Best Survivor Strategists


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21 Natalie White (19)

Natalie laid out her strategy early on in the game: She was going to attach herself to a strong person who she thought could take her to the end and who she could beat. She played Russell from start to finish, feeding his ego and riding his coattails until at last, when he served her no more purpose, she let go and took home the million dollar prize. - iheartswine

I don't know if she won, or is Hussel just lost! Like Amber in the All Stars

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22 Vecepia Towery (4)

Vecepia employed a strategy of adapting to every situation she was in by socializing, whether it was on Day 1, the tribe switch, or the merge. She wasn't afraid to play dirty, voting out her friends and allies to make it to the end and win. - iheartswine

23 Bob Crowley (17)

5 wins in a row a fake immunity idol and tribes liked him
Best player ever

24 Grant Mattos (20)

He was strong, smart, and knew who to rely on. That's what's needed to get far.

25 Stephenie LaGrossa (10, 11, 20)

First time around she was awesome never gave up and made a good move by convincing janu to quit (I think she convinced her not Jeff) in Guatemala, she had so many sub alliances that everyone wanted to got to the final 2 with her, she got her alliance in power by convincing Judd to flip when there was a 4-4 tribal tie after the switch(the biggest move in the game that led to her power position) and from then on controlled all the votes made sure she stayed in power basically by just being so likable. Did she vote off some of the wrong people for her endgame, ya but was still the best player there and deserved to win against anyone in that season. In HvV she was targeted early which you can't fault her for.

26 Tony Vlachos (28)

He was an amazing strategist. For exapmle... the spy shack was one of the greatest ideas in the history of survivor. He learned what the other alliance was tying to do and prevented it. He also convinced a naive Woo to take him to the finals, where he one with all but one vote.

27 Aubry Bracco (32, 34)
28 Terry Deitz (12, 31)

Terry is definitely one of the best players in Survivor. In season 12, Exile Island, he created one of the best comeback stories ever. He found the Hidden Immunity Idol the very quickly on Exile Island but, was on the loosing tribe that went into the merge and immediately got decimated, so he had to win 5 individual immunities post-merge. He is the best challenge performer (tied with a few other players for first place), but unfortunately did not pull through when he needed to the most- the final immunity challenge. Danielle won and could take Aras or Terry to the final two, and she took Aras. It was a terrible move, because Aras beat Danielle by winning the jury, but if it were a modern season with a final three instead of two, he would have ben in the finals and most likely would have won. In season 31, Second Chance, he was pulled from the game because his son was having medical complications, but he could have won easily because, like in season 12, his physical game and social ...more

29 Grant Mattos (22)

Grant was on Season 22, not 20. He had an underrated understanding of the game, his only flaw was falling for Rob's charms.

30 Jon Dalton a.k.a. "Jonny Fairplay" (7,16)

Jonny Fairplay is EASILY one of the biggest villains of all time, but also one of the best strategists too! Although Fairplay was unathletic, brash, and at sometimes an instigator, he is definitely conniving, clever and mentally strong. In the Season 7 final 3 tribal council, Lillian Morris explained Jonny very well, she said that "he never stops thinking and ALWAYS has an escape plan", this is because he strategically plays and lies his way out of elimination and breaks/starts alliances to save his own ass countless times! And who can forget "The Dead Grandma Lie" that is Jonny's most notorious moment that solidified his spot as a villain in many people's eyes, but a major SURVIVOR who does whatever it takes to get to the top.

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