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Willpower is a Resistance powerset that was added in Issue 11. It is available to all four melee Archetypes, primary for Tankers, secondary for Scrappers, Brutes, and Stalkers. A video of this set in action is available from the Official movie page.

Willpower relies heavily on passive powers, with little in the way of flashy animations, to represent the stereotypical "tough guy". The set offers decent resistance to smashing, lethal, psi and toxic damage, as well as poor resistance but decent defense to fire, cold, energy and negative energy. The set also offers a taunt aura called "Rise to the Challenge" that raises regeneration for every enemy in melee.

You aren't Invulnerable. Bullets don't bounce off of you, and if you are cut, you bleed. You are, however, tough, grizzled and strong willed. It takes more than a little cut to keep you down! Willpower offers a strong balance of healing, damage resistance and defense. While you have no real vulnerabilities, you can't quite deal with 'alpha strikes' as well as some other protective powers.

Power Tables

Tankers, Brutes, and Scrappers

The Willpower powerset is available as a primary for Tankers, and as a secondary for Brutes and Scrappers. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level as Primary Level as Secondary Effect
High Pain Tolerance 1 1 Auto: Self +Resistance (All) +MaxHealth
Mind Over Body 1 2 Toggle: Self +Resistance (Lethal, Smashing, Psionic)
Fast Healing 2 4 Auto: Self +Regeneration
Indomitable Will 6 10 Toggle: Self +Resistance (Disorient, Hold, Sleep, Fear, Confusion, Knockback) +Defense (Psionics)
Rise to the Challenge 8 16 Toggle: Self +Regneration(Special) Foe -ToHit +Taunt
Quick Recovery 12 20 Auto: Self +Recovery
Heightened Senses 18 28 Toggle: Self +Perception +Defense (Cold, Fire, Energy, Negative) +Resist(Defense Debuffs)
Resurgence 26 35 Self +Resurrect +Special
Strength of Will 32 38 Self +Resistance(Disorient, Sleep, Hold, Immobilize, Knockback, All Damage?)

Stalker

The Willpower powerset is available as a secondary set for Stalkers. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
Hide 1 Toggle: Self Stealth, +Defense(Melee, Ranged, Area of Effect)
High Pain Tolerance 2 Auto: Self +Resistance (All) +MaxHealth
Reconstruction 4 Self Heal, +Resistance(Toxic)
Mind Over Body 10 Toggle: Self +Resistance (Lethal, Smashing, Psionic)
Indomitable Will 16 Toggle: Self +Resistance (Disorient, Hold, Sleep, Fear, Confusion, Knockback) +Defense (Psionics)
Heightened Senses 20 Toggle: Self +Perception +Defense (Cold, Fire, Energy, Negative) +Resist(Defense Debuffs)
Fast Healing 28 Auto: Self +Regeneration
Resurgence 35 Self +Resurrect +Special
Strength of Will 38 Self +Resistance(Disorient, Sleep, Hold, Immobilize, Knockback, All Damage?)

Powers

Image:Willpower HighPainTolerance.png High Pain Tolerance

You have a greater tolerance to pain than others. You are also slightly resistant to all types of damage. This power is always on and costs no endurance.

Minimum Level 1 (Brute)
1 (Scrapper)
1 (Tanker)
2 (Stalker)
Effects Auto
Self +Resist (All)
+Maximum Health
Enhancements Enhance Heal
Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories Healing
Resist Damage

Image:Willpower RiseToTheChallenge.png Rise to the Challenge

The more the odds are against you, the more determined you become. When surrounded by foes, your ability to regenerate health increases greatly. Additionally, your resolve and the look in your eye is enough to leave most foes shaken, so their attacks are less accurate. The first foe you engage in melee grants the highest regeneration bonus, and up to 10 foes can contribute to this effect.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level 16 (Brute)
16 (Scrapper)
8 (Tanker)
Effects Self +Regeneration
Foe: -Acc
Foe: +Taunt
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance ToHit Debuff
Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Enhance Heal
Set Categories ToHit Debuff
Healing

