Encrypted Text: Armor penetration and the crit cap demystified
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As of Patch 4. Armor penetration sometimes abbreviated ArP or called armor pen is a value appearing on many talents and abilities that indicates the percentage of armor that will be ignored by an attack. ArP is unique in that the more ArP you have, the greater the increase in damage becomes. Armor penetration is sometimes confused with spell penetration , even though they affect different things. Until recently, this stat has not received much attention from Blizzard, however it was seen in the talent Serrated Blades since patch 1. Since itemization introduction of Arena Set 3, Blizzard has been popularizing the use of this modifier even into. Armor penetration is a rating system that affects a percentage of armor ignored.
I have a character benefitting from cover 4 and another character shooting him with a weapon that has Pen 4. Or do I apply the penetration only once? Penetration is applied only the once.
Every Wednesday, Chase Christian of Encrypted Text invites you to enter the world of shadows, as we explore the secrets and mechanics of the rogue class. This week, we talk about the armor penetration and crit caps, and what they mean for rogues. The topic of Armor Penetration and how it plays into a rogue's gearing plan is definitely the topic I've received the most requests to cover.