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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 230,906.0 65.6% 238,242.3 118,365.8 98,674 392,483 4 3.54%
Death Knight
Unholy 212,744.0 60.5% 212,744.0 0.0 212,744 212,744 1 0.88%
Druid
Balance 111,562.0 31.7% 265,511.0 235,781.1 14,591 675,013 7 6.19%
Druid
Feral Cat 104,941.0 29.8% 180,725.2 130,954.4 75,916 424,645 5 4.42%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 142,695.0 40.6% 183,229.5 163,770.5 7,820 479,095 10 8.85%
Hunter
Marksmanship 319,518.0 90.8% 319,518.0 0.0 319,518 319,518 1 0.88%
Hunter
Survival 190,490.0 54.1% 238,600.2 135,370.5 93,957 492,550 6 5.31%
Mage
Arcane 65,205.0 18.5% 183,947.2 218,148.6 7,285 587,994 5 4.42%
Mage
Fire 178,543.0 50.7% 151,483.3 67,692.8 58,428 217,479 3 2.65%
Mage
Frost 76,284.5 21.7% 84,986.3 49,099.3 12,847 167,147 6 5.31%
Paladin
Retribution 213,387.0 60.7% 237,184.2 156,666.3 59,251 481,937 6 5.31%
Priest
Shadow 66,952.0 19.0% 135,261.3 177,573.1 0 605,106 9 7.96%
Rogue
Assassination 241,325.0 68.6% 224,520.3 51,277.2 155,026 277,210 3 2.65%
Rogue
Combat 132,831.5 37.8% 132,831.5 28,196.5 104,635 161,028 2 1.77%
Rogue
Subtlety 70,134.0 19.9% 70,134.0 0.0 70,134 70,134 1 0.88%
Shaman
Elemental 131,526.0 37.4% 211,539.2 167,554.2 47,744 468,310 6 5.31%
Shaman
Enhancement 152,747.0 43.4% 152,747.0 0.0 152,747 152,747 1 0.88%
Warlock
Affliction 282,126.0 80.2% 282,126.0 29,333.0 252,793 311,459 2 1.77%
Warlock
Demonology 21,323.0 6.1% 21,323.0 0.0 21,323 21,323 1 0.88%
Warlock
Destruction 114,792.0 32.6% 178,527.6 154,560.7 13,587 462,311 17 15.04%
Warrior
Arms 100,484.0 28.6% 140,436.3 96,870.0 56,876 303,901 4 3.54%
Warrior
Fury 351,828.0 100.0% 379,324.6 193,855.2 89,740 627,682 7 6.19%
Monk
Windwalker 145,671.0 41.4% 177,886.2 105,772.5 77,873 379,525 6 5.31%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 19,738.5 39.7% 25,124.8 16,819.1 10,214 66,191 8 29.63%
Paladin
Holy 21,928.0 44.1% 26,370.6 9,669.8 13,520 39,371 5 18.52%
Priest
Discipline 42,406.0 85.3% 41,500.0 11,363.3 28,139 54,645 5 18.52%
Priest
Holy 11,432.5 23.0% 11,432.5 5,483.5 5,949 16,916 2 7.41%
Shaman
Restoration 49,741.0 100.0% 56,097.8 48,924.5 3,262 154,625 6 22.22%
Monk
Mistweaver 20,015.0 40.2% 20,015.0 0.0 20,015 20,015 1 3.70%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 101,585.5 83.8% 104,030.4 40,995.6 49,206 160,875 8 34.78%
Druid
Feral Bear 120,275.5 99.2% 110,642.8 66,907.9 21,588 192,364 6 26.09%
Paladin
Protection 77,111.0 63.6% 75,899.0 37,773.5 25,550 119,519 5 21.74%
Warrior
Protection 121,190.0 100.0% 128,639.3 88,782.2 11,207 260,970 4 17.39%
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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