"Quite simply, a beast."
A worthwhile survivability option for almost any trooper, potentially able to replace Soldier. Basically, the skill doubles the basic amount of life points (which would otherwise take a Soldier to reach level 11) with the speed penalty being quite low, which can be offset by a plenty of other skills available. And unlike Bait (+8 ), this skill doesn't make its owner easier to hit.
If the owner of this skill also possesses Huge Calves, the Speed bonus from the latter surpasses the penalty from the former, leaving the trooper with a total 5% bonus to Speed and a staggering +13 .