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."


1 Answer 1


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.

  • 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.
    – l I
    Oct 18, 2012 at 13:19
  • 1
    @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, 2012 at 13:29
  • neat (12 chars)
    – l I
    Oct 18, 2012 at 13:33

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .