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Force armor = Protection?


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Devlonir
02.01.2013 , 06:50 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Never_Hesitate View Post
How many times have I seen: I bubble someone at the start of huttball, he runs through a fire -> 2.5k heal
Where else should that have come from?
Probably from the Sage/Sorc self heal skill most use the moment their shield is down and they have some damage. That is the biggest source for the 2.5k heal medal.
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Never_Hesitate
02.01.2013 , 06:57 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Devlonir View Post
Probably from the Sage/Sorc self heal skill most use the moment their shield is down and they have some damage. That is the biggest source for the 2.5k heal medal.
Did you even read my post?
I can bubble any class, like a juggernaut or a sniper and I recieve the 2.5k heal medal
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Devlonir
02.01.2013 , 06:58 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Never_Hesitate View Post
Did you even read my post?
I can bubble any class, like a juggernaut or a sniper and I recieve the 2.5k heal medal
Apologies, I misread the 'I bubble' someone, point taken.
For some reason I read it as 'bubble someone' without the I. Meaning you saw them gain the medal when they walked through fire.
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Atramar
02.01.2013 , 07:01 AM | #14
FYI, snipers balistic shield also counts as heal, not protection.
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Cripplers
02.01.2013 , 07:14 AM | #15
I've never noticed because I'm always taunting or guarding but what about Wither/Slow time? That reduces DMG output from targets. That's the same as Taunt as far as I'm concerned.
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Gereorth
02.01.2013 , 07:18 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Cripplers View Post
I've never noticed because I'm always taunting or guarding but what about Wither/Slow time? That reduces DMG output from targets. That's the same as Taunt as far as I'm concerned.
Isn't Wither from the Assassin tanking tree? Or am I mistaken?

Anyhow, if the case is true, then that is a good point. That should count towards protection, and a bubble shield should not (as it should count for healing).
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welshnproud
02.01.2013 , 07:26 AM | #17
Force armour/static shield used to give Prot points in beta(and I think for a bit after launch) but healers got sooooo much medals for it that they changed it to a heal. It wasn't fair for healers to get 4 medals for prot 4 medals for heals 4-5 medals for damage and 3-4 medals for defence and offence each. So they changed it

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Cripplers
02.01.2013 , 01:10 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Gereorth View Post
Isn't Wither from the Assassin tanking tree? Or am I mistaken?

Anyhow, if the case is true, then that is a good point. That should count towards protection, and a bubble shield should not (as it should count for healing).
It is the top tier skill in the tanking tree yes. I'm at work now but if I recall correctly the tooltip says it reduces the damage of the affected target, similar to the taunt wording
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Cleet_Xia
02.01.2013 , 02:17 PM | #19
When the game launched the bubble "absorb" didn't count toward anything in PvP.

It was later changed to tally as a heal, because heal spec sage/sorc were gimped for earning healing medals.
(1.4 If I remember correctly)

It is a defensive CD because it "absorbs" ~ it's the only defensive CD that can be applied to a friendly target. But it's also much weaker than the defensive CDs of other ACs.
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DiabloDoom
02.01.2013 , 02:19 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Danieleriz View Post
Nope it never counts for healing, if it counts for healing for me is good but speaking of medals they doesn't count...
I get 5k heal from bubbles all the time.