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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 10,133.0 64.3% 12,837.2 26,805.9 0 336,923 684 4.90%
Death Knight
Unholy 12,496.5 79.3% 15,385.8 21,962.6 0 198,549 456 3.27%
Druid
Balance 12,055.0 76.5% 13,135.9 9,184.2 0 167,663 645 4.62%
Druid
Feral Cat 12,578.5 79.8% 20,336.5 51,171.0 449 401,562 410 2.94%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 8,947.5 56.8% 9,245.6 4,198.1 0 23,098 518 3.71%
Hunter
Marksmanship 14,869.0 94.4% 14,780.2 4,958.8 688 29,825 1,000 7.17%
Hunter
Survival 10,049.0 63.8% 53,209.8 111,487.8 0 463,578 255 1.83%
Mage
Arcane 10,556.0 67.0% 11,081.5 6,304.0 0 30,018 407 2.92%
Mage
Fire 11,405.0 72.4% 15,820.7 37,657.0 0 442,681 771 5.53%
Mage
Frost 11,369.0 72.1% 13,504.9 18,876.9 0 263,510 954 6.84%
Paladin
Retribution 11,693.5 74.2% 15,511.5 27,401.6 101 312,407 926 6.64%
Priest
Shadow 12,427.5 78.9% 16,616.3 33,314.2 18 356,436 944 6.77%
Rogue
Assassination 11,515.0 73.1% 18,039.5 41,429.9 0 375,308 673 4.82%
Rogue
Combat 11,659.0 74.0% 11,989.8 5,592.7 0 28,356 411 2.95%
Rogue
Subtlety 7,591.0 48.2% 8,686.1 6,896.3 106 24,847 150 1.07%
Shaman
Elemental 11,669.0 74.0% 12,121.6 6,732.9 0 35,870 597 4.28%
Shaman
Enhancement 12,132.0 77.0% 17,284.9 43,707.0 0 471,486 705 5.05%
Warlock
Affliction 15,759.0 100.0% 15,435.0 7,646.7 0 37,958 308 2.21%
Warlock
Demonology 11,271.5 71.5% 11,682.9 7,669.1 0 36,114 354 2.54%
Warlock
Destruction 13,582.5 86.2% 18,561.0 40,753.0 144 486,864 1,002 7.18%
Warrior
Arms 8,401.0 53.3% 8,905.6 6,186.7 0 32,689 161 1.15%
Warrior
Fury 15,082.0 95.7% 15,746.4 5,680.6 334 42,769 997 7.14%
Monk
Windwalker 10,427.0 66.2% 11,018.9 5,566.4 70 31,008 626 4.49%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 12,814.0 88.5% 16,938.4 20,765.6 1,591 288,171 965 21.83%
Paladin
Holy 11,937.5 82.4% 16,917.7 29,402.7 300 339,298 898 20.31%
Priest
Discipline 14,485.0 100.0% 16,204.1 10,883.3 4,202 181,168 967 21.87%
Priest
Holy 9,826.0 67.8% 11,982.8 9,071.8 91 54,063 353 7.98%
Shaman
Restoration 11,021.0 76.1% 12,938.5 13,989.8 0 216,912 937 21.19%
Monk
Mistweaver 9,130.0 63.0% 11,102.7 9,099.2 100 88,621 301 6.81%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 7,540.0 97.0% 12,088.3 33,988.0 0 396,649 537 21.85%
Druid
Feral Bear 7,777.0 100.0% 13,739.7 41,230.5 0 409,708 484 19.69%
Paladin
Protection 5,271.0 67.8% 5,528.9 2,834.5 0 18,987 479 19.49%
Warrior
Protection 6,284.5 80.8% 6,674.8 3,816.5 0 21,529 700 28.48%
Monk
Brewmaster 6,759.0 86.9% 7,060.9 3,896.1 0 21,378 258 10.50%


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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