Throughout the course of the Survivor series, advantages have been available to contestants to potentially help themselves be in a more favorable position in the game. Usually obtainable through Reward Challenges, Survivor Auctions, Exile Island, or Ghost Island, these advantages may help increase the longevity of a player, but do not guarantee it. Players may opt to use an advantage as they see fit, either by invoking its intended purpose, or use it as a bargaining tool to form alliances.

Immunity Advantage

The earliest advantage to appear on Survivor, it gives a player an edge at the following Immunity Challenge.

Medallion of Power

Main article: Medallion of Power

A variant of an immunity advantage, the Medallion of Power was briefly used during the pre-tribe switch portion of Survivor: Nicaragua.

Hidden Immunity Idol

Main article: Hidden Immunity Idol

The most common advantage available, the Hidden Immunity Idol nullifies any votes cast against its owner at Tribal Council, eliminating the player with the next highest number of votes instead.

Extra Vote

Main article: Extra Vote

Players who possess this advantage has the ability to vote twice at any Tribal Council until Day 36.

Vote Steal

A variant of the Extra Vote, this allows a player to prevent another from voting and take that player's ballot as their own.

Juror Removal

Main article: Juror Removal

On Day 38 of Survivor: Kaôh Rōng, the final three castaways competed in a Reward Challenge in which the winner may eliminate one member of the jury, depriving that juror of the right to participate at the Final Tribal Council.

Legacy Advantage

Main article: Legacy Advantage

Obtained at an early point in the game, the Legacy Advantage acts as a Hidden Immunity Idol that may only be used at certain points in the game. If a player is eliminated with this advantage in their possession, they must, in their final words, will it to another player still in the game.

Idol Nullifier

Main article: Idol Nullifier

At some point during the game, a player who obtains the Idol Nullifier and wishes to use it must correctly guess who is going to play the Hidden Immunity Idol (or who the idol will be played for) while casting the vote during Tribal Council. An incorrect guess will not only result in the advantage being wasted, but the identity of the user of the Idol Nullifier will also remain anonymous.