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    Power word barrier under tuned?

    After playing around with pw:b im constantly noticing that it is breaking really fast almost by the time its put up i did some testing on how much damage is actually absorbed by the shield by a single player

    Below is a combat the period lasts 17s
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Bone Sentinel's attack was absorbed by Makominami.(1771 Absorbed)
    Bone Sentinel casts Mortal Strike at Makominami.
    Bone Sentinel's Mortal Strike was absorbed by Makominami.(1357 Absorbed)
    Makominami is afflicted by Bone Sentinel's Mortal Strike.
    Bone Sentinel's attack was absorbed by Makominami.(1314 Absorbed)
    Bone Sentinel's attack misses Makominami.
    Bone Sentinel's Mortal Strike dissipates from Makominami.
    Bone Sentinel's attack was absorbed by Makominami.(3214 Absorbed)
    Bone Sentinel's attack was absorbed by Makominami.(3291 Absorbed)
    Bone Sentinel casts Mortal Strike at Makominami.
    Makominami is afflicted by Bone Sentinel's Mortal Strike.
    Bone Sentinel's Mortal Strike was absorbed by Makominami.(1430 Absorbed)
    Bone Sentinel's attack was absorbed by Makominami.(2823 Absorbed)
    Bone Sentinel's attack was absorbed by Makominami.(1327 Absorbed)
    Power Word: Barrier's Power Word: Barrier fades from Power Word: Barrier.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Now adding all those up its 16527
    and my pw:b says it absorbs 8649 per player for a total of 43245

    Now i could understand that pwb only absorbs maybe twice a players assigned value but if that was the case it would be absorbing 8263.5 per player

    Another theory is that each "hit" is counting off the 8649 off the total , now i took a total of 8 hits so if this was correct the whole shield should absorb 69192
    Either way it seems that PWB is breaking really fast and not doing what it says its doing in the tool tip to my understanding

    Ps: i havent yet tested on a mob that can hit for more 9k in a blow

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    If it is indeed counting each "hit" as the maximum, that would explain why it breaks near instantly.
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