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Best Gear (Chaos Set + Forge Effects) in Survivor.io – Update 2.3.0 (November)

Are you asking yourself which ones of the many different equipment items in Survivor!.io are best for each slot? Well, I have ranked them here and update the ranking with every new item that is coming to give you a good overview what you should use.

In case you might wonder why the weapons are not listed here… the weapons have a much more significant impact with individual Evolution abilities and the way they work, so I have the ranking of the best weapons in Survivor!.io here.

Also, please check out my frequently updated ranking of all the skills that will help you a lot making the best build and get the most damage done.

When it comes to merging, you will see how expensive it is to get an item to golden or even red rarity:

Jacob BB posted this on Reddit (all credit to him)

By the way, make sure to check for active gift codes in Survivor!.io here, normally there are always codes active that will help you with keys to get more equipment! Please also check out the new guide about leveling up the different survivors and which ones performs best in battle here.

But now let’s go into the list for each gear slot…

Important! I added all the Astral Forge effects to each item, but please also refer to my new Astral Forge guide here.

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Best Armor

eternal suit
Eternal Suit
S
The Eternal Suit will revive you once and also buff your attack and movement speed when that happens, Fully merged even revives you twice, making it the best chest piece to use. Astral Forge effects aren't that crazy but Eternal Suit doesn't need them to be crazy and that makes it even a better piece.
Astral Forge Effect:Get 1 more skill choice chance when revived ➡ 20% HP ➡ Revived stats +5%
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B
voidwaker windbreaker
Voidwaker Windbreaker
S
Gains Berserk when you die, basically postpones your death and deals inse damage and let you prevent dying once..
Astral Forge Effect:Gain 20% damage reduction when energy shield is active ➡ 20% HP ➡ Berserk chance +1
Astral Forge ⭐️:
A
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
A
armor of quietus
Armor of Quietus
A+
Lives from souls state to carry end game but also requires full Astral Forge effect to make it work great. Not universally a great piece for most players.
Astral Forge ⭐️:
A+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
A+
full metal suit
Full Metal Suit
A
The Full Metal Suit can revive you once when you die but with less effectiveness than the Eternal Suit and no extra buffs related to it when it happens..
Astral Forge Effect:15% HP ➡ 20% HP ➡ Gain magnet effect when revived upon death
Astral Forge ⭐️:
C+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B+
carapace
Carapace
C+
After a lot of testing and discussions, I finally lowered the ranking of the Carapace since so much new stuff has changes a lot in the game since the release and the Carapace is a lot less viable now.
Astral Forge Effect:15% HP ➡ 20% HP ➡ Additional damage when enemies are blown away
Astral Forge ⭐️:
C+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B+
travelers jacket
Travelers Jacket
C+
Traveler's Jacket will increase healing and add some healing for every 200 monsters you kill..
Astral Forge Effect:15% HP ➡ 20% HP ➡ gain 20% damage reduction for 5s when healing
Astral Forge ⭐️:
C+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B+
protective suit
Protective Suit
D
The Protective Suit has these radiation pulses once you get hit that can be okay to deal with projectiles but not when mobs or bosses get too close and with more priority to bosses now compared to the release of the game, I adjusted the ranking slowly downwards..
Astral Forge Effect:15% HP ➡ 20% HP ➡ for every 5s of no damage taken +20% radiation pulse power
Astral Forge ⭐️:
C+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
C+
army uniform
Army Uniform
D
The Army Uniform gives you Inspire when you kill an Elite or Boss that will heal over time. The effect is not that great (i mean healing) and as soon as you get hit, Inspire will disappear..
Astral Forge Effect:15% HP ➡ 20% HP ➡ Inspire's healing effect doubled
Astral Forge ⭐️:
C+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B

