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What is a good DPS output?

manicPsyche's Avatar

11.16.2012 , 08:27 AM | #1
Without getting bogged down in the details of skill trees and gear builds and stats. What would be considered to be a respectable DPS output (1000?, 1500?) say for a typical gunslinger with BH gear? I'd like to know whether the results I'm getting are Ok or not. If my gear/stats is roughly the same as everyone else fine and it's just me not getting my rotation right for sustained DPS.

I've been testing on an OPS training dummy on my ship whilst running the MOX desktop Parser.
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11.16.2012 , 08:37 AM | #2
Respectible? 1300-1600 acheivable with hybrid spec.
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11.16.2012 , 08:39 AM | #3
on a dummy in full black hole gear 1500+.. with the gear your speaking of ive seen 1700-1800

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11.16.2012 , 08:58 AM | #4
If you want to do NM EC then in total I believe the bosses have 1.7 million health with a 5 minute enrage timer. With 5 DPS (each tank is 1/2 a DPS) then you will need a total of 1,700,000/(5*60) which averages out to a group DPS of 5667 meaning each DPS will need 1133 and each Tank will need 566. This may seem easy but with the swaps you lose about 15 seconds 5 times which is 1.25 minutes off. With this you should have a DPS of around 1511

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11.16.2012 , 09:37 AM | #5
Putting class aside for a moment, I can give some details on numbers our guild cleared toth/zorn NiM with, from me as a DPS. One of 4 in an 8 man.

We took them down last night, Zorn has 936k, I did 414k on him, slacked off before jumps a lot, rotation was scruffy, paused to do about 20k healing on healers when they were low.

My DPS over the fight was 1332dps.

Toth has 813k, he died 3 seconds before Zorn and Zorn was enraged for perhaps 1 second.

The Handler Murdock is considered a separate fight for some reason, parsers start again and your medpack lockout resets.

He's got 313k, I did 80k working out to 1520dps, to be fair he's never really a challenge unless you end fighting toth/zorn with most of the raid dead.

You might say my dps is unimpressive but my damage avoidance was near perfect and you can see the percentage of each boss I'm taking. Ultimately it's a clear.

If you want to see what that raid looked like then check it out, I was the camera man:

And my parses:

Gearing-wise I'm short of most 27 armourings and my 27 barrel. Everything else is maxed and in my opinion, optimal.

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11.16.2012 , 02:35 PM | #6
I'd agree with most of what has been said. With min/maxed Campaign/BH gear you should be hitting about 1700-1800 DPS on a target dummy, although I've seen as high as just over 1900, or even as little as 1600. A lot will depend on what buffs you are using, parse duration, etc. For just basic BH gear, probably a bit lower.

The real challenge is converting that dummy DPS into a live fight. For most relatively standstill fights, 1300-1400 is probably a good number to shoot for at first. Once you start maxing out your gear and getting Dread Guard level you should be able to push that up to 1500-1600 with some work, or even pulling 1800-2000 on *really* standstill fights like Annihilation Droid.

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11.18.2012 , 01:57 PM | #7
Thanks for the advice.

When you guys have got a parser recording your DPS. Do you take an average over 'x' many fights or take an average over 'x' minutes on a training dummy?

I've been trying a DF spec on a training dummy, but combat doesn't finish until all DOTs have ended, and if im sat there waiting for them to finish it brings the DPS down. So is there a way of getting round this?
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11.18.2012 , 02:29 PM | #8
Upload your combat log to and use the analytic view. In the Damage Dealt section you can adjust the time frame window. This'll let you see your dps over the time you want

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11.18.2012 , 07:36 PM | #9
As a DoT spec on a target dummy I usually just leave a popout open from MoX to overlay on my screen for X amount of minutes until my DPS levels out and use that number, instead of waiting for combat to actually drop.

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11.19.2012 , 11:07 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by KanameSora View Post
Upload your combat log to and use the analytic view. In the Damage Dealt section you can adjust the time frame window. This'll let you see your dps over the time you want
I visited this site and clicked on the ‘Overall’ > ‘Damage’ to check out other DPS stats, the biggest hitter is a gunslinger doing 4357.64 over 3 minutes How the F do you do that sort of damage? Or have people been doctoring their combat log before uploading?
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