# Thread: Do Disc Shields Scale with SP?

1. ## Do Disc Shields Scale with SP?

Was asked by a friend that played a priest in BC and I wasn't exactly sure how to answer because I haven't heard much on the topic. So his question to me was, "Do priest shield absorptions STILL scale with spellpower?".

Thanks in advance

2. ## Re: Do Disc Shields Scale with SP?

Yes, they do scale with SP

Tyvm

4. ## Re: Do Disc Shields Scale with SP?

They have a baseline scaling coefficient; All priests can grab this. Discipline's Spell Power Coefficient is much larger, due to Borrowed Time, however.

5. ## Re: Do Disc Shields Scale with SP?

Do you know the math off hand?

6. ## Re: Do Disc Shields Scale with SP?

Incidentally, you can get glyph of PW:S, cast shield and multiply the amount by 5 to see how much damage exactly your shield absorbs.

7. ## Re: Do Disc Shields Scale with SP?

That's not completely accurate, Atty.

Anyways, here's the math behind power word: Shield.

(base_absorb+(0.8068+0.08*BT)*sp)*(1+0.05*IMP)*(1+ 0.02*FP)*(1+0.01*TD)[*]base_absorb is the base absorb given the PW:S which is 2230 at the moment [*]BT is your Borrowed Time level [*]SP is your Spell Power [*]IMP is your Improved Power Word: Shield level [*]FP is your Focused Power level [*]TD is your Twin Disciplines level
e.g. (2230+(0.8068+0.08*5)*2500)*(1+0.05*3)*(1+ 0.02*2)*(1+0.01*5) = 6589

This of course, is taken from WoW Wiki

8. ## Re: Do Disc Shields Scale with SP?

So for the cookie cutter Disc priest, each point of spellpower increases the shield's health absorb value by about 1.5.

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