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.

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. A second wind can be achieved by killing an enemy with the DoT shock damage or the power core's explosion, alongside conventional means of achieving a second wind.


  • Termination Protocols have a much shorter bleedout time compared to the standard Fight For Your Life mode, with a base time of about 15 seconds compared to 20 seconds without Termination Protocols.
  • The nuclear explosion deals very little damage even to unshielded, fleshy enemies, especially in True Vault Hunter Mode.


  • This skill, combined with its flavour-text, is a reference to the 1984 movie The Terminator (specifically with the quote: "And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead").

See Also

Wilhelm Skills
Wolf and Saint
Hunter-Killer Cyber Commando Dreadnought

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