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Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 417
# 25
03-29-2013, 11:52 PM
Not sure it represents anything sadly. At least I haven't been able to figure out what it represents. I've noticed that it stays semi constant % wise with the [] on line 2. Different types of shields do change this number. Also other things change it. Here's a few examples between 2 shield types.

Let's try a Regenerative shield

shield power 50, regen shield with no resist
[10:54] [Combat (Self)] Negh'Var Warship's Disruptor Array dealt 381 (252) shield damage to you.
[10:54] [Combat (Self)] Negh'Var Warship deals 28 (494) Disruptor Damage to you with Disruptor Array.

[252]/[494]=51% []vs[]
381/494=77.1% damage received, 22.9% resisted

shield power 118, regen shield with no resist
[10:58] [Combat (Self)] Negh'Var Warship's Disruptor Array dealt 329 (279) shield damage to you.
[10:58] [Combat (Self)] Negh'Var Warship deals 31 (546) Disruptor Damage to you with Disruptor Array.

[279]/[546]=51% []vs[]
329/546=60.3% damage received, 39.7% resisted

No let's try a Covariant shield

shield power 50, Covariant shield with no resist
[11:30] [Combat (Self)] Negh'Var Warship's Disruptor Array dealt 385 (268) shield damage to you.
[11:30] [Combat (Self)] Negh'Var Warship deals 14 (498) Disruptor Damage to you with Disruptor Array.

[268]/[498]=54% []vs[]
385/498=77.3% damage received, 22.7% resisted

shield power 118, Covariant shield with no resist

[11:37] [Combat (Self)] Negh'Var Warship's Disruptor Array dealt 338 (302) shield damage to you.
[11:37] [Combat (Self)] Negh'Var Warship deals 16 (560) Disruptor Damage to you with Disruptor Array.

[302]/[560]=54% []vs[]
338/560=60.4% damage received, 39.6% resisted

So the only difference between the 2 shields was hull damage was less with the Covariant. The [] number was higher for the Covariant shield on line 1. However Damage received and or resisted was the exact same. So the trade off between a Covariant shield and a Regen shield is one has less HP, more regen and receives more hull damage and the other has more HP, less regen and takes less hull damage.

FYI I only ever use Regen shields as the hull damage received is to low to worry about. And the shield regen is extremely helpful. If you like not surviving use a Covariant or Resilient shield. If you like to survive use a plain jane normal non named shield or a Regen shield. Although there are situations where the increased shield HP is helpful. But I tank elite STF's with a hair over 9k shield HP and rarely die. If I die it's usually my fault and not a product of having low shield HP.

I'd say completely ignore the [] number on line 1. Even when It did change by changing shield type, damage received and or resistance still remained the same.

Last edited by dragonsbite; 03-30-2013 at 12:05 AM.