Equipment is one of the most important things in Survivor.io that can be used to improve your Survivor’s chances of success in battle. They can increase his damage, improve his health, change his attacks, and much more. On top of this, there are several ways you can improve Equipment, from evolution to simple leveling. Find out all you need to know in this Survivor.io Equipment Guide.
What is Equipment
Equipment in Survivor.io are special items that can be given to your Survivor in order to improve them in some way. In total, your Survivor can have 6 pieces of Equipment equipped to them at any one time. However, each piece must be a different type of Equipment. For example, you cannot have 6 Weapons equipped at the same time, though that would be awesome!
Different Types of Equipment
In total, there are 6 different types of Equipment that you can equip to your Survivor in Survivor.io. Each different type of equipment will have a different set of effects on your Survivor during the battle. The 6 types of Equipment are as follows:
- Weapon – what you choose here changes your starting attack.
- Necklace – an offensive item that improves your attacks.
- Gloves – improves your survivability with HP buffs and other effects.
- Chests – a defensive item that typically improves your HP.
- Belt – improves your survivability with HP buffs and other effects.
- Shoes – typically improve your movement speed and HP.
As with most things in Survivor.io, such as Pets, Survivors, and Tech Parts, Equipment comes in 6 different rarity levels. Rarer items are typically always better as they provide better stat buffs, can have more skills, and can be leveled higher. Below are the different rarity levels currently available for Equipment:
- Grey – Normal
- Green – Good
- Blue – Better
- Purple – Excellent
- Purple (1) – Excellent (1)
- Purple (2) – Excellent (2)
- Yellow – Epic
- Yellow (1) – Epic (1)
- Yellow (2) – Epic (2)
- Yellow (3) – Epic (3)
- Red – Legend
- Red (1) – Legend (1)
- Red (2) – Legend (2)
- Red (3) – Legend (3)
- Red (4) – Legend (4)
It is also worth noting that certain pieces of Equipment are marked as S-tier. S-tier Equipment is far better than regular as they typically have better skills, more skills, and higher base stats. Each type of Equipment has some pieces that are only available in S-tier and these are covered in more detail later on in this Survivor.io Equipment Guide.
As mentioned above, as well as providing your Survivor a base stat increase, each piece of Equipment can also have up to 5 different skills depending on its type and rarity. It is therefore clearly important to ensure you improve the rarity of all the Equipment you give to your Survivor so as to make the most of the skills.
Skill effects are pretty wide-ranging and can be game-changing. Indeed, they can be something as simple as a boost to HP or something pretty incredible such as a free revive after death. In the next section of this Survivor.io Equipment Guide, we cover all the different Equipment available in the game and their respective skills at each rarity level.
List of Equipment
There is a huge amount of Equipment available for your Survivors in Survivor.io. In the following sections, each of these is listed by type, along with the different skills they have. Remember, that to unlock each skill, you must upgrade the rarity of the piece of Equipment to the corresponding rarity level. Please note that those marked with (S) are special S-tier Equipment.
List of Weapons in Survivor.io
|Baseball Bat||ATK +10%||Attacks inflict Bleed||Knockback distance doubled||ATK +15%||Swing range becomes circular|
|Katana||ATK +10%||Adds 1 blade wave||Blade waves also release ki blasts||ATK +15%||Blade wave heals for 3% HP when enemy is hit|
|Kunai||ATK +10%||Kunai damage +30%||Start off with Lv.2 Kunai||ATK +15%||Kunai will split after hitting enemy|
|Lightchaser (S)||ATK +15%||All attack intervals -15%||Triggers a backward slash every 5 attacks||ATK +15%||Leaves behind a sword array every 10 attacks|
|Revolver||ATK +10%||Reload time -2s||1 bullet restored after enemy is killed||ATK +15%||Minor explosion when enemy hit|
|Shotgun||ATK +10%||2x damage to enemies in front||Shotgun range extended||ATK +15%||Shotgun pierces all enemies|
|Sword of Disorder (S)||ATK +15%||All skill damage +15%||Shackle: Enemies slain by Sword of Disorder will have their souls shackled. The more souls shackled, the higher the skill damage (Max 30%). Soul dissipates when hit||ATK +25%||Soul Blast: Only reduce 100 souls and whole screen takes high damage when souls dissipate. Damage is proportionate to number of souls|
|Void Power (S)||ATK +15%||All projectile range +15%||Return to Zero: Released black holes explode before fading||ATK +25%||Neogenesis: Energy veil explosions when shattered|
