Usually -+clans do well in survivor.
use a leaders- Bridget and morphun are gr8 leaders for elo survivor. (i prefer Bridget tho because of my defensive nature.
you need a mixture of nukes (cards with high damage) and blockers (damage reducers like uranus.
im using this deck atm (got me 9 wins)
think a few moves ahead as well that will get you a lot of victories doing that (mostly because survivor elo is full of noobs)
and yes in survivor elo the rule will still apply.
DR is huge in Survivor, as are cards with very high power (thus, the +2 Power clans are popular). SOA is also used less in Survivor, so don't worry so much about that.
Sakhrom, Ulu Watu, and I think Pussycats have been the top tier for awhile, but with the introduction of Shann (who is amazing even in a half deck), Bangers could push there way up from first tier to the top.