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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 151,982.0 44.0% 135,873.6 67,920.6 26,519 206,253 7 3.83%
Death Knight
Unholy 239,758.0 69.4% 246,535.7 42,569.6 198,119 301,730 3 1.64%
Druid
Balance 216,420.0 62.7% 231,939.2 101,953.3 38,959 392,656 12 6.56%
Druid
Feral Cat 198,726.5 57.6% 198,726.5 21,639.5 177,087 220,366 2 1.09%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 258,815.0 75.0% 209,147.3 94,346.0 47,182 315,141 11 6.01%
Hunter
Marksmanship 55,157.0 16.0% 55,157.0 0.0 55,157 55,157 1 0.55%
Hunter
Survival 256,180.0 74.2% 241,299.4 71,857.4 99,491 333,448 22 12.02%
Mage
Arcane 113,169.5 32.8% 125,130.0 33,941.4 93,746 180,435 4 2.19%
Mage
Fire 207,108.0 60.0% 221,285.7 74,224.5 141,651 399,363 9 4.92%
Mage
Frost 166,353.0 48.2% 172,469.0 69,479.8 48,058 309,258 14 7.65%
Paladin
Retribution 165,176.5 47.8% 176,766.1 74,128.7 45,085 281,930 10 5.46%
Priest
Shadow 192,514.5 55.8% 232,337.3 95,381.6 153,125 433,754 6 3.28%
Rogue
Assassination 54,407.0 15.8% 102,982.3 79,844.3 38,992 215,548 3 1.64%
Rogue
Combat 227,890.0 66.0% 222,626.4 58,821.8 128,347 310,718 5 2.73%
Rogue
Subtlety 186,959.5 54.1% 186,959.5 17,169.5 169,790 204,129 2 1.09%
Shaman
Elemental 218,932.5 63.4% 198,269.9 61,248.0 92,121 283,439 12 6.56%
Shaman
Enhancement 202,047.0 58.5% 205,828.8 59,767.4 120,343 320,757 9 4.92%
Warlock
Affliction 345,300.0 100.0% 359,270.0 160,779.3 175,055 571,425 4 2.19%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 231,180.0 67.0% 226,293.7 79,565.6 72,480 421,063 27 14.75%
Warrior
Arms 88,374.0 25.6% 88,374.0 9,425.0 78,949 97,799 2 1.09%
Warrior
Fury 214,615.0 62.2% 181,991.3 73,812.9 32,430 264,025 12 6.56%
Monk
Windwalker 97,017.0 28.1% 106,676.8 67,386.8 28,970 240,480 6 3.28%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 31,538.5 52.1% 41,172.0 33,159.0 1,245 131,832 14 27.45%
Paladin
Holy 44,071.5 72.8% 41,275.1 12,542.6 17,798 59,958 10 19.61%
Priest
Discipline 49,080.0 81.0% 49,282.5 23,460.6 18,700 105,971 11 21.57%
Priest
Holy 21,159.0 34.9% 26,676.3 10,466.5 17,540 41,330 3 5.88%
Shaman
Restoration 49,145.0 81.1% 54,372.0 24,072.0 14,550 98,790 10 19.61%
Monk
Mistweaver 60,562.0 100.0% 63,607.0 27,190.2 31,933 98,326 3 5.88%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 82,086.0 97.1% 85,243.6 30,324.7 47,362 142,497 14 28.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 84,570.0 100.0% 86,799.6 21,046.9 59,909 130,599 10 20.00%
Paladin
Protection 73,296.5 86.7% 69,183.6 17,173.4 41,291 90,226 8 16.00%
Warrior
Protection 69,014.0 81.6% 69,291.0 22,538.3 20,587 102,205 12 24.00%
Monk
Brewmaster 66,283.0 78.4% 73,393.8 18,731.0 53,300 103,643 6 12.00%


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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