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4-19-2009 @ 6:51PM
So how does armor pen stack? From all of my gear I have around 7.4% armor pen added up, yet blizzard's tooltip says I can ignore up to 9.99% (123 rating). The odd thing is that even the rating is wrong, added up I have around 167.
4-19-2009 @ 7:07PM
from most of the comments here i get the feeling that a lot of people don't understand the formula or what GC means by the numbers and constants that he put in the example. Hopefully the topic will be extrapolated upon in more detail, but the rundown is this: you ACTUALLY get LESS armor pen that the tooltip says you do, that is to say if it says you get UP TO 30% after all the math is said and done you may actually only reduce armor by 26% or something along those lines. Not all the constants GC used were for the formula, some were simply examples, so don't try to read too much into it.
4-19-2009 @ 8:01PM
TL;DR version:Armor Penetration doesn't actually penetrate the percentage that is shown on your character sheet. It will always be less, and the percentage goes further down the higher the mob's armor gets.
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