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How much willpower do gravely wounded soldiers lose? The text says they suffer a permanent reduction?

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btw. "permanent" means "not restored with medkit" or "not restored ever". – vartec Oct 25 '12 at 13:59
@vartec, ever. They stay at their reduced will until the end, and have to be actually dismissed from service, as our Fremen friend below describes :-) – Orc JMR Oct 27 '12 at 1:56
up vote 16 down vote accepted

In my current Classic Iron Man game using both Iron Will and New Guy from the Training school I have:

  • A Heavy Squaddie that was gravely hurt once at 36 will
  • A Heavy Captain that was gravely hurt 2 or 3 times at 17 will!
  • A newly recruited Heavy Squaddie (never hurt) is 45 will.

I'm sure I had the Captain before I bought Iron Will, but at what point I don't know. I can't go back and calculate exact values because of the whole Iron Man thing.

I'd guess its around -10 to -12 Will for a grave injury. It's probably a range.

Needless to say that Captain with 17 Will has seen her last mission. She panics when a window breaks.


I’ve been tracking these stats the last couple of nights: I had a my supper star support Colonel get gravely hurt twice. His will went from 91 to 81 and then to 67.

So new confirmed range is: -10 to -14.

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Interesting how it mirror's PTSD – Shykin Oct 26 '12 at 13:33
It isn't reduced though, with "normal" wounded (i.e. not gravely)? – StampedeXV Oct 29 '12 at 10:07
I don't think it happens on every 'gravely wounded' attempts either. In my latest classic iron man attempt last night, I had a squaddie that was gravely wounded (out for 18 days) but ended up with a will of 47 (well within normal squaddie will range, actually considered upper bound for a squaddie before the iron will upgrade). – z ' Oct 30 '12 at 15:06
@StampedeXV - True, “normal” wounds don’t change Will. As far as I can tell the real measure is whether they are critically wounded (unconscious and bleeding out) on the battlefield. Obviously critically wounded results in a “grave” wound… So I’m not exactly sure which is the trigger. – Stilgar Oct 30 '12 at 15:08
Lol. @spartacus and I commented within 1 minute of eachother. Put the two comments together and I think we have the answer... – Stilgar Oct 30 '12 at 15:11

I just had a major critically wounded and after the mission his Will sat at 70. Before the mission it was 100 and i know this because i just had him qualify for Psi-abilities from the psi-labs prior to the mission.

I suppose the drop in will isn't an issue in this circumstance since he's already psi-qualified and 70 is sufficient to not have issues in a mission. But 30 is a damn lot.

Even though this question is a year old i thought i'd reply anyway since it ranks high in the google search and the game has been on steam sale recently and probably seeing a lot more activity.

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