Absorption vs bleedthrough
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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-04-2010, 12:58 AM
I've played with both, and have found that resilient shields aren't generally worth it compared to increased regen or higher strength shields.
In most situations, the bleed-through damage is repaired nearly as quickly as it occurs, as long as your shields are still up. If you're taking enough damage that the bleed-through is becoming a problem, you are taking so much damage that your primary concern is keeping those shields up at any cost, and a thicker or faster regenerating shield is your best bet at that point.
Maybe it's different as an escort, but I noticed a huge increase in survivability once I switched from a absorbtion shield to either a significantly thicker shield, or a faster regenerating one (did both, and in both cases, I could easily survive substantially more aggro).