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{{Infobox ability
== Overview ==
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|name=Sunder Armor
[[Image:Ability_Warrior_Sunder.png|left]]''Armor cannot stop the truth. It also has trouble with determined Warriors.''
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|image=Ability Warrior Sunder.png
''Fury shatters what forges build.''
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|description=Sunders the target's armor, reducing it by X per Sunder Armor and causes a high amount of threat. Can be applied up to 5 times. Lasts 30 sec.
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|class=[[Warrior]]
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|type=Offensive
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|school=[[Physical]]
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|target= Unfriendly
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|cost= 15 [[Rage]]
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|range= 5 yds. (melee)
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|cast_time= [[Instant]]
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|cooldown=
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|improvement= [[Improved Sunder Armor]], [[Focused Rage]]
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|ranks=6
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|requirements=Requires melee weapon
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|buff_name= Sunder Armor
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|buff_image= Ability Warrior Sunder.png
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|buff_desc= Armor decreased by X.
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|buff_dur=30 sec
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:''Armor cannot stop the truth. It also has trouble with determined Warriors.''
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:''Fury shatters what forges build.''
   
Sunder Armor is available to [[warrior]]s starting at level 10. It is an instant attack that decreases your opponent's [[Attributes#Armor|armor]] by a certain value, depending on the rank of the skill. Sundering generates a high amount of [[threat]], making it especially useful in parties. Not only will it help you keep your opponent focussed on you, it will also increase the amount of damage you and your party members deal.
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'''Sunder Armor''' is one of the [[warrior]]'s basic [[threat]] generation abilities. It is an instant attack that decreases your opponent's [[Attributes#Armor|armor]] by a certain value, depending on the rank of the skill. Sundering generates a high amount of [[threat]], making it especially useful for [[tanking]]. Not only will it help you keep your opponent focused on you instead of your squishy teammates, it will also increase the amount of damage you and your party members deal.
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==Functionality==
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==Rank Table==
Normally, Sunder Armor costs 15 [[Warrior#Rage|rage]] to perform. Its cost can be reduced by 3 using the [[Improved Sunder Armor]] talent, and 3 more with [[Focused Rage]].
 
 
The resulting [[debuff]] on your opponent lasts for 30 seconds and can be applied up to 5 times on a single target. Even after you've sundered a target 5 times, it's advisable to reapply the debuff at least once every 30 seconds to keep it from expiring.
 
 
===Use===
 
*Cast Cost: 15 [[Rage]]
 
*Cast Time: [[Instant]]
 
*Duration: 30 Seconds (stacks to 5)
 
*School and Damage Type: Physical
 
*Targets/Positioning: Single Target - Front
 
*Range: 5 yards (Melee)
 
*Cooldown ''none''
 
*Stances: All
 
 
===Talents===
 
[[Improved Sunder Armor]] (Reduce Rage Cost)<br>
 
[[Focused Rage]] (Reduce Rage Cost)
 
 
===Notes===
 
*Requires Melee Weapon Equipped.
 
*High [[Threat]].
 
*Stacks up to five times.
 
*Causes no damage at all.
 
 
===Rank Table===
 
 
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! Rank !! Armor Decrease !! Level !! Price !! Bonus Threat
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! Rank !! Armor decrease !! Level !! Price !! Bonus threat
 
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==Notes==
 
==Notes==
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Threat is still generated by using this ability when there are already 5 sunders stacked on the target.
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Sunder armor does not stack with the [[Rogue]] ability, [[Expose Armor]].
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==Talent improvements==
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*[[Improved Sunder Armor]]: Reduces the rage cost by up to 3. While useful, tanks tend to have plenty of rage anyways, and so this talent isn't as important as it might at first seem.
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*[[Focused Rage]]: Reduces the rage cost by up to 3. Together with Improved Sunder Armor, this can make Sunder Armors very cheap and quick to apply. Again, not a key talent, but certainly useful, especially when both talents are used.
   
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==Tips and tactics==
 
*As well as the obvious, and significant, [[armor]] reduction effect, Sunder Armor is a powerful tool for establishing and holding [[aggro]] as a [[Main Tank]]. It causes a solid amount of [[threat]], and is not situational, like [[Revenge]], and has no extended cooldown, like [[Shield Slam]], so can be used over and over repeatedly as long as there is enough [[rage]]. (Main Tanks usually have plenty of [[rage]], due to the massive beatings they get.) However, an unimproved Sunder Armor remains a less efficient (per rage used) way of generating threat than an unmodified Shield Slam or Revenge.
 
*As well as the obvious, and significant, [[armor]] reduction effect, Sunder Armor is a powerful tool for establishing and holding [[aggro]] as a [[Main Tank]]. It causes a solid amount of [[threat]], and is not situational, like [[Revenge]], and has no extended cooldown, like [[Shield Slam]], so can be used over and over repeatedly as long as there is enough [[rage]]. (Main Tanks usually have plenty of [[rage]], due to the massive beatings they get.) However, an unimproved Sunder Armor remains a less efficient (per rage used) way of generating threat than an unmodified Shield Slam or Revenge.
   

