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Armor Pen or Crit Damage?

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Hyphinated

Member

12-22-2010

What runes would be better for Gangplank and Shaco?

I'm just wondering if Armor Pen. runes got nerfed (I think they did a couple of patches ago) enough to make Crit Damage runes a viable alternative for certain champions.


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Carados

Senior Member

12-22-2010

Crit damage is a worthless rune.


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Wonton55

Senior Member

12-22-2010

I should add, though, that it can be mathematically proven that flat damage reds are statistically better 99% of the time than armor pen reds.


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Carados

Senior Member

12-22-2010

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Wonton55:
I should add, though, that it can be mathematically proven that flat damage reds are statistically better 99% of the time than armor pen reds.

From about level 1 to about level 4, assuming no Doran's Blade.


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Ebonclaw

Senior Member

12-22-2010

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ricklessabandon:
crit damage runes are numerically very terrible. if their values were doubled, they'd be an acceptable rune choice in very specific situations. right now though they are absolutely terrible.


Did a Blind Pick the other day, a guy on my team picked GP and was bragging about how he was going to destroy the other team with his special runeset.

Oddly enough, the other team had a pirate as well. In fact, their pirate was a monster, blowing holes in people left and right.

So, at some point, our pirate is something like 1-4-8, and I ask him, "what is your runeset, anyways". "Crit Damage." ....


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fmwyso

Recruiter

12-22-2010

Unfortunately, the data shows very clear love towards Armor Penetration. Which sucks because I bought loads of crit damage for tryndamere but learned it is useless. GG.


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biomorph

Senior Member

12-22-2010

no offense but ... has anyone counted how many times this has been asked? =P

In any case try this
(http://lmgtfy.com/?q=armor+penetration+vs+critical+damage+site%3Aleagueoflegends.com)


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CooLTanG

Recruiter

12-22-2010

Quote:
Wonton55:
I should add, though, that it can be mathematically proven that flat damage reds are statistically better 99% of the time than armor pen reds.



Got a link with some math to prove this? I'm quite interested.


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