Diablo® III

Does SharpShooter show ACTUAL DPS?

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My friend says that it's mathematically correct for his sharpshooter dps to be his actual fighting dps.. so what is his actual dps?
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your friend is correct, about his first shot. after that the crit chance resets and his damage display will be half of what it was before. Crits do 2x damage. his actual dps wont change cuz of Sharpshooter.
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Tl:DR : your friend is wrong.
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So if I ask what his dps is.. then it is correct to say his unbuffed dps ?
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Tell him to turn off sharpshooter and pick a better passive.

That's my advice.
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lol
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sharpshooter makes your crit chance 100%. if it remained 100%, that would be your dps. once you crit, sharpshooter resets, so your dps (and the dps on your character sheet) will go down. effectively, no, you won't always get that high dps. Especialy if your base crit chance is fairly low, sharpshooter really exaggerates your dps. once your build up your crit chance a bit, ss becomes pretty useless and most people stop using it.
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Sharpshooter is just an epeen measurement for a select group of DH. Its not even that good of a passive in decent gear.
Edited by Bludvein#1217 on 6/24/2012 5:06 PM PDT
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These posts are wrong. Sharpshooter doesnt reset until 1 second AFTER your first hit. That means you should do as many hits as you can in that 1 second window. For massive burst damage. This is why nether tentacles hitting multiple times was a big deal. Multishotting packs with sharpshooter is good also.
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Unless you have terrible base crit chance, it's not a big deal. if you have 40% crit chance, plenty of crits will come. 1 in the beginning is meaningless. If you fire 1.5 times per second and crit every 2.5 shots, you should be critting every couple seconds anyway.
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Yes, it shows the correct dps if you switch it on and then look after about 2 seconds of build up time.
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sharpshooter is trash with decent gear. and the way it messed up my dps number was annoying, so i'm glad.
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