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celticfistcoh 01-31-2013 03:16 PM

Controlling incoming damage
 
Their are multiple abilities to enhance your damage resistance and they reach a point of diminishing returns as they stack. I would like to understand it better to learn how to better use my shields and when they go down to bye for time to activate some other ability.

On my cruiser I have 6 ranks in Hull plating and armor reinforcement that give about 10.7% to energy and kinetic damages (math works out to 10% true resistance). Add in 6 ranks of threat control (gain 7.3% or total 15.2% true resistance). Toss in a few consoles I get another 35% on top of my skills (18% from above) gives a true resistance to all damage of about 33%.

looking for confirmation on shield resistances. Shields have a built in resistance of shieldpower/5, that does not have diminishing returns. Outside of shield resistances versus energy type are the only skills to improve shield resistance Emer power to shields and transfer shield strength? Does Threat Control help with shield resistance?

Also without going crazy on just engineering consoles what other methods/items can help with hull resistance? Would love to get up towards 110% giving about 50% true resistance most of the time during combat.

lordfuzun 01-31-2013 05:36 PM

Shield damage resistance from power is a bit more than Shield power / 5. It's 30% Shield Damage Resistance at 125 Shield Power. Other abilitiers like Emergency Power to Shields, Rotate Shield Frequencies, Transfer Shield Strength, etc have buffs to Shield Damage Resistance as well.

Shield Damage Resistance doesn't work like hull damage resistance. Shield Damage Resistance is strictly additive with no diminishing returns. Meaning buffs which give +2 and+30% Shield Damage Resistance will give 53% Shield Damage Resistance. Shield Damage Resistance caps out at 75%.

celticfistcoh 02-01-2013 07:08 AM

Does the resistance for Threat Control apply only to hull?


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