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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 46,684.5 66.8% 46,684.5 1,598.5 45,086 48,283 2 5.71%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 25,112.0 35.9% 25,112.0 0.0 25,112 25,112 1 2.86%
Druid
Feral Cat 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Marksmanship 42,898.0 61.4% 42,898.0 0.0 42,898 42,898 1 2.86%
Hunter
Survival 42,144.0 60.3% 42,144.0 0.0 42,144 42,144 1 2.86%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 45,055.5 64.4% 46,434.0 12,808.3 30,804 64,821 4 11.43%
Mage
Frost 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Retribution 64,892.0 92.8% 64,892.0 13,214.0 51,678 78,106 2 5.71%
Priest
Shadow 36,483.0 52.2% 37,917.6 5,624.5 30,230 47,013 5 14.29%
Rogue
Assassination 69,919.0 100.0% 69,919.0 0.0 69,919 69,919 1 2.86%
Rogue
Combat 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 37,160.0 53.1% 35,271.0 4,904.3 28,547 40,106 3 8.57%
Shaman
Enhancement 43,830.0 62.7% 44,459.7 4,201.3 39,658 49,891 3 8.57%
Warlock
Affliction 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Demonology 45,510.5 65.1% 45,510.5 2,019.5 43,491 47,530 2 5.71%
Warlock
Destruction 32,330.0 46.2% 31,559.0 3,887.8 26,459 35,888 3 8.57%
Warrior
Arms 41,950.0 60.0% 49,818.4 12,220.1 40,063 72,001 5 14.29%
Warrior
Fury 45,581.5 65.2% 45,581.5 205.5 45,376 45,787 2 5.71%
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 17,956.0 93.2% 16,801.3 1,717.8 14,373 18,075 3 30.00%
Paladin
Holy 14,845.5 77.0% 15,715.0 1,724.1 14,479 18,690 4 40.00%
Priest
Discipline 9,135.0 47.4% 9,135.0 0.0 9,135 9,135 1 10.00%
Priest
Holy 19,274.0 100.0% 19,274.0 0.0 19,274 19,274 1 10.00%
Shaman
Restoration 14,860.0 77.1% 14,860.0 0.0 14,860 14,860 1 10.00%
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 18,771.0 100.0% 18,771.0 2,623.0 16,148 21,394 2 40.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 15,026.0 80.0% 14,385.0 963.6 13,023 15,106 3 60.00%
Paladin
Protection 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Protection 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
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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