- Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:04 pm
Just in case nobody else has gotten to it yet, these are my findings:
-There are 20 total traits in Survival, 16 are acquired through Mysterious Tomes, 4 have specific upgrade tomes that are found in the Upgrade Shop between rounds
-As far as I'm aware, Mysterious Tomes will never provide Revivalist, Catalyst, Invoker, or Teamwork due to how niche their bonuses are, hence their unique tomes
-Each trait has 20 total ranks in survival, same as normal gameplay, however most traits are buffed in what each rank does
-Not every trait buffed for survival is buffed by the same amount/percent (ex. Triage is +100% effectiveness, while World Walker is merely +50%, and neither compare to Bark Skin's +1,900% effectiveness)
-In Survival, due to the lack of ability to upgrade armor, the overwhelming majority of armor comes from the Bark Skin trait. Likewise, due to this relationship, max armor values in Survival are usually approximately 40% of their values in regular gameplay.
-Because of the buffs to Triage (+100% effectiveness) and Siphoner (+50% effectiveness), a player with exceptional luck can become capable of sustaining through any damage that doesn't exceed the healing provided by 108% ranged lifesteal
-To fully max all 16 traits acquired through Mysterious Tomes by way of loot drops, a player would need to pick up 320 of them in total. Alternatively, to max them through purchase, a player would need to spend approximately 5.26million Scrap, exclusively on Mysterious Tomes, assuming my math is correct
-From what I gather, any items that can only be acquired from bosses continue to function as such in Survival, making builds dependent on boss items less viable due to the RNG involved in putting it together (ex. it becomes less viable to put together a build centered around Ruin when the implication becomes hoping you get like, Keith, or whatever the Undying King's name actually was)
This information is probably available elsewhere, and I'm not coming forth with anything new, I get that. I just wanted to leave what I've found someplace where someone can find it.