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# 119
01-28-2013, 10:27 AM
The assumption that Tach Mines do negative Regen-over-Time is a fault of our tooltip auto-description code (and mine for not noticing and fixing the description when they first went live).

Their shield drain is an instant effect, so calling it Shield Regeneration is a misnomer. I realize it's hard to see and verify this without Combat Log reporting (another issue we're attempting to tackle right now). But I guarantee it's an instant effect and not a "per tick" amount of damage.

The debuff you see applied for a few seconds after a hit is a Shield Softening debuff, which causes any damage done against your Shield to be amplified.

They still may be too powerful with the correct buffing, so we'll look into it. I just figured I'd try and correct that bit of misinformation.
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