# Who is the best damage dealer ? – DPM Analysis

When we want to answer this question, our first move is to look at player’s DPM (Damage to champion Per Minute). Therefore, there is others factors other than the player skill heavily impacting DPM, like champion or game duration.

When we want to answer this question, our first move is to look at player’s DPM (Damage to champion Per Minute). Therefore, there is others factors other than the player skill heavily impacting DPM, like champion or game duration. In the next part, I will try to calculate a better “DPM score”, by reducing the impact of some of theses factors.

Disclaimer: Even if I’m adding some context by using champion played and game duration, keep in mind there’s much more parameters to determine a player’s performance. Also, everyone already knows Faker is the best midlaner.

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## Methodology:

Champion like Corki/Varus obviously can output more damage than Lulu/Lissandra. So the idea is to compare the player DPM to the average DPM of all players on the same champion.

Players are from games played in NA LCS, EU LCS, LCK, and IEM (Season 6 spring Split).

As an example, I choose Selfie as he only played 6 games, so it’s easy to break down:

 Champion # games Selfie DPM Avg DPM of all midlaners % DPM vs Avg Viktor 2 663 573 15.6% Corki 2 940 696 35% Lissandra 1 224 425 -47.3% Jayce 1 883 768 14.9% Average (weighted by number of games) 11.4%

So, we can say in average, Selfie is doing 11.4% more damage than others midlaners on the same champion.

## The impact of game duration:

Longer game means more rank in your spells and more items: it means more damage.

Here is a graph showing the evolution of DPM by game duration (Data from S6 Spring split, around 360 games):

Now, let’s see the results for mid and bot lane.

## MID ranking

As of March 28.

 Player # games avg game duration player DPM Champions DPM % DPM vs Avg Faker 37 35:38 654 517 +28,1% xPeke 3 41:39 728 603 +20,5% Perkz 18 32:57 625 515 +19,2% Jensen 18 33:16 676 576 +17% GBM 17 35:07 621 533 +16,6% Nukeduck 18 37:13 556 481 +14,4% Bjergsen 26 34:48 578 509 +12,6% FeniX 18 36:08 611 551 +12,1% Selfie 6 37:57 719 623 +11,1% Betsy 22 35:13 546 509 +7,9% ninja 5 41:12 600 575 +6,9% kurO 34 32:40 550 522 +5,8% Pobelter 18 30:49 545 518 +4,7% Froggen 12 38:38 593 576 +4,5% Huhi 22 34:60 580 555 +4,3% CoCo 23 40:46 561 536 +3% Fox 18 37:38 544 526 +1,9% xiaohu 5 30:52 594 592 +1% Crown 36 37:14 576 585 -0,2% Doinb 5 34:15 471 486 -1,6% Fly 33 38:08 503 518 -3,1% PowerOfEvil 19 35:12 509 531 -4,4% Febiven 31 35:42 486 521 -4,8% SaSin 36 37:29 538 566 -5,6% Mickey 36 37:05 489 522 -5,7% xPePii 31 32:11 538 562 -6,3% Ryu 12 37:08 484 519 -6,4% Kuzan 35 41:00 504 546 -8,1% Frozen 10 36:24 482 520 -8,4% Eika 18 36:23 493 541 -8,4% Pirean 16 32:06 503 550 -8,5% Shiphtur 18 36:58 503 546 -9% Alex Ich 14 36:53 457 518 -9,7% Sencux 22 33:35 471 528 -10,6% Edge 34 38:23 498 553 -11,1% Godbro 8 32:55 450 510 -11,9% Scout 1 50:44 379 433 -12,5% Sky 24 38:05 462 527 -12,8% Bdd 18 45:48 488 563 -14% Tempt 4 32:14 458 567 -18,4% Caedrel 5 33:42 391 494 -20,7% Gate 3 30:10 376 502 -23,3% Goldenglue 5 36:36 386 552 -29,8%