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Latest Data in Amazing Table Form

DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 397,589.0 82.8% 328,531.6 110,552.9 136,527 423,732 7 5.79%
Death Knight
Unholy 286,770.5 59.7% 286,770.5 11,241.5 275,529 298,012 2 1.65%
Druid
Balance 342,187.0 71.2% 344,450.6 33,094.6 294,629 398,790 5 4.13%
Druid
Feral Cat 310,393.0 64.6% 297,618.4 63,634.7 207,065 376,047 5 4.13%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 299,967.0 62.4% 281,656.7 124,381.1 31,663 455,641 15 12.40%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 295,580.0 61.5% 324,638.4 131,083.2 162,250 563,909 11 9.09%
Mage
Arcane 298,993.0 62.2% 298,993.0 0.0 298,993 298,993 1 0.83%
Mage
Fire 371,438.0 77.3% 371,438.0 0.0 371,438 371,438 1 0.83%
Mage
Frost 247,177.5 51.5% 246,434.7 82,494.5 126,346 392,470 10 8.26%
Paladin
Retribution 327,957.0 68.3% 318,960.6 68,361.8 230,287 412,005 5 4.13%
Priest
Shadow 312,246.0 65.0% 303,635.7 94,600.1 161,616 463,719 13 10.74%
Rogue
Assassination 143,372.0 29.8% 143,372.0 0.0 143,372 143,372 1 0.83%
Rogue
Combat 391,794.0 81.6% 352,512.0 88,556.1 212,603 470,096 9 7.44%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 343,845.5 71.6% 317,729.3 114,981.4 149,594 508,692 6 4.96%
Shaman
Enhancement 419,771.5 87.4% 417,141.2 24,112.4 382,087 452,524 6 4.96%
Warlock
Affliction 480,381.0 100.0% 480,381.0 190,752.0 289,629 671,133 2 1.65%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 309,031.0 64.3% 305,303.4 104,934.1 134,248 548,153 15 12.40%
Warrior
Arms 81,546.0 17.0% 81,546.0 0.0 81,546 81,546 1 0.83%
Warrior
Fury 444,493.0 92.5% 427,604.4 100,676.5 314,423 590,561 5 4.13%
Monk
Windwalker 167,839.0 34.9% 167,839.0 0.0 167,839 167,839 1 0.83%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 68,697.0 59.8% 62,285.9 30,427.3 21,033 115,910 7 20.59%
Paladin
Holy 60,024.0 52.3% 80,471.7 47,549.6 27,300 175,304 6 17.65%
Priest
Discipline 114,798.0 100.0% 110,495.5 29,069.2 58,926 163,807 11 32.35%
Priest
Holy 52,285.5 45.5% 52,285.5 12,401.5 39,884 64,687 2 5.88%
Shaman
Restoration 78,872.0 68.7% 76,761.5 21,580.2 53,548 120,144 8 23.53%
Monk
Mistweaver 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 161,663.5 81.9% 134,644.1 51,650.1 29,815 187,199 8 26.67%
Druid
Feral Bear 197,417.0 100.0% 197,417.0 1,026.0 196,391 198,443 2 6.67%
Paladin
Protection 106,042.0 53.7% 120,929.1 46,443.5 63,923 204,641 7 23.33%
Warrior
Protection 153,548.0 77.8% 154,622.1 62,193.5 77,686 298,600 9 30.00%
Monk
Brewmaster 196,137.5 99.4% 204,194.5 68,559.3 132,063 292,440 4 13.33%


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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