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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 357,267.0 73.2% 324,555.0 60,688.2 239,482 376,916 3 6.00%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 382,369.0 78.4% 382,369.0 0.0 382,369 382,369 1 2.00%
Druid
Feral Cat 341,121.0 69.9% 341,121.0 0.0 341,121 341,121 1 2.00%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 389,966.0 79.9% 399,897.3 103,399.0 311,632 630,931 7 14.00%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 409,448.0 83.9% 409,448.0 0.0 409,448 409,448 1 2.00%
Mage
Arcane 330,074.0 67.7% 330,074.0 0.0 330,074 330,074 1 2.00%
Mage
Fire 386,258.0 79.2% 386,258.0 0.0 386,258 386,258 1 2.00%
Mage
Frost 487,826.5 100.0% 487,826.5 65,156.5 422,670 552,983 2 4.00%
Paladin
Retribution 378,106.5 77.5% 355,463.8 97,500.2 198,711 466,931 4 8.00%
Priest
Shadow 358,005.0 73.4% 360,304.6 104,983.6 201,824 535,237 7 14.00%
Rogue
Assassination 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Combat 372,385.0 76.3% 368,889.8 83,999.9 270,341 511,963 5 10.00%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 185,684.0 38.1% 185,684.0 27,099.0 158,585 212,783 2 4.00%
Shaman
Enhancement 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Affliction 481,910.0 98.8% 481,910.0 0.0 481,910 481,910 1 2.00%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 443,248.0 90.9% 427,759.1 35,463.5 364,806 475,733 7 14.00%
Warrior
Arms 364,648.0 74.7% 364,648.0 0.0 364,648 364,648 1 2.00%
Warrior
Fury 331,863.0 68.0% 298,365.8 72,045.0 175,017 354,720 4 8.00%
Monk
Windwalker 378,231.0 77.5% 378,231.0 104,905.0 273,326 483,136 2 4.00%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 20,939.5 20.7% 25,742.3 22,437.9 2,613 58,477 4 30.77%
Paladin
Holy 48,175.5 47.6% 48,175.5 115.5 48,060 48,291 2 15.38%
Priest
Discipline 101,297.5 100.0% 85,638.3 43,474.8 12,732 127,226 4 30.77%
Priest
Holy 89,000.0 87.9% 89,000.0 0.0 89,000 89,000 1 7.69%
Shaman
Restoration 17,147.0 16.9% 17,147.0 0.0 17,147 17,147 1 7.69%
Monk
Mistweaver 22,200.0 21.9% 22,200.0 0.0 22,200 22,200 1 7.69%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 117,258.5 82.5% 117,258.5 48,757.5 68,501 166,016 2 33.33%
Druid
Feral Bear 40,216.0 28.3% 40,216.0 0.0 40,216 40,216 1 16.67%
Paladin
Protection 142,085.0 100.0% 142,085.0 0.0 142,085 142,085 1 16.67%
Warrior
Protection 85,468.0 60.2% 85,468.0 15,870.0 69,598 101,338 2 33.33%
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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