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12-28-2008 @ 1:49PM
I would say there are a couple issues this article is skipping over:1) As BRK said, armor penetration is worse against clothies. But, that really doesn't matter since our DPS against clothies is, to be fair, stupidly high already. Armor Pen is good where it counts: against bosses, whose armor was actually buffed 10% in order to scale down hunter DPS. If you have a warrior MT, obviously this is diminished, but one of the 10-man groups in my guild has pally and DK on the roster as tanks and no warriors in sight. This is less likely in a 25-man, but on boss fights with multiple targets, at least one is likely to be left at full armor, where armor penetration will run at full strength. Is armor pen a better use of item level than crit? Probably not, but the situation isn't as bad as you are making it out to be.2) Every class (maybe not clothies? I haven't heard as much from them?) is dealing with crappy itemization with off-stats right now. Resto druid leather has alarming amounts of both crit and haste, both of which border on totally useless. Certainly Armor Pen, which buffs everything except arcane shot, stings, and barrage (which combine to
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