (the EVO for Moonshade Slash) and allows it to be used for any of the main weapons. I highly suggest picking up Tsukuyomi for the Katana/Sword lovers out there. Her skills just add so much damage to the blades, making them one of the best weapons in Survivor.io.
Yelena might be a nod to Marvel’s Avengers Black Widow since Yelena is also her sister’s name. She’s just as deadly as the widow with her Automatic Pistol skill, where she gets to use an all-purpose gun as her weapon. Her 3-Star skill isn’t that great, giving her a +5 movement speed boost whenever Projection is active.
Finally, the 6-Star Level skill is Enhanced Projection, where her critical hits extend the duration of a Holo Projection (the EVO for Automatic Pistol). This can be pretty powerful if you have a crit-focused build, allowing you to keep on extending the Holo Projections you throw out.
Leading the charge of our B-tier Heroes in Survivor.io is Worm. Worm is a great spy, so great that his skill is the Listening Bug. He digs deep into the enemies’ weaknesses and vulnerabilities, increasing the damage that they take.
Worm’s 3-Star skill is a passive called Cash Trade, where his collision damage is significantly reduced, along with an increase in his projectile damage. Finally, Sting Op (Listening Bug’s EVO) can force enemies to retreat, creating a safe space for you to move in.
Closing the B-tier is Wesson. Wesson looks a bit like Snake from Metal Gear Solid because of his eye patch and hair. His skills involve electromagnetic devices like the EM Grenade he throws at enemies. The Drillmaster Perk strengthens his EM Grenade with a chance to call in some backup and deal some insane AOE damage.
Finishing up Wesson’s skills is his 6-Star ability called EM Field. EM Field enables him to create a protective barrier that can block enemy attacks. Wesson is a solid character in Survivor.io if you prefer a more AOE-focused build. Otherwise, the other Survivors are way better and offer more than Wesson does.
The cute and lovable Catnips starts out the list, bringing heals that can last for days. Using Catnips unlocks the Medi-drone Active Skill, which is a field drone that creates a healing zone between intervals. Catnips is an advocate for drone freedom, evident by its 3-Star skill, Tech Breakthrough. It allows all drones to be freely paired, creating some very unique combos.
Last but not the least is the 6-Star skill Advanced Medicine. This skill just doubles the healing drone’s effect. This applies to both the Medi-drone and the Divine Destroyer (Drone EVO). Catnips may not be that great as a Survivor, but at least you can create an all-feline lineup by pairing it with Cheshire the Pet.
The Hero that started it all is finishing our best characters in Survivor.io tier list. Common is the free/default character that all of us start with. He does well carrying throughout the chapters, but once you unlock other Heroes, it’s best to equip them immediately.
Common loves his threes. Pointless adds a 3% buff to all skill damage. Expired Plan gives an extra 3% range to all skills. Finally, Helter Skelter reduces all skill CDs by 3%. Like they say, all good things come in threes. Unfortunately for Common, three is not enough to rank him higher. At least he can work with almost every type of equipment in the game.