I'd suggest using RAWR for this, speccific gear questions rarely belong in threads here.
Originally Posted by Jackinthegreen
In 3.2 it will lower attack power, and will function exactly the same in that role as the other abilities which lower AP, and those do indeed lower the attacks of bosses. As is noted in various places on EJ, research is a must before coming here and posting.
Must have missed that change.
While I'm at it, I have a question about tier sets: how important is it to have these items over non tier items of the same value? How valuable are the sets? I've heard a lot of different opinions over this.