So I usually play a Brewmaster. At one point a little while ago I leveled a priest to play Disc because it seems pretty cool. But then I had a thought that paralyzed me and made me stop playing it, aside from the smite spam. The thought was- what if absorbs are applied before damage is applied to the target rather than afterwards?
That kinda made me stop playing. But then recently I thought that probably isn't the case or absorbs wouldn't be very useful. So my question is- is absorption applied before or after various forms of damage reduction? This is obviously very important, especially on tanks.
Is it applied after damage reduction from stance? Most tanks have some sort of 20-25% blanket damage resistance.
Is it applied after armor? Mostly likely so, if it's after blanket dmg reduction.
I'm sure bothe of these have been investigated, and I'm fairly sure that absorbs would apply after these, but I would like to verify.
And finally, are they applied after shuffle? Shuffle is a newer mechanic so might not have been investigated. If any one has some insight I'd appreciate it. Thanks.