How does Lead By Example work when the squad leader has a lower will value than the rest of the squad?
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If the squad leader has a lower will value than other members in the squad, but Lead By Example is purchased, will the higher willed units use the lower value?
In that situation, if the squad leader panics due to a broken window, will the higher willed, but lower ranking squad members also panic?
Short answer: No.
The text of the Lead by Example skill states that
The squad leader substitutes his or her Will for that of all nearby lower-Will squadmates.
This does not suggest that the squad leader has any effect on squadmates with higher will than the leader, and it does not suggest any effect at all relating to panics.