The armor penetration upgrade for the weapon gets a nerv from 15% to 5%
testlive patchnotes: (Armor penetration kit bonus was lowered from 15% bonus armor penetration to 5%)
i think that is just another buff for the heavy armors, compared to the damage upgrade this is the better choice.
So i think 5% makes pretty much the same damage then ( i dont played the testlive version)
we tested the 15% armor penetration against the damage upgrade with a heavy armor. the armor penetration makes round about 50 more damage with a heavy strike and the 40 strength perk. on light armor the damage upgrade makes 7 more damage than the armor penetration upgrade. we tested it with a dragonbone axe.
we tested it with no agility just 40 vit 40 strenght the rest in grid and enc.
So when you reduce the armor penetration of this kit is this just another big buff for the heavy armor.
yes you can dodge further away with lighter armors but that isnt better sometimes infight.
so what you guys think about it?
Edit: I put all my posts together here
Here the exact numbers with the dragonbone axe:
attacker with 40 strength perk and the guy in heavy 72% damage reduction
On Heavy Armor with 15% upgrade 1 hit 84 dmg
The same with the 5% Upgrade 69 dmg
The damage Upgrade 68 dmg
15% upgrade 374 dmg
5% upgrade 307 dmg
Dmg upgrade 302 dmg.
So you just balanced the damage and the armor penetration upgrades, why? @Tascha
For all the other Armors the dmg upgrade is better, (more dmg) we tested all
so the Armor penetration upgrade is useless
Full Light Armor(Darfari) - 1 hit
Armor Penetration 5%: 187 dmg
Advanced Damage: 206 dmg
full mid Armor(kambujan) - 1 hit
Armor pen 5%: 148 dmg