Not really sure how the level 9 rating for this skill translates into the actual resistance numbers. I just know that at maximum, I take less damage than I did without it. Anything that makes you take less damage for not too much of a price is warranted, period.
However, this is coming from a Tact that's heading to the Eng/Cruiser/Tanking aspect of the game so take this from looking at it that way. But that can translate to Sci and Tact, taking less damage is always great.
[Unrepentant] Lapo@overlapo: the problem with space STF
is that you can't properly teabag your defeated opponent
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