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  1. #1

    DPS over 30 Seconds?

    I think it's time to see how we all pony up. So I'd like everybody to list their total DPS over 30 seconds. I'm not asking anyone to give away their build, but I think it'd be fun to see how we compare. I'll give you my specs along with the questions. If you can't answer certain ones don't worry about it.

    For AoE spells, assume an average of 2 targets.


    1. Total DPS (Damage per Second) over a 30 second period?

    2. Total Exhaustion

    3. Total Mana used

    4. Any bonus affects like knockdowns or interupts or snares etc...


    My Answers:

    1. 1500

    2. none

    3. 86

    4. No

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by Diceclock
    I think it's time to see how we all pony up. So I'd like everybody to list their total DPS over 30 seconds. I'm not asking anyone to give away their build, but I think it'd be fun to see how we compare. I'll give you my specs along with the questions. If you can't answer certain ones don't worry about it.

    For AoE spells, assume an average of 2 targets.


    1. Total DPS (Damage per Second) over a 30 second period?

    2. Total Exhaustion

    3. Total Mana used

    4. Any bonus affects like knockdowns or interupts or snares etc...


    My Answers:

    1. 1500

    2. none

    3. 86

    4. No
    You do 1500 DPS? Damn...I don't even compare :o Or do ya mean 50 DPS over a 30 second time span? I have no clue what I deal...

  3. #3
    1. 855
    2. None
    3. 90
    4. Knockdown 15 seperate times

  4. #4
    I seriously doubt you can dish out 1500 DPS over 30 seconds. Maybe 1500 damage, but not 1500 DPS. 1500 DPS over 30 seconds = 45000 damage, and I'm pretty sure that's impossible over that time.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by ChasingSafety
    I seriously doubt you can dish out 1500 DPS over 30 seconds. Maybe 1500 damage, but not 1500 DPS. 1500 DPS over 30 seconds = 45000 damage, and I'm pretty sure that's impossible over that time.
    Yes I meant I do 1500 Damage over a 30 second period. 45,000 damage would be a bit over powered ya think? :happy34:

    So come on guys, pony up your builds and lets see where we all stand. This thread could be a wake up call for lots of us.

  6. #6
    how do i calculate that? i am not idiotic enough to measure that with a clock and count the damage numbers or so.
    also that number is quite vague and i rather not use it as a comparison. i would use a spammable one target spell for one target then a aoe spell except for bosses. so if you have 5 targets and use aoe you do more damage. this number is void for me.
    :confused:

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Gargoyle
    how do i calculate that? i am not idiotic enough to measure that with a clock and count the damage numbers or so.
    also that number is quite vague and i rather not use it as a comparison. i would use a spammable one target spell for one target then a aoe spell except for bosses. so if you have 5 targets and use aoe you do more damage. this number is void for me.
    :confused:
    First off, this is a PvP forum, so forget "Bosses" and mobs. I said at the top, assume 2 targets for an AoE spell. AoE range is tight in this game, and people aren't stupid like mobs, aka they won't bunch up in packs of 5, and they won't stay under Damage over Time area of effects for very long.

    Take your best set of spells, your ideal casting order. Measure up total cast time and recast time. For example, say you have 2 spells....

    Spell 1 does X damage, and has a cast time of 2 seconds, and a recast of 5

    Spell 2 does X+50 damage, and has a cast time of 3 seconds, and a recast of 10.


    Over 30 seconds, if you spammed spell 1, you'd get it off every 7 seconds. That means you'd get in about 4 casts over 30 seconds, so the damage off spell 1 is 4X. You'd spend 4 casts x 2 sec per cast = 8 seconds of casting time of your 30 seconds.

    Over 30 seconds, you'd get spell 2 off every 13 seconds, which means you'd get 2 casts in 30 seconds, so the damage would be 2(x+50). You'd spend 2 casts x 3 sec per cast = 6 seconds of casting time of your 30 seconds.

    (8 seconds of cast time used for spell 1) + (6 Seconds of cast time for spell 2) = 14 seconds of total cast time used

    So if you want to factor in Spells 3, 4, and so on, you can, until your total cast time = 30 seconds

  8. #8
    " this is a PvP forum"

    no its not. its a general strategy forum for elementalists. the pvp forum is at the bottom of the strategy forum.

    as for your calculation you need to think about max energy and energy regen, too. otherwise the damage over time is too far off. ;) :)

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Gargoyle
    " this is a PvP forum"

    no its not. its a general strategy forum for elementalists. the pvp forum is at the bottom of the strategy forum.

    as for your calculation you need to think about max energy and energy regen, too. otherwise the damage over time is too far off. ;) :)
    Your absolutely correct I appologize, I got my forums mixed up a bit.


    My build takes energy regen into account. I didn't want to ask to much about energy use and regen and the like because I didn't want people scared to give away too much of their template.

    Obviously your 30 second DPS can't exceed your maximum Mana pool + 30 sec worth of Regen.

  10. #10
    Heh..just saw a spammer build with 1400+ dmg in 20 seconds with no net energy spent. Try and top that :winking47

    It's not my build actually, and yes, it is in the forum. Just need a little tweak, and you can get that number.

    As far as mine: 527 dmg in 5 seconds. Energy spent ~ 40.
    30 seconds is kinda long don't you think? In PvP, 30 seconds can decide the winner and the loser of a deathmatch.

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