Best Necklace

eternal necklace
Eternal Necklace
S+
The Eternal Necklace will deal more damage when the target has more HP so it will automatically scale your damage by a percentage, making it the best necklace right now in Survivor!.io.
Astral Forge Effect:1st learned passive skill can be evolved (not compatible with character's exclusive passives) ➡ 20% ATK ➡ Passive effect increased to 20%
Astral Forge ⭐️:
A
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
A
stone of cleaving
Stone of Cleaving
A+
The slowing effect is not that great unless you get the Astral Forge effects that start healing you through the enemies in the slo radus.
Astral Forge Effect:Mirage also siphons enemy HP to heal hero ➡ 20% ATK ➡ Skill CD reduced for each mirage spawned (up to 30%)
Astral Forge ⭐️:
A
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
A+
metal neckguard
Metal Neckguard
A
The Metal Nackguard buffs the first and last passive effect you get by 30%. Can be super situational and depends what abilities you get presented at the beginning and the ending but can also scale really well but makes choosing your skills even more complex planning. With the new skills, survivors and everything else that has been added to the game in the past months this seems to work better and more reliable now, that's why I adjusted the ranking..
Astral Forge Effect:15% ATK ➡ 20% ATK ➡ Passive enhancement effect is increased to 50%
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
A
voidwaker emblem
Voidwaker Emblem
B+
Scales your damage (and crit on legend) on the percentage of your HP left and buffs you those stats by up to 40% - the Astral Forge effects aren't too crazy powerful so this is the weakest S-Grade necklace here now..
Astral Forge Effect:Gain more Battle EXP when HP is lower (triggers when HP is below 50% and max +40%) ➡ 20% ATK ➡ Berserker can reset when monsters are defeated during effect
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
A
trendy charm
Trendy Charm
B+
Trendy Charm decreases your cooldown for every 200 monsters killed with a total of 30%, really good and basically scales to the full effect fast and then stay there..
Astral Forge Effect:15% ATK ➡ 20% ATK ➡ More Healing when CD is reduced
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B+
army nameplate
Army Nameplate
C
The Army Nameplate gives you Inspire when you kill an Elite or Boss that will increase your damage by 20% but will go away as soon as you take any damage. The buff is nice but not lasting too well..
Astral Forge Effect:15% ATK ➡ 20% ATK ➡ Gain 5s invincibility when Inspire is removed
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B+
bone pendant
Bone Pendant
D
The Bone Pendant slows down monsters that come near you (not bosses, though) and can be handy to make your area effects deal better damage or to walk through the packs of monsters. I ranked it lower now as it seems the newer stuff that has been added to the game boosts other builds more and this is not as powerful anymore..
Astral Forge Effect:15% ATK ➡ 20% ATK ➡ longer and more effective slow
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
A
emerald pendant
Emerald Pendant
D
The Emerald Pendant generates basically a radiation ring that deals damage to nearby enemies. Not super strong but it's extra damage without conditions..
Astral Forge Effect:15% ATK ➡ 20% ATK ➡ Radiation Ring Power +1
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B+

Best Belts

twisted belt
Twisted Belt
S+
Insane with the way it scales your skill damage especially when you get the Astral Forge effects that will make it have net up to 200% damage output makes it easily the best belt in the game..
Astral Forge Effect:Flux min damage -10% and max damage +20% ➡ 20% HP ➡ Flux max damage +20%
Astral Forge ⭐️:
A+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
S
eternal belt
Eternal Belt
A+
Give you invincibility for 2 seconds when you get damage, limited to once per minute.
Astral Forge Effect:restores 20% HP when invincibility ends ➡ 20% HP ➡ invincibility effect duration increased to 6s
Astral Forge ⭐️:
A+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
A+
stylish belt
Stylish Belt
B+
The Stylish Belt gives a shield for every 200 monsters killed (and some stages let you kill 30,000 or even more monsters. The immunity can be quite good. Debatable if it's better than the Eternal Belt or not but I see them on the same level and even triggering more frequently in most stages..
Astral Forge Effect:15% HP ➡ 20% HP ➡ Shield duration increased by 2s
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
A
voidwaker sash
Voidwaker Sash
B+
Gains immunity for every 500 monsters killed.
Astral Forge Effect:When hardened, spawn Black Holes under your feet ➡ 20% HP ➡ defeating monsters with colision extends duration
Astral Forge ⭐️:
S
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
A
leather belt
Leather Belt
B+
The Leather Belt adds more healing and buffs your movement speed from picking up food. Triggers so rarely but with the new Astral Forge effect becomes a really good item reducing your skill cooldown.
Astral Forge Effect:15% HP ➡ 20% HP ➡ when looting foos skill CD -5% (max -30%)
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
S
army belt
Army Belt
C+
The Army Belt gives you a shield when you kill an Elite or Boss that can then also deal nice damage and reduces all cooldowns. Not too reliable but a nice thing to have, for sure..
Astral Forge Effect:15% HP ➡ 20% HP ➡ Immune to projectile damage with Shockwave active
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
A
waist sensor
Waist Sensor
C+
The Waist Sensor increases either movement speed (most of the time when you're over 50% health) or decreases your damage when you fall below 50% health. Now with all the changes we've seen in the past months, movement speed is not too exciting and you rather want to stick above the health trigger for the additional damage so this is not that much of a great gear anymore..
Astral Forge Effect:15% HP ➡ 20% HP ➡ +20% damage at full HP
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B+
broad waistguard
Broad Waistguard
D+
The Broad Waistguard has radiation pulses that depend on the amount you heal. Super conditional and you need the Energy Drin and other gear that will constantly heal to make you feel the effect..
Astral Forge Effect:15% HP ➡ 20% HP ➡ Radiation pulse power +1
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B

