There seem to be too many competing statistics for me to measure how strong a weapon is in this game.
First there's the weapon's claimed DPS in the inventory screen. For the shotgonne I'm looking at right now, this is 128.
Then there's the DPS on the arcane statistics screen. That's 173 for this weapon.
Then there's the weapon range on the character screen. That's 196-287 physical and 29-29 magical.
Trying to compare this weapon to two pistols is a nightmare. Ignoring the splash damage effect, which of these numbers is a truest representation of the strength of a weapon? I'm assuming one of the DPSes since they take into account weapon speed. Is the arcane statistics screen different because it takes into account buffs?
It's really confusing and making it hard to weigh up weapons accurately.