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Does this reduce the damage your soldier takes when hit? I can't find Will on the XCOM Wiki. There is a skill called Will to survive and this is what it does: "Reduces normal damage taken by 2 if in cover and not flanked."

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Or does it make your soldiers panick less often? –  MeGuustav Oct 18 '12 at 10:32
    
Highly related: gaming.stackexchange.com/a/103283/2578 –  BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft May 16 '13 at 21:36
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Will is combination of 3 stats from classic game: Morale , Psionic Strength and Psionic Skill.

Advantages of higher Will stats:

  • less chance of panicking
  • higher chance to be psi gifted
  • less susceptible to alien psi attacks
  • more effective in their own psi skills

Will to survive skill is unrelated to Will stat.

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are you sure your own will makes your psi attacks more likely to hit? If thats the case, I wonder if using a smoke grenade with the will buff, a psychic will buff skill, and a stim would make my psychic a super psychic that can even mind control ethereals and sectoid commanders. –  z ' Oct 18 '12 at 13:19
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@yx: AFAIK, the chances of attack success are dependent on difference between your will and opponent's will; and yes, apparently using smoke buff is standard tactic (haven't tried it yet) –  vartec Oct 18 '12 at 13:29
    
neat (12 chars) –  z ' Oct 18 '12 at 13:33
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