Paper DPS vs Real DPS

  • #1
    Hello guys,

    Lately I've been noticing a very distinct difference between what my character sheet says and my real dps is. You can easily be mislead by your character sheet due to many tricks, skills, and combinations to up your dps.

    I'm very curious about what everyone's real dps is to see how mine stacks up.

    To test your real dps I suggest doing the following: It will only take a few minutes. Go to Azmodan mp10, and time your boss kill. If you cant kill him, just stop the timer when you die, and take the chunk of his life you took and divide it by your time.

    I'm not going to post my own dps here yet so that no one can say I made this thread as a self-brag. : P

    You should all go try this if only to satisfy your own curiosity. I have a feeling monk's real DPS is much higher than what we see on the sheet in general.
  • #2
    Quote from SolusCoda

    I have a feeling monk's real DPS is much higher than what we see on the sheet in general.

    sure it is

    Sweeping wind is no paper DPS. Cyclones kill for you. You just need to spawn them XD
    Moreover skills like % damage Fist Of Thunder/Sweeping Wind etc on inna's helm
    Hidden DPS of WKL fist that almost every monk has.
    Finally a nice Stone Of Jordan can boost your DPS to the top but never the paper DPS
  • #3
    roughly 50k paper dps equals 350ish real dps (if there is no hidden stuff like SoJ or WKL) for monks. scales up with increasing critchance.

    i suggest to just pound azmo on MP3-4 tho. accurate enough.
  • #4
    I'm not sure how accurate it is, but there's Effective DPS on d3up.com just like Effective HP. You can activate the skills and passives that give you bonus and see how each item contributes to your dps and what your overall total effective dps is. I get up to 500k with Blinding Flash (just 3 seconds tho, but snapshotting SW is uber with this), but just 200k with my normal build.

    I've been mislead by the tooltip of Blind + Faith, as it says +30% WEAPON damage, not just flat out 30% damage. With a strong dps weapon, Blinding Flash gives amazing DPS.
  • #5
    tDPS = 844,611.52 (ww barb)
  • #6
    Quote from GroentjeBE

    tDPS = 844,611.52 (ww barb)

    you are in the monk forum....
  • #7
    Quote from Zuchi

    I'm not sure how accurate it is, but there's Effective DPS on d3up.com just like Effective HP. You can activate the skills and passives that give you bonus and see how each item contributes to your dps and what your overall total effective dps is. I get up to 500k with Blinding Flash (just 3 seconds tho, but snapshotting SW is uber with this), but just 200k with my normal build.

    I've been mislead by the tooltip of Blind + Faith, as it says +30% WEAPON damage, not just flat out 30% damage. With a strong dps weapon, Blinding Flash gives amazing DPS.

    d3up.com seems fairly accurate to me. and its great how you can test out the skills to see what might do more for you
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  • #8
    http://www.d3rawr.com/d

    As far as I know, this is the most accurate calculator. It's a lot of functions so you add in any value you want, be it from followers, passives, etc.

    I do 518k combined real DPS from fist of thunder and sweeping wind with BH_Blazing wrath and Overawe active.
  • #9
    Nevermind, i didn't see this was the monk forum :)
  • #10
    I tested this on Azmodan mp10 and I have 1,479,678 DPS while my character sheet says 54k. Now that is a big difference. Just points out that people who go for purely higher numbers on the stat sheet are missing out.
  • #11
    Quote from SolusCoda

    I tested this on Azmodan mp10 and I have 1,479,678 DPS while my character sheet says 54k. Now that is a big difference. Just points out that people who go for purely higher numbers on the stat sheet are missing out.

    What???? Post a link to your profile, please!

    I'm about 125k sheet dps and do about 990k-1m real dps on Azmodan with Overawe, Faith in the Light and Breath of Heaven...
  • #12
    Quote from ianpugh

    Quote from SolusCoda

    I tested this on Azmodan mp10 and I have 1,479,678 DPS while my character sheet says 54k. Now that is a big difference. Just points out that people who go for purely higher numbers on the stat sheet are missing out.

    What???? Post a link to your profile, please!

    I'm about 125k sheet dps and do about 990k-1m real dps on Azmodan with Overawe, Faith in the Light and Breath of Heaven...
    It's in his signature :o
  • #13
    Quote from ianpugh

    Quote from SolusCoda

    I tested this on Azmodan mp10 and I have 1,479,678 DPS while my character sheet says 54k. Now that is a big difference. Just points out that people who go for purely higher numbers on the stat sheet are missing out.

    What???? Post a link to your profile, please!

    I'm about 125k sheet dps and do about 990k-1m real dps on Azmodan with Overawe, Faith in the Light and Breath of Heaven...

    It is in my sig, but that doesn't tell the whole story. I cast Sweeping Winds with 250k dmg on char sheet and 13% SW damage (4 items to swap) then switch to my 4 attack per second speed set for cyclone generation and use the innas 4 pc set bonus to keep it up.

    Works like a charm.
  • #14
    60 second kill at 138.4mil hp with 8324.85 sheet dps = 2.31 million damage per second with sledge fist :)
    I'll test this with my balanced basilard next, it'll be much quicker for sure.
  • #15
    Solus I just tried your method (timing the azmodan kill and dividing his hp by time) and I got 1.04mil DPS, no gear switch.
  • #16
    1,27mil DPS for me
    no gear switch

    calculate on Ghom and Azmo MP10
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