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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
03-16-2010, 02:19 PM
Most "resists" apply only to your hull. Resistance values are additive, but are subject to diminishing returns. For example, I can use Hazard Emitters, Engineering Team, and Brace for Impact for a total Kinetic resistance of 107% or so, but after diminishing returns, this turns into 49.5%.

The damage resistance to shields that comes from abilities such as Emergency Power to Shields and Science Team works only on damage taken to your shields. I haven't done any testing to know if those are subject to diminishing returns, but since there are far fewer abilities that provide such a benefit, they might not be.