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shield, defence, absorbsion caps?

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Kissakias
07.28.2012 , 10:01 AM | #1
what are the caps in those?
i dont have any idea so before starting adding augments in each piece of the gear i want to know
or if there is an official page that show them be my guest and post it here
also could be a sticky for all of tank classes too
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Kissakias
07.28.2012 , 01:44 PM | #3
100% absorption?
95% shield?
95% defense?
doesnt seem correct IMO
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akabane_k
07.29.2012 , 12:06 AM | #4
percent of cap, like if 60% is cap, 90% of 60 is 54, not 90%.

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Kissakias
07.29.2012 , 02:54 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by akabane_k View Post
percent of cap, like if 60% is cap, 90% of 60 is 54, not 90%.
gah but still need to know the cap
i want to know if the number that i see in shield chance / shield absorption / defense chance / damage reduction in my char is the cap
dont care for more info or maths
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Argorash
07.29.2012 , 07:34 AM | #6
There are no caps.

Having a higher rating in stat X means that stat X is worth slightly less when you add another point to it.
This is a gradual process.

If you are wondering how this applies to you then you just need to balance your stats so that you dont have one rating drasticly higher then the others.
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BlastingGravy
07.29.2012 , 08:41 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Argorash View Post
There are no caps.
I've never understood how people could be so confident in their knowledge and yet be so obviously wrong.
Defense caps at 30%
Shield and absorb cap at 50%
Please note that this is solely from rating, and does not include extra bonuses from things like your skill tree.
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07.30.2012 , 09:30 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by BlastingGravy View Post
I've never understood how people could be so confident in their knowledge and yet be so obviously wrong.
Defense caps at 30%
Shield and absorb cap at 50%
Please note that this is solely from rating, and does not include extra bonuses from things like your skill tree.
While it's true that 30%, 50%, 50% are, in fact, caps on how much you can gain from the respective ratings, the fact is that you can't get very close to them with current levels of gear. I stack as much D/S/A as possible on my Vanguard, and I'm only at about 8% def, 31% shield, 37% absorb from ratings. Meanwhile, if you just flat out state 30%/50%/50% are the caps, people are going to miss the "from rating" part of your comment, and proceed to stack waaaaaay too much defense rating (or worse, start putting points into non-defensive stats).
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ImmortalAlien
07.30.2012 , 03:42 PM | #9
Theoretically, you can add enough Absorb, Shield Rating, and Defense to get 100% everything. The problem is that the numbers you need to get that is impossible with the current gear tier. It's better to aim for a certain number rather than attempt to reach the hard cap.

Absorb added should be at least: +30%
Shield Chance added should be at least: +18%
Defense added should be at least: +10%

Prioritize in the order of Absorb, Shield, and Defense, too. This is really only possible with Campaign tier gear. Also, does not require augments.

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CitizenFry
07.30.2012 , 03:53 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by ImmortalAlien View Post
Theoretically, you can add enough Absorb, Shield Rating, and Defense to get 100% everything.
False. Absorb Rating, Shield Rating, and Defense Rating are all on logarithmic curves. With infinite rating in each, the contribution from rating will be 30% defense, 50% shield, 50% absorb, which will not get you to 100% of anything for any gear+talent build.
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Prioritize in the order of Absorb, Shield, and Defense, too. This is really only possible with Campaign tier gear. Also, does not require augments.
Stat prioritization depends on class. I don't think any class wants that particular order though. My (admittedly incomplete) understanding is that the stat priorities for the three tanks are

Vanguard: Shield > Absorb > Defense
Shadow: Absorb > Defense > Shield
Guardian: Defense > Shield > Absorb

(Also, I highly recommend putting all augments into D/S/A, but that is a matter of opinion).
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