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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 175,398.0 72.6% 169,029.3 10,822.7 153,792 177,898 3 9.09%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 233,662.0 96.7% 233,662.0 0.0 233,662 233,662 1 3.03%
Druid
Feral Cat 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 204,508.5 84.6% 211,954.5 67,320.2 141,763 323,123 6 18.18%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 182,386.0 75.5% 182,386.0 0.0 182,386 182,386 1 3.03%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 147,039.0 60.9% 147,039.0 0.0 147,039 147,039 1 3.03%
Mage
Frost 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Retribution 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Priest
Shadow 141,010.0 58.4% 184,551.0 82,674.8 112,349 300,294 3 9.09%
Rogue
Assassination 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Combat 183,948.0 76.1% 168,662.2 81,059.8 34,688 272,714 6 18.18%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 127,946.0 53.0% 114,252.0 26,756.0 76,857 137,953 3 9.09%
Shaman
Enhancement 179,076.5 74.1% 179,076.5 20,640.5 158,436 199,717 2 6.06%
Warlock
Affliction 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 241,608.0 100.0% 231,367.6 80,489.0 107,085 348,427 5 15.15%
Warrior
Arms 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Fury 78,743.0 32.6% 78,743.0 0.0 78,743 78,743 1 3.03%
Monk
Windwalker 57,891.0 24.0% 57,891.0 0.0 57,891 57,891 1 3.03%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 99,037.0 89.4% 99,037.0 0.0 99,037 99,037 1 9.09%
Paladin
Holy 90,596.0 81.8% 101,211.0 25,058.0 77,238 135,799 3 27.27%
Priest
Discipline 72,412.0 65.4% 83,732.7 16,077.8 72,316 106,470 3 27.27%
Priest
Holy 93,395.5 84.3% 93,395.5 3,528.5 89,867 96,924 2 18.18%
Shaman
Restoration 110,789.5 100.0% 110,789.5 9,394.5 101,395 120,184 2 18.18%
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 93,266.0 70.5% 89,374.7 14,901.7 69,492 105,366 3 27.27%
Druid
Feral Bear 118,038.5 89.2% 118,038.5 4,499.5 113,539 122,538 2 18.18%
Paladin
Protection 66,645.0 50.4% 66,645.0 0.0 66,645 66,645 1 9.09%
Warrior
Protection 75,050.0 56.7% 73,505.8 25,412.6 37,296 106,627 4 36.36%
Monk
Brewmaster 132,326.0 100.0% 132,326.0 0.0 132,326 132,326 1 9.09%


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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