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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 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 44,261.0 86.8% 44,261.0 0.0 44,261 44,261 1 5.56%
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 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 26,218.0 51.4% 29,997.7 5,871.9 25,484 38,291 3 16.67%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 43,341.0 85.0% 43,318.6 3,497.5 37,840 48,838 5 27.78%
Mage
Frost 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Retribution 40,705.0 79.8% 35,075.3 9,412.0 21,815 42,706 3 16.67%
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 39,744.0 77.9% 39,744.0 0.0 39,744 39,744 1 5.56%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 50,994.0 100.0% 50,994.0 0.0 50,994 50,994 1 5.56%
Shaman
Enhancement 45,781.0 89.8% 45,781.0 0.0 45,781 45,781 1 5.56%
Warlock
Affliction 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Demonology 31,595.0 62.0% 31,595.0 0.0 31,595 31,595 1 5.56%
Warlock
Destruction 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Arms 17,793.5 34.9% 17,793.5 13,819.5 3,974 31,613 2 11.11%
Warrior
Fury 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
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 19,516.0 64.6% 19,516.0 0.0 19,516 19,516 1 20.00%
Paladin
Holy 14,266.0 47.2% 14,266.0 0.0 14,266 14,266 1 20.00%
Priest
Discipline 11,622.0 38.5% 11,622.0 0.0 11,622 11,622 1 20.00%
Priest
Holy 30,200.0 100.0% 30,200.0 0.0 30,200 30,200 1 20.00%
Shaman
Restoration 16,005.0 53.0% 16,005.0 0.0 16,005 16,005 1 20.00%
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 12,925.0 96.4% 12,925.0 0.0 12,925 12,925 1 50.00%
Paladin
Protection 13,413.0 100.0% 13,413.0 0.0 13,413 13,413 1 50.00%
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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