Overview[edit | edit source]

Willpower is a Resistance powerset that was added in Issue 11. It is available to all five melee Archetypes, primary for Tankers, secondary for Scrappers, Brutes, Stalkers, and Sentinels. 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[edit | edit source]

Tankers, Brutes, and Scrappers[edit | edit source]

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

Stalker[edit | edit source]

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

Sentinel[edit | edit source]

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

Power Level Effect
Willpower HighPainTolerance.png High Pain Tolerance 1 Auto: Self +Resistance (All) +MaxHealth
Willpower MindOverBody.png Mind Over Body 2 Toggle: Self +Resistance (Lethal, Smashing, Psionic)
Willpower FastHealing.png Fast Healing 4 Auto: Self +Regeneration
Willpower IndomitableWill.png Indomitable Will 10 Toggle: Self +Resistance (Disorient, Hold, Sleep, Fear, Confusion, Knockback) +Defense (Psionics)
Willpower RiseToTheChallenge.png Up to the Challenge 16 Toggle: Self +Regen
Willpower QuickRecovery.png Quick Recovery 20 Auto: Self +Recovery
Willpower HeightenedSenses.png Heightened Senses 28 Toggle: Self +Perception +Defense (Cold, Fire, Energy, Negative) +Resist(Defense Debuffs)
Willpower Resurgence.png Resurgence 35 Self +Resurrect +Special
Willpower StrengthOfWill.png Strength of Will 38 Self +Resistance(Disorient, Sleep, Hold, Immobilize, Knockback, All Damage?)

Powers[edit | edit source]

Willpower FastHealing.png Fast Healing[edit | edit source]

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

Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 4 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 4 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 2 (Tanker)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 28 (Stalker)
Sentinel logo.png 4 (Sentinel)
Effects Auto: Self +Regeneration
Enhancements TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
Set Categories IO Healing.png Healing

Willpower HeightenedSenses.png Heightened Senses[edit | edit source]

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 Fast
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 28 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 28 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 18 (Tanker)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 20 (Stalker)
Sentinel logo.png 28 (Sentinel)
Effects Toggle: Self +Defense(Smash, Lethal, Fire, Cold)
Self +Defense (Energy, Negative)
Self +Perception
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Defense Buff.png Enhance Defense Buffs
Set Categories IO Defense Buff.png Defense

Willpower Hide.png Hide[edit | edit source]

Hide makes you almost impossible to detect. When properly 'Hidden', a Stalker can pull off Critical hits with his attacks, and even land a massive 'Assassins Strike' with an Assassins power. When you attack or are damaged while using this power, you will be discovered. Even if discovered, you are hard to see and retain some bonus to Defense. Unlike most stealth powers, Hide can be used at the same time as other Concealment powers, giving you even greater stealth capability. No Endurance Cost.

Minimum Level V archetypeicon stalker.png 1 (Stalker)
Effects Toggle: Self Stealth, +Defense(Melee, Ranged, AoE)
Enhancements TO Training Defense Buff.png Enhance Defense Buffs
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories IO Defense Buff.png Defense

Willpower HighPainTolerance.png High Pain Tolerance[edit | edit source]

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 V archetypeicon brute.png 1 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 1 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 1 (Tanker)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 2 (Stalker)
Sentinel logo.png 1 (Sentinel)
Effects Auto: Self +Resistance(All), +MaxHealth
Enhancements TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
TO Training Damage Resistance.png Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories IO Healing.png Healing
IO Resist Damage.png Resist Damage

Willpower IndomitableWill.png Indomitable Will[edit | edit source]

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 Fast
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 10 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 10 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 6 (Tanker)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 16 (Stalker)
Sentinel logo.png 10 (Sentinel)
Effects Toggle: Self +Resistance(Disorient, Hold, Immobilize)
Self +Resistance (Sleep, Fear, Confusion)
Self +Resistance (Repel, Knockback)
Self +Defense (Psionics)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Defense Buff.png Enhance Defense Buffs
Set Categories IO Defense Buff.png Defense

Willpower MindOverBody.png Mind Over Body[edit | edit source]

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

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 2 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 2 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 1 (Tanker)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 10 (Stalker)
Sentinel logo.png 2 (Sentinel)
Effects Toggle: Self +Resistance(Smash, Lethal, Psionics)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage Resistance.png Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories IO Resist Damage.png Resist Damage

Willpower QuickRecovery.png Quick Recovery[edit | edit source]

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

Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 20 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 20 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 12 (Tanker)
Sentinel logo.png 20 (Sentinel)
Effects Auto: Self +Recovery
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Modification.png Enhance Endurance Modification
Set Categories IO Endurance Modification.png Endurance Modification

Willpower Reconstruction.png Reconstruction[edit | edit source]

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 V archetypeicon stalker.png 4 (Stalker)
Effects Click: Self Heal, +Resistance(Toxic)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
TO Training Damage Resistance.png Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories IO Healing.png Healing

Willpower Resurgence.png Resurgence[edit | edit source]

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 Archetypeicon scrapper.png 35 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 35 (Stalker)
V archetypeicon brute.png 35 (Brute)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 26 (Tanker)
Sentinel logo.png 35 (Sentinel)
Effects Self Rez
90 second +Damage +Accuracy
45 second -Damage -Accuracy
Enhancements TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Endurance Modification.png Enhance Endurance Modification
Set Categories IO Endurance Modification.png Endurance Modification

Willpower RiseToTheChallenge.png Rise to the Challenge[edit | edit source]

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 V archetypeicon brute.png 16 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 16 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 8 (Tanker)
Effects Toggle: Self +Regeneration
Foe: -To Hit, -Accuracy
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
Set Categories IO To Hit Debuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Healing.png Healing

Willpower StrengthOfWill.png Strength of Will[edit | edit source]

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 V archetypeicon brute.png 38 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 38 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 32 (Tanker)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 38 (Stalker)
Sentinel logo.png 38 (Sentinel)
Effects Click: Self +Resist(Disorient, Sleep, Hold, Immobilize)
Self +Resist (Repel, Knockback, All Damage)
Self +Recovery
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Damage Resistance.png Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories IO Resist Damage.png Resist Damage

Willpower RiseToTheChallenge.png Up to the Challenge[edit | edit source]

Regardless the odds against you, you are determined to go on. Your ability to regenerate health is greatly increased at all times.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Sentinel logo.png 16 (Sentinel)
Effects Toggle: Self +Regen
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
Set Categories IO Healing.png Healing

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