Diablo® III

DPS check thread

CURRENT DPS MULTIPIER AVERAGES:

Standard Cyclone build (includes slight variations)
Without Won Khim Lau (WKL):
7.68x (19 results)

With Won Khim Lau:
8.84x (14 results)

Standard Cyclone build with Combination Strike and 2 Spirit Generators (includes slight variations)
Without Won Khim Lau (WKL):
8.62x (4 results)

With Won Khim Lau:
8.42x (1 results)

[the numbers above are an indication of true dps vs paper dps. To use, just pick the relevant category and multiply your unbuffed dps value. This will give an estimate to your "real" dps value]

Work in progress spreadsheet of totals:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArnnQdWdhP59dDhyZjR3N01jWEpNbFp4TlFSbXpxWVE&usp=sharing

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HOW TO TEST:

Interested in seeing how other forum users are doing in the DPS department. It's a bit of a data gathering exercise to see what is really happening.

Here is how you test:
1. Get a stopwatch/timer
2. Make sure monster health bars are enabled. press "v"
3. Dismiss any followers
4. Set the game to Act3, Kill Azmodan. Set it to the highest MP level you can handle (the higher the better).
5. Go into the game, clear the Core of Arreat and then enter Azmodan's level.
6. Prepare your stopwatch. Start timing after he finishes his dialogue.
7. Kill Azmo and stop timing.

From this you should know his HP, and the time to kill. Please note if you use a WKL as well and note the typical build your are using... because that will change things.

Post results here!

PS, some tips:
Of note, go for gold killing azmodan, play as you would, as if it was a multiplayer session. Therefore:
-no follower
-using BF:FitL buff
-using BoH:BW buff
-other buffs etc, as you would NORMALLY do in-game

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Example from my monk:
Paper DPS: 135k unbuffed
Azmo HP: 36M (MP6)
Time to Kill: 36.5s
True DPS: 986k
multiplicative DPS factor: ~7.3x
Typical cyclone build used.
Edited by Weegee#6520 on 2/10/2013 4:46 PM PST
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Really neat idea I also did it mp 6

Paper DPS: 140k unbuffed
Azmo HP: 36M (MP6)
Time to Kill: 35.3s
True DPS: 1019k
multiplicative DPS factor: ~7.29x
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gonna do it after work =)
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Hmm interesting. although only 2 entries so far, the cookie cutter cyclone build has yielded 7.3x more dps than on sheet.

Maybe I'll get a running average going in the original post :)
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might do it later.
keep this thread alive

BUMP
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Paper DPS 103k (w/o Hellfire ring)
Used combination strike passive, others as in profile
Azmo HP: MP6 (same as above)
Time to Kill: 47s
True DPS: 765k
DPS multiplier: 7.4

Edit: I switch to my "Uber" gear which involves changing my LP for bracers w CC and resists, otherwise can't just stand in his blood
Edited by crushkyle#1915 on 11/8/2012 12:58 AM PST
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Cheers, crushkyle. Good to see a slight variation in the cyclone build.

Keep em coming guy :)

fistbump
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MP6

took 32 seconds flat

comes out to 1.125M DPS

6.544 multiplier with 171k dps buffed
7.5x with 150 dps unbuffed
Edited by Vanguard#1381 on 11/8/2012 5:09 AM PST
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This data is really awesome because its very consistent I feel like it would be really cool if people did this for characters other than the monk so we can get a feel of how our paper dps correlates to other classes.. seems as if our multiplier is around 7.4
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MP6

Took 37 seconds
Trying out SSS instead of binding flash
Are you guys all using flash for the trial?

dps : 137k unbuffed
Hp of Azmodam: 36 mil
Comes out to 972k
Dps multiplier : 7.1x
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I think we are but its fine if you dont... if you look at the multiplier that shows you the different effectiveness of each skill.. so you went with SSS notice your multiplier is 7.1 vs 7.3 or so thats a statistically significant difference so as far as pure dps is considered one can then surmise that blinding flash > SSS for damage, This however doesn't mean that BF > SSS because the skills have different uses it just means for dps sake BF > SSS
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Interesting, gonna try this later and contribute
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Unbuffed Dps: 208219 w/wkl
MP 6: Boss health (36mil)
Time taken: 16 sec
True DPS: 2.25mil
Multiplicative DPS factor: 10.8

*I'm wearing Unity instead of SOJ to carry out the test*

With SOJ the timing is about the same.. i wonder why? Shouldn't it be faster?

Ps: Sorry for the lousy video quality.. anyone can teach me how to record better quality? lol =p
Edited by Audi#6458 on 11/8/2012 9:24 AM PST
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Unbuffed Dps: 208219 w/wkl
MP 6: Boss health (36mil)
Time taken: 16 sec
True DPS: 2.25mil
Multiplicative DPS factor: 10.8

*I'm wearing Unity instead of SOJ to carry out the test*

With SOJ the timing is about the same.. i wonder why? Shouldn't it be faster?

Ps: Sorry for the lousy video quality.. anyone can teach me how to record better quality? lol =p


WOW, cookie cutter build with won Khim
get you 10.8 factor vs. 7.3 standard.

as for the SOJ vs. unity. I think the the bonus damage vs. elites, vs. loss of dps washed out - as least in your setup
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Yep the math is about right he is using combination strike I just did another one w/ combo strike and my multi came out to 8.7 when I adjusted audis dps to reflect the WKL bonus( x 1.24) I came out to a very similar number just goes to show how much difference the skills make
Edited by stayfrosty#1206 on 11/8/2012 7:18 AM PST
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I got a multiplier in the 6.4 range but may have done it wrong, but I also didn't use SSS or blinding flash. This was with my wkl
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Unbuffed dps w/o follower: 112327
Hp of Azmo: 36 mil
Time of fight: 38.12
Comes out to 944k dps
Dps multiplier : 8.4x multiplier

This was using Faith in Light not combo strike.
Interesting the multiplier is between others, the WKL must throw things off a bit.

edit-
Using combo strike it was:

Unbuffed dps w/o follower: 112327
Hp of Azmo: 36 mil
Time of fight: 35.26
Comes out to 1.02 mil dps
Dps multiplier : about a 9x multi
Edited by Vyd#1720 on 11/8/2012 9:17 AM PST
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Unbuffed Dps: 208219 w/wkl
MP 6: Boss health (36mil)
Time taken: 16 sec
True DPS: 2.25mil
Multiplicative DPS factor: 10.8

*I'm wearing Unity instead of SOJ to carry out the test*

With SOJ the timing is about the same.. i wonder why? Shouldn't it be faster?

Ps: Sorry for the lousy video quality.. anyone can teach me how to record better quality? lol =p


Updated with a better resolution video showing a simple comparison between using SOJ Vs Unity.

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1ckhDeCMKM&feature=youtu.be
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OK cool, I've just updated the original post with some running averages. I'll try and keep on top of them when possible.

Of note, go for gold killing azmodan, play as you would, as if it was a multiplayer session. Therefore:
-no follower
-using BF:FitL buff
-using BoH:BW buff
-other buffs as you would NORMALLY do in-game

Cheers! :)
Edited by Weegee#6520 on 11/8/2012 11:05 AM PST
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