Hello all! I am curious about damage shields as I have not done much testing and theory crafting with them. How much do they stack and is there a softcap with the damage shield? Are they boosted from magicka and spell damage?
Edited by Rorakor on August 29, 2014 5:43AM
I am curious because I just saw in PvP two sorcs gaining extrordianry value from shields. From my combat log and what I saw them cast, both sorcs used defensive ward and ward ally shields, in addition to harness magicka. I am curious is the ward ally stacks with the self shield(where both players cast ward ally at the same time) I am also assuming that both players used a damage point shield weapon glyph.
Just as a side note as to what brought this curiosity about, was the amount of damage absorption which was stacked up. When coming out of stealth I crit for about 1500 average on players, leaning down to 1000 on most heavy armor DKs. Just from what I saw on my screen and what FTC showed me, I crit on the player for around 1700 damage, none of which even made it into that player's HP. My party member dropped over 6k stamina (through out the duration of the fight) with snipe then repeated poison arrows into the same player. That player did not take ANY of that of damage to his/her HP. After my party of 3 had been wiped we saw some others come up and start attacking. one player used the soul ultimate and once again, the player's HP was not moved at all. Those two players (only using streak and Resto Staff HE) wiped my party of 3, and 4 out of 7 others that came along after before suddenly dropping dead from large hits(looked like about 1k the entire length of both fights together was about 10 minutes).
So anyway, This fight really got me thinking about shield stacking and how little I actually know about it. I would really appreciate any information people have to offer.
EDIT: I just confirmed that that this person is known to use the mistform exploit so I am chalking it up to that...though any ideas on a damage point shield build would still be welcomed!