Acronym meaning Damage Per Second. Often used in role playing games such as World of Warcraft, Defense of the Ancients, and Diablo. Used to measure how much damage per second a player is inflicting.
Hero 1 hits once per second and deals 100 damage. His DPS is 100.
Hero 2 hits twice per second and deals 50 damage. His DPS is 100.
Both Heroes purchase an item that grants 100 bonus damage.
Hero 1 now hits once per second and deals 200 damage. His DPS is 200.
Hero 2 now hits twice per second and deals 150 damage. His DPS is 300.
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