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12-27-2008 @ 4:14PM
@Mensrea"The point is this: the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of ARP has nothing to do with sunder armor.BRK spent several hundred words explaining that sunder made ARP worse, which is not really the case at all."Sunder doesn't make armor piercing worse?But your l2math post said this."The hunter attacking the mob alone sees a 43.4% reduction (2.6% physical DPS increase as compared to the base mob) while the hunter attacking the warrior's sundered target sees a 35% reduction (or 2.4% physical DPS increase as compared to the warrior alone with no armor pen)."You painstakingly proved that 10% armor peircing provides a .2% lesser increase in DPS when combined with sunder. That's pretty much a textbook definition of Sunder making Armor Piercing worse. It might only be slightly worse, but it's definitely worse.
12-27-2008 @ 4:30PM
12-27-2008 @ 5:45PM
That's not a flat 0.2% decrease across the board, it's a decrease in _one_ particular situation. There are situations where sunder actually increases the effectiveness of ARP by a comparable amount.Even still, 0.2% IS nothing. You get more variance in your DPS out of the RNG than you do out of that. Hell, LAG probably accounts for a bigger variance in your DPS than that. So while BRK was all "ZOMG SUNDER ARMOR NERFS ARP!" the truth of the matter is that arp is virtually the same with and without sunder applied.
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