Survivor is a game mode. Like the name implies, the objective of survivor is for the shaman to kill all the mice while the mice try to survive. Survivor maps (P10), vampire survivor maps (P11) and dual shaman survivor maps (P24) make up the survivor map rotation.
In some maps, the shaman might be isolated from other mice, preventing "hugging" (mice sticking close to shaman, so the shaman has to endanger himself to kill the mice) and ease the task to kill all mice.
Vampire survivor maps are played every 10 shaman survivor maps.
Survivor maps always start with a 90 seconds timer, and bonus time from Spiritual Guide's Additional Time skill won't give any effect, and time left will be set to 20 seconds if all vampires/the shaman dies while there are more than 20 seconds left.
The mice's objective is to survive the round until the timer ends. Avoid objects summoned by the shaman that may kill you, and don't stay too close to the shaman to avoid meeping (see below).
The shaman of a round is chosen from the highest score in the scoreboard. The main objective of the shaman is to kill all other mice.
The main weapon of the shaman is cannonballs. The cannons are moved to the top of the summoning list, for convenience. The shaman can still build normally, like in normal rooms.
The ice cube is still available in the shaman inventory, although it is unusable since mice cannot enter any mouse hole. Portals are available, which might be used together with cannonballs for tricking mice. Skills that allow faster summoning or can kill mice easily, such as Reflex and Master Summoner, have no effect in survivor rooms.
The shamans have a power called meep, which is used by pressing Space. Using meep will repel the mice surrounding you, and the closer the mice, the stronger the effect.
Meep was originally designed for dealing with "huggers" (people who stick too closely to the shaman). However, some huggers try to jump as often as they can to avoid being meeped out of the map, and also be launched to a higher area, increasing their chances of survival.
If you are looking to evade a meep, simply get your avatar to match the corresponding position of the shaman, or near it. Then, if the shaman meeps, you will be propelled up, instead of to the side.
Meep has a cooldown time of approximately 8 seconds, the cooldown bar is only visible to the one with the ability, located on top of the mouse.
Meep is often frowned upon by some of the player-base, since it can be considered overpowered and a "noob" action.
The meep skill can be given to a mice by the Meep! skill from the Wildling skill tree, often used to help, or favo a particular mice ( favoing is where you try and save one particular mice, usually your friend and most people do this by ballooning one mouse or giving them special powers to help them live, this action is frowned upon by some people because it is considered "unfair" )
The mice should try to stay alive as long as possible until the timer ends, and the shaman should try to kill all the mice. It is impossible to get cheese and return to the hole, since the maps don't have any mouse holes. Score gaining is different from normal rooms, as explained below.
Hugging (not to be confused with the hug animation) is a technique used by some mice in order to survive. Mice stay extremely close to the shaman so that they cannot be cannoned without the shaman running the risk of killing themselves. Often, this can get you killed as well as the shamans can still use the "meep" ability.
Totems used to be used commonly in survivor to make killing or blocking easier for Shamans. However, they are usually frowned upon by many mice. After these incidents, hard mode has been disabled in this mode so totems cannot be used.
Some totems or builds like the anvil god, cannon orbit (a set of 4 or 5 cannons connected to a ball by C or V nails, with the ball having a rotating world nail in the center of it) or most other gods will usually result in a vote-ban. It can also lead into computer crashes or lagging.
(As of now using anvil gods or other potentially game-crashing builds can get you banned.)
In survivor rooms, the highest score on the scoreboard will be the shaman, but the scoring system is different:
- Death: +1
- Alive until time ends: +10
- Vampire maps: +10 (if you live and avoid becoming a vampire for the duration of the map)
- Vampire maps: +? (when you bite another mouse (not afk mice))
A few times, P11 Vampire Survivor maps will occur. In these types of maps, a random second player is turned into a vampire. You can easily see who's the vampire by their different skin and their red nametags. If a vampire is on a mouse for a few seconds, that mouse turns into a vampire and have the ability to infect other mice that have not been turned into a vampire. If all vampires die and time left is more than 20 seconds, the time left will be set to 20 seconds. Often, there is cheese spread around the map. This is there to trick you - touching it will make you slower and easier to be caught by the vampires!
If the shaman is dead, you get no rewards for surviving as a mouse.
|Play 1000 rounds||March 2015|
|Be the shaman 800 times||March 2015|
|Kill 20,000 mice||March 2015|
|Survive 10,000 rounds||March 2015|
After an update in 2016, it became possible to earn Cannonball Coins in survivor rooms to spend in a village room. Coins are earned for killing mice as shaman, and you will receive them even if you die after killing the necessary number of mice. One coin is awarded for every 4 mice killed. The max number of coins that will fit in your inventory is 200 coins.
Some item can only be bought after their Unlock Condition is met. Survived rounds / killed mice must be in survivor rooms.
|100||« Shinobi »(401)||∅|
|100||« YOLO »(463)||Survive 1 round|
|100||« Dodger »(464)||Survive 75 rounds|
|100||« I Will Survive! »(465)||Survive 200 rounds|
|100||« The Last Mouse »(466)||Survive 500 rounds|
|100||« Mouse Grylls »(467)||Survive 1,000 rounds|
|100||« Not today! »(468)||Survive 2,000 rounds|
|100||« Survivalist »(469)||Survive 5,000 rounds|
|100||« Cannon Surfer »(470)||Survive 10,000 rounds|
|100||« Super Meat Mouse »(471)||Survive 30,000 rounds|
|100||« The Mouse Who Lived »(472)||Survive 50,000 rounds|
|100||« Can't Meep This »(473)||Survive 80,000 rounds|
|100||« Rambo Mouse »(474)||Kill 1,000 mice|
|100||« The Merciless »(475)||Kill 10,000 mice|
|100||« Strike! »(476)||Kill 50,000 mice|
|100||« Wrecking Ball »(477)||Kill 100,000 mice|
There are a number of glitches which an occur whilst playing in the room. The spirit glitch commonly occurs due to the increased use of spirit. Glitches which cause the shaman or mice to become invisible are also a regular occurrence. However, forcing one's self to become invisible is a ban-able offense.
- Most of the maps on this room have symmetry and high places which can be reached by getting hit by a cannonball.
- 6 or more mice are needed in a survivor room to gain progression to unlock the badges, as well as gaining experience points.