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Defensive stats, is there a point?

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eVentHoriZn
10.17.2012 , 01:26 AM | #1
So my guild has been combat logging for a while, and I usually don't look at them cuz my Jugg-tank dps is pretty pathetic. But I was looking over a random log we did for LI HM. Noticed I only absorbed about 6% of the incoming damage.

Thought that was a bit odd, so I looked at one of our EC HM runs. Same, I absorbed roughly 6% of the damage thru the raid. Looked at our other tank (powertech), and he absorbed about 6% too.

Is this a bug, or is shield/absorb just completely useless?

Juggernaut tank: 27%def, 52%shield, 49%abs, 27k stim/buffed

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Kitru
10.17.2012 , 02:26 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by eVentHoriZn View Post
Is this a bug, or is shield/absorb just completely useless?
You're misreading your combat log. The Absorb that is listed is Damage Absorbed through Blade/Sonic Barrier, not damage mitigated through Shield effects. In the combat logger, "Absorb" refers to damage eaten by ablative mechanics (the Jugg/Guard absorb shield, Sorc/Sage shield, Smug/Agent personal shield).
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eVentHoriZn
10.17.2012 , 02:37 AM | #3
Oh good lol, was really hoping it was something like that.

Is there any way to see how much damage I shield?

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Atramar
10.17.2012 , 03:15 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by eVentHoriZn View Post
Oh good lol, was really hoping it was something like that.

Is there any way to see how much damage I shield?
no that I;m aware off. annoying a bit.
You can set in game numbers on hits you get to be shown, all small numbers, are shielded ones.
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KeyboardNinja
10.17.2012 , 09:00 AM | #5
Very few combat loggers parse out this data, but the logs do show defensive stats activating on individual boss abilities. So, technically it is possible for a combat logger to tell you approximately how much damage you dodged or shielded. If you want to dig out this information yourself (which is something I do quite often), you need to look for two things:
  • Abilities that have 0 damage with an annotation like -dodge or -miss. This is defense chance activating
  • Abilities that have less damage than usual with an annotation like -glance. This is shield chance activating

Find instances of those same abilities that don't have these annotations and divide by (1 - (<damage redux> / 100)). That is the pre-mitigation damage value of that ability. That will give you the exact value (in DtPS) of each individual -dodge or -glance instance. It's a pretty manual process, but it does give you the information you're looking for.
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10.31.2012 , 07:09 PM | #6
I think TorParse does offer numbers on damage shielded though i can't vouch for their accuracy. It's online viewing only through the site but it has pretty comprehensive breakdowns.