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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 162,874.0 27.6% 162,874.0 136,042.0 26,832 298,916 2 3.03%
Death Knight
Unholy 59,762.5 10.1% 59,762.5 3,809.5 55,953 63,572 2 3.03%
Druid
Balance 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Feral Cat 164,878.5 28.0% 250,609.5 256,403.6 3,425 669,256 4 6.06%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 306,266.0 52.0% 354,612.3 334,418.6 25,500 780,417 4 6.06%
Hunter
Marksmanship 363,944.0 61.7% 363,944.0 24,328.0 339,616 388,272 2 3.03%
Hunter
Survival 48,845.0 8.3% 135,324.8 184,532.6 31,386 504,108 5 7.58%
Mage
Arcane 379,103.0 64.3% 379,103.0 171,941.0 207,162 551,044 2 3.03%
Mage
Fire 31,618.0 5.4% 78,884.3 128,524.0 20,329 418,224 8 12.12%
Mage
Frost 210,947.0 35.8% 210,947.0 0.0 210,947 210,947 1 1.52%
Paladin
Retribution 60,891.0 10.3% 103,739.8 85,677.4 41,693 251,484 4 6.06%
Priest
Shadow 176,332.0 29.9% 192,791.2 140,886.1 34,684 358,175 5 7.58%
Rogue
Assassination 24,754.0 4.2% 173,676.7 218,595.9 13,526 482,750 3 4.55%
Rogue
Combat 482,579.0 81.9% 482,579.0 0.0 482,579 482,579 1 1.52%
Rogue
Subtlety 140,478.0 23.8% 140,478.0 0.0 140,478 140,478 1 1.52%
Shaman
Elemental 139,842.5 23.7% 192,116.3 191,550.1 30,728 586,213 6 9.09%
Shaman
Enhancement 589,400.0 100.0% 589,400.0 12,861.0 576,539 602,261 2 3.03%
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 34,169.0 5.8% 246,435.6 264,212.5 23,808 696,125 7 10.61%
Warrior
Arms 96,634.5 16.4% 96,634.5 70,184.5 26,450 166,819 2 3.03%
Warrior
Fury 504,202.0 85.5% 526,515.3 223,246.3 264,936 810,408 3 4.55%
Monk
Windwalker 286,152.5 48.5% 286,152.5 40,395.5 245,757 326,548 2 3.03%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 12,885.0 27.4% 20,903.5 18,342.3 5,592 52,252 4 23.53%
Paladin
Holy 6,327.0 13.4% 6,321.3 327.8 5,917 6,720 3 17.65%
Priest
Discipline 39,397.0 83.7% 42,801.3 24,310.1 13,192 79,219 4 23.53%
Priest
Holy 7,340.0 15.6% 7,340.0 748.0 6,592 8,088 2 11.76%
Shaman
Restoration 7,796.0 16.6% 19,218.0 17,688.7 5,655 44,203 3 17.65%
Monk
Mistweaver 47,049.0 100.0% 47,049.0 0.0 47,049 47,049 1 5.88%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 21,845.0 20.9% 155,762.8 202,475.1 7,423 523,668 6 40.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 104,528.0 100.0% 120,903.7 93,685.1 15,231 242,952 3 20.00%
Paladin
Protection 19,975.0 19.1% 19,975.0 0.0 19,975 19,975 1 6.67%
Warrior
Protection 15,414.0 14.7% 64,668.4 98,216.0 11,250 261,015 5 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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