mate i have level 3 deputy. i deal 1.6-1.8k on normal shot if i'm on the tower with the guy that has golden horse set+siringo+gringo. i very much doubt any worker can outdamage that combination more than the awkward battle. i did consider switching to lv4 captain weapon in attack, only because of that extra hit rate AND that extra sector damage WHICH does matter because it balances it out with my weapons, unless you sit on the same tower all battle which is not a realistic prospect on competitive servers.Not all damage sets need the extra damage bonus , since you have teammates that share damage bonus with you that alone should be fine , what you need as a dueler is more attack bonus so you can hit more shots , bonus damage is great for workers because their attack bonus is already high , attack bonus is great for duelers because their attack bonus is not as high as workers , they only do more damage because of their crit chance and that's not always the case ( i am a worker and i deal almost every battle more than a dueler ) because i hit more shots than him. Sure they won't hit 1k for every shot they do but hitting someone for 850-1000 damage is still way to much + the crit chance you can make a lot of damage without the damage bonus and with attack bonus you can get even more damage.
a weapon set that gives me only +4.5 attack and has the same base damage as captain without that extra sector damage is not good enough to make me switch. + the clothing set is a huge boost compared to what i already have so i can even sit by myself in a sector and still deal a lot of damage. indeed it is a good boost for phoebe, murrieta or ron as the other guy said but it's trash in comparison to the good weapons that exist. and removing the sector damage is not justifiable.
the comparison was to underline how good the union weapons are and how they are not capable to balance out the huge power creep and still release trash weapons