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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 41,142.0 12.4% 75,970.7 75,815.4 11,755 215,200 6 14.63%
Death Knight
Unholy 66,476.0 20.0% 66,476.0 0.0 66,476 66,476 1 2.44%
Druid
Balance 219,649.0 66.0% 219,649.0 39,343.0 180,306 258,992 2 4.88%
Druid
Feral Cat 20,693.0 6.2% 101,064.0 118,258.4 14,234 268,265 3 7.32%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 155,925.0 46.9% 155,925.0 3,153.0 152,772 159,078 2 4.88%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 169,675.0 51.0% 147,097.6 88,289.5 18,810 263,825 5 12.20%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 8,371.0 2.5% 8,371.0 0.0 8,371 8,371 1 2.44%
Mage
Frost 73,737.5 22.2% 114,237.8 89,081.8 19,649 270,769 6 14.63%
Paladin
Retribution 120,851.5 36.3% 107,940.0 49,602.6 27,717 162,340 4 9.76%
Priest
Shadow 57,242.0 17.2% 113,958.3 129,340.1 12,326 329,023 4 9.76%
Rogue
Assassination 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Combat 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 226,360.0 68.0% 226,360.0 0.0 226,360 226,360 1 2.44%
Shaman
Enhancement 92,082.0 27.7% 92,082.0 74,909.0 17,173 166,991 2 4.88%
Warlock
Affliction 13,170.0 4.0% 13,170.0 149.0 13,021 13,319 2 4.88%
Warlock
Demonology 13,666.0 4.1% 13,666.0 0.0 13,666 13,666 1 2.44%
Warlock
Destruction 332,763.0 100.0% 332,763.0 0.0 332,763 332,763 1 2.44%
Warrior
Arms 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Fury 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
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 4,362.0 39.4% 14,568.7 14,679.7 4,016 35,328 3 37.50%
Paladin
Holy 11,068.0 100.0% 11,068.0 5,662.0 5,406 16,730 2 25.00%
Priest
Discipline 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Priest
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Restoration 8,231.0 74.4% 14,888.7 12,820.9 3,612 32,823 3 37.50%
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 108,637.0 100.0% 116,425.7 63,161.4 43,258 197,382 3 33.33%
Druid
Feral Bear 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Protection 7,475.5 6.9% 7,475.5 1,690.5 5,785 9,166 2 22.22%
Warrior
Protection 9,197.0 8.5% 26,572.5 33,140.3 4,234 83,662 4 44.44%
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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