What Is Tarkov Survivor Class? All Classes Explained

Last Updated on January 7, 2024 by Samuel Franklin

Have you discovered the Tarkov survivor class in your overall statistics tab? This mysterious stat offers valuable insights into your EFT playstyle, making it unique to each player and subject to change over time. This guide to Escape From Tarkov survivor classes lists all of the options currently available (Unknown, Neutralizer, Marauder, Paramedic and Survivor) and how your class is determined.

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What Is Tarkov Survivor Class – Full List

Your Tarkov survival class is displayed in the overall tab of your character statistics (screenshot below). The purpose of this class statistic is to provide a quick reference point for your Tarkov survival playstyle and is based on the kill, looting, healing and survival experience statistics featured on the same page.

There are 5 possible values for this statistic currently in Escape From Tarkov:

  • Unknown – Not enough experience to determine a survivor class yet: BattleState Games has not defined the criteria required to change from unknown but the EFT community (and my own testing has confirmed) that the threshold is PMC level 20. At this point you will change to one of the options listed below, however, before level 20 using the logic described below players can determine for themselves what their class would be.
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  • Neutralizer (Kills) – Majority of experience from kills: Neutralizer class players likely hunt other PMC dogtags or Scavs as a priority and don’t emphasise significant looting in raid or regular loot runs. It also means that players are likely good at PvP as you are winning fights against other players or may have a heavy focus on Scav or Scav boss hunting.

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  • Marauder (Looting) – Majority of experience from looting: Marauder class players may adhere to the “rat” playstyle, preferring to loot everything they find and return it to their stash while avoiding actively hunting players or Scavs. This can also indicate the player regularly seeks out high value loot areas as rare items provide significantly more experience to common items in Tarkov that might outweigh any kills along the way.

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  • Paramedic (Healing) – Majority of experience from healing: This means the player has spent a large amount of raid time healing their character over other raid activities. In practice players are unlikely to get this Tarkov survivor class naturally through regular gameplay and indicates that the player has been skill levelling by purposefully taking damage from fire, barbed wire or falling.
  • Survivor (Survival) – Majority of experience from survival: Survivor class players have a high survival rate but also shorter raid times as they don’t generate significant kill or loot experience in proportion to survival experience. Survival experience can quickly add up where players are ahead of the average Tarkov survival rate (around 50%) and suggests an efficient playstyle focused on getting into raid, achieving your objective and extracting safely.

Changes to your Tarkov class may occur as players gain game experience, alter their playstyle for specific quests or while playing in a squad of friends. Each class has no advantage or disadvantage as it is simply a reflection of your playstyle and where your experience has been gained. Like other account stats your experience and survivor class resets every Tarkov wipe.

What is your class currently in your character stat window from the list above? Share it and your current experience numbers below for community comparison.

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Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms.

Sam (Seelyon) is a seasoned Escape From Tarkov player with over 1,000 raids across multiple Tarkov patches while accumulating thousands of player kills and maintaining a 50% survival rate who favours a calculated playstyle. During these wipes he has earned the coveted Kappa secure container, proving his determination in the unforgiving world of Tarkov. His passion for the punishing game goes beyond personal accomplishment and he is driven by a desire to guide new players on their own Escape From Tarkov journey one raid at a time.

Through countless firefights, strategic flanks and exhilarating boss encounters, he has accumulated a deep understanding of the game’s mechanics and nuances that allows him to offer valuable insights and strategies to those seeking to navigate the complexities of Tarkov.

22 Comments

  1. Im a neutralizer. I love hunting players down I run towards gun fire and W key just about everything

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    • Good Luck though Thomas :)

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    • I’m also a neitralizer but honestly I feel like I should be a marauder. I like to chase pvp once in a while but my looting is insane it really surprises me I didn’t get the rat one.

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      • I used to be marauder not because of the play style due to me being bad at the game early into the wipe now I’m neutraliser and I believe it I main labs and just shoot shit

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    • men

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    • then why not just play cod although hearing for 75 meters kind of removed the majority of stealth from gameplay and multiplied the bush wookes exponentially…

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  2. no one asked thomas

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    • no one asked you either

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    • The post literately asked that question though. ”What is your class currently in your character stat window from the list above? Be sure to share it and your current experience numbers below to allow for community comparison.”

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  3. ratio + feur

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    • W

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  4. im a eft nerd

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  5. If you arent neutralizer are you even playing the game

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    • yikes XD

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  6. whats tarkov

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    • what you doing reading this article though

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  7. Dam it Karin, what I say about using the computer?

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  8. i take offense to the word “rat”
    we marauders are just collectors… of fine wine, and cheese

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    • Just like an *extract defender* lol

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  9. Neutralizer is fo sure my class

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  10. i am a neutralizer most of the time it is defending my self while trying to do a task i get so unlucky with bosses spawning either in front of me running around a corner or behind me i get lucky sometimes but die aa lot it sucks but i am hoping i can do better in pvp once i get use to the movement restrictions i often forget and set my self up for death also finding rare loot is ruff for me right now i go to places and find nothing what seems like all the time and my strength is somehow higher than my endurance lol

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  11. Marauder forever! I love the rat life.

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