Diablo® III

need help understanding damage/weapons

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i bought a new weapon thinking that with the addition of attack speed i would get more dps(as listed in the character window) and it dropped my dps
with a wizard i am wearing a 1H Hammer 1104.9 dps
details are
680-1182 damage
1.2 attacks per sec
+281 min damage
+369 max damage
+41% damage
169 int

i bought a sky splitter
1091.7 dps
1.44 attacks per sec
+47% damage
183 int
attack speed +11%
regen 476 life
17% chance to smite

note the dps and the int are very close on both weapons so why didn't the added 11% attack speed give me an increase with the sky splitter? i went down 4000 dps with the sky splitter and i want to know why...and dont tell me its the difference between the worn one having 1104.9 and the new one having 1091.8 because that 13dps difference is not the reason..so what is?
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Two factors:

1: Attack speed is included in the displayed DPS of the weapon


2: only normal physical damage is enhanced by "+% to elemental damage" so if you're using something like a Triumvirate or Zuni's boots you'll lose damage there.
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