Actually the strategy is a bit different. In playing ELO, having a win loss ratio of 75% will take you to the top. In survivor, you have to play more conservatively. It's a good idea therefore to use attack manipulation (I.e. Uppers) combined with powerful, safe cards like Ongh. A sample deck:
Lady, Maurice, Oxen, Jose Star
Ongh, Pegh, Jean, Mindy
A bit top-heavy, but you can score high with this.