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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 14,710.0 75.3% 14,710.0 3,167.0 11,543 17,877 2 3.77%
Death Knight
Unholy 12,050.0 61.7% 12,050.0 1,405.0 10,645 13,455 2 3.77%
Druid
Balance 19,525.5 100.0% 18,960.8 3,466.0 11,863 22,203 6 11.32%
Druid
Feral Cat 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 13,544.0 69.4% 13,544.0 0.0 13,544 13,544 1 1.89%
Hunter
Marksmanship 11,463.0 58.7% 11,463.0 0.0 11,463 11,463 1 1.89%
Hunter
Survival 15,319.0 78.5% 15,591.3 2,100.0 12,728 19,054 6 11.32%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 15,298.0 78.3% 14,986.6 3,626.3 9,971 20,057 7 13.21%
Mage
Frost 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Retribution 10,032.0 51.4% 10,018.3 1,350.9 8,357 11,666 3 5.66%
Priest
Shadow 15,090.0 77.3% 13,948.8 4,242.0 7,064 18,551 4 7.55%
Rogue
Assassination 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Combat 15,802.0 80.9% 15,802.0 0.0 15,802 15,802 1 1.89%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 6,494.0 33.3% 6,494.0 0.0 6,494 6,494 1 1.89%
Shaman
Enhancement 15,829.0 81.1% 16,342.0 3,548.7 12,275 20,922 3 5.66%
Warlock
Affliction 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Demonology 19,504.0 99.9% 18,150.7 3,117.4 13,114 22,019 6 11.32%
Warlock
Destruction 16,281.0 83.4% 16,281.0 0.0 16,281 16,281 1 1.89%
Warrior
Arms 16,402.5 84.0% 16,402.5 602.5 15,800 17,005 2 3.77%
Warrior
Fury 16,994.0 87.0% 15,831.9 6,153.6 3,341 24,202 7 13.21%
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 7,852.0 50.8% 8,115.0 1,607.4 6,189 10,567 4 25.00%
Paladin
Holy 6,523.0 42.2% 6,707.3 1,018.8 5,562 8,037 3 18.75%
Priest
Discipline 15,448.0 100.0% 15,448.0 900.0 14,548 16,348 2 12.50%
Priest
Holy 7,599.0 49.2% 6,258.0 1,974.0 3,467 7,708 3 18.75%
Shaman
Restoration 10,029.5 64.9% 9,319.3 1,773.4 6,313 10,905 4 25.00%
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 8,470.0 66.6% 8,470.0 929.0 7,541 9,399 2 40.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 12,724.0 100.0% 12,724.0 0.0 12,724 12,724 1 20.00%
Paladin
Protection 10,740.5 84.4% 10,740.5 2,382.5 8,358 13,123 2 40.00%
Warrior
Protection 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Monk
Brewmaster 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%


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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