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Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 4
12-26-2012, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by xantris View Post
Not really, there is a reason people opted out of the Borg shields. A lot of NPCs hit hard and in a short period of time, and you need the buffer to absorb those hits without taking big hull damage.

PvE is more about getting just enough buffer while pushing the rest into regen.
Depends.

Resists are the best way to improve your buffer for two big reasons. First off it often grants a higher amount of EHP than say those sci consoles that stack additively with skill bonus because it is a multiplicative increase. And buffer is about EHP, not raw total shield but total shield with resists and is why maco is so frelling powerful. Secondly resists also increase your sustain by increasing the effectiveness of restored shields and hull.