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"As a retired mercenary, Naib Subedar is used to a life full of risk. Will this dangerous game be comparable to what he experienced on the battlefield?"
— Rumor

Naib Subedar
Character Full Portrait Mercenary.png
Difficulty Difficulty Full.png Difficulty Half.png Difficulty Empty.png
Gender Male
Birthday July 23
Age 27
Career Mercenary
Item Elbow Pads
Clues 3048
Echoes 588

Naib Subedar, or the Mercenary, is one of 31 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Identity V.


Although not tall and physically strong, Naib is like most Gurkhas, and the rugged terrain has trained their strong physiques and indomitable spirits. Naib used to be a soldier for the East India Company, but because he believed in the idea of ​​equality for human beings, his dislike of war reached its peak and refused to sell for the British. He then became a free mercenary, but he has long since left his bloodthirsty life after retirement. Perhaps a dangerous game can give him the same experience on the battlefield?

External Traits[]

External Traits
Icon Name Description
External Trait Mercenary Iron Dash.png
Iron Dash Possesses Elbow Pads, which trigger upward Dash Hit boost when he propels himself off a passing wall.

How to use

Players can choose to turn it "On" or "Off", and running over a wall while in "On" will trigger a Dash Hit.


The Mercenary's excellent technique makes his Elbow Pads more durable and can be used more times (4 times). When others pick up the Elbow Pads left by the Mercenary, they can only use them for 3 times.

External Trait Mercenary Skilled.png
Skilled Military trained. Obstacle Vaulting Speed is increased by 10%.
External Trait Mercenary Steel Will.png
Steel Will The Mercenary has tempered his spirit through battle. The Countdown Speed of Rocket Chairs he is fastened to is reduced by 30% and the increase of fear is delayed by 15 seconds. He cannot be incapacitated until his fear exceeds the limit. His reaction to normal attacks is delayed by 15 seconds.
External Trait Mercenary Shell Shocked.png
Shell Shocked Scarred by the effects of war, the Mercenary panics when he hears the noise produced by Cipher Machines and his Decoding Speed decreased by 25%. When there are more than one Mercenaries in the game, the memories they share intensify the panic and each additional Mercenary reduces their Decoding Speed by 10%, up to 55%. Warfare has also left the Mercenary with refractory wounds that will be aggravated by new wounds. Time to be healed is increased by 20% and can reach100%.

Deduction Target[]

All completed Objectives reward the player with +335 Logic Points Logic Points.png for the Logic Path Logic path.png

  1. New Recruits
    That's both the beginning and the end.
    • Basic Objective: Encounter 1 teammate
    • Advanced Objective 1: Encounter 2 teammates
    • Advanced Objective 2: Encounter 3 teammates
    A photo: a woman in a traditional Nepalese dress with the young mercenary at a recruiting office. The word "mum" is written in the lower left corner.[1]
  2. A Soldier's Life
    If life is a box filled with gifts, then what's in a soldier's box?
    • Basic Objective: Open 1 chest
    • Advanced Objective 1: Open 2 chests
    • Advanced Objective 2: Open 3 chests
    A photo: a mercenary choosing weapons with his brother-in-arms at the warehouse door. The two mercs holding machetes look happy.[2]
  3. Harassing Tactics
    Although I don't want to admit it, but the tactics I learned on the battlefield are still engraved in my mind.
    • Basic Objective: Stun the hunter with pallet 1 time
    • Advanced Objective 1: Stun the hunter with pallet 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Stun the hunter with pallet 3 times
    Always be on the move, always be on guard, and question everything! As a mercenary, never forget these three points.[3]
  4. Sneak
    Face the light, walk in the dark, and don't make a sound.
    • Basic Objective: Be pursued by the hunter for 60 seconds
    • Advanced Objective 1: Be pursued by the hunter for 90 seconds
    • Advanced Objective 2: Be pursued by the hunter for 120 seconds
    My partner's been out of this business for a while now, but I am still sneaking around trying not to get shot. If this is life, where is the exit?[4]
  5. Cooperation
    Companions are very important. Never forget this no matter what.
    • Basic Objective: 50% co-op decoding process
    • Advanced Objective 1: 70% co-op decoding process
    • Advanced Objective 2: 100% co-op decoding process
    A photo: the mercenary is rushing the enemy with his companion offering covering fire.[5]
  6. Swift Rescue
    We should do the right thing at the right time.
    • Basic Objective: Successfully heal 1 teammate
    • Advanced Objective 1: Successfully heal 2 teammates
    • Advanced Objective 2: Successfully heal 3 teammates
    A photo: the mercenary is carrying his unconscious comrade.[6]
  7. One-Hit KO
    You've only got one shot.
    • Basic Objective: Complete 1 calibration
    • Advanced Objective 1: Complete 3 calibrations
    • Advanced Objective 2: Complete 5 calibrations
    A photo: the mercenary takes aim at an enemy officer.[7]
  8. Pragmatist
    We only need to focus on the task. As to how accomplish that, well, that's your problem.
    • Basic Objective: Escape the dungeon
    • Advanced Objective 1: Escape the dungeon
    • Advanced Objective 2: Escape the dungeon
    Gurkha soldiers' wages are much lower than those of the British, but it'd be a different story if they become mercenaries.[8]
  9. Comrade
    You can't choose your teammate, so you'd better get used to each other.
    • Basic Objective: Rescue 1 teammate from a rocket chair
    • Advanced Objective 1: Rescue 2 teammates from rocket chairs
    • Advanced Objective 2: Rescue 3 teammates from rocket chairs
    You know they will go return to battle after being rescued, don't you?[9]
  10. Evacuation
    Patience and retreat, both are pathetic.
    • Basic Objective: Use Iron Dash 2 time
    • Advanced Objective 1: Use Iron Dash 4 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Use Iron Dash 6 times
    A photo: the mercenary is holding a pair of worn elbow pads. He seems to be deep in thought.[10]
  11. Precise Assessment
    A good mercenary knows how to escape danger.
    • Basic Objective: Escape from the hunter 2 time(s)
    • Advanced Objective 1: Escape from the hunter 5 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Escape from the hunter 7 times
    A diary: A Gurkha blade shall not be used to threaten compatriots. I need to leave.[11]
After deducing Node 11: Precise Assessment, Mercenary's Worn Clothes costume will be unlocked.

