And I was right, because instead of showing him the door as in Gloria Gaynor's disco masterpiece, players should welcome Flavio the Survivalist to their party with open arms in Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold's story mode!
Flavio (and Survivalists in Classic mode) is a deadly archer that can inflict a number of status debuffs on monsters in the Labyrinth, not to mention he has access to "Flank Shot" early on, which does damage to multiple enemies. At first I was bound, I was petrified! Kept thinkin' I would never live Without Flavio by my side... True to his class, Survivalists also have some dodge-tanking skills in the form of "Trick Step" and "Chain Dance."
The former skill lowers an enemy's hit rate, and the latter raises the Survivalist's target and evade rate. The hilarious "Scapegoat" skill lowers incoming damage to an ally, but forces them to act as a shield for the whole party. For strategic Survivalists, Risk Perception skills will help Flavio reveal chests and F.O.E.s, raise the party's sneak-attack rate, and even lower the encounter rate while in dungeons.