Energy lost via Quick Thinking utilizes the Warframe's armor value. The efficiency value will act as an additional damage reduction with the values listed above.
Works on self-inflicted damage.
As of Update 11.1, Quick Thinking will keep your minimum health at exactly 2 units and use your remaining energy to keep you alive from incoming damage. The efficiency will go up with the mod's level.
Rage will still grant you energy taken to your health until you reach 2 HP (filling up your energy pool), at which point the mod will stop giving energy (as you are not taking health damage) and Quick Thinking will take over, using your Energy pool as a buffer against your remaining 2 HP. Once energy is depleted, you will go below 2 health and die.
While under the effects of Quick Thinking (2 HP and losing energy instead), strong hits against you will cause a 'Stagger' effect, briefly causing your Warframe to stumble in place. Be wary, as repeated strong hits can effectively stun-lock you in place until you die. Weak hits against you will not induce this effect.
This mod is a good defense against damage that bypasses shields, such as Toxic damage or Slash procs, which can take down a player by surprise.
Energy Siphon aura can help regain lost energy. Upgrade this mod for more efficiency.
Desecrate helps recover health and energy orbs, and the mod itself works well with Nekros because of this.
This mod also works well with Limbo due to the Rift Plane's ability to restore energy, as well as his increased energy pool.
Quick Thinking works well with Trinity, as she can spam Energy Vampire for an endless supply of energy. Likewise, it is good for duration-based Trinities, allowing her to wait to reach exactly 2 HP to maximize the damage reduction of Blessing.
If a single attack is sufficiently strong enough to kill in one strike, the player will enter bleedout immediately and not lose any energy. This is to avoid wasting energy, as the player would've been killed regardless.