|“||Any hit that does more damage than 33% of the MEC's maximum health is reduced to that number.||”|
– In-Game Description, XCOM: Enemy Within
- Absorption Fields is an odd ability in that it scales backwards becoming less and less powerful as a MEC's HP bar increases. So while can be vital to the survival of a brand new MEC-1 in the late game, it is nearly useless to a fully upgraded MEC-3. It also contributes to weird occurrences such as a Sectopod hitting a baseline MEC for 4 damage with a cannon that can normally do up to 15 damage.