Originally Posted by KchaosZ
I see your point on the waste money thing... i get cleaver for the rest of the team to do more dmg and the other 2 items work very well... It works well FROM what i have tested and i usually sell the brutalizer when im ready to buy my 6th and final item... Therefor the cleaver still works great
I would recommend omitting the last whisper then. You probably aren't aware of how Armor penetration works currently; so I will explain as breifly as possible.
Flat Armor pen; is calculated BEFORE % armor pen. It's that simple.
Alot of people don't realize why this matters; so some basic math.
Flat armor reduction
Percentage armor reduction
Flat armor penetration
Percentage armor penetration
Lets say I have 20 FLAT Armor penetration, and last whisper (40% armor penetration). My enemy has 100 armor.
The game currently takes the flat off first; so 100-20=80, before calculating the %. 80-40%(32)= 48.
If it were the other way around: (Percent before flat)
100-40%= 60 60-20=40.
The more you reduce your targets armor with flat armor pen(Brutilizer) and flat armor reduction (Black cleaver) the less beneficial your Last whisper's % becomes. It's not only a waste of money; but it's BARELY taking down a targets armor anymore (Unless they are stacking armor)
There is talk that this is changing for season 3, but I am unsure if it was for ArP/Magic Pen/ or both.