Victory Survival Strategy

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VTM.png [Passive] Overheat can be used more strategically, quickly escape from debuffs, and certain skills will be usable in midair while being 1.2 times more powerful.


Class Level Required
Veteran Commander 35

Skill Information

Skill Level Level Required Certain Debuff Duration Decrease Excessive Overheating Affected Aerial Skill Damage Increase
1 35 12.5% Can Overheat more than 2% HP 20%
2 51 15%
3 59 17.5%
4 92 20%
  • Certain Debuffs: Wound, Bleed, Blind, Haze Explosion, Stun, Confusion, Chaos, Fear, Press, Action Speed Decrease, Movement Speed Decrease, Helplessness.
  • Flame Sword and Haze Explosion can be used in midair.

Tips and Details

  • The removal of the 2% HP limit from Overheating allows you access to Veteran's buff more easily, but it does make Overheating quite a bit more dangerous if you're not paying attention, especially the higher your attack power is.
  • Many of the status effects that Veteran Commander gains resistance to through Victory Survival Strategy are effects commonly used by other players, meaning this passive is exceptionally useful in PVP.


  • The aerial use effect of this passive was originally part of the deleted passive Air Slicer. It also affected Fatal Wound before the skill was moved to Blade Master, as well as Bursting Blade, which is now usable in the air by default.


Date Changes
06/27/2013 11/06/2013
  • Victory Survival Strategy added.
02/05/2015 -
  • No harmed overheating HP limit increased.
08/13/2015 -
  • Added leftover passive effects from Air Slicer.
03/10/2016 -
  • Tooltip error fixed.
03/24/2016 -
  • Tooltip error fixed.
11/03/2016 11/23/2016
  • No harmed overheating HP limit increased.
  • Skill Damage Increase decreased.
12/01/2016 01/11/2017
  • No Overheat Damage effect fixed.
05/18/2017 05/31/2017
  • Immune Debuff effect added.
06/15/2017 06/28/2017
  • No Overheat damage effect deleted.
  • Immune Debuff effect changed to be Debuff Duration Reduce.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
Korean Flag.png South Korea 용병의 승리전략 Shadow Technique of Mercenary - Victory
Japanese Flag.png Japan 傭兵の勝利戦略 Mercenary Victory Strategy
Chinese Flag.png China (Simplified Chinese) 佣兵的胜利战略 Mercenary Victory Strategy
German Flag.png Germany Siegesstrategie des Söldners Mercenary Victory Strategy
Spanish Flag.png Spain Estrategia de victoria mercenaria Mercenary Victory Strategy
French Flag.png France Stratégie de victoire du mercenaire Mercenary Victory Strategy
Italian Flag.png Italy Strategia del Trionfo del Mercenario Mercenary Victory Strategy
Polish Flag.png Poland Strategia Zwycięstwa Najemnika Mercenary Victory Strategy
English Flag.png United Kingdom Winning Mercenary Strategy
Bresil Flag.png Brazil Táticas de Guerra de um Mercenário War Tactics of a Mercenary

Veteran Commander Skills
Hyper Active
Burningbuster.png Burning Buster
Special Active
GaiaPromi.png Giga Prominence     ShootingDash.png Shooting Dash     ICNapalm.png Ignition Crow - Napalm     IgnitionCrow.png Ignition Crow - Incinerator     RainofFire.png Rain of Fire     DeadlyRaid.png Deadly Raid     VCTrans1.png Hellfire     Burst Blade.png Bursting Blade     VCTrans6.png Ifrit Flame
RAactive3.PNG Breaking Fist     NapalmGrenade.png Napalm Grenade     VCTrans2.png Flame Sword: Flurry
VTM.png Victory Survival Strategy     STM.png Mercenary Survival Strategy     AOM.png Overheat Mode Activated!     BMTrans4.png Awakened Will: Veteran Commander     TransShared.png Awakened One     VCTrans5.png Flames of Victory