Full Conclusion[]

Fighting with his comrades in battle, they covered him, but he was injured. The mercenary wanted to leave with his comrades. For this, he shot the opposing general in the head. In the military, he was discriminated because of his nationality. He was not treated as a British soldier in all respects, so he decided to retire as a soldier. When he was a mercenary, he was free and his income was much higher than before.

Mercenaries have always had weak comrades, but because their overall power was low, they decided not to fight and chose to retreat. The mercenary survived and recalled that his elbow was severely damaged in the battle.

Appearance Decoration[]

Icon Name Series Description Cost
Costume Naib Subedar Original.png
Original Already Equipped The original costume. Everything looks so natural. 588 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 3048 Currency Clues Icon.png
Costume Naib Subedar Worn Clothes.png
Worn Clothes Complete Character Deduction quest 11 Precise Assessment to get. All the clothes are super tattered. Was it only a game they have been through? N/A
Costume Naib Subedar Cheshire Cat.png
Cheshire Cat Illusion Hall He always shows a calm and seductive smile to hide his true feelings. 2888 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 12888 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Costume Naib Subedar Spring Hand.png
Spring Hand S1 Essence 1 (formerly)

Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons Illusion Hall

Hey! These hands are weak, but you really should see how they look with the springs loaded! 1388 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 4888 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Costume Naib Subedar Parasite.png
Parasite Illusion Hall These eye-shaped gems make his skin glitter... they are so shiny! 1388 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 4888 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Costume Naib Subedar Infected.png
Infected S1 Essence 5 (formerly)

Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons

Those red eyes really make one's hair stand on end, so don't stare at them for too long. N/A
Eagle's Dance S2 Essence 3 (formerly)

Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons

The white eagle's graceful figure attracted the attention of many during the performance at the parade. N/A
Clarity S5 Essence 3 (formerly)

Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons

He is willing to find a new way, even if it means destroying the old one. N/A
Cursed Pharaoh S4 Logic Path reached 1528 It feels so good to be awakened. Kneel before your god, foolish mortals. N/A
Steam Teen Call of the Abyss II The Eye can reignite the tower's core and save the frozen city, but it is more likely to plunge everything into another unknown abyss. How will the teen act when presented with choices after facing the truth? N/A
Shuichi Akai Detective Conan Crossover Part 2 Shuichi Akai's Outfit. N/A
Nagito Komaeda Danganronpa Crossover Part 2 A Hope's Peak student in the class of 77, also known as the "Ultimate Lucky Student." Even in hopeless situations, his faith in his companions never falters. N/A
Mr. Inference Second Anniversary If truth is the heaviest weight on the scales of justice, then inference should be a precise measure of truth. ([Limited] Costume, obtainable in the 2nd Anniversary Celebration.) $119 -$349 (package price - not sold individually)
Colonel Dax Deduction Star

