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Shield or power generator?

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Zansobar
12.19.2011 , 04:14 PM | #1
Can someone explain the advantages of each? It appears to me that all power generators do is add stats, more than a shield does. Does a shield just add a 5% chance to absorb/block 20% of the damage of a single attack?

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Happaa
12.19.2011 , 04:18 PM | #2
Shield generator - Shield tech spec (less +tech power, higher shield chance)

Power generator - All other specs (more +tech power)

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Geekcheck
12.19.2011 , 10:30 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Zansobar View Post
Can someone explain the advantages of each? It appears to me that all power generators do is add stats, more than a shield does. Does a shield just add a 5% chance to absorb/block 20% of the damage of a single attack?
  • Mercenaries have no use for Shield Generators since they have no tanking spec and cannot equip them.
  • Power Generators have more Aim and Tech Power at the cost of having no chance to proc a shield.
  • Shield Generators have lower Aim and Tech Power, but compensate with a baseline chance to proc a shield and additional shield absorption.
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snowmon
12.20.2011 , 09:23 AM | #4
or a more simple answer

Shield gen = PT Tank

Power gen = PT DPS
lvl 55 PT DPS, ToFN Server