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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 50,820.0 78.6% 50,820.0 0.0 50,820 50,820 1 1.45%
Death Knight
Unholy 57,759.0 89.3% 57,320.5 20,647.9 11,972 79,349 8 11.59%
Druid
Balance 39,564.0 61.2% 40,685.7 1,970.0 39,038 43,455 3 4.35%
Druid
Feral Cat 40,091.0 62.0% 31,733.3 15,346.8 5,212 41,539 4 5.80%
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 48,750.0 75.4% 47,576.8 7,700.4 35,399 57,764 9 13.04%
Mage
Arcane 31,219.0 48.3% 31,219.0 0.0 31,219 31,219 1 1.45%
Mage
Fire 41,096.5 63.5% 40,846.9 6,751.2 28,638 48,355 8 11.59%
Mage
Frost 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Retribution 46,470.0 71.8% 41,972.9 13,656.0 7,640 53,028 8 11.59%
Priest
Shadow 34,914.0 54.0% 36,930.2 6,117.8 29,744 50,672 9 13.04%
Rogue
Assassination 44,096.0 68.2% 44,096.0 0.0 44,096 44,096 1 1.45%
Rogue
Combat 32,693.0 50.5% 29,689.0 21,021.3 2,573 53,801 3 4.35%
Rogue
Subtlety 45,361.0 70.1% 45,361.0 0.0 45,361 45,361 1 1.45%
Shaman
Elemental 37,261.0 57.6% 37,270.3 2,147.4 34,645 39,905 3 4.35%
Shaman
Enhancement 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Affliction 44,138.0 68.2% 43,496.3 3,796.6 38,559 47,792 3 4.35%
Warlock
Demonology 39,677.0 61.3% 39,677.0 0.0 39,677 39,677 1 1.45%
Warlock
Destruction 39,900.0 61.7% 39,900.0 0.0 39,900 39,900 1 1.45%
Warrior
Arms 64,683.5 100.0% 64,683.5 6,026.5 58,657 70,710 2 2.90%
Warrior
Fury 57,495.0 88.9% 42,493.7 23,721.3 9,007 60,979 3 4.35%
Monk
Windwalker 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 8,133.0 78.1% 8,326.3 1,731.5 6,309 10,537 3 13.64%
Paladin
Holy 7,264.0 69.8% 6,586.8 1,275.9 4,865 8,096 5 22.73%
Priest
Discipline 7,641.0 73.4% 6,061.0 2,365.8 2,717 7,825 3 13.64%
Priest
Holy 10,414.0 100.0% 10,395.0 1,330.2 8,438 12,026 5 22.73%
Shaman
Restoration 10,143.5 97.4% 10,160.2 768.1 8,978 11,479 6 27.27%
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 20,602.5 79.5% 20,602.5 1,526.5 19,076 22,129 2 22.22%
Druid
Feral Bear 11,836.0 45.7% 11,836.0 0.0 11,836 11,836 1 11.11%
Paladin
Protection 22,924.5 88.4% 22,388.5 7,049.0 12,075 31,630 4 44.44%
Warrior
Protection 25,924.0 100.0% 25,924.0 906.0 25,018 26,830 2 22.22%
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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