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The Advantage Amulet is an advantage introduced in Survivor 42.

Overview

The Advantage Amulet is a shared advantage whose power depends on the number of people holding on to the amulet. The amulet holders must be on the same tribe and agree on when to play their amulets. Together, all remaining amulet holders will declare how they wish to use the advantage at Tribal Council, after which the advantage is removed from play. The amulets can be played up to and including the final six.

The amulets themselves are normally non-transferable but, with only one holder remaining, the resulting Hidden Immunity Idol can be transferred at Tribal Council as normal.[1]

It is unclear whether the amulets' power will increase if a holder obtains a second amulet using the Knowledge is Power advantage, which appeared alongside the amulets in Survivor 42.

Strategy

The advantage holders are given the choice between working with or against each other, forming a mutual alliance on their shared secret or playing selfishly to increase the advantage's power for themselves respectively. The advantage acts as a bounty against each of its holders, and its steep increase in power as fewer holders remain ostensibly encourages holders to work against each other.

Twist History

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The Advantage Amulet was introduced at the marooning of Survivor 42. During the opening Reward Challenge, Marooning, one member of each tribe was tasked to run the second leg of the relay; Drea Wheeler, Hai Giang, and Lindsay Dolashewich ran this leg for Ika, Vati, and Taku respectively and were given the choice to take the amulets, without yet knowing what the nature of the twist was. The three players were given mud and fake blood to lather themselves in to cover their tracks before racing back to their tribes.

Upon opening the advantage, Drea, Hai, and Lindsay learned about the mechanics of the advantage:

  • With three holders remaining, the amulets could be played together for one Extra Vote
  • With two holders remaining, the amulets could be played together for a Vote Steal
  • The last remaining holder may play their amulet as a Hidden Immunity Idol

They realized that the advantage provided an incentive to target each other once they merged in order to work towards gaining a Hidden Immunity Idol for themselves.

On Day 12, the trio reunited and initially decided to align based on their shared knowledge of the advantage. Eventually, however, the trio turned on each other. First, Drea and Lindsay agreed to target Hai, who was becoming too powerful in the game. They joined the Kula Kula tribe in blindsiding him on Day 19, upgrading the amulet's power to a Vote Steal. Then, after Lindsay survived the Do or Die on Day 21, she joined her alliance in eliminating Drea, granting herself a Hidden Immunity Idol that could be played the following round at the final six. However, when she won the Immunity Challenge, she opted not to use her idol for fear that it would introduce a new idol into the game. When Omar Zaheer was blindsided that night, the amulets were taken out of play.

Summary

Season Episode Acquired Location Owners Advantages Episode Used
Survivor 42 "Feels Like a Rollercoaster" Day 1 Reward Challenge S42 hai bw.png
Hai Giang
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Drea Wheeler
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Lindsay Dolashewich
Extra Vote Never used
Vote Steal
Hidden Immunity Idol

Trivia

References

Survivor Gameplay
 
Challenges
Challenge Advantage · Do-It-Yourself Challenge · Duel · Family Visit · Immunity Challenge (Final Immunity Challenge) · Immunity Idol · Immunity Necklace · Medallion of Power · Reward Challenge · Survivor Auction
Elimination
Edge of Extinction · Ejection · Evacuation · Final Tribal Council · Jury · Quit · Redemption Island · Snuffer · Sole Survivor · Tiebreaker · Torch · Tribal Council · Urn
Strategy
Alliance · Pagonging · Split Vote (Strategy)
Social Dynamics
Final Two · Final Three · Merge · Tribe
Twists
Casting

Battle of the Sexes · Blood vs. Water · Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty · Old vs. Young · Returning Players · Schoolyard Pick · Tribes Divided by Ethnicity


Tribal Council-Related

Advantage Amulet · Do or Die · Double Elimination · Double Tribal Council · Extra Vote · Hidden Immunity Idol (History) · Idol Nullifier · Joint Tribal Council · Juror Removal · Legacy Advantage · Knowledge is Power · Shot in the Dark · Vote Blocker · Vote Steal


Miscellaneous

Advantage Menu · Buried Treasure · Day Zero · Exile Island · Fake Merge · Fire Token · First Impressions · Ghost Island · Haves vs. Have Nots · Hourglass · Island of the Idols · Kidnapping · Looting · Mutiny · One World · Reward Steal · Summit · The Outcasts · Tribe Leader · Tribe Switch

Post-Game
Fan Favorite Award · Lawsuits and Legal Action · Ponderosa · Reunion Show
Miscellaneous
Buff · Confessional · Luxury Item · Rites of Passage · Survivor Rulebook · Ulonging
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