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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 162,317.0 41.3% 178,638.8 107,473.1 0 606,332 5,982 5.63%
Death Knight
Unholy 220,522.0 56.1% 228,329.5 136,911.2 540 520,531 1,428 1.34%
Druid
Balance 247,003.0 62.8% 246,065.0 136,171.3 0 669,389 4,423 4.16%
Druid
Feral Cat 195,907.0 49.8% 219,048.5 140,691.5 1,177 695,097 2,579 2.43%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 209,072.0 53.2% 227,188.7 125,356.2 0 719,592 8,069 7.59%
Hunter
Marksmanship 93,985.0 23.9% 109,427.5 70,382.0 1,303 610,522 1,017 0.96%
Hunter
Survival 193,162.0 49.1% 207,463.4 109,176.8 636 624,057 8,463 7.96%
Mage
Arcane 271,665.0 69.1% 270,696.9 148,304.4 124 774,873 2,535 2.38%
Mage
Fire 325,841.0 82.9% 307,210.4 146,109.0 0 781,438 2,608 2.45%
Mage
Frost 167,128.0 42.5% 178,539.9 103,442.8 0 551,818 6,637 6.24%
Paladin
Retribution 177,540.5 45.2% 197,650.3 122,348.7 0 685,827 6,958 6.55%
Priest
Shadow 221,447.0 56.3% 230,584.9 130,264.9 0 697,462 6,003 5.65%
Rogue
Assassination 150,231.0 38.2% 170,844.7 107,086.9 0 523,089 2,469 2.32%
Rogue
Combat 268,440.0 68.3% 263,140.5 136,628.8 41 639,605 5,425 5.10%
Rogue
Subtlety 104,759.0 26.7% 149,803.7 119,434.3 700 500,965 672 0.63%
Shaman
Elemental 217,586.5 55.4% 226,417.6 126,228.0 0 665,005 6,698 6.30%
Shaman
Enhancement 232,741.5 59.2% 240,144.9 134,006.0 0 946,516 3,476 3.27%
Warlock
Affliction 393,085.0 100.0% 377,525.9 186,950.3 1,603 1,808,719 1,783 1.68%
Warlock
Demonology 103,895.0 26.4% 172,577.8 147,555.9 0 580,476 403 0.38%
Warlock
Destruction 199,453.0 50.7% 220,695.6 132,337.8 0 725,982 13,789 12.97%
Warrior
Arms 114,137.0 29.0% 131,856.2 83,155.1 781 562,845 3,130 2.94%
Warrior
Fury 237,761.5 60.5% 247,115.0 140,047.0 69 733,209 7,056 6.64%
Monk
Windwalker 175,789.5 44.7% 190,676.1 118,101.7 0 707,351 4,696 4.42%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 82,898.5 71.1% 97,968.1 65,820.1 0 599,210 6,700 21.92%
Paladin
Holy 89,872.0 77.1% 100,774.9 62,393.3 0 528,892 4,533 14.83%
Priest
Discipline 116,617.0 100.0% 131,466.2 82,319.4 0 691,952 7,593 24.84%
Priest
Holy 54,995.5 47.2% 74,670.8 64,271.7 0 515,743 1,690 5.53%
Shaman
Restoration 96,214.5 82.5% 110,826.9 72,695.4 43 625,006 8,008 26.20%
Monk
Mistweaver 64,031.0 54.9% 80,258.7 63,305.2 0 636,696 2,039 6.67%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 127,854.0 77.3% 161,256.0 131,406.8 0 1,140,216 2,683 21.67%
Druid
Feral Bear 165,484.0 100.0% 257,613.3 261,626.4 336 1,943,859 2,030 16.39%
Paladin
Protection 133,454.0 80.6% 183,688.9 164,830.3 791 1,381,892 2,809 22.68%
Warrior
Protection 145,754.0 88.1% 227,731.4 211,627.1 54 1,204,127 2,983 24.09%
Monk
Brewmaster 143,229.0 86.6% 206,549.3 189,954.8 0 1,458,216 1,878 15.17%


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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