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Old 03-29-2008, 10:32 PM
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Default How is dps calculated?

I get pretty different DPS numbers between the following two swords:

weapon 1:

12 to 26 dmg
1.0 speed
+3 min dmg
+3 max dmg
+5 to 9 cold dmg

listed at 19 dps on item, 37.0 dps when wielded

weapon 2:

15 to 25 dmg, 1.0 speed
+68% dmg

listed at 20 dps on item, 47 dps when wielded.

I had thought things like +68% dmg were already calculated into the numbers you saw, like armor. Are they added later for weapons? Or is it just that my sword mastery doesn't work on the 5 to 9 cold damage for the first weapon?

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Old 03-29-2008, 10:34 PM
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the cold damage might be it. that is pretty odd, though.
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Old 03-30-2008, 10:40 AM
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You can see how damage is calculated in the strategy section of our website, specifically here. In this case, some of the multipliers aren't going to effect the cold damage like strength and possibly sword mastery.
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:15 PM
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But DPS takes into account everything, right? So its still the best indicator of which weapon is best?
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Old 03-30-2008, 02:11 PM
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But DPS takes into account everything, right? So its still the best indicator of which weapon is best?
I don't think so. Since elemental damage is not effected by modifiers like strength your actual DPS could vary greatly depending on your character build.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:13 PM
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Well DPS on your character screen is what you should care about. DPS on the weapon is before your character specific modifiers so it isn't always a good indicator of your final DPS.
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:12 AM
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Sorry, I was referring to DPS on the character screen, but didn't make that remotely clear...
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