Revision as of 23:33, March 5, 2008

Sunder Armor
Ability warrior sunder
  • Sunder Armor
  • 5 yds. (melee)  range
  • 15 Rage
  • Instant sec cast
  • Requires melee weapon
  • Sunders the target's armor, reducing it by X per Sunder Armor and causes a high amount of threat. Can be applied up to 5 times. Lasts 30 sec.
Usable by
ClassWarrior
Properties
TypeOffensive
SchoolPhysical
Casting timeInstant sec cast
Talents
Improvement
talents
Improved Sunder Armor, Focused Rage
Other information
Ranks6
RequirementsRequires melee weapon
Related buff
Ability warrior sunder
  • Sunder Armor
  • Armor decreased by X.
  • Duration: 30 sec
Armor cannot stop the truth. It also has trouble with determined Warriors.
Fury shatters what forges build.

Sunder Armor is one of the warrior's basic threat generation abilities. It is an instant attack that decreases your opponent's armor by a certain value, depending on the rank of the skill. Sundering generates a high amount of threat, making it especially useful for tanking. Not only will it help you keep your opponent focused on you instead of your squishy teammates, it will also increase the amount of damage you and your party members deal.

Rank Table

Rank Armor decrease Level Price Bonus threat
1 90 10 4Silver 52
2 180 22 60Silver 104
3 270 34 1Gold 60Silver 157
4 360 46 3Gold 60Silver 209
5 450 58 4Gold 40Silver 261
6 520 67 5Gold 85Silver 301

Notes

Threat is still generated by using this ability when there are already 5 sunders stacked on the target.

Sunder armor does not stack with the Rogue ability, Expose Armor.

Talent improvements

  • Improved Sunder Armor: Reduces the rage cost by up to 3. While useful, tanks tend to have plenty of rage anyways, and so this talent isn't as important as it might at first seem.
  • Focused Rage: Reduces the rage cost by up to 3. Together with Improved Sunder Armor, this can make Sunder Armors very cheap and quick to apply. Again, not a key talent, but certainly useful, especially when both talents are used.

Tips and tactics

  • As well as the obvious, and significant, armor reduction effect, Sunder Armor is a powerful tool for establishing and holding aggro as a Main Tank. It causes a solid amount of threat, and is not situational, like Revenge, and has no extended cooldown, like Shield Slam, so can be used over and over repeatedly as long as there is enough rage. (Main Tanks usually have plenty of rage, due to the massive beatings they get.) However, an unimproved Sunder Armor remains a less efficient (per rage used) way of generating threat than an unmodified Shield Slam or Revenge.
  • In Patch 2.3, the Warrior 41-point Protection-tree talent Devastate was changed to essentially be a Sunder Armor that also causes damage. A successful Devastate will cause a Sunder Armor effect on the mob, will generate the additional threat that a Sunder Armor generates, and will also cause damage based on the number of Sunder Armor effects on the target and the dps rating of the Warrior's main-hand weapon. This ultimately means that a Warrior with the Devastate ability will be able to use it in any situation where the Sunder Armor effect was previously used (although if they choose to use Sunder Armor this remains a distinct ability).
  • Compared to a Rogue's Expose Armor, the rogue can apply their full effect (5 combo points) sunder much sooner than a Warrior, if reducing the mob's armor is the goal for a group. The Expose Armor effect will block an application of Sunder Armor, however. Also, a full stack (5) of Sunder Armor usually has a greater armor reduction than a 5-combo-point Expose Armor (2600 reduction for Sunder Armor, 2050 for Expose Armor). A rogue with 2/2 Improved Expose Armor, however, can best the Sunder Armor number, with a final reduction of 3075 armor. Again, be wary of using Expose Armor on mobs that need to be tanked, as a warrior will have a very difficult time establishing aggro on a mob that they are blocked from using Sunder Armor upon.
  • The threat effect of Sunder Armor continues to occur even after the fifth stacked Sunder Armor debuff, so a tank can continue to reapply it after five sunders have stacked – it will still generate the same amount of threat, but will not stack past five debuffs. Reapplying Sunder Armor on a mob with a full stack of Sunder Armor effects will however reset the expiration timer for the Sunder Armor debuff stack.
  • A Sunder Armor is equally effective against any amount of armor, assuming that the armor of a target is at least equal to the armor reduction of a stack of Sunder Armors. This is counter-intuitive, as the amount of damage reduction % decreases with each armor point. However, the effectiveness of each 1% damage reduction increases the more you already have.

Assuming someone has 100 hp and an enemy's attack does 10 of that hp in damage per attack, the following is an accurate representation of the increasing effectiveness of damage reduction.

    Damage Reduction     Enemy Damage     Enemy Attacks to Kill
    0%                   10               10
    10%                  9                11.1
    20%                  8                12.5
    30%                  7                14.3
    40%                  6                16.7
    50%                  5                20.0
    60%                  4                25.0
    70%                  3                33.3
    80%                  2                50.0
    90%                  1                100.0
    100%                 0                Infinite

See also: Formulas:Damage reduction for more information on the effect of armor.

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