Thorny Shield is a style that procs a Damage Shield that lasts for 30 seconds.
Valewalkers possess a baseline Damage Shield buff that last 10 minutes.
The Damage Shield coming from the style overwrites the ones coming from the low level buffs as they possess a lower DPS value. This is an issue since it forces the player to rebuff himself every time he uses that style.
At higher level I suspect the Damage Shield coming from the style does nothing since the baseline Damage Shield has a higher value. This would also be an issue since it would then make the style less effective than its supposed to be.
Use Thorny Shield (which is a style on the Parry chain) while having the baseline Damage Shield buff active. Observe the result.
Both Damage Shields should stack.
Post about Valewalkers dating from December 2003, saying that both Damage Shield stack (ctrl+f "Thorny Shield"):
Another one, dating from November 2014:
No patch notes stating that Thorny Shield's Damage Shield behavior changed could be found (Google search: site:http://camelotherald.wikia.com/wiki/ "thorny shield").
issue has been confirmed
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