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6-05-2009 @ 6:51PM
"Average DPS" is also a ridiculous measure. What does that even mean, anways? DPS measures differ so much on various fights. The DPS I usually do on Malygos is tons higher than the damage I do two flights downstairs on Keristrasza. It's obviously not because I am a better player on Malygos, it's because the buffs are different (almost nobody has a good measure of their "naked" dps, even in 5 mans you have some extra buffs) and because Maly is a longer fight with longer periods of time to sit still and nuke. A raid leader ought to know the basic way that stats contribute to "damage potential" for each class and spec. You give them those numbers and they should have a rough idea. As far as whether or not you should include self buffs, I think it's not a science and it's a matter of judgment for your class and spec. For example, I would never give my stats out of Moonkin form, I never cast any damaging spells out of it and caster form stats are gimped by design. OTOH, I don't factor in MOTW. I guess the line I'm drawing in my head is persistent buffs vs. timer stat enhancements (druid forms, DK presences, etc. vs. MOTW, kings, etc) but I don't know that's a clear line.
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