Image:Willpower_Reconstruction.png Reconstruction

Through perfect control of your body, you can concentrate for a few moments and heal yourself. The effects of Reconstruction also leaves you resistant to toxic damage for a while.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level 4 (Stalker)
Effects Click
Self Heal
+Resist (Toxic)
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Heal
Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories Resist Damage
Healing

Image:Willpower MindOverBody.png Mind Over Body

When you toggle on this power, you empower your Mind Over Body to become highly resistant to Smashing, Lethal and Psionic damage.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level 2 (Brute)
2 (Scrapper)
1 (Tanker)
10 (Stalker)
Effects Toggle
Self +Resist (Smash, Lethal, Psionic)
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories Resist Damage

Image:Willpower IndomitableWill.png Indomitable Will

When you toggle on this power, it grants protection from Sleep, Disorient, Fear, Confusions, Repel, Knockback and Hold effects. Indomitable Will also grant a moderate defense to Psionic based attacks.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level 10 (Brute)
10 (Scrapper)
6 (Tanker)
16 (Stalker)
Effects Toggle
Self +Resist (Disorient, Hold, Sleep, Fear, Confusion, Knockback)
+Defense (Psionics)
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Defense Buffs
Set Categories Defense

Image:Willpower FastHealing.png Fast Healing

You heal Hit Points at a faster rate than normal. This power is always on.

Minimum Level 4 (Brute)
4 (Scrapper)
2 (Tanker)
28 (Stalker)
Effects Auto
Self +Regen
Enhancements Enhance Heal
Set Categories Healing

Image:Willpower QuickRecovery.png Quick Recovery

You recover Endurance at a faster rate than normal. This power is always on.

Minimum Level 20 (Brute)
20 (Scrapper)
12 (Tanker)
Effects Auto
Self +Recovery
Enhancements Enhance Endurance Modification
Set Categories Endurance Modification

Image:Willpower HeightenedSenses.png Heightened Senses

You become more aware of your environment and its hazards while this power is activated. This will increase your Defense versus environmental damage as long as it is active. Your Heightened Senses also allow you to perceive stealthy foes and resist Defense Debuffs.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level 28 (Brute)
28 (Scrapper)
18 (Tanker)
20 (Stalker)
Effects Toggle
Self +Defense (Energy, Negative, Fire, Cold)
+Perception
Resist (Defense Debuffs)
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Defense Buffs
Set Categories Defense

Image:Willpower_Resurgence.png Resurgence

Should you fall in battle, you can Revive yourself from the brink of death. You will revive with most of your hit points and half your endurance and be protected from experience debt for 20 seconds. Additionally, for 90 seconds, your damage and accuracy will be improved, then for another 45 seconds, your damage and accuracy will be diminished.

Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level 35 (Scrapper)
35 (Stalker)
35 (Brute)
28 (Tanker)
Effects Self Rez
90 second +Damage +Accuracy
45 second -Damage -Accuracy
Enhancements Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Endurance Modification
Set Categories Endurance Modification

Image:Willpower StrengthOfWill.png Strength of Will

When you activate this power, you not only become extremely resistant to most damage, but also to Disoreint, Immobilization, Hold, Knockback, Repel and Sleep effects. Strength of Will costs little Endurance to activate, but when it wears off you are left exhausted, and substantially drained of Endurance.

Recharge Very long
Minimum Level 38 (Brute)
38 (Scrapper)
32 (Tanker)
38 (Stalker)
Effects Click
Self +Resist (Disorient, Sleep, Hold, Immobilize, Knockback, All Damage?)
(minor crash)
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories Resist Damage

History

External Links

  • Willpower for Brutes at RedTomax.com
  • Willpower for Scrappers at RedTomax.com
  • Willpower for Tankers at RedTomax.com
  • Willpower for Stalkers at RedTomax.com

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