Illusion Hall

Behind each victory is a long train of suffering. 1388 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 4888 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Costume Naib Subedar Cloak.png
Cloak Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons

Illusion Hall

Seriously, if you want to keep a low profile and successfully execute the secret mission, this suit is not the best choice... 288 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 1088 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Costume Naib Subedar Sharkbite.png
Sharkbite Illusion Hall

Lantern Deals

The old soldier is not dead, but has just faded away. But before his time, he found a woman worth protecting. 318 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 1188 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Costume Naib Subedar Blacktip.png
Blacktip S1 Essence 6 (formerly)

Call of the Abyss I Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons

His body is covered in scars from his fights with the terrifying captain. They regarded each other as mortal enemies. 318 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 1188 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Hound S8 Essence 1 (formerly)

Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons

Following the old ways while under the new order is dangerous. N/A
Hummingbird S10 Essence 2 (formerly)

Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons

On the second day of our forest exploration, I found clues left behind by the captain. That should have been a good start, but I began to feel anxious. I realised from that moment on, something was lurking in the dark and was waiting for an opportunity to act. Perhaps they're hunters in ambush, or they might be the prey of our excursion. N/A
Straight Punch S12 Essence 2 (formerly)

Athletic Games 2020 Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons

Before stepping into the rink again, maybe it's time to ask yourself if you have the courage to knock out the past. N/A
Miburo Recruit First Anniversary I'm new here. Nice to meet you! 24 "Bubbles"
Sandwolf S16 Essence 1 He longed for an unrestrained lifestyle. Hunting in packs and moving with speed-the wolves' way of life is also viable in his desert. N/A
Costume Naib Subedar Gloom.png
Gloom S1 Essence 3 (formerly)

Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons

A melancholy temperament is not congenital. N/A
Costume Naib Subedar Stealth.png
Stealth S2 Essence 1 (formerly)

Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons

The lively color green also has a quiet side. N/A
Costume Naib Subedar Flame.png
Flame Memory Spheres - Previous Seasons

Lantern Deal

Fast as wind, gentle as the forest, aggressive as fire. 108 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 438 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Icon Name Series Description Cost
Cat Tail Illusion Hall Each cat has the same trait: Sneaky
Special Effects
Mysterious Cat Bounce Effect
1888 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 8388 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Carnival Party Second Anniversary My customer, as you receive that invitation, the gate to Nether has opened its embrace. Welcome to my Carnival Party.

- Pickman

Special Effects
When used on the Cipher Machine, the appearance of the Cipher Machine will change. (Mercenary Exclusive [Limited] Accessory, obtainable in the 2nd Anniversary Celebration.)
$119 -$349 (package price - not sold individually)
Eagle Feather S6 Rank Treasure (formerly)

Illusion Hall

The rhythm of movement is as light as this feather!
Special Effects
788 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 2988 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Accessory Gurkha Blade.png
Gurkha Blade S1 Essence 5 (formerly)

Illusion Hall

A gurkha blade with a gorgeous sheath. 258 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 968 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Bottled Firefly S10 Rank Treasure (formerly)

Illusion Hall

Mercenary know well the cruelty of war. He also knows that being hopeful about the world despite having such knowledge is rare. 258 Currency Echoes Icon.png / 968 Currency Fragments Icon.png
Sniper Rifle Detective Conan Crossover Part 2 Shuichi Akai's Sniper Rifle. N/A
Icon Type Name Series Description
Graffiti Muse Mark.png
Graffiti Muse Mark Already Equipped The Graffiti content for all survivors and hunters, Muse Mark
Graffiti Mercenary Cartoon.png
Graffiti Mercenary - Cartoon Season 1 Essence 4 Mercenary's exclusive Graffiti, Cartoon
Graffiti Mercenary - Animal Abyss Treasure Mercenary exclusive Graffiti - Animal
Graffiti Mercenary Silhouette.png
Graffiti Mercenary - Silhouette Season 1 Essence 4 Mercenary's exclusive Graffiti, Silhouette
Graffiti Armguard Grayed.png
Graffiti Armguard - Grayed S2 - Rank Treasure Armguard Graffiti, Grayed
Graffiti Spring Cartoon.png
Graffiti Spring Hand - Cartoon S2 Essence 1 Mercenary's exclusive Graffiti, Spring Hand - Cartoon
Gray shadow graffiti.png
Graffiti Mercenary - Gray Shadow Mercenary's exclusive Graffiti, Gray Shadow
Graffiti Spring Hand - Silhouette Mercenary's exclusive Graffiti, Spring Hand - Silhouette
Emote Provoke.png
Emote Provoke S2 - Rank Treasure A provoking motion, exclusive to Mercenary.
Emote Lie Down.png
Emote Lie Down S1 Memory Sphere B A lie-down motion, exclusive to Mercenary.
Emote Shout.png
Emote Shout S1 Memory Sphere B A shout motion, exclusive to Mercenary.
Shame emote.png
Emote Shame Shame Motion, exclusive to Mercenary.
Throws snowball.png
Emote Throws Snowball Abyss Treasure Throws Snowball Motion, exclusive to Mercenary.
Dance emote.png
Emote Dance S5 Memory Sphere Dance Motion, exclusive to Mercenary.
Rolls 4-Sided Dice Emote.png
Emote Rolls 4-Sided Dice 4-sided Dice Enthusiast

