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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 342,783.0 48.3% 425,513.3 210,666.6 241,870 774,617 4 12.90%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 344,726.5 48.6% 344,726.5 24,689.5 320,037 369,416 2 6.45%
Druid
Feral Cat 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 381,703.0 53.8% 381,703.0 0.0 381,703 381,703 1 3.23%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 306,718.0 43.2% 306,718.0 0.0 306,718 306,718 1 3.23%
Mage
Frost 353,420.5 49.8% 353,420.5 112,848.5 240,572 466,269 2 6.45%
Paladin
Retribution 244,027.0 34.4% 244,027.0 51,861.0 192,166 295,888 2 6.45%
Priest
Shadow 315,291.0 44.4% 315,291.0 0.0 315,291 315,291 1 3.23%
Rogue
Assassination 394,169.5 55.6% 394,169.5 6,394.5 387,775 400,564 2 6.45%
Rogue
Combat 601,341.0 84.8% 541,624.3 137,400.7 351,629 671,903 3 9.68%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 530,002.5 74.7% 530,002.5 319,011.5 210,991 849,014 2 6.45%
Shaman
Enhancement 570,728.5 80.5% 570,728.5 236,010.5 334,718 806,739 2 6.45%
Warlock
Affliction 572,201.0 80.7% 572,201.0 0.0 572,201 572,201 1 3.23%
Warlock
Demonology 709,374.0 100.0% 709,374.0 0.0 709,374 709,374 1 3.23%
Warlock
Destruction 259,324.0 36.6% 259,324.0 132,144.0 127,180 391,468 2 6.45%
Warrior
Arms 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Fury 256,684.0 36.2% 365,775.3 161,328.7 246,785 593,857 3 9.68%
Monk
Windwalker 291,608.0 41.1% 291,608.0 85,441.0 206,167 377,049 2 6.45%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 54,352.0 100.0% 54,183.0 10,891.2 40,527 67,501 4 36.36%
Paladin
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Priest
Discipline 37,524.0 69.0% 37,524.0 0.0 37,524 37,524 1 9.09%
Priest
Holy 18,478.0 34.0% 18,478.0 0.0 18,478 18,478 1 9.09%
Shaman
Restoration 23,612.0 43.4% 23,612.0 9,189.0 14,423 32,801 2 18.18%
Monk
Mistweaver 23,747.0 43.7% 26,525.0 10,007.3 15,896 39,932 3 27.27%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 105,298.0 75.2% 105,298.0 0.0 105,298 105,298 1 10.00%
Paladin
Protection 78,201.0 55.9% 106,061.7 73,419.8 33,369 206,615 3 30.00%
Warrior
Protection 78,321.5 56.0% 78,321.5 1,723.5 76,598 80,045 2 20.00%
Monk
Brewmaster 139,961.5 100.0% 130,037.0 21,424.2 93,925 146,300 4 40.00%


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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