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10-22-2009 @ 2:38PM
I just want to emphasize literal "dps" is irrelevant on a meter, what matters is damage done. That also incorporates standing in fires :-p. I saw someone break 13k dps on archavon. He pulled, got in one shot, and died. More importantly, in any fight with transitions and movement, a dot class will tend to have much lower dps for the same damage done because of dot ticks. Finally, on dummies, you want to run both short term - 30 second burst dps - and full mana bar tests.
10-22-2009 @ 2:54PM
exactly--I've been in raids where I was 13th in "dps" but 3rd in damage done--people getting one-shotted, dying to stupidity (standing in stuff), pulling aggro off the tanks, not decursing, etc....I laugh when numbers get posted and it's "Hey, you need to pick up your dps" and then I post damage done and they're forced to stfu. Dead dps=no dps (or better yet, dead dpser=no damage done). Damage done>dps.
10-22-2009 @ 3:04PM
"I saw someone break 13k dps on archavon. He pulled, got in one shot, and died. "Good to hear. I crit 12-12.5 as a lock regularly against the new boss in there, but I was told in an H TOC run when crits came up in the conversation that if that was all I could do I was undergeared. So I'm glad to know this is normal or even reasonably good, and the other person was full of it :)
10-22-2009 @ 4:16PM
@AtrifxCrit and DPS are two different things. DPS is damage per second. That means the guy he was talking about was putting out 13K damage every second (or at least every second he was alive :)A 12 or 12.5 crit is not the same thing. For what it's worth though, I have no idea where your crits from particular spells should be because I have limited experience with Warlocks. If you really want to know where you stand download an add-on like recount and you can see your own DPS and Damage Done in a little window on your screen, as well as others in your party/raid to see where you stand in real time.
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