Best Gloves

eternal gloves
Eternal Gloves
S
The Eternal Gloves gives nice attack and crit buffs that are not that conditional, the best gloves to wear right now in Survivor!.io.
Astral Forge Effect:restores 1% HP when monster is defeated with critical hit (Max 10 times per second) ➡ 20% ATK ➡ +3% crit rate when elite or boss is defeated
Astral Forge ⭐️:
A
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
A+
voidwaker handguards
Voidwaker Handguards
A+
Great buffs and the insta-kill on non-bosses below 20% is also nice..
Astral Forge Effect:Increased inner rings in red ring. Inner ring number of hits is x2 ➡ 20% ATK ➡ Instakills bosses below 10% HP
Astral Forge ⭐️:
A+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
A
fingerless gloves
Fingerless Gloves
A
The Fingerless Gloves increases damage by up to 30% permanently for every 200 monsters killed and have a very small chance to kill monsters (not bosses) instantly. Can be useful against Elites but the damage buff is what you're really after and it's actually a good one..
Astral Forge Effect:15% ATK ➡ 20% ATK ➡ restores 1% HP when Instakill is triggered
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
A
chaos gauntlet
Chaos Gauntlet
B+
A lot of back-and-forth and only makes really good sense when all Astral Forge effects are unlocked and looking what you can get on the other gloves for less investment doesnt make it that overpowered at the end of the day..
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
A+
leather gloves
Leather Gloves
B+
The Leather Gloves gives a flat crit chance and crit damage buffs. Also strong but a little less than the Eternal Gloves but still an solid option..
Astral Forge Effect:15% ATK ➡ 20% ATK ➡ 2x Bleed Effect
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B+
army gloves
Army Gloves
B
The Army Gloves increase damage to Elites and Bosses by up to 50% and can be also really helpful as bosses are most of the time the problem where you lack the damage to really hit them fast enough to stand a chance. Has been falling off more compared with all the new skills and other things we have been getting in the past months..
Astral Forge Effect:15% ATK ➡ 20% ATK ➡ +10% max HP when Elite/Boss is defeated
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B+
shiny wristguard
Shiny Wristguard
C+
The Shiny Wristguards will make small explosions when monsters die and with monsters constantly dying you will add some damage to the monster waves, for sure. With more priority to also bosses now, the viablility of these gloves has been getting less significant so I lowered the ranking..
Astral Forge Effect:15% ATK ➡ 20% ATK ➡ causes random explosion when monster is defeated
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B
protective gloves
Protective Gloves
C
The Protective Gloves add damage over time when you kill a monster. Not bad on paper but with all the other strong glove options you have the 'worst' option you have for this gear slot..
Astral Forge Effect:15% ATK ➡ 20% ATK ➡ 2x radiation ring when monsters are defeated
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B

Best Boots

voidwaker treads
Voidwaker Treads
S+
Add movement speed gradually when killing monsters + then applying a buff for more damage against all monsters with lower movement speed (almost all of them).
Astral Forge Effect:When Apex Species is active, +20% max HP (max +100%) ➡ 20% HP ➡ Move faster with lower HP
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
A
eternal boots
Eternal Boots
A+
Eternal Boots increase your movement speed significantly and the fire trail will damage (not that important). The reason I ranked it slightly lower than the Light Runners is that it is a lot harder to get the rarity leveled up to unlock the last bonus plus the fire trail is not that great compared to the bonus damage the Light Runners permanently apply..
Astral Forge Effect:flames don't fade with time ➡ 20% HP ➡ Enemies burnt by flames take 20% more damage
Astral Forge ⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
A
light runners
Light Runners
B+
Light Runners decrease damage received after you got hit and increase your damage after killing an enemy (basically active all the time). Falling off a little now compared to the S-Grade boots but still the best F2P option you have..
Astral Forge Effect:15% HP ➡ 20% HP ➡ Damage reduction increased to 30%
Astral Forge ⭐️:
C+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B+
shoes of confusion
Shoes of Confusion
B
Just a super weird mechanics that you will hate unless you get it merged enough to stop the movement direction trigger. Overall not bad but I don't see the point of investing here when there are so many other better shoes are available that you probably have upgraded a lot more already.
Astral Forge Effect:Gain invincibility for 2s when switching to the correct direction ➡ 20% HP ➡ Area explosion is triggered when switching to the opposite direction (instakills minions)
Astral Forge ⭐️:
A
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
S
army boots
Army Boots
C+
Army Boots gain Inspire when you kill a Boss or Elite but will go away once you get hit. As situational as that sounds, it can really work well..
Astral Forge Effect:15% HP ➡ 20% HP ➡ Random Airdropped crates appear nearby when Inspired
Astral Forge ⭐️:
C+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B+
prosthetic leg
Prosthetic Leg
C
The Prosthetic Leg will give minor healing every few seconds and add some movement speed. Nothing too exciting (although can be helpful)..
Astral Forge Effect:15% HP ➡ 20% HP ➡ 2x Healing when moving
Astral Forge ⭐️:
C+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B+
highboots
Highboots
D+
Highboots add movement speed for every 200 monsters killed and make you immune to projectiles while these 5s are active. Nothing that will really help you much as you can't sustain if you can't without the effect and as soon as it's over you will die or you would also survive without..
Astral Forge Effect:15% HP ➡ 20% HP ➡ Distance to emit rings halfed
Astral Forge ⭐️:
C+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B
layered snowshoes
Layered Snowshoes
D
Layered Snowshoes will leave radiation rings behind that deal some damage. Basically the Eternal Boots but without the movement speed buff..
Astral Forge Effect:15% HP ➡ 20% HP ➡ Kill count to reduce Forced March reduced to 100
Astral Forge ⭐️:
C+
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️:
B
Astral Forge ⭐️⭐️⭐️:
B+

