Post by Kramp
Armor Penetration is the best stat for a warrior BUT to be really good, you need to get what we call a "cap"
A "cap" is when you reach a certain amount of a stat and try to stop at this point, going beyond that cap is usually a waste.
Example: Going beyond 152 hit rating ( the cap you need to reach in pvp ) is almost a waste since your attacks will never miss a target on a normal situation.
There's 2 cap for armor pen, the soft cap and the hard cap.
The soft cap is the easier to get but first, you need to get a "ArP trinket like NeS
GT and MR are a lot better than NeS since they proc on hit instead of crit. If you got one of those two, use it. If you got a good PvE guild, I highly recommend you to get MR ( quite easy with the gear we can get these days ). If you can't get GT or MR, use NeS
These trinkets, when proccing, will give you a large amount of ArP ( around 40-50% ), your goal ( the "soft cap" ) is to reach 100% armor penetration when your trinket procs ( ex: With GT, you'll need around 57% arp in battle stance ).
The other cap, the "hard cap" is war harder to get. Here, you want 100% in battle stance all the time. For that, you'll need a serious amount of PvE gear like DbW
. Don't forget that to have success in PvP, you need a decent amount of resillience so you can't stack pure PvE gear and think you'll survive in PvP. To reach hard cap, you need pieces of gear with a freaking load of ArP and almost no wasted stat ( like Expertise or Haste ).
These 2 caps are also easier to obtain if you got Blacksmithing ( more sockets=more arp ) and Jewelcrafting ( ArP dragon eyes )
If you think you can't reach one of those caps, I suggest you to stick with strenght.
Post by masti
Hello, I've just bought 6 pvp items (3 furious, 2 wrathfull and 1 relentless) and I want to start making PvP with my warrior. I read the stickies, watched Swifty's movies
but one thing confuses me.
In the stickie it says to gem for strenght+stam
on blue sockets, strenght+crit
on yellow and strenght
on red. Every warrior I've seen in battlegrounds have ArP+stam
gems. Should I go for ArP instead of strenght?
Swifty is WAY behind the times....almost every serious Prot PVPer gems ArP over strength.
If you can find them, check some vids and armories of Alloraan and Draek and see how they gem.
not behind time, those videos are old, they are from 3.1 or something like that.
to the op: If you see all of the videos youll see that swifty gems arp too.