I've been checking out barbs and it seems like they can buff for about 12.6x their unbuffed DPS (no passives etc.).
Sooo I've been wondering, what's better - a DPS ring or an SOJ? How much can monks buff? I don't even probably want to know how much barbs buff with HOTA, heh. Considering we're not immune to all CC effects like barbs are, we should probably buff more (so we make up for the time lost under fear, etc.) and since we're both melee classes and whatnot, we just gotta tank that desecrator, plague, etc.
Well, I'm 261.3k unbuffed. On a MP10 Ghom out of averaged 10 runs (minus 1 max and 1 min measurement to cut out the margin of error) with my DPS ring I averaged at about 2.44m tDPS, which is 9.33x as much as my paper DPS is.
That's 35% less than barbs.
Right, so my DPS ring is probably garbage (the HF ring, yes) and I've bought a near-perfect SOJ (don't need spirit regen, got high AS thank you).
220.5k unbuffed. tDPS 2.74m DPS. 12.4x.
That brings us more or less in the line with barbs. Right? Yeah, not really, because we lose A LOT of time not DPSing on all the CC effects and with an SOJ you can never really reach the insane amounts of DPS barbs can.
P.S.: Barbs still suck, monks rule <3