List of Chests in Survivor.io
|Army Uniform||N/A||HP +15%||Gain inspire from Elite/Boss kills (fades when hero is hit). Heal 3% HP/5s||Inspire healing increased to 10% HP/5s||HP +20%|
|Carapace||N/A||HP +15%||Bullet damage received -100%. +10% for each bullet received. Max 0%||With bullet damage reduction active, a storm will blow enemies away and nullify shots when hero is hit by bullets||HP +20%|
|Eternal Suit (S)||Revives with full HP once||HP +15%||After revival, ATK +15%, Movement Speed +15%||HP +25%||+1 revival|
|Full Metal Suit||N/A||HP +15%||Revive once with 50% HP if dead from battle||Revive with full HP with ATK +10%, Movement Speed +10%||HP +20%|
|Protective Suit||N/A||HP +15%||Releases radiation pulse when hero is hit||Increased radiation pulse range with knockback||HP +20%|
|Traveler’s Jacket||N/A||HP +15%||Revival effect +20%||Heal for 5% HP for every 200 monsters killed||HP +20%|
|Voidwaker Windbreaker (S)||Gain Berserk for 5s when dying. All skill damage can absorb HP (1 time each battle. Resets on revival)||HP +15%||Berserk duration extended to 10s. Also immune to death||HP +25%||Excess HP absorbed when Berserk is converted into an energy shield|
List of Necklaces in Survivor.io
|Army Nameplate||N/A||ATK +10%||Gain inspire from Elite/Boss kills (fades when hero is hit). All damage +20%||Inspire damage increased to 50%||ATK +15%|
|Bone Pendant||N/A||ATK +10%||Monsters in range are Slowed||Greatly increases Slow effect||ATK +15%|
|Emerald Pendant||N/A||ATK +10%||Generates radiation ring that deals damage over time||All radiation ring damage doubled||ATK +15%|
|Eternal Necklace (S)||The higher the target’s HP, the more damage dealt||ATK +15%||Deals additional damage to enemies with full HP||ATK +25%||All passive effects +15% in battle|
|Metal Neckguard||N/A||ATK +10%||1st passive effect gained +30%||Last passive effect gained +30%||ATK +15%|
|Trendy Charm||N/A||ATK +10%||-2% skill CD for every 200 monsters killed (Max 10%)||Max CD reduction +30%||ATK +15%|
|Voidwaker Emblem (S)||Gain Berserk for 5s when leveling up: +40% damage||ATK +15%||The lower your HP is, the higher your damage (Triggers below 50% HP. Max +40% damage)||ATK +25%||The lower your HP is, the higher your Crit Rate (Triggers below 50% HP. Max 40% Crit Rate)|
List of Gloves in Survivor.io
|Army Gloves||N/A||ATK +10%||Damage to Elites and Bosses +20%||Damage to Elites and Bosses increased to 50%||ATK +15%|
|Eternal Gloves (S)||ATK +20% when own HP is over 50%||ATK +15%||Attacks have +10% chance to Crit||ATK +25%||Crit Rate +10%, Crit Damage +100%|
|Fingerless Gloves||N/A||ATK +10%||1% chance to instakill non-boss monsters||+3% damage for every 200 monsters killed (Max 30%)||ATK +15%|
|Leather Gloves||N/A||ATK +10%||Attacks have 5% chance to Crit||+50% Crit Damage. Crits also inflict Bleed||ATK +15%|
|Protective Gloves||N/A||ATK +10%||Killed monsters leave radiation rings that deal damage over time||All radiation rings ranges doubled||ATK +15%|
|Shiny Wristguard||N/A||ATK +10%||Minor explosion when monsters die||Monster death explosion damage doubled||ATK +15%|
|Voidwaker Handguards (S)||Destructive Nature: Instakills non-boss enemies below 20% HP||ATK +15%||Blood Suppression: +50% damage against elites/bosses||ATK +25%||Sanguine Aura: Enemies in certain radius will gradually wither (Lose 1% HP/0.1s. Ineffective against bosses)|
List of Belts in Survivor.io
|Army Belt||N/A||HP +10%||Gain inspire from Elite/Boss kills and grants 1 Shockwave Shield to hero||Gain Dominator stat for 5s when Shockwave is triggered: +100% damage and Movement Speed. All CD reductions are maximized.||HP +15%|
|Broad Waistguard||N/A||HP +10%||Radiation pulses 1 time when healing, dealing damage proportianate to HP healed||All radiation pulse damage doubled||HP +15%|
|Eternal Belt (S)||Revival Effect +20%||HP +15%||Triggers invincibility for 2s when damaged. Triggers once/min||HP +25%||ATK +50% for 3s when Invincible|
|Leather Belt||N/A||HP +10%||Healing +5% when looting food (Max 30%)||Movement Speed +5% when looting food (Max 30%)||HP +15%|
|Stylish Belt||N/A||HP +10%||Gain shield that blocks damage 1 time for every 200 monsters killed||Shield now grants damage immunity for 1s||HP +15%|
|Voidwaker Sash (S)||Revival Effect +20%||HP +15%||Gain Hardened for 5s every 500 enemy kills: Immune to all projective damage||HP +25%||Immune to all damage when Hardened. Instakills minions when colliding with them|
|Waist Sensor||N/A||HP +10%||When over 50% HP, Movement Speed +20%||When below 50% HP, damage received -20%||HP +15%|
List of Shoes in Survivor.io
|Army Boots||N/A||HP +10%||Gain Inspire from Elite/Boss kills (fades when hero is hit. +30% Movement Speed||Speed CD -30% when Inspired||HP +15%|
