Throughout the course of the Survivor series, advantages have been available for contestants to potentially help maneuver themselves into a more favorable position in the game. Usually obtainable through Reward Challenges, Survivor Auctions, Exile Island, Ghost Island, or the Edge of Extinction, 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 by using it as a bargaining tool to form alliances.

Immunity Challenge Advantage

Main article: Challenge Advantage

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

Challenge Disadvantage

A variant of the Challenge Advantage, instead of giving one player an advantage in the next challenge, it allows them to penalize another player of their choice with a disavantage.

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.

Reentry Advantage and Disadvantage

In Survivor: Edge of Extinction, advantages were hidden on the Edge of Extinction to give the voted out player who finds it an edge at the reentry challenge, rather than at the next Immunity Challenge. Additionally, one such advantage allows the finder to penalize another contestant at the reentry challenge.

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

Main article: 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 privately will it to another player still in the game in their final words.

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 a Hidden Immunity Idol will be played for while casting their vote during Tribal Council. An incorrect guess will result in the advantage being wasted, but the identity of the user of the Idol Nullifier will also remain anonymous.

Advantage Menu

Main article: Advantage Menu

An Advantage Menu allows a player to select one of a handful of advantages to use on the list, such as an Extra Vote, Individual Immunity, or a Reward Steal. However, the timeframe to use the advantage before it expires may be limited.

Fire Tokens

Main article: Fire Token

Fire Tokens allow a player to purchase food, comfort or other advantages from the players living on the Edge of Extinction.


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