Diablo® III

What is with the DPS on this dagger?

I picked up this dagger somewhere in Act I on normal, not too long after I was 15th level:

http://imgur.com/Oba1gTR

I am looking at the charts for dagger tiers (e.g. http://www.d3lexicon.com/item-type/dagger#items, http://www.diablowiki.com/Dagger_List) and am trying to figure out how this item can exist. Its damage range of 21-41 is not like anything listed, and the 48.8 DPS looks more like a lvl 37-40 item than a lvl 17 one. This is a blue item that, based on DPS, outshines yellow items that are 15 levels higher.

I noticed this when I realized, as I hit level 30, that I *still* could not find a replacement wand or staff that could match its DPS.

Does anyone know of better item charts that would have a place for this thing? Have you ever found a blue item that had extraordinary DPS for its level, with a weird range of damage values like this?
Edited by aweasel#1181 on 1/28/2013 9:22 AM PST
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the gem
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01/28/2013 10:14 AMPosted by Setayn
the gem


No, the 21-41 dmg is basic, not including the gem.
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01/28/2013 10:47 AMPosted by aweasel
the gem


No, the 21-41 dmg is basic, not including the gem.

Actually, it IS the gem. Why?? Do the math, it's very simple in this case:

Damage according to image: 24-41
minus
Damage from gem (14-14)
minus
Elemental damage (affix) (2-4)
equals
Base weapon damage 7-23 (which is 1 above the max charted, not a big change)

Finishing the calculations, let's get the DPS, that is: (min damage + max damage)/2*APS
In this case:
(24+41)/2*1,5=48,75 (rounded to 48,8)

Problem solved: the "incredible" damage is easily explained with a few steps.
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Sockets are really powerful at low levels. Take out the gem and watch the damage range drop to normal values.
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01/29/2013 08:29 PMPosted by Watashig
Sockets are really powerful at low levels. Take out the gem and watch the damage range drop to normal values.

For what is worth, right? The problem is that, at level 60, only emeralds are useful, the other gems are garbage.
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