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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 188,948.0 55.2% 241,205.1 110,883.3 145,840 430,833 8 11.94%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 91,209.0 26.7% 91,209.0 0.0 91,209 91,209 1 1.49%
Druid
Feral Cat 166,305.0 48.6% 166,305.0 0.0 166,305 166,305 1 1.49%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 122,176.0 35.7% 142,380.6 68,921.5 88,504 275,489 5 7.46%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 159,153.5 46.5% 162,841.0 36,128.4 107,948 228,138 6 8.96%
Mage
Arcane 262,579.5 76.8% 310,639.8 187,665.6 135,711 581,689 4 5.97%
Mage
Fire 193,249.0 56.5% 193,249.0 0.0 193,249 193,249 2 2.99%
Mage
Frost 153,597.0 44.9% 161,107.7 10,621.7 153,597 176,129 3 4.48%
Paladin
Retribution 246,821.0 72.2% 218,520.8 83,186.4 53,754 272,604 5 7.46%
Priest
Shadow 162,161.0 47.4% 156,216.0 57,680.9 69,290 231,252 4 5.97%
Rogue
Assassination 183,812.0 53.7% 183,812.0 0.0 183,812 183,812 1 1.49%
Rogue
Combat 288,396.0 84.3% 288,396.0 62,438.0 225,958 350,834 2 2.99%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 174,711.0 51.1% 261,221.0 201,445.9 62,878 502,820 5 7.46%
Shaman
Enhancement 342,080.0 100.0% 342,080.0 180,209.0 161,871 522,289 2 2.99%
Warlock
Affliction 151,583.0 44.3% 151,583.0 0.0 151,583 151,583 1 1.49%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 268,384.0 78.5% 256,583.7 85,146.8 72,403 347,214 7 10.45%
Warrior
Arms 97,436.0 28.5% 97,436.0 0.0 97,436 97,436 1 1.49%
Warrior
Fury 213,633.5 62.5% 230,047.8 32,945.2 206,065 286,859 4 5.97%
Monk
Windwalker 154,172.0 45.1% 184,458.8 102,979.2 110,401 385,962 5 7.46%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 26,186.0 32.1% 26,186.0 7,136.0 19,050 33,322 2 8.70%
Paladin
Holy 66,213.0 81.2% 59,422.3 23,977.9 27,255 84,799 3 13.04%
Priest
Discipline 45,079.0 55.3% 53,914.5 30,352.4 17,209 97,120 6 26.09%
Priest
Holy 46,927.5 57.5% 49,803.3 20,812.9 7,305 77,804 8 34.78%
Shaman
Restoration 81,583.0 100.0% 81,583.0 0.0 81,583 81,583 1 4.35%
Monk
Mistweaver 44,086.0 54.0% 35,222.7 12,534.6 17,496 44,086 3 13.04%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 80,164.5 60.4% 80,164.5 21,004.5 59,160 101,169 2 12.50%
Druid
Feral Bear 77,922.0 58.7% 77,922.0 0.0 77,922 77,922 1 6.25%
Paladin
Protection 73,920.0 55.7% 74,827.2 27,802.8 36,557 119,279 5 31.25%
Warrior
Protection 79,084.0 59.6% 78,887.6 15,821.7 46,778 97,653 7 43.75%
Monk
Brewmaster 132,786.0 100.0% 132,786.0 0.0 132,786 132,786 1 6.25%


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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