For people that don’t know it is:
3. CC/Down time reducer
DPS is not and never was part of the ‘holy trinity’.
People use it now (thanks to no down time in MMOs anymore) for:
This is incorrect because DPS is still an outsider due to massive popularity over the Tank and Heals roles.
The Holy Trinity meant that if you played this class you would get groups quickly. In fact, having one was a beacon for the other two. I can remember days where if you were looking for a healer, the healer would ask if you had a tank or Enchanter (really, it was just the Enchanter class in EQ, later also the Beastmaster somewhat) and if you didn’t, they’d pass or ask you to tell them if you did get one.
Now people use it to describe the three critical roles or foundation roles in a MMO: Tank, Heals and DPS.
Still isn’t anything Holy in DPS – it’s needed but there are so many of you (us) that you’re pennies in someone’s pocket.