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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 61,505.0 19.6% 136,718.3 108,218.5 58,895 289,755 3 13.64%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Feral Cat 314,080.0 100.0% 360,488.3 76,344.8 299,268 468,117 3 13.64%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 137,567.5 43.8% 137,567.5 125,332.5 12,235 262,900 2 9.09%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 132,337.0 42.1% 132,337.0 0.0 132,337 132,337 1 4.55%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 21,714.5 6.9% 21,714.5 9,408.5 12,306 31,123 2 9.09%
Mage
Frost 93,718.0 29.8% 93,718.0 0.0 93,718 93,718 1 4.55%
Paladin
Retribution 146,841.0 46.8% 173,900.3 148,419.4 7,171 367,689 3 13.64%
Priest
Shadow 120,714.0 38.4% 120,714.0 111,587.0 9,127 232,301 2 9.09%
Rogue
Assassination 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Combat 13,542.0 4.3% 13,542.0 0.0 13,542 13,542 1 4.55%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Enhancement 164,370.0 52.3% 164,370.0 0.0 164,370 164,370 1 4.55%
Warlock
Affliction 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Demonology 12,412.0 4.0% 12,412.0 0.0 12,412 12,412 1 4.55%
Warlock
Destruction 183,880.5 58.5% 183,880.5 153,046.5 30,834 336,927 2 9.09%
Warrior
Arms 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Fury 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Monk
Windwalker 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 9,160.0 28.5% 9,160.0 0.0 9,160 9,160 1 16.67%
Paladin
Holy 26,483.5 82.3% 26,483.5 18,226.5 8,257 44,710 2 33.33%
Priest
Discipline 32,174.0 100.0% 32,174.0 0.0 32,174 32,174 1 16.67%
Priest
Holy 11,159.0 34.7% 11,159.0 0.0 11,159 11,159 1 16.67%
Shaman
Restoration 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Monk
Mistweaver 15,388.0 47.8% 15,388.0 0.0 15,388 15,388 1 16.67%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 8,528.0 18.6% 8,528.0 0.0 8,528 8,528 1 20.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 28,969.0 63.3% 28,969.0 0.0 28,969 28,969 1 20.00%
Paladin
Protection 32,395.0 70.8% 32,395.0 23,545.0 8,850 55,940 2 40.00%
Warrior
Protection 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Monk
Brewmaster 45,778.0 100.0% 45,778.0 0.0 45,778 45,778 1 20.00%


What Is This?

At the most basic level, the DPS Bot attempts to determine and display how various World of Warcraft classes and specs compare against each other. It does this by crunching data from World of Logs.

There are a few things to be aware of above all else:

What is Spec Score?

Spec Score is the best measure I've been able to come up with to compare specs across all fights of a given tier. The goal has been to minimize the effect a "gimmick" fight has on the overall rankings and generally normalize fights to have a common ground of comparison.

In a nutshell, each spec is scored on a curve for each fight. For each individual boss, the spec with the top DPS on a fight gets a score of 100 and then all other specs are scored according to that top spec. The average across all fights for a given spec is the Spec Score for the current tier.

As usual, this score is not the end-all, be-all measure of anything. It's merely an interesting collection of data trying to compress a whole lot of data into a single comparable value. Don't ever forget that each spec has its strengths and weaknesses and may be needed for any number of reasons. While raw numbers are absolutely an important facet of raiding, there are often other variables that are far more important.

All of that said, I think Spec Score is a far better indicator of relative spec power than a simple aggregation of DPS values from all fights. Those values are still available but I hope and pray that you understand that they have their own variety of problems and caveats.

A more detailed description and example will be posted on the Raidbots Blog.

The Rest

More details of the methodology used can be found on the DPS Bot Docs page.

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