Termination Protocols is the tier 3 skill in Wilhelm's Dreadnought skill tree. It replaces the normal Fight For Your Life mode with Termination Protocols, during which Wilhelm can slowly walk, fire his weapons and constantly applies shock damage to nearby enemies. Should the timer run out, Wilhelm will create a huge nuclear explosion, similar to Krieg's Light the Fuse.

Special Skill Text

"I absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead."


Instead of becoming Crippled, Wilhelm says a corresponding line and a yellow-tinted User Interface appears on his screen. He is then allowed to walk at a reduced speed and fire his weapons normally. Additionally, being close to enemies will deal constant DoT shock damage to them. At any point during Termination Protocols (or if the timer runs out) the user can choose to detonate Wilhelm's power core and create a giant incendiary explosion. Second wind can be achieved either by killing an enemy with a weapon or the power core's explosion.


  • Termination Protocols have a much shorter bleedout time compared to the standard Fight For Your Life mode.
  • The nuclear explosion deals very little damage even to unshielded, fleshy enemies, especially in True Vault Hunter Mode.
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