Hello, I recently just made a Death Match guide and after overwhelming support (a few people) I have now decided to make a Survivor one, This one will be Type 2 and later on I will make Elo Survivor.
1.Include at least two Damage Reducers and at least one Soa. Damage reducers are probably the most important type of cards in survivor since as your progress you get a higher amount of health and lower amount of pills, so you must play to your strength and try and protect your high life because you may be able to win with just one shot. Soa is also crucial because in survivor you will generally find cards like Kolos, Kenny, Slyth and cards that are massive hitters, with a Soa you can stop these cards if you need to, it also provides a great bluff as no one wants to throw out a card against a Soa.
2.Try not to rely too much on abilities to help you win, sometimes you will verse GHEIST and Roots and if you are purely relying on cards that require abilities to win or ability to inflict great amounts of damage you won’t be able to get far. Try and include at least one 8 powered card and at least three 7 powered cards just in case you verse pure Soa.
I also want to say thanks, it helped me to build a deck (Freaks/Sakrohm) for ELO Survivor and I just got 12 wins, very likely top10 for today. I don't have 2 SoA which you recommended because Sakrohm don't have a reliable one, but it does have a DR and plenty of pill-saving attack manipulators along with 2 +life cards to compliment the Freaks bonus
I do not like necroing threads by any means, however unlike all the other modes Survivor is still the same as it used to be and with all the newer players I thought this thread may still be able to assist people having trouble with both Survivor formats. Any new advice people would like to contribute that is perhaps more relevent than the original contents are more than welcome to post their tips/advice.