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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 481,589.0 67.1% 492,324.3 118,141.1 307,699 2,450,719 1,100 4.39%
Death Knight
Unholy 502,177.5 69.9% 500,196.7 97,122.4 286,590 954,610 1,100 4.39%
Druid
Balance 538,427.5 75.0% 559,869.6 124,145.8 310,098 1,106,484 1,100 4.39%
Druid
Feral Cat 567,324.0 79.0% 549,918.9 127,463.4 349,745 2,388,562 1,100 4.39%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 573,257.5 79.8% 581,336.4 125,688.2 333,298 1,576,906 1,100 4.39%
Hunter
Marksmanship 330,328.0 46.0% 320,450.4 123,066.7 809 737,220 876 3.49%
Hunter
Survival 520,805.5 72.5% 510,085.4 82,780.2 318,735 748,688 1,100 4.39%
Mage
Arcane 612,672.5 85.3% 655,785.0 167,497.9 433,457 2,896,876 1,100 4.39%
Mage
Fire 581,584.0 81.0% 610,060.3 158,165.6 352,558 1,802,452 1,100 4.39%
Mage
Frost 456,081.5 63.5% 463,240.7 89,235.8 271,318 1,514,755 1,100 4.39%
Paladin
Retribution 517,245.0 72.0% 536,313.8 92,928.0 381,806 1,040,530 1,100 4.39%
Priest
Shadow 538,246.0 75.0% 584,978.1 153,229.7 410,444 2,856,269 1,100 4.39%
Rogue
Assassination 432,038.5 60.2% 419,237.9 78,274.9 244,761 638,404 1,100 4.39%
Rogue
Combat 632,588.0 88.1% 637,926.6 144,321.5 317,831 1,575,918 1,100 4.39%
Rogue
Subtlety 417,515.0 58.1% 401,142.9 106,237.4 21,422 727,648 1,097 4.38%
Shaman
Elemental 512,917.0 71.4% 540,088.8 124,967.0 310,708 1,513,088 1,100 4.39%
Shaman
Enhancement 547,450.5 76.2% 533,683.0 101,388.7 316,878 838,081 1,100 4.39%
Warlock
Affliction 718,016.5 100.0% 888,721.0 461,071.1 370,836 2,738,215 1,100 4.39%
Warlock
Demonology 430,859.0 60.0% 441,354.1 110,566.8 92,291 860,750 1,097 4.38%
Warlock
Destruction 602,661.5 83.9% 622,792.7 111,346.8 474,118 1,780,086 1,100 4.39%
Warrior
Arms 352,948.5 49.2% 390,094.8 162,220.8 26,081 913,834 1,100 4.39%
Warrior
Fury 606,684.5 84.5% 616,970.2 85,196.7 455,237 930,748 1,100 4.39%
Monk
Windwalker 514,414.0 71.6% 552,788.6 134,154.0 323,524 1,093,809 1,100 4.39%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 260,762.0 75.7% 303,558.6 124,434.0 161,909 857,195 1,100 16.67%
Paladin
Holy 267,941.5 77.8% 291,219.2 84,179.0 191,009 671,245 1,100 16.67%
Priest
Discipline 344,564.5 100.0% 378,257.1 124,270.0 199,641 726,695 1,100 16.67%
Priest
Holy 168,551.5 48.9% 232,701.2 156,735.7 86,487 1,000,663 1,100 16.67%
Shaman
Restoration 314,576.5 91.3% 368,477.3 145,632.8 206,644 981,220 1,100 16.67%
Monk
Mistweaver 205,041.5 59.5% 254,563.3 134,557.6 122,171 790,908 1,100 16.67%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 391,197.5 71.2% 415,576.1 130,106.1 190,412 1,188,653 1,100 20.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 481,023.0 87.5% 498,433.4 149,029.5 206,758 1,153,727 1,100 20.00%
Paladin
Protection 446,348.0 81.2% 458,839.4 154,275.5 181,138 1,237,469 1,100 20.00%
Warrior
Protection 549,801.0 100.0% 579,281.7 248,747.4 216,362 3,005,254 1,100 20.00%
Monk
Brewmaster 475,518.0 86.5% 487,580.0 152,625.6 223,090 973,207 1,100 20.00%


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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