Riot has nerfed Armor Pen Runes

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Titan Tactics

Senior Member

11-20-2012

For those who don't know armor pen runes are now nerfed on pbe.

Quints : 2.56 Armor pen
Reds : 1.28 Armor pen

The difference of 3 Quints and 1 Red of armor pen.

Current : 12 Armor pen for 3 quints, 1 red
PBE : 9 Armor pen for 3 quints, 1 red


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Guy Deathscare

Senior Member

11-20-2012

I hope that doesn't goes through


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Private Riem

Senior Member

11-20-2012

That would be because they're changing the way Penetration works?


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Kariya

Junior Member

11-20-2012

they are being nerfed because the calculation for armor and magic pen will be changed to % pen before flat pen, which will yield greater effects than now


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Titan Tactics

Senior Member

11-20-2012

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Originally Posted by Private Riem View Post
That would be because they're changing the way Penetration works?
likely, just letting people know the change, not sure why one would downvote..


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ilabode

Senior Member

11-20-2012

Seems reasonable they don't want you to be doing true damage up through midgame without spending in game gold on penetration.


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TimeInvariance

Senior Member

11-20-2012

They changed the order of how flat pen and % work.
So, reasonable.

also, Draven.


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ZerglingsForZion

Senior Member

11-20-2012

Give the whole story. Flat ArP like runes now apply after % drops in armor like last whisper. If your opponent had 100 armor and after masteries and LW they would have X effective armor.

Live:
X = (100 - 12) * .6 *.9 = 47.52

PBE
X = 100 * .6 * .9 - 9 = 45

So it's a buff!


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What The Gank

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11-20-2012

They have done alot of things in terms of armor pen. One more reason would be that Armor costs are more expensive so it will now take more gold to stack armor items (with same flat penetration tanks \ bruisers melt easier than ever at earlier stages of the game.)


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Solo Mid Nasus

Senior Member

11-20-2012

I like how riot says they are nerfing ranged AD then give them a ton of sweet items and now this.

When do you see ranged AD running anything besides +15 AD on their runes?

Who actually uses armor pen runes? oh wait thats right bruisers top lane and some junglers.

good work again riot.


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