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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 21,133.0 55.2% 21,133.0 3,104.0 18,029 24,237 2 5.41%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 25,473.0 66.5% 28,510.8 10,245.4 18,089 45,008 4 10.81%
Druid
Feral Cat 23,737.0 62.0% 24,915.0 7,583.8 16,272 34,736 3 8.11%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 15,679.0 41.0% 15,679.0 0.0 15,679 15,679 1 2.70%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 26,385.0 68.9% 25,848.3 1,044.6 24,388 26,772 3 8.11%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 31,034.5 81.1% 29,137.0 11,556.0 10,029 45,232 6 16.22%
Mage
Frost 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Retribution 20,639.0 53.9% 20,340.0 6,181.9 9,851 29,106 5 13.51%
Priest
Shadow 9,226.0 24.1% 9,226.0 0.0 9,226 9,226 1 2.70%
Rogue
Assassination 15,808.0 41.3% 15,808.0 0.0 15,808 15,808 1 2.70%
Rogue
Combat 16,555.0 43.2% 18,685.3 4,212.8 14,932 24,569 3 8.11%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 27,677.0 72.3% 27,677.0 0.0 27,677 27,677 1 2.70%
Shaman
Enhancement 24,846.5 64.9% 24,846.5 978.5 23,868 25,825 2 5.41%
Warlock
Affliction 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Demonology 10,939.0 28.6% 10,939.0 0.0 10,939 10,939 1 2.70%
Warlock
Destruction 38,282.0 100.0% 38,282.0 0.0 38,282 38,282 1 2.70%
Warrior
Arms 22,531.0 58.9% 22,531.0 3,104.0 19,427 25,635 2 5.41%
Warrior
Fury 17,092.0 44.6% 17,092.0 0.0 17,092 17,092 1 2.70%
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 13,911.0 100.0% 13,911.0 0.0 13,911 13,911 1 12.50%
Paladin
Holy 9,847.5 70.8% 9,847.5 4,040.5 5,807 13,888 2 25.00%
Priest
Discipline 7,459.0 53.6% 7,459.0 0.0 7,459 7,459 1 12.50%
Priest
Holy 8,585.0 61.7% 8,585.0 0.0 8,585 8,585 1 12.50%
Shaman
Restoration 8,158.0 58.6% 7,125.0 1,590.6 4,878 8,339 3 37.50%
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 10,275.0 54.9% 10,275.0 226.0 10,049 10,501 2 50.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 15,142.0 80.9% 15,142.0 0.0 15,142 15,142 1 25.00%
Paladin
Protection 18,715.0 100.0% 18,715.0 0.0 18,715 18,715 1 25.00%
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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