I used to think that the “armor penetration” on weapons would allow them to deal damage to armored enemies with non-headshot light attacks, while weapons without that trait would bounce off under the same circumstances. However, I have noticed some inconsistencies, and I was hoping you could help me to clear these up.
- Halberd: has armor penetration, does damage through armor on every attack
- Billhook, Axe and Sword: have armor penetration, only deal damage through armor on some attacks
- Hunting Spear: doesnt have armor penetration, deals damage through armor with all attacks
- Executioner´s Sword: doesnt have armor penetration, does not deal damage through armor with any attacks
So, whats up with that? Why is armor penetration so inconsistent? Why do some weapons with that trait only do so partially, and why do some weapons that dont have that trait still do that? How do things change when hyper armor (like on Chaos Warriors) gets involved? Can somebody clear that up for me?
Also, do critical strikes always do damage through armor or am I misreading that?