Conclusion

I hope this help you see what gear you’re after. Overall, as you can get all investment back when you reset an item, it’s quite easy to swap out gear when you get new one but this overview should help you what gear you should equip (the highest rarity item is not always the best). Please let me in the comments what you think.

Also see:

  1. What would u rank the a tiered belts in order? Debating on going red stylish belt or focusing eternal belt.

  2. Just a PSA the Eternal boots allow you to walk through poison pools left by monsters. You won’t receive damage from them as long as you’re moving and not standing still in one. However I don’t see you damaging yourself because it gets even better:

    Not only does it allow you to walk through them, but it also REMOVES poison pools that you have walked over.

    So I feel it should be ranked higher due to this fact.

    Also just so you know, the flames from the Molotov ability (and it’s EVO) also remove poison pools.

    1. If you feel they are more valuable then run them for that reason, my list here is not changing the game, it’s just my opinion and if you think differently, you do you 😉

        1. Excuse me?! I did totally respect the OP opinion but just because that I will not change my list. The game mechanics are what they are, no matter if the OP is right or I am. But one thing here is for sure, you just come to my site that I spend time and money on and call me an a-hole for no reason and without being involved in the conversation or maybe even understanding what this is about… so of the three of us, OP/me/you there is only one person who can’t behave like a normal person and should take a look in the mirror and ask yourself “maybe I am the a-hole here”. Cheers and have fun in the bathroom

    1. I am planning to do survivor-specific tier lists for gear soon so I have to test more on that. They would be a better choice but the S-Grade gear is simply too strong to invest too much there

  3. Hi,
    I‘m wondering what „immune to death“ means for the Voidwaker Windbreaker – could anybody help me with that? Does that mean, you cannot die? Then this armor would clearly be better than the Eternal Suit.
    Since I have that one already in orange and one of four violet pieces to get the suit red, I would like to know prior to investing in the wrong suit 😉
    Best Regards
    Lar1mus

    1. It only applies to Berserker mode that happens 1 time during battle, so you basically get 1 time immunity to death for 5 seconds and that’s it, while Eternal Suit will give you revives with full health

  4. emerald pendant is actually pretty helpful because it doubles all radiation ring damage. so with the whole set except the belt(stylish belt is better) Could be super op. but for the boots, voidwaker boots will probably be better.

  5. today i got lucky and i got voidwaker emblem. but really, it works pretty nice so i think that its only teeny bit worse than eternal necklace

  6. I feel like you’re really hating hard on the radiation equipment and focusing on the shiny expensive equipment instead. Don’t get me wrong, the shiny new exclusive equipment is cool and all but speed buffs don’t really do a whole lot. Especially when you’re surrounded, the radiation equipment absolutely slaughters. Sometimes I can let my character stand in one spot and with the force field, molotov and guardian spinning all linked together with the exo bracer and the skill cool down reduction make you an impenetrable beast. Objects like bullets and cell phones get blocked from hitting you and the fire cleanses the ground of any poison. Everyone has their own play style and it sounds like you like to run around a lot but me personally i’m definitely the tank that rolls along at 5mph clearing most stages in the first go. It’s not as fast paced or exciting but you get the job done and if any monsters do manage to get close then you can worry about running.

  7. i feel like your leaveig the radiation group out if you have a full set its not that bad plus the radiation boots are a lot better then b teir + they do actually have speed buffs i feel like they should at least be a teir or s teir

  8. Metal Neckgard is S Tier. Because your first skill can also be your last skill + 60% and you will always have a weapon option, if still available, to choose from. That means your control over your first skill and and this skill staying your last skill is far greater then descripted.

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