|Eternal Boots (S)||Base Movement Speed +2||HP +15%||Leaves a trail of fire when moving||HP +25%||Increases fire trail damage and slows enemies|
|Highboots||N/A||HP +10%||Gain Forced March for 5s (+30% Movement Speed. Can’t stack) for every 200 monsters killed||Immune to bullet damage and -50% collision damage during Forced March||HP +15%|
|Layered Snowshoes||N/A||HP +10%||Leave behind radiation rings that deal damage over time when moving||Base Movement Speed +2 for 2s when spawning radiation rings||HP +15%|
|Light Runners||N/A||HP +10%||HP +15%|
|Prosthetic Legs||N/A||HP +10%||Base Movement Speed +1||Heal for 1% HP/3s when moving||HP +15%|
|Voidwaker Treads (S)||Base Movement Speed +2||HP +15%||Apex Species: +10% Movement Speed for every 500 enemies killed (Max 50%||HP +25%||Predator: Increases proportionate damage against enemies with lower movement speed than you (Max +50%)|
How to Improve Equipment
Now you know the basics of Equipment and the different types available, it will also be useful to understand how you can improve them. In the next sections of this Survivor.io Equipment Guide, we cover how to level and merge equipment to ensure they are giving you the biggest buffs possible.
Equipment is leveled using Equipment Designs and Gold, with the Designs required being the same as the Equipment type you are wanting to level. The higher the level, the greater the cost will be of both these resources. Leveling your equipment increases its base stat. The max level a piece of Equipment can go to is determined by its rarity.
As mentioned in our Survivor.io Beginner Tips, it is also worth noting that you can level down Equipment by clicking on the small red circular arrow button when viewing a piece. This will give you back all the Gold and Equipment Designs you have used when levling it up. Very useful when you get a new piece of Equipment which is much better.
To upgrade the rarity of Equipment you must merge your favored piece with other pieces of Equipment you have. The requirement for this will increase as your merge to a higher and higher level of rarity. Increasing the rarity of Equipment will increase its max level, improve its base stat, and can also unlock new Skills. Merge requirements for each rarity are summarized below.
Once you have obtained one piece of Red Legend Equipment, you will unlock the Astra Forge. This allows you to Forge your Red Equipment to gain additional buffs. To do this you will need to accumulate 4 new Astral Forge materials:
- Basic Stones
- Eternity Stones
- Chaos Stones
- Destroyer Stones
These are gained by salvaging other pieces of Equipment. They are then consumed along with duplicate Equipment in order to Forge the desired piece. Check out our full Survivor.io Astra Forge Guide for more details on this.
How to Get Equipment
As can be seen above, the requirements for upgrading the rarity of your Equipment are pretty high! As such, you are going to need to find a lot of it to get a Red Legend piece. It’s going to be a long grind, but below are the best places to get Equipment.
- Daily Shop – you can buy equipment for Gems. Can be an expensive method to use.
- Army Crate – Will give Normal or Good Equipment and can be opened using keys found during events, by watching ads, or for 80 Gems.
- EDF Supplied – A step up on the Army Crate, this can contain Good, Better, or Excellent Equipment. An Excellent piece is guaranteed after 10 opens. To open this you’ll need keys which can be found during events.
- S Grade Supplies – Best chest in the game that can include Good, Better, Excellent, or S-tier Excellent Equipment. This costs Gems to open at a rate of 300 Gems for 1 open or 2,680 Gems for 10 opens. Always save for 10!
- Patrol – Each time you Patrol, there is a small chance you will find a low-rarity piece of Equipment.
- Events – Many of the Survivor.io Events are very generous and this is a great place to pick up some rare Equipment. Keep an eye out on what’s coming!
How to Get Equipment Designs
Equipment Designs are another valuable item you will need plenty of to level up your Equipment. It can be found in a lot of places but you will quickly find you never have enough of it once you start hitting the higher Equipment levels. Some of the best places to find Equipment Designs are summarized in the list below.
- Daily Shop – Equipment Designs can be bought here every day for Gold.
- Patrol – Each time you Patrol, there is a high chance that you will find some Equipment Designs.
- Events – Many of the Survivor.io Events are very generous and this is a great place to pick up some Equipment Designs. Keep an eye out for what’s coming!
- Gameplay – Just by playing Chapters, challenges, etc, you are highly likely to get some Equipment Designs as a reward.
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