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Mettle of Man is a Teachable Perk IconHelp perks.png unique to Ash Williams SurvivorAsh.png. It can be unlocked for all other Characters from Level 40 onwards:

Descriptions may vary from their in-game version for reasons explained here.
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Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
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4,000

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5,000

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6,000

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Evil has a way of always finding you.
After triggering your third Protection Hit, Mettle of Man activates and you are protected by the Endurance IconStatusEffects endurance.png Status Effect:
  • Any damage taken that would put you into the Dying State IconHelp dying.png from the Injured State IconHelp injured.png is blocked.
  • When you are healed again, your Aura IconHelp auras.png will be revealed to the Killer whenever you are farther than 12/14/16 metres away.

Mettle of Man deactivates the next time you are put into the Dying State.
Increases the odds of becoming the Killer's initial Obsession by +100 %.
The Killer can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.
"Evil has a bullseye on my back the size of Tiger Stadium." — Ash Williams

Icon Teachable Description
Teachable mettleOfMan.png
5,000

IconHelp bloodpoints.png

Unlocking this Perk makes it available in the Bloodweb of all Survivors

Evil has a way of always finding you.

After triggering your third Protection Hit, Mettle of Man activates and you are protected by the Endurance Status Effect:

  • Any damage taken that would put you into the Dying State from the Injured State is blocked.
  • When you are healed again, your Aura will be revealed to the Killer whenever you are farther than several metres away.

Mettle of Man deactivates the next time you are put into the Dying State.

Increases the odds of being the Obsession.

The Killer can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.

"Evil has a bullseye on my back the size of Tiger Stadium." — Ash Williams

May be unlocked in the Shrine of Secrets or in Ash's Bloodweb at Level 40.


History

Version 2.6.3

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks mettleOfMan.png 12 metres 14 metres 16 metres Evil has a way of always finding you.

After getting hit 3 times by a Killer's Basic Attack, Mettle of Man activates.

Once activated, the next occasion that would put you into the Dying State from the Injured State is ignored.

The next time you heal back to full health, your Aura will be revealed to the Killer when you are farther than 12/14/16 metres from the Killer.

Mettle of Man will deactivate the next time you are put into the Dying State.

Increases your chances of being the Obsession.

The Killer can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.

Version 3.0.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks mettleOfMan.png 12 metres 14 metres 16 metres Evil has a way of always finding you.

After you earn 3 Protection Hit Score Events, Mettle of Man activates.

Once activated, the next occasion that would put you into the Dying State from the Injured State is ignored.

The next time you heal back to full health, your Aura will be revealed to the Killer when you are farther than 12/14/16 metres from the Killer.

Mettle of Man will deactivate the next time you are put into the Dying State.

Increases your chances of being the Obsession.

The Killer can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.


Change Log

Patch 3.0.0

  • Nerf: changed the activation condition to require triggering the Protection Hit Score Events instead of getting hit by regular Basic Attacks.

Patch 3.3.0

  • Buff: can now be activated more than once per trial.
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