Updates to armor pen?

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Johnlawl

Senior Member

12-28-2011

Is armor pen still a god stat for ad carries or has something changed with it in the last couple months? It's been a while since i've played, thanks


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Intsikandy

Senior Member

12-28-2011

Armor pen can refer to a percentage reduction of the negation: last whisper or offensive tree, or flat reduction: runes, offensive tree, ghostblade, SotD. Flat armor pen will increase your damage, and scales especially well into late game, but falls short of AD and armor pen, which produces more consistent damage throughout, and a stronger early game. Flat AD produces the most early game damage, but falls flat due to increased armor of champions as the game goes on as well as items that give armor. Armor pen rarely scales with abilities, the only one off the top of my head is Xin Zhao's ultimate, but Attack Damage may scale with abilities better, so it may be better for AD casters like pantheon, who depends on his skills for his damage, or even lee sin. It just depends where your focus is on, early, middle, late, balanced throughout, etc. You can also use combination AD/AS or Arpen/AS or any combination you want, just test it out.