Hello, I"m a 2 handed Paladin. I just reached lv 19 so I"m thinking more about gear. My current weapon is a +4 Keen Greatsword of natural bane with a base damage range of 21.60. Looking around the auction house/shard exchange I'm not seeing anything with a higher damage range until around level 24. I looked up several named swords for lv 17-20 and all of them have a much lower base damage range somewhere between 14-17. So I am rather confused as to why these named, harder to aquire swords seem to be worse then a sword I got from a end chest? I imagine I'm not understaning how this works?
I guess my main question is; is base damage the most important fator?