Reply To: Neither generalist nor specialist: A "Hybrid" approach to team building

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Specifically, I found this classification confusing:

You might already knew this. There are more or less 4 types of DPS builds:
1) pure DPS build ==> deal highest DPS against dummy target
2) highest DPS build ==> deal highest DPS per round
3) optimal DPS build (aka optimal build) ==> deal DPS where offense and defense has achieved perfect balance
4) stats maxout DPS build ==> deal DPS where all stats spent yield greatest value (diminishing return on stats is minimized to the least)

Among other confusing points, #1 and #2 seem the same? Normally, I would think a “pure DPS” build is the “highest DPS” build. I also don’t understand precisely what #4 meant.