Correct usage of the term "DPS"

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Lokai

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08-28-2010

DPS stands for Damage Per Second

.......................Champ...................... ...
............/..................|..............\..............
.........Tank......Support........DPS............
.............................................../.......\...........
............................................AD.... ..AP.......


Its not DPS or AP champs, its all DPS champs are AD or AP

just trying to educate the masses

cant tell u how many times ive seen people use AD and DPS interchangeably when AP champs also do DPS

EDIT: Added support

EDIT2:
Today, 11:55 AM
DPS
Acronym meaning Damage Per Second. Often used in role playing games such as World of Warcraft, Defense of the Ancients, and Diablo. Used to measure how much damage per second a player is inflicting.
Hero 1 hits once per second and deals 100 damage. His DPS is 100.

Hero 2 hits twice per second and deals 50 damage. His DPS is 100.

Both Heroes purchase an item that grants 100 bonus damage.

Hero 1 now hits once per second and deals 200 damage. His DPS is 200.

Hero 2 now hits twice per second and deals 150 damage. His DPS is 300.


DPS
Used in MMORPGs, DPS stands for Damage Per Second, and has two meanings. 1) As an adjective, it describes how much damage a weapon or spell does each second. 2) As a noun, it refers to a character class or specialization which focuses on doing a lot of damage quickly, or in bursts.
1) A dagger has a rating of 112 DPS. That means that the damage it causes per hit, divided by the time it takes to swing with it, comes out to 112.
2) Mages, Rogues, Rangers, and the like focus on dealing a lot of damage, as opposed to tanks who take damage, or healers, who heal damage. Therefore, they are referred to as DPS classes


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dorkbrains

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08-28-2010

dps means damage pover sime.


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BarrSupport

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08-28-2010

no. burst damage people arent dps. such as anivia, annie, ryze, zilean, galio, cho, veigar, etc.
only dps mages are people like amumu, mallzahar, fiddle, and heimer.

and everyone uses dps for AD because its the same as saying, "you have a negative kdr." you cant have a negative kdr but everyone accepts it


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Axma

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08-28-2010

to OP: thamk you for clearing this up. its been pissin me too too


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MetalHev

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08-28-2010

OP doesn't know what DPS means.
AP champions normally aren't DPS because they rely on cooldowns, thus can't deal high sustained damage. Of course, there are exceptions.


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Prettyfox

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08-28-2010

DPS is for physicals for a reason. Mages have to have spells to do anything, While DPS like Teemo, Ashe, Sivir, and others ALWAYS do that dmg, or somewhere around it. Mages aren't dmg per second because the dmg is unsure.


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Lord Mathrotus

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lokai View Post
DPS stands for Damage Per Second

.............Champ...............
............/...........\..............
.........Tank.......DPS........
......................./.......\.......
.....................AD......AP...


Its not DPS or AP champs, its all DPS champs are AD or AP

just trying to educate the masses

cant tell u how many times ive seen people use AD and DPS interchangeably when AP champs also do DPS
DPS does mean damage per second, but people really use it to mean "damager per second". AKA someone who focuses on dealing as much damage as possible per second. If annie deals 800 damage every 8 seconds, she deals 100 DPS. If master yi hits for 125 every 0.5 second, he deals 250 DPS. Who's the true DPS? Master Yi. Annie is not a DPS.

EDIT: For the sake of adding an example:
A good team comp is usually 1-2 DPS, 2 casters, 1-2 tanks. Now. If "DPS" really meant what you said, would
Annie, Ryze, Veigar, Chogath and Amumu really be a good team comp? No. Not really.

But if "DPS" means what it really means, then Master Yi, Twisted Fate, Annie, Veigar and Amumu would be a good team comp. Yes?


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J a D

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08-28-2010

Karthus is another AP DPS, but most AP champs are nukers, not dps-ers.


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Bucky Robinson

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08-28-2010

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Originally Posted by Axma View Post
to OP: thamk you for clearing this up. its been pissin me too too
you've been pissing your tutu? what?


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Lokai

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Originally Posted by Aquaguardian View Post
no. burst damage people arent dps. such as anivia, annie, ryze, zilean, galio, cho, veigar, etc.
only dps mages are people like amumu, mallzahar, fiddle, and heimer.

and everyone uses dps for AD because its the same as saying, "you have a negative kdr." you cant have a negative kdr but everyone accepts it
so what do AP champs do? damage. and over what function of time in a teamfight? seconds. DPS is DPS. there are 2 different ways to do it, but it is still DPS