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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 60,602.5 16.2% 78,862.9 68,573.4 3,213 350,449 40 6.93%
Death Knight
Unholy 27,438.0 7.3% 26,902.5 22,222.6 0 60,920 10 1.73%
Druid
Balance 57,349.5 15.4% 80,870.9 86,026.2 7,664 388,012 16 2.77%
Druid
Feral Cat 58,028.0 15.5% 68,667.7 50,835.1 2,626 198,618 19 3.29%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 85,887.0 23.0% 112,485.2 99,727.0 19,011 486,011 43 7.45%
Hunter
Marksmanship 50,007.0 13.4% 55,765.8 31,578.5 14,929 147,097 28 4.85%
Hunter
Survival 74,435.5 19.9% 92,561.9 72,129.7 4,665 421,063 40 6.93%
Mage
Arcane 68,496.0 18.3% 114,328.5 110,068.2 38,950 424,818 11 1.91%
Mage
Fire 97,260.0 26.0% 116,995.3 109,438.4 16,997 376,944 15 2.60%
Mage
Frost 46,395.5 12.4% 59,848.0 63,321.0 4,918 457,599 50 8.67%
Paladin
Retribution 43,991.0 11.8% 64,923.1 74,353.5 1,990 387,716 34 5.89%
Priest
Shadow 89,750.5 24.0% 142,314.8 138,806.7 4,157 488,487 18 3.12%
Rogue
Assassination 54,328.0 14.5% 56,590.2 39,825.7 4,609 139,534 18 3.12%
Rogue
Combat 50,224.5 13.4% 76,677.0 80,521.5 5,072 261,742 14 2.43%
Rogue
Subtlety 46,395.0 12.4% 40,626.1 31,938.7 444 122,339 13 2.25%
Shaman
Elemental 50,787.5 13.6% 61,126.1 41,249.5 5,803 199,695 24 4.16%
Shaman
Enhancement 48,100.5 12.9% 111,334.2 151,501.1 6,537 542,990 18 3.12%
Warlock
Affliction 373,442.0 100.0% 303,855.5 242,030.9 2,656 673,768 13 2.25%
Warlock
Demonology 32,196.0 8.6% 39,521.7 10,360.1 32,196 54,173 3 0.52%
Warlock
Destruction 56,387.5 15.1% 98,282.8 92,276.1 20,894 407,169 68 11.79%
Warrior
Arms 52,094.0 13.9% 61,144.8 44,527.9 2,401 165,522 35 6.07%
Warrior
Fury 45,378.0 12.2% 80,792.1 104,811.4 20,246 503,407 19 3.29%
Monk
Windwalker 58,462.5 15.7% 71,085.1 72,022.6 2,116 381,781 28 4.85%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 43,330.0 80.8% 48,895.1 30,805.9 11,196 186,808 38 20.21%
Paladin
Holy 30,366.0 56.6% 41,207.4 40,491.8 0 163,849 36 19.15%
Priest
Discipline 35,592.0 66.4% 47,703.5 34,541.9 6,361 168,558 41 21.81%
Priest
Holy 36,110.5 67.3% 40,721.1 28,157.9 6,399 144,265 20 10.64%
Shaman
Restoration 53,624.0 100.0% 61,768.1 21,727.2 16,989 102,169 37 19.68%
Monk
Mistweaver 25,273.5 47.1% 38,436.4 41,721.9 3,899 178,753 16 8.51%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 23,348.0 28.6% 27,086.4 15,423.8 5,519 58,114 20 27.40%
Druid
Feral Bear 81,575.5 100.0% 76,710.7 36,155.8 31,562 120,368 6 8.22%
Paladin
Protection 12,029.0 14.7% 12,565.6 9,105.6 1,629 34,041 18 24.66%
Warrior
Protection 20,973.0 25.7% 25,120.4 15,038.5 7,874 80,283 21 28.77%
Monk
Brewmaster 35,737.5 43.8% 54,057.9 62,691.8 5,845 211,705 8 10.96%


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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