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# 6
03-26-2013, 09:43 AM
Originally Posted by ussultimatum View Post
I think the benefit for a lump 20% bonus vs. stacks of 2% handled individually would maybe show a bit stronger if we assumed non-resilient (losing 5%) as well as opponent using a non-protected energy type (i.e. Disruptors vs. your Res A shield, which loses another 15%).
My rough math (.98 ^ 10 = .817 vs .80) says that you'd only see a 0.4% difference (the "chunk" vs. "stacks" difference in the earlier equation was 1.3%, straight stacks versus straight chunk is a 1.7% difference) in resist loss versus factoring in Res + Resilient shields.

Without factoring the additional resists from EPtS, TSS, Shield Power and (potentially) RSF into the equation I obviously can't be 100% certain, but the trend certainly seems to point towards a diminishing difference between the two calculations (chunk vs. stacks) as more resists come into play. So while I can absolutely understand the desire to understand the correct mechanism of action, functionally (based on everything that's been presented here) there shouldn't be a noticable difference.