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  12:52:57  31 October 2015
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On forum: 02/11/2012

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Psy protection effectiveness

I have fought Controllers with %100 and %0 psy protection.

I see no difference in the amount of damage taken or the amount of pull or disorientation from the Controller's attacks.

Same with the Scar Anomaly, no difference when walking the length of it.

The only different affect I have found is in close proximity to the Controller when the screen turns blue. I lose health with no psy protection but gain it back when I have the protection again.

The health loss is very slow and would be virtually irrelevant if in close combat.

I experimented with this while atop the "silos" at Cement Factory. There was a Controller just standing at the top of the stairs while I was on the roof so he could not get to me.

I played peek-a-boo with him and assessed damage and effects.

Is there something really worthwhile about psy protection?
  23:19:17  31 October 2015
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Tejas Stalker
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On forum: 05/12/2007
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Psy protection effectiveness

It all has to do with range in all the 3 Games. As your screenshot shows
you are close enough and safe from his mid-pull ( the Controller's most
dangerous weapon ) where his claw attack ( in CoP ) would be his only
direct offense but he can't reach you. Still he can kill you with his Psy
damage for being in his proximity ( blue screen ) so this is where the
protection of your armor and any worn artifacts can delay that process.

The Psy-block drugs ( 150% ) are the most effective tool in your arsenal.
Take it immediately when you see or you feel the first attack of the mind-
pull to greatly reduce it's effect so that you can engage them. Decide to
either create more distance between them and you ( if you can find them )
and kill them long range with a scoped weapon or shorten the distance to
get too close for the mind-pull and use various weapons or a knife for a
close up kill. Your time is short to do this and watch out for the claws.

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