60 Currency Echoes Icon.png

Rolls 4-sided Dice Motion, exclusive to Mercenary.
Boxing emote.png
Emote Boxing 2020 Manor Athletic Games Event Boxing Motion, exclusive to Mercenary.
Standby Motion
Icon Name Series Description
Standby Motion Default.png
Default Already Equipped Male survivor's default motion in matching room
Standby Motion Stand.png
Stand S1 Memory Sphere B Mercenary's motion in matching room, Stand
Look Memory Sphere Season 3 Mercenary Matching Room Motion, Look
Standby Motion Hide.png
Hide S2 - Rank Treasure Mercenary's motion in matching room, Hide
Standby Motion Ready.png
Ready S2 Essence 2 Mercenary's motion in matching room, Ready
Standby Motion Wait.png
Wait Rank Treasure Mercenary's motion in matching room, Wait
Standby Motion Survivor Snooze.png
Snooze S1 Memory Sphere B Mercenary's motion in matching room, Snooze


Playing as

  • Even having 4 elbow pads, save them if you do not need to use them. With 10% increased vaulting speed, you should still be able to kite at least 10 seconds and make favorable distance. Despite this, do not let Naib take hits early game, and don't be afraid to use one to two elbow pads to make distance between you and the hunter if you cannot avoid a hit in any other way.
  • A Perfect Scenario:
* One Elbow Pad for getting away from hunter. (Early/Mid)
* Two Elbow Pads to get to the rescue. (1 if there are secondary rescuer)
* One Elbow Pad use for late game.
  • Bring Tide Turner Talent Tide Turner.png so the chaired teammate you save can get as far away from the rocket chair as possible, buying time if needed.
  • As his healing speed is slow and the ability to apply damage slower, sometimes in the match only Borrowed Time Talent Borrowed Time.png can save him. This should be his second chosen trait, as if he is hurt late-game and unable to heal as the ciphers pop, he will go down to one detention hit.
  • You do not need to body block when performing the first rescue. Body block the second time rescuing when you are without Tide Turner Talent Tide Turner.png.
  • Broken Windows Talent Broken Windows.png is not favorable for Naib, as Tide Turner and Borrowed Time benefit him far more. He does not need the boosts when kiting due to his delayed damage and multiple elbow pads.
  • Naib is the only character in the game who, at full health, can body-block a hunter's normal attack when the hunter has detention. This can be incredibly useful when your teammate is being chased by the hunter and is close to the exit gate. Joseph is the one exception to this, and can terror shock Naib at any time as he does more than half damage. To counter this, make sure to not take any risks when going against him, especially when photo world is active and Joseph has presence. Be mindful of other hunters that do chip damage as well, such as Bon Bon and Galatea.


  • One hit for the Naib when he goes for a rescue. One hit is more than nothing - especially when Naib can dash away with no injuries. (Don't expect terror shock on chair that much on high ranks)
  • Don't chase Naib in the early game. If you chase him to make him waste elbow pads, you will most likely have several Cipher Machines completed. Even if you get him on the chair, his 30% ability slowing down rocket chair speed will make all machines primed. To go with this, do not camp his rocket chair if you end up chairing him, as you will be there for at least the completion of one to two cipher machines.
  • If you hit Naib while detention is activated and he is on half health, he will immediately go down. That is because detention causes 2 hits, and hitting Naib twice cancels out his fear delay.


  • His name, Naib Subedar is a rank in the Indian Army that often serves as a platoon for commanders[12].
  • His birthday is on the 23rd of July.
  • He is interested and skilled in using melee weapons, fighting, and climbing.
  • He hates boars and customers that cause trouble.
  • He likes scimitars and moonlit nights.
  • The way to achieve Naib's achievement, "Blade Dancer", is to use his elbow pads at least four times when the hunter attacks him within 1 second without being injured.



See also[]

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