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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 245,055.0 72.4% 245,055.0 0.0 245,055 245,055 1 5.26%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Feral Cat 115,439.0 34.1% 115,439.0 0.0 115,439 115,439 1 5.26%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 113,737.0 33.6% 113,737.0 0.0 113,737 113,737 1 5.26%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 150,898.0 44.6% 150,898.0 0.0 150,898 150,898 1 5.26%
Mage
Arcane 338,362.0 100.0% 338,362.0 0.0 338,362 338,362 1 5.26%
Mage
Fire 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Frost 211,502.0 62.5% 247,900.0 58,915.0 194,145 332,883 5 26.32%
Paladin
Retribution 201,532.0 59.6% 201,532.0 0.0 201,532 201,532 1 5.26%
Priest
Shadow 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Assassination 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Combat 241,465.0 71.4% 241,465.0 0.0 241,465 241,465 1 5.26%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 265,699.5 78.5% 265,699.5 68,500.5 197,199 334,200 2 10.53%
Shaman
Enhancement 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
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 234,461.0 69.3% 234,461.0 153,410.0 81,051 387,871 2 10.53%
Warrior
Arms 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Fury 164,585.0 48.6% 164,585.0 4,818.0 159,767 169,403 2 10.53%
Monk
Windwalker 302,111.0 89.3% 302,111.0 0.0 302,111 302,111 1 5.26%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Holy 115,680.0 100.0% 115,680.0 5,338.0 110,342 121,018 2 50.00%
Priest
Discipline 108,886.5 94.1% 108,886.5 15,980.5 92,906 124,867 2 50.00%
Priest
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Restoration 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
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 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Protection 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Protection 121,737.0 100.0% 121,737.0 0.0 121,737 121,737 1 100.00%
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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