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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    – Neon1024
    Apr 1, 2022 at 8:10
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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
    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?".
    – Joachim
    Apr 2, 2022 at 7:44

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According to Reddit (not a great source I know), the DPS of a weapon should already include any +dmg abilities that are built in. From the question it seems like your mace has those +dmg built in rather than being gem added, so the overall DPS of the Mace would be lower than the Axe assuming the attack is made against a target with no resistances or weaknesses.

If the additional damage is coming from Gems, that has to be calculated sperately according to this answer and its source the Torchlight Wika.

{ [( min dmg + max dmg) / 2] + gem dmg } / speed = DPS

  • So you're saying that the stuff in blue is included in the DPS? Then why is it blue?
    – Bizkit
    Apr 2, 2022 at 15:46

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