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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 283,491.0 72.9% 235,442.8 108,417.6 25,200 337,640 12 5.29%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 240,083.0 61.8% 209,340.7 134,177.8 15,773 362,175 13 5.73%
Druid
Feral Cat 266,634.0 68.6% 306,779.7 70,711.5 247,534 406,171 3 1.32%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 365,279.0 94.0% 369,979.1 107,159.3 163,728 534,356 17 7.49%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 349,525.0 89.9% 344,521.4 188,436.6 28,542 628,462 16 7.05%
Mage
Arcane 296,053.0 76.2% 310,221.3 48,975.8 258,591 376,020 3 1.32%
Mage
Fire 388,747.0 100.0% 397,939.7 79,603.5 273,913 497,773 6 2.64%
Mage
Frost 233,055.0 60.0% 228,860.9 101,082.5 58,618 400,175 20 8.81%
Paladin
Retribution 253,669.0 65.3% 236,666.7 100,157.6 71,599 416,785 16 7.05%
Priest
Shadow 310,276.0 79.8% 286,825.1 140,442.6 22,084 504,440 15 6.61%
Rogue
Assassination 216,337.0 55.6% 273,053.8 108,782.6 135,058 425,887 5 2.20%
Rogue
Combat 349,970.5 90.0% 307,734.9 164,597.4 47,573 551,557 12 5.29%
Rogue
Subtlety 348,341.0 89.6% 348,341.0 0.0 348,341 348,341 1 0.44%
Shaman
Elemental 229,912.0 59.1% 222,166.6 153,552.7 5,333 536,401 18 7.93%
Shaman
Enhancement 335,447.0 86.3% 299,892.3 212,305.6 33,090 665,549 7 3.08%
Warlock
Affliction 361,194.5 92.9% 339,326.3 128,904.4 87,540 484,670 6 2.64%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 232,292.0 59.8% 224,718.6 122,281.4 33,211 476,007 29 12.78%
Warrior
Arms 17,008.5 4.4% 17,008.5 4,618.5 12,390 21,627 2 0.88%
Warrior
Fury 323,948.5 83.3% 263,184.9 118,384.4 40,225 399,361 20 8.81%
Monk
Windwalker 95,351.5 24.5% 127,990.2 99,410.6 0 277,175 6 2.64%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 49,237.0 100.0% 53,487.9 35,365.3 6,694 120,289 18 35.29%
Paladin
Holy 16,594.0 33.7% 25,912.1 19,548.4 6,794 53,480 7 13.73%
Priest
Discipline 28,444.0 57.8% 35,023.8 29,437.6 3,081 127,281 20 39.22%
Priest
Holy 32,514.0 66.0% 32,514.0 28,799.0 3,715 61,313 2 3.92%
Shaman
Restoration 37,977.0 77.1% 47,398.3 27,402.4 19,555 84,663 3 5.88%
Monk
Mistweaver 38,234.0 77.7% 38,234.0 0.0 38,234 38,234 1 1.96%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 83,863.5 87.4% 92,490.1 35,387.5 44,563 167,593 16 31.37%
Druid
Feral Bear 95,996.5 100.0% 76,496.3 41,414.1 20,584 124,223 10 19.61%
Paladin
Protection 65,478.5 68.2% 62,144.9 30,170.1 12,177 109,258 14 27.45%
Warrior
Protection 54,041.0 56.3% 57,809.2 31,433.0 11,758 126,842 10 19.61%
Monk
Brewmaster 82,377.0 85.8% 82,377.0 0.0 82,377 82,377 1 1.96%


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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