Digimon Survive Cheats and Tips
Digimon Survive has a Karma system that you’ll be taught about very early on. To put it simply, the choices you make at various points in the story will grant you points in one of three different types of ‘Karma’ – either Moral Karma, Wrathful Karma, or Harmony Karma. These are not comparable to other games’ Karma systems that weigh up good versus evil, but are their own distinct mechanic.
Whenever you are presented with exactly three choices, one to the left, one to the right, and one in the middle above the others, you can be fairly sure that this is one of the choices that will affect your Karma scores. Luckily, if you’re aiming for a certain Karma, the position of these choices is consistent – the left choice will increase your Moral Karma, the top one your Wrathful Karma, and the right one your Harmony Karma.
Karma is important for a few reasons:
- It will influence which route and thus which ending of the game you achieve.
- It will influence the evolutions that your partner digimon, Agumon, receives at certain points in the story.
- It will influence your success rate when trying to convince digimon to join you after conversing with them in battle.
- Moral Karma is associated with Vaccine-type digimon.
- Wrathful Karma is associated with Virus-type digimon.
- Harmony Karma is associated with Data-type digimon.
- The higher the Karma, the higher your success rate when trying to recruit.
Digimon Types And Affinities
As hinted at above, each digimon in the game is one of three types: Vaccine, Virus, or Data. These three types make up a rock-paper-scissors triangle of effectiveness, with certain digimon being better equipped to take on certain types:
- Vaccine-type digimon will deal more damage to Virus-type digimon and take less damage in return.
- Virus-type digimon will deal more damage to Data-type digimon and take less damage in return.
- Data-type digimon will deal more damage to Vaccine-type digimon and take less damage in return.
Also important are elemental attacks. Each digimon has a set of elemental affinities, with each being either a positive or negative number.
- A positive number indicates that the digimon takes less damage from attacks of that element, with higher numbers meaning less damage.
- A negative number indicates that the digimon takes more damage from attacks of that element.
Be Wary Of Time Consumption
At certain points in the game, you’ll be given a limited amount of Time Units with which to spend your time. This is a means of limiting what you do during those periods – there will usually be more things for you to do than time units allotted to you.
During these sections, spend your time wisely. Consider the following:
- Spend time points talking to characters you want to get closer to and learn more about. Avoid talking to characters you don’t care about.
- Spend time points talking to Agumon in certain areas only to get some consumable items.
- In some sections, you can pursue side objectives that may reward you with special items or let you recruit special digimon. These objectives may require that you spend multiple time points pursuing them, so try to be thorough when checking out your options.
Note that not every conversation that you can have will consume a time unit. Only characters and interaction locations that have an hourglass symbol next to them (as displayed in the image above) will consume time.
Once you’ve used up all your time points, you’ll move on to the next part of the story.