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DOT

What does DOT mean?

DOT is an acronym for damage over time, and it's used in computer gaming to refer to acts that slowly cause damage to a character, such as poisoning or a spell.

For example

So what DOT damage classes do you recommend/which classes use a lot of DOTs?

Trollsong, us.battle.net, October, 2016

The actual DOTs (bleed on the base skill and poison on Black Death) will refresh with each damage tick.

random_, Reddit, October, 2017

And yet, all the other classes, that didn't play lock, and never played lock, were like, ooooh I see you put dots on the dragonz, 4 locks, 4 dots, good job. We'd just snicker.

Shakaama, YouTube, 2016

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