Hunter Armor pen. question
Hi guys. My characters name is sámmy and I play on the server Mannoroth US. Im only 5.8k gearscore on him and his armor pen is 699 with my elixer and food buffs.
Now Im wondering If I should gem armor pen. Keep in mind that I am a Jewelcrafter and I can make the 34 armorpen gems and also I have Banner of Victory which I can put on to replace my Needle. ATM I dish out 11k dps in 25 mans and I dono if gemming it would bring my dps up or not. I am still missing deathbrigners will, I know that is a very good item to have. If you guys could maybe run some spreadsheats and give me some advice Id apperciate it. Thx
The official forums have a thread about this called " When should I gem Armrpen "
There isn't a need for a spreadsheet if you want to see your gear changes, Femaledwarf.com is an online version of the spreadsheet and lets you import straight from the armory for quick results.
You want to gem armrpen when your are sure that by gemming for it you will reach the cap of 1400 or something very close to it.
Here's a rule of thumb. If you can't get close to 1400 with gems, don't gem it. You should have, at a minimum, 800 ArPen from just gear. Here's the thread Mend was referring to. http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/th...18640757&sid=1
Taking information off the official forums is kind of like taking your information from Trade Chat, sometimes it's good and sometimes, it's, well, Trade Chat; here are a couple of good articles on Armor Pen that go a bit more in depth.
As much as I hate to admit it, yes 90% of the official forums are trolls. But some of the threads are actually helpful
I gem armor pen on my hunter a little before hard cap and I still see an increase, its slight, to almost being no change at all, but the more gear you get after you gem for it, the more your dps will increase per upgrade due to the exponential nature of armorpen. With 699 rating I doubt your dps would drop at all, just have the same doubt it would increase at all.