Hey im new to diablo 3, im on my first character, a wizard, level 40 atm, im in act 2 nightmare. I am using a 1 handed wand and a source right now. I often find one handed swords and such that do more dps and am not sure if as a wizard a wand is any better then a 1 handed sword or what. Do i just find the weapon with the most dps on it or what?
Weapon type is meaningless for the most part. In general, higher dps weapon is better. There's a bit more to it but that's the basics.