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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 23,369.0 10.8% 59,100.2 74,812.1 13,779 223,806 6 3.70%
Death Knight
Unholy 19,005.5 8.8% 21,199.8 4,506.2 14,476 31,809 16 9.88%
Druid
Balance 15,870.0 7.3% 17,201.7 5,154.7 9,449 24,606 7 4.32%
Druid
Feral Cat 16,015.0 7.4% 14,654.9 4,072.9 6,369 19,577 10 6.17%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 26,520.0 12.3% 52,204.7 40,607.3 20,565 109,529 3 1.85%
Hunter
Marksmanship 21,635.0 10.0% 21,635.0 0.0 21,635 21,635 1 0.62%
Hunter
Survival 24,773.5 11.4% 51,721.4 98,277.7 18,046 405,778 14 8.64%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 21,623.0 10.0% 22,972.4 6,648.3 6,961 40,198 23 14.20%
Mage
Frost 216,365.0 100.0% 216,365.0 0.0 216,365 216,365 1 0.62%
Paladin
Retribution 20,201.5 9.3% 20,353.2 2,466.3 16,467 25,578 14 8.64%
Priest
Shadow 16,413.0 7.6% 31,258.6 47,258.4 12,314 180,533 11 6.79%
Rogue
Assassination 22,833.5 10.6% 22,253.4 3,447.9 16,318 26,699 8 4.94%
Rogue
Combat 16,293.5 7.5% 15,110.0 2,495.3 10,840 17,013 4 2.47%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 19,941.0 9.2% 91,451.6 145,197.7 15,963 381,813 5 3.09%
Shaman
Enhancement 17,922.5 8.3% 81,750.0 114,745.7 5,969 297,492 8 4.94%
Warlock
Affliction 18,333.0 8.5% 19,055.7 3,941.0 14,631 24,203 3 1.85%
Warlock
Demonology 19,191.5 8.9% 19,191.5 4,700.5 14,491 23,892 2 1.23%
Warlock
Destruction 25,544.0 11.8% 43,639.8 40,580.4 16,071 145,541 12 7.41%
Warrior
Arms 15,970.5 7.4% 14,685.0 5,205.3 1,429 21,801 10 6.17%
Warrior
Fury 14,801.0 6.8% 18,525.3 8,806.1 11,273 33,226 4 2.47%
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 6,191.0 100.0% 6,546.8 1,466.5 3,824 9,616 12 28.57%
Paladin
Holy 3,742.0 60.4% 4,947.6 2,235.6 2,762 9,015 5 11.90%
Priest
Discipline 2,959.0 47.8% 4,114.8 2,043.0 2,842 8,157 5 11.90%
Priest
Holy 6,083.5 98.3% 5,637.7 2,036.3 1,796 8,001 10 23.81%
Shaman
Restoration 4,701.0 75.9% 4,978.1 973.1 3,544 7,127 9 21.43%
Monk
Mistweaver 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 2.38%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 9,539.0 88.6% 10,192.7 994.5 9,441 11,598 3 30.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Protection 10,771.0 100.0% 14,424.0 13,101.1 520 31,981 3 30.00%
Warrior
Protection 6,886.5 63.9% 6,905.3 554.5 6,211 7,637 4 40.00%
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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