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Survival Master in Dead or Alive 5

Survival Master266 (30)

Clear all courses in Survival mode.

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Achievement Guide for Survival Master

I Nevan I
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I Nevan I
Achievement won on 17 Oct 12
TA Score for this game: 3,624
Posted on 17 October 12 at 11:26, Edited on 18 October 12 at 21:11
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The infamous Survival achievement got even harder in DoA 5 but I'll try to explain it as good as I can.

First: I got the achievement with Lisa pre-patch today (17.10.2012) at around 11:00 MEZ (Germany, Europe). A friend of mine from Switzerland got the patch today so I guess it will be released regional in different blocks.

You have to clear all 8 Survival courses in order to get the achievement:

Rookie: 10
Easy: 20
Normal: 30
Hard: 50
Champ: 100
True Fighter: 100
Master: 100
Legend: 100

Before attempting Survival you must know that the first hours will be the hardest since you will die A LOT and get frustrated many times. Survival is all about patience, persistence and luck. Sometimes the CPU will fall for every combo and sometimes they will wipe the floor with you.

Champ took me like 30 tries, True Fighter 20, Master only one and Legend took me 4 tries. I needed like 12+ hours to actually clear the first 100. Just to give you an example of how deep the learning curve is.

The basic combo I used with Lisa is: 1PKK 236K Burst 8K 4PK 4PKK
Against Bayman and Bass you have to use: Burst 8K 4PK 4H+K (block and kick, RT on default button layout))

The most important thing is to actually realize when your opponent will go into critical burst with just one 236K or if you need to do another 236K. This will come with time and shouldn't a problem later on.

A really important thing to note is the use of your Power Blow whenever you have the chance to. It can be used right after getting the opponent into Critical Burst state by pressing 4P+K. The combo will then change into 1PKK 236K Burst 4P+K.

Just remember that you have to charge the Power Blow for a short amount of time and that your life gauge has to be at 50 percent or lower (it will flash red then). You can easily practice the timing in Training Mode by activating the Power Blow in the Training Options.

If you should find yourself with the opponent's back against the ropes and you get them into Critical Burst state, use 33P instead of 8K because the 33P will not cause a wallsplat and you can combo with 4PK... afterwards. The damage will add up in the long run. If you're not comfortable with the input you can always do 236P for huge damage, especially when you're nervous.

Another technique I found helpfull is 4P+K~K when you're at the wall with your back. Lisa will then swing behind the ropes and attack with a quick kick which is also a Guard Break. It's allways helpfull to get out of dangerous situations and the CPU rarely blocks it.

1H+K should be used a lot against the heavier characters since you can charge it and Lisa backsteps a bit which will evade some attacks if timed correctly. This move is actually really helpfull against Sarah. After you knocked her down, dash forward and then hold 1H+K. She will try to attack you but since she can't cover distances you will most likely hit her during her whiffed attack.

Akira: Many people (including myself) find him to be one of the most fearsome opponents in Survival. I got beaten by him many times but he's falling for a very simple trick which should make him one of the easiest characters if you get the timing down.

The key is Lisa's 8T (up+Throw) since Akira only knows 2 states: attacking like mad or blocking like mad. When the round starts, try to hit him with your 1PK... combo. I f he blocks you should start blocking as well and let him rush you. When he's finished just do the 8T, backstep and do it again. If timed correctly, he will always block and you can even jump over his wakeup kicks. If he got you, let him finish/counter him until you got him with a wake up kick or a combo and then repeat the process. Patience is the key.

My most fearsome opponent was Bass since he can drain your life gauge so fast if you're guessing wrong. Try to get him with 1PK pokes and hitconfirm into Burst when his guard is open. If he should ever pick you up from the ground with his throw, DO NOT COUNTER! Press down/back and block and see if he whiffs or throws you. You must be very carefull against him. I only got him with wakeup kicks into combos and 1H+K from a certain distance. 8T doesn't seem to work against him since he will duck it and punish you with a throw.

You can always try to mix up 1PK and 1PKK if the opponent is blocking all the time. If you don't seem to get a hit, try 7K ~P. It will guard break the opponent and you can continue with your poking game. 7P is also great to get some distance from your opponent after a knockdown ect.

That's pretty much all I can say when you want to attempt Survival with Lisa. If you're having trouble with certain characters, go into Training Mode and play against the on Legend difficulthy and look at their movesets. If you want any character specific tips (against Kokoro ect.) feel free to ask.

I included 2 videos recorded from members of the and the community. They did a really great job.

Credit goes to:

cyric79 from gamefaqs and a558Ra1N from for providing the combos and general tips/videos. They both have my gratitude and deserve a medal.

Kayin Amoh for providing a great video with usefull tips using the Lisa method.

All people from and for their awesome tips and posts in the Survival threads. Great community.

Many thanks for reading and good luck! I hope i could deliver some helpfull advice.
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