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Magic pen vs Ability power

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ShmugaPro

Member

08-08-2012

Early game, which runes would make me hit harder?

8.55 Magic pen or 10.71 Ability power


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Heavens77

Senior Member

08-08-2012

Its really based around which runes are best in certain slots.

The typical magic runepage is:
Red: Magic Pen
Yellow: Mana Regen or Armor
Blue: Scaling Ability Power
Purple: Flat Ability Power or Cooldown Reduction


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Xypherous

Systems Designer

08-08-2012

It depends on your ratios and their magic resistance unfortunately. :x

Magic penetration will always generally add the most damage - but if your character has secondary scaling elements off AP (like shields or heals and the like) - flat AP may be the way to go.

However, as Heavens77 says - It depends on the rune slot as well. For Quints, generally the flat AP > magic penetration in those slots.


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saran ghetti

Recruiter

08-08-2012

magic pen


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TheSoulPunisher

Senior Member

08-08-2012

Most mages get Sorc's anyway, so if you use Magic Pen reds, you would be dealing damage as if they had 1.45 MR, assuming they don't have MR glyphs/use MR masteries.


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pramit the great

Senior Member

08-08-2012

depends on your scaling with abilities. magic pen is better most of the time


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ADC SENPAl

Senior Member

08-08-2012

Magic pen will add the most damage, especially if your opponent in lane is not running MR. However, it is very common now to run Flat MR blues, Armor/Mp5 yellows, AP or movespeed quints, and Magic pen reds.

Advantages of both

Magic penn
-Adds more damage
-If opponent isn't running MR your spells have the ability to do true damage (Meaning your spells deal max damage every time until they get more MR.)

Flat AP advantage
-Easier to clear waves with abilities.

You should always run magic pen reds on AP champions


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ShmugaPro

Member

08-08-2012

Alright thanks for the info everyone!


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Lebrante

Senior Member

08-08-2012

i use 21 magicpen runepage on almost all ap champions


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KesslerCOIL

Senior Member

08-08-2012

Always use Magic Pen. Reds.
Early game Magic Pen is stronger than AP(unless you have abilities that scale 1:1)


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