How much DPS should I be doing?

Paladin
Hey, So I see some posts on here saying that prot can do a lot of DPS. I am wondering how much should someone like me, with a 5.5k GS be doing? I am able to hold my own in heroics just fine, and even off tanked a ICC10. I rarely lose threat on mobs, but sometimes people will peel them off me.
Just wondering, for those with comparable GS's, what do you do DPS-wise?
Thanks-
Why do paladins attract special people.
Why do paladins attract special people.


Too true, you're here too though. :-/
lol prot worrying about dps...

maybe he/she is talking about TPS?

either way, people will always peel them off you because they are douchebags and don't know what /assist or waiting 3 seconds means.
No, I meant damage. Dealing damage is how we establish, gain, and maintain threat. I have a threat meter, and a DPS meter, but when comparing myself to the other people in my groups, I find it easier to compare DPS for overall trends, and the ease at which I'll be able to keep mobs on me. I hardly ever see tanks saying "I do X TPS, and I would like to be doing Y"... I just also find it hard to believe that none of you know what you do DPS-wise...
17k? I've been seeing tanks doing over 30k in icc the last few weeks. It's nuts. It's like you're right on their tails and BOOM they're gone.
17k? I've been seeing tanks doing over 30k in icc the last few weeks. It's nuts. It's like you're right on their tails and BOOM they're gone.


Tanks that are doing high dps are only doing so because of gimmicky fight mechanics (Festergut for example). We won't be seeing this sort of thing at 85.
Enough to make sure the boss dies without killing too many other people.

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