is there anything out there to record damage taken to a mana shield? it'd be pretty swell to know if i need to recast a mana shield or mine is currently still doing its job. i tend to throw them up when ultra low on health and in those cases, i can't really rely on just waiting for it to vanish to cast a new one -- and i don't wanna needlessly spam it cuz i prolly need my mana as well.
seems like you could just the combat log and record any absorbed damage... no?
prolly would be nice for other shield types as well, tho frost/fire ward are pointless since they have a cooldown equal to their duration. of course, you could have potentially STOLEN a ward, so maybe in some ultra rare cases it could be handy for them as well.
Such an addon is doable. the complication comes when you have multiple shields on you, such as Ice Barrier and Mana Shield and PW:Shield at the same time.
hmm.. yeah, good point. i wonder how blizzard handles that. unless the server randomly chooses which shield takes damage, i would think whatever blizz does could be mimicked... no?
just today i was the fc in wsg with like 5 guys on me. i was dotted up and under attack. my health was at 88 points so i had to start spamming mana shield pretty much when the gcd was up. dunno how much mana i wasted but i really couldn't let a single shot get thru or i was toast. a meter would have been oh so handy.