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10-03-20, 03:25 AM   #5
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If you look on datamining sites like WoWHead, you might find spells with tooltips like "Deals (0.05*AP+8) damage over 12 seconds." The game parses these formulas and replaces them with the appropriate number. These descriptions are stored within the client's data files. The server uses a lot more variables in its own damage calculations and doesn't share that with the client. It's done this way to keep the network traffic per client low.

PS: There have been many patches over the years to fix tooltips that had imprecise and/or outdated formulas.
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