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Shield/Absord not working?

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DarkSurt
07.15.2012 , 12:53 PM | #1
Just a quick question that has been driving me nuts the past couple days. I have a level 44 powertech and i have never seen flytext dislay saying that i shielded or absorbed an attack. And yes, flytext is on. I rolled a different toon the other day and would see it displayed (jedi/sith). My shield change says 40 and absorb 38. What am I doing wrong here?

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LilTsar
07.16.2012 , 02:59 PM | #2
be sure you actually have a shield generator equipped (if your tank specced) as opposed to a plain generator, which dps powertechs have, with no chance to shield no matter how much they stack it.
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darthkelpix
07.16.2012 , 11:24 PM | #3
Also make sure to be using Ion Gas Cylinder.
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dardack
07.17.2012 , 07:42 AM | #4
Also is this pvp or pve? Shielding/Absorb doesn't work on Yellow attacks which are a majority in PvP (think snipers and warriors are ones with most white damage)
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CitizenFry
07.17.2012 , 08:34 AM | #5
The "Absorbed" flytext only happens when a "bubble" effect is taking damage for you, such as Force Armor/Static Barrier. You don't get any special flytext when your shield generator reduces incoming damage (other than the numbers being smaller).
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