What does arpen mean in gaming?

Armor penetration

Gamers use arpen as shorthand for "armor penetration." This ability, which is most common in RPGs and MOBAs, allows a weapon, attack, or ability to bypass a target's armor (and thus deal more dmg).

For example in World of Warcraft (WoW), several damaging abilities have an arpen value, which denotes what percentage of a target's armor that ability will ignore. In some cases, you may instead see arpen written as ArP or armor pen.


I think arpen items are the best when playing ADC
That's actually not true. You want straight-up AD as an ADC. Arpen is better for burst attacks
A League of Legends player asking about arpen vs. AD
A League of Legends player asking about arpen vs. AD

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Updated September 26, 2023

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