MMORPG Terms Defined MMO Terminology

D

Below is every MMO & MMORPG term beginning with the letter D:

DAoC

Abbreviation for Dark Age of Camelot. An online game.

DD

Direct Damage. Used to refer to a class of spells and abilities that allow players to damage enemies from a distance. The firebolt is the archetypal DD.

Debuff

The opposite of a buff. An offensive spell cast on enemies that weakens an attribute or combat ability.

Dex

An important stat for rogues and archers. Dex usually relates to attack speed, dodge rate, and/or defense.

Dirt Nap

Slang for dead. Most corpses lie on the ground when killed.

DKP

Dragon kill points. A fairly elaborate score-keeping system used by guilds to fairly distribute loot based on participation and contribution to the guild.

DoT

Damage over time. Refers to a class of spells that deals damage over a period of time. These spells typically do more damage than DD spells overall.

DPS

Damage per second. Used when figuring out weapon speed and damage.

Druid

Hybrid class in D&D style games – part healer, part support, part fighter.