# How to calculate total weapon DPS?

I have a mace with slow attack speed that has 122 DPS (physical damage 41-81). It also has 11 electric, 3 ice and 3 poison damage. What would the actual DPS of the mace be? Is it higher than that of an axe with average attack speed that has 138 DPS (physical damage 51-101)?

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• @DavidYell, this doesn't seem to be to be opinion-based: it's asking whether a mace with a 122 DPS rating, 11 electric, 3 ice, and 3 poison damage does more total DPS than an axe with a 138 DPS rating. This is objectively answerable.
– Mark
Commented Apr 2, 2022 at 3:05
• But then I would phrase the question differently: the real question becomes "does the 122 DPS include or exclude the electric, ice, and poison damage?". Commented Apr 2, 2022 at 7:44