What consumes D.Va's defense matrix meter? Is it strictly time based? Is there a fixed cost for turning it on? Does anything else influence how her defense matrix meter is consumed? Does it always replenish at a fixed rate?

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    It's not obvious to me why this question is being downvoted so please add a comment if you feel the need to downvote. Otherwise, I have no way of knowing what you don't like about the question and I can't fix it. Thanks. Jun 4, 2017 at 8:43
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    "This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful" - the reason for every single downvote ever Jun 4, 2017 at 8:58
  • @DanmakuGrazer Yep, I agree that the quote does indeed cover all reasons to downvote but it's generic and vague. What specifically is the problem? Is something unclear about the question? If so, what needs clarification? Is there an easily discoverable answer somewhere? If so, how could I have found it? Thanks. Jun 4, 2017 at 9:03
  • @DanmakuGrazer Believe it or not I'm familiar with that website. Seriously though, being rude to me doesn't help me. Obviously I tried google. I found a lot of sites explaining what Defense Matrix does but I didn't find any explaining how exactly the meter is depleted and refilled. If there really is a particular string I should have googled to find the answer, please just say so without adding sarcasm. Thanks. Jun 4, 2017 at 9:21
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    Literally the first result when googling for "dva defense matrix" is this page, which specifically states how the cooldown works. The next result gives a similar details, and the third result is another wiki with even more detail than the first.
    – Mage Xy
    Jun 4, 2017 at 19:18

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It has a resource bar that is completely time based. It will block for 4 seconds at maximum capacity or until you release the button.

Once used it will cool down and then start to regenerate after 1 second. It charges from 0 to 100% in ten seconds. This equals about .4 seconds of use time per 1 second of charging time.

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