Is maxing protection worth it?
When protection is maxed it gives +60 armor... Is 60 armor that big of a deal? I believe ~50 armor blocks 1 damage so why do so many engineers pump skill points into protection?
I've always said, "no".
It only adds ~4-8 levels of armor (class & armor rarity dependent). It costs 6 skill points. It doesn't stack. It doesn't reduce damage intake much (6 points off a ~150 point hit).
If you've maxed out Wither, Life Leech, Empathy, Transference, and Decay, go for it.
You should check out my "Why Force Shield is a Waste Of Points" thread in the Engineer section.
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