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Jarvan & Armor Pen.

Creator: PotatoWedges March 22, 2011 2:01pm
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Okay so, I got my build/guide..I'm not asking people to go there give it positive votes..although it would be nice.. lol

Okay so my build for Jarvan is Armor Pen. so right now, I use The Brutalizer and last Last Whisper I do pretty well considering. Average 17 kills a game with him..but I was wondering is there an item like The Brutalizer which gives cooldown/armor pen. but some hp too? that probably sounds like too much to ask for from riot..but I haven't actually seen ALL the armor pen. items..it needs its own category -.-'
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All the armor penetration items:

The Brutalizer
Youmuu's Ghostblade (builds out of The Brutalizer)
Last Whisper
Sword of the Divine

Armor reduction items:

Zeke's Harbinger
Black Cleaver

If you're getting Last Whisper, I wouldn't recommend any other source of ArP on him aside from runes/masteries. The percentage bonus means that you're making it less cost effective the more flat ArP you're getting.

There is no item that gives CDR/armor pen/HP. If you wanted those three, I would simply recommend purchasing both Youmuu's Ghostblade and Frozen Mallet.
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Meh sorry it took so long to reply..Thanks for the suggestions ill more then likely get rid of The Brutalizer then..keep [[Last Whisper] and maybe just get frozen mallet..or Gunblade..SOMETHING..thx..you've been helping me a lot lol.
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Don't get Gunblade on Jarvan >.>
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Why not? one of his skills require AP..and its got armor pen.
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The gunblade doesn't give armor penetration. Just Life steal and Spell vamp, with a bit of AP thrown in. It's not worth it.
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Lol I must have been confusing myself with something else I just looked at it...But I honestly have no clue what to use. So going back to what Jebus McAzn said, why is 55% armor pen. worse off then 40%?
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It's not. I think you're confusing more things.

Armor penetration and armor reduction are applied in the following order:
Percentage Armor Reduction
Flat Armor Reduction
Flat Armor Penetration
Percentage Armor Penetration

So, you want more armor penetration. Flat penetration is usually better.
Or, am I completely missing the point of your question?


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Well I was confused by this statement as to how I would be better off with less armor pen. by not using The Brutalizer
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The percentage bonus means that you're making it less cost effective the more flat ArP you're getting.
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Armor pen. is situational. For armor stackers you want percent armor pen. For not armor stackers, you want armor reducers and flat armor pen. and look at the above thing I posted.

The amount of armor you reduce is smaller if you're doing percent armor pen. and they have little armor. You reduce more if they have higher armor and you're doing percent armor pen.

TL;DR
You want %ArmPen. VS Tanks and FlatArmPen VS non-tanks.

I hope that helps
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