DPS

What does DPS stand for?

Damage per second

Gamers use DPS as shorthand for "damage per second." MOBA, RTS, and MMORPG players, especially, use this acronym when discussing how much damage a character can deal over a period of time.

High DPS characters can output a lot of damage very quickly. As such, they tend to be a party or team's primary attacker. Ranged DPS characters tend to be a bit squishy, so you'll often see them protected by one or more tanks.

Example

Jinx is one of LoL's best DPS champs.
A LoL player sourcing recommendations for a good melee DPS champion

A LoL player sourcing recommendations for a good melee DPS champion

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Updated February 18, 2022

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