Survival is Axton's third skill tree. The Survival tree focuses on defensive stat boosts and abilities, using the turret frequently, and pulling Axton back from the brink of death. His other skill trees are Guerrilla and Gunpowder.
- Healthy - +6% Maximum Health per level.
- Preparation - +3% shield capacity per level; regenerate 0.4% health per second per level when shields are full.
- Last Ditch Effort - +8% Gun Damage and +14% Movement Speed per level during Fight For Your Life.
- Pressure - Up to +14% Reload Speed and -12% Shield Recharge Delay per level depending on how low your health is.
- Forbearance - -8% Status Effect duration on you and +1% Maximum Health per level.
- Quick Charge - Kill Skill. Killing an enemy regenerates 1% of your shield per second per level for a short time.
- Phalanx Shield - Your Sabre Turret projects a shield that attempts to block enemy ranged fire but lets friendly ranged attacks pass through.
- Resourceful - +5% Action Skill Cooldown Rate per level.
- Mag-Lock - Your Sabre Turret can be deployed on walls and ceilings.
- Grit - You have a 4% chance per level to ignore damage that would otherwise kill you. In addition to not taking damage from the attack, you will also regain half your Maximum health.
- Gemini - Allows you to deploy two Sabre Turrets.