Strength of Will, sometimes simply called will, or willpower, is a blue bar that can be seen on the right side of the players screen in American McGee's Alice. In conventional gaming parlance, Strength of Will is basically ammunition for some of Alice's weapons.
Different weapons consume Strength of Will at different rates. Flinging Cards, for example, uses only a small amount of Strength of Will. Firing a shot from the Blunderbuss, however, can eat up Alice's entire supply. Some weapons (like the Ice Wand) consume Strength of Will continuously as long as the player holds the attack button.
Once Alice has drained her Strength of Will, she can no longer use most of her weapons until some Will is restored. In this state, she can only use or throw the Vorpal Blade or swing the Croquet Mallet, which require no Strength of Will.
- As with Sanity, Strength of Will is restored by absorbing Meta-Essence.
- Alice gets an instantaneous increase in Strength of Will by finding Vials of Will. These blue tubes contain a fluid that restores a finite amount of Alice’s Strength of Will.
- At Easy and Medium skill levels (only) Strength of Will recharges gradually over time.