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Survival represents a character's ability to survive in the wilderness. Success in performing actions such as foraging for edible or medicinal herbs, finding certain hidden passageways, building a fire, or skinning an animal is affected by this skill. When skinning an animal, one rank of the Survival skill is equal to one rank of the First Aid skill when factoring success. Training in the Survival skill also assists in moving through rough, treacherous, or otherwise cumbersome terrain, as well as avoiding some natural hazards.

Survival helps in situations like:

Survival reduces the likelihood of slipping when moving quickly through icy areas such as Olbin Pass and the Landing-Icemule trail. Without ranks in survival, a character would have to wait approximately 5 seconds before moving in order to avoid a chance to slip. In addition, survival ranks will allow characters to sneak over ice. Without ranks in survival, a character is guaranteed to fall prone, be revealed from hiding, and incur 10 seconds of roundtime when attempting to sneak out of an icy room.

At 25 ranks of Survival the ability to FORAGE SENSE is unlocked, allowing the character to determine every herb that can be foraged in that room.

Maximum Ranks and Training Costs

Survival is generally a low-cost skill. Every profession can train in it up to twice per level, except wizards.

Type Square Semi Pure
Profession Rogue Warrior Monk Bard Paladin Ranger Cleric Empath Sorcerer Wizard
Max Ranks Per Level 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2
Training point Cost 2/2 1/3 2/2 2/2 2/2 1/1 3/2 3/2 3/2 3/2