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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 195,316.0 26.5% 195,316.0 0.0 195,316 195,316 1 2.27%
Death Knight
Unholy 459,487.0 62.3% 459,487.0 0.0 459,487 459,487 1 2.27%
Druid
Balance 69,397.0 9.4% 124,308.7 90,284.0 51,938 251,591 3 6.82%
Druid
Feral Cat 224,652.0 30.5% 224,652.0 0.0 224,652 224,652 1 2.27%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 487,327.0 66.1% 487,327.0 260,707.0 226,620 748,034 2 4.55%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 254,457.0 34.5% 255,422.0 72,230.1 167,445 344,364 3 6.82%
Mage
Arcane 403,885.0 54.8% 403,885.0 0.0 403,885 403,885 1 2.27%
Mage
Fire 220,942.0 30.0% 241,087.3 65,719.4 172,584 329,736 3 6.82%
Mage
Frost 107,172.0 14.5% 107,172.0 0.0 107,172 107,172 1 2.27%
Paladin
Retribution 472,875.0 64.1% 472,875.0 196,131.0 276,744 669,006 2 4.55%
Priest
Shadow 225,185.5 30.5% 220,347.3 74,988.2 114,068 316,950 4 9.09%
Rogue
Assassination 190,945.0 25.9% 190,945.0 0.0 190,945 190,945 1 2.27%
Rogue
Combat 302,627.5 41.0% 305,979.3 100,183.0 178,346 440,316 4 9.09%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 100,252.0 13.6% 225,893.4 180,984.4 71,093 515,525 5 11.36%
Shaman
Enhancement 226,421.0 30.7% 226,421.0 0.0 226,421 226,421 1 2.27%
Warlock
Affliction 737,567.0 100.0% 737,567.0 0.0 737,567 737,567 1 2.27%
Warlock
Demonology 457,864.0 62.1% 457,864.0 0.0 457,864 457,864 1 2.27%
Warlock
Destruction 298,676.0 40.5% 317,567.2 45,263.5 264,894 398,672 5 11.36%
Warrior
Arms 248,396.0 33.7% 248,396.0 0.0 248,396 248,396 1 2.27%
Warrior
Fury 256,537.0 34.8% 278,711.0 53,344.1 227,351 352,245 3 6.82%
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 87,770.5 100.0% 86,723.0 32,305.7 47,621 123,730 4 30.77%
Paladin
Holy 41,555.0 47.3% 45,690.3 35,962.5 3,859 91,657 3 23.08%
Priest
Discipline 55,473.0 63.2% 48,727.0 17,889.6 24,237 66,471 3 23.08%
Priest
Holy 36,368.5 41.4% 36,368.5 27,893.5 8,475 64,262 2 15.38%
Shaman
Restoration 75,257.0 85.7% 75,257.0 0.0 75,257 75,257 1 7.69%
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 67,459.0 38.0% 85,305.0 30,971.6 59,587 128,869 3 25.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 115,644.0 65.1% 115,644.0 10,398.0 105,246 126,042 2 16.67%
Paladin
Protection 60,231.0 33.9% 59,434.0 18,548.3 36,329 81,742 3 25.00%
Warrior
Protection 32,272.0 18.2% 56,502.0 41,279.1 22,621 114,613 3 25.00%
Monk
Brewmaster 177,751.0 100.0% 177,751.0 0.0 177,751 177,751 1 8.33%


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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