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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 16,807.0 67.8% 15,568.4 5,861.5 5,073 22,443 9 4.25%
Death Knight
Unholy 21,415.0 86.4% 19,387.2 5,610.6 2,080 25,903 22 10.38%
Druid
Balance 16,418.0 66.2% 17,070.0 2,961.1 13,651 21,793 4 1.89%
Druid
Feral Cat 18,879.5 76.2% 17,836.0 3,860.8 10,707 21,789 6 2.83%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 23,770.0 95.9% 24,081.3 1,844.6 21,994 26,480 3 1.42%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 24,785.0 100.0% 24,590.9 2,235.8 18,235 27,387 25 11.79%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 20,334.0 82.0% 20,267.0 4,781.0 9,041 29,315 25 11.79%
Mage
Frost 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Retribution 19,650.0 79.3% 17,282.4 5,561.3 6,930 23,376 21 9.91%
Priest
Shadow 16,593.0 66.9% 16,906.7 4,496.0 7,383 22,363 18 8.49%
Rogue
Assassination 21,782.5 87.9% 17,634.7 7,647.6 4,007 26,864 10 4.72%
Rogue
Combat 12,819.0 51.7% 12,645.1 7,751.7 2,846 23,569 7 3.30%
Rogue
Subtlety 23,184.5 93.5% 23,184.5 1.5 23,183 23,186 2 0.94%
Shaman
Elemental 17,071.0 68.9% 15,951.6 4,941.2 4,640 20,969 13 6.13%
Shaman
Enhancement 17,799.0 71.8% 17,592.0 2,629.5 12,522 21,335 6 2.83%
Warlock
Affliction 15,968.5 64.4% 15,018.8 3,334.9 9,644 18,494 4 1.89%
Warlock
Demonology 11,376.0 45.9% 11,376.0 0.0 11,376 11,376 1 0.47%
Warlock
Destruction 22,910.0 92.4% 22,834.4 2,100.6 18,928 26,419 17 8.02%
Warrior
Arms 17,506.5 70.6% 16,274.1 5,994.3 5,465 24,455 18 8.49%
Warrior
Fury 7,851.0 31.7% 7,851.0 0.0 7,851 7,851 1 0.47%
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 13,574.0 76.1% 13,627.6 3,172.1 7,146 18,345 16 25.40%
Paladin
Holy 13,478.5 75.6% 13,183.5 2,453.5 7,266 16,634 12 19.05%
Priest
Discipline 8,967.0 50.3% 10,195.8 2,251.6 7,850 14,223 5 7.94%
Priest
Holy 13,793.0 77.4% 13,481.7 3,781.8 4,802 19,302 12 19.05%
Shaman
Restoration 17,827.5 100.0% 16,854.0 4,226.6 8,186 22,864 18 28.57%
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 7,158.0 100.0% 7,780.5 1,521.5 6,171 9,869 6 25.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 6,757.0 94.4% 6,777.8 1,113.8 5,686 8,714 5 20.83%
Paladin
Protection 7,161.0 100.0% 7,434.1 1,260.7 5,294 9,422 7 29.17%
Warrior
Protection 3,960.0 55.3% 4,060.5 1,885.7 1,622 6,514 6 25.00%
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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