"Uptime" is the amount of time a buff is active. Since PW:S drops when it is destroyed, "uptime" reflects how long your shields lasted before being destroyed.
I'm well aware of what uptime is. A person who casts a shield once every 15 seconds is going to have less uptime on Power Word: Shield than a person who is reshielding as often as SoS use allows them.
And knowing that Rapture is up again means being able to do something about it. Maybe not with another Shield on the tank, if he was Weakened Soul, but possibly on someone else--depending on the fight.
All we really know about Rapture from the log was that he was at 68.9% of the Raptures he could have gotten. The final half Rapture is discounted, because it's impossible to get a half proc on it. We know that he used PW:Shield 41 times, only about half of which were on the tank. We have no way of knowing which shields contributed to the Rapture procs, if he was tracking them, etc.
The average PW:Shield on the tank absorbed nearly 226k. The tank was also wearing the Heroic Porcelain Crab, and had 80 seconds of its 1710 mastery proc.
And, honestly, I don't think I would ever choose that fight to illustrate any point being made about PW:Shield use. I'm not sure why you did.
You're also chasing a point I never made. In no way have I ever suggested that a person should forgo Shielding the tank until the ICD is back up, or within a second or two of being back up.
More importantly, it encourages a bad style of play.
If you're waiting for the ICD to expire before recasting PW:S, the best you can ever do is 12 sec + average break time. This generally means in the 16 - 18 sec range.
The mistake most players make is in presuming that PW:S "instabreaks". But it doesn't. Indeed, it has a fairly low chance of breaking in the 1 - 3 sec range that many players seem to believe is the 'norm'.
I'm not sure anyone would consider 3 seconds an "instabreak". I've seen shields sit on tanks. I've seen them break within the GCD. I'm willing to say that I was exaggerating last night; however, I'm not exaggerating when I say that I expect a shield to break at around the 3 second mark, on average.
There are times, on some fights, where I don't expect it will break for five or six seconds.
11/23/2011 08:22 AMPosted by TiakattI think my short Post #32 got lost in the middle of a long discussion.
It wasn't. I altered the haste breakpoint title to reflect your suggestion. Also probably adding Inner Sanctum to the Shadow options.