Survival Instinct

Boosts gift abilities, weapon & drain attack power when your HP is below a certain amount.
Tree Dark
Gift Type Passive
Required Stats
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Proficiency Requirement Defeat the enemy.

Survival Instinct is a Passive Gift in Code Vein. Survival Instinct is a gift found in the Hades Blood Code. Through Gifts, players may perform unique actions such as buffing and healing themselves and their Companions, debuffing Enemies or dealing direct damage to enemies.



Survival Instinct Information

  • Boosts gift abilities, weapon & drain attack power when your HP is below a certain amount (50%).
  • Damage boost is 250 attack, 300 drain, 200 Light and Dark


Survival Instinct Acquisition

  • This gift can be found in the Hades Blood Code.


Builds that use Survival Instinct


Code Vein Builds: Red Shockwave (Fionn)


Survival Instinct Notes

  • Gifts are acquired from obtaining different Blood Codes and by using the Mistle to Acquire/Inherit Gifts.
  • A certain amount of Haze is needed to unlock your preferred Gift and have required stats in order to equip these.



Passive Gifts
All Stats Up  ♦  Augmented Regeneration  ♦  Avarice  ♦  Balance Up  ♦  Bayonet Mastery  ♦  Blood Grab  ♦  Blood-draining Venom  ♦  Bolster  ♦  Charge Accelerator  ♦  Charisma  ♦  Complete Attention  ♦  Dark Impulse  ♦  Debuff Build-Up  ♦  Deft Parry  ♦  Deliverance  ♦  Dexterity Fortitude Up  ♦  Dexterity Mind Up  ♦  Dexterity Up  ♦  Dexterity Willpower Up  ♦  Drain Boost  ♦  Eternal Blade Dance  ♦  Evasive Snare  ♦  Fall Damage Reduction  ♦  Fire Buff  ♦  Firm Stand  ♦  Focused Carnage  ♦  Focused Gift Speed  ♦  Focused Guard  ♦  Focused Stamina Usage  ♦  Goddess's Smile  ♦  Guard Drain Rating Up  ♦  Guard Stability  ♦  Halberd Mastery  ♦  Hammer Mastery  ♦  Health Boost  ♦  Health Stimulant  ♦  Heroic Fang  ♦  Ice Buff  ♦  Ichor Focus  ♦  Ichor reduction  ♦  Ichor Strikes  ♦  Improved Regeneration  ♦  Increased Gift Speed  ♦  Inhibit Resistance (Gift)  ♦  Leak Resistance (Gift)  ♦  Life Steal  ♦  Light Impulse  ♦  Lightning Buff  ♦  Maintained Focus  ♦  Max Ichor Boost  ♦  Mind Fortitude Up  ♦  Mind Up  ♦  Mind Vitality Up  ♦  Mind Willpower Up  ♦  One-handed Sword Mastery  ♦  Opportunism  ♦  Perseverance Up  ♦  Pioneer's Guidance  ♦  Regeneration Shift  ♦  Regenerative Drain  ♦  Resilient Focus  ♦  Revenant's Greed  ♦  Revenant's Hunger  ♦  Revenants Ambition  ♦  Rush of Blood  ♦  Savvy Evasion  ♦  Sharpened Fangs  ♦  Slow Resistance (Gift)  ♦  Sprinter  ♦  Stamina Boost  ♦  Stamina Stimulant  ♦  Stopping Power  ♦  Strength Dexterity Up  ♦  Strength Up  ♦  Strength Vitality Up  ♦  Strength Willpower Up  ♦  StrengthVitality Up  ♦  Stun Buff  ♦  Stun Resistance  ♦  Swift Destruction  ♦  Tenacious Fang  ♦  Tirelessness  ♦  Torchbearer  ♦  Two-handed Sword Mastery  ♦  Venom Buff  ♦  Venom Resistance (Gift)  ♦  Vitality Up  ♦  Vow of Ichor  ♦  Vow of Inchor  ♦  Weapon Drain Rating Up  ♦  Willpower Up

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    • Anonymous

      I feel like this should absolutely have a percentage increase instead of a flat one. I mean, it is in the code of the literal boss wielding the moonlight greatsword, the fattest and hardest hitting of the swords, so I don't see why you should get more value out of it while using something like the Executioner, pumping out as many attacks as you can.

      • Anonymous

        Strong, but situational passive, not every build will make a good use of this. I think it's a perfect passive for builds and blood codes that use a lot of abilities and passives to make themselves tanky, so they can survive at 50% or less hp without instantly getting one shot to get value out of it. Eos bloodcode with the unique damage reduction ability would be able to make good use of this. For squishy builds like casters for example, while dark and light gift increase is insanely good on them, you realistically never want to be that low on health because next hit from the boss or even a stronger mob will likely immediately one shot you. Just my thought regarding the matter.

        • Anonymous

          such a broken and rewarding move for the end of the game, the fact it's not locked to it's blood code makes it 10x better and can make Jack's blood code or the QueenSlayer code do so much more damage when paired with their moves, honestly the drain is the nicest thing on it and flat increases over % makes it great for helping low level people.

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