In MH3, the general traits are very high raw power with high, but not very long lasting sharpness and low dragon element (except the Longsword which needs the Awaken skill). Especially the purple section obtained with Sharpness +1 isn't really large. Most Deviljho weapons give between 5% and 20% affinity, depending on upgrade tree. An exception is the Bowgun which gives small negative affinity. The extraordinary high sharpness as well as the great raw attack power make Deviljho weapons some of the best raw weapons in their category.