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Gain an extra +100 health on each respawn if you don't get a kill or touch the flag, up to +300 health. Suicides negate this effect.
- Determination exists almost exclusively to help new players who may otherwise be discouraged by constant deaths and leave the game, which is why it is the default perk.
- Pathfinders and Technicians are likely the only classes who benefit even slightly from this perk, and in both cases there is a clear alternative perk that would be significantly better for either class.