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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 156,374.0 44.4% 146,255.7 57,823.2 70,922 211,471 3 6.67%
Death Knight
Unholy 100,105.0 28.4% 100,105.0 27,147.0 72,958 127,252 2 4.44%
Druid
Balance 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Feral Cat 50,457.0 14.3% 50,457.0 19,168.0 31,289 69,625 2 4.44%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 247,706.0 70.4% 228,196.0 83,273.7 95,777 321,595 4 8.89%
Hunter
Marksmanship 42,851.0 12.2% 42,851.0 0.0 42,851 42,851 1 2.22%
Hunter
Survival 352,054.0 100.0% 336,458.3 82,155.2 228,952 428,369 3 6.67%
Mage
Arcane 141,910.5 40.3% 141,910.5 34,281.5 107,629 176,192 2 4.44%
Mage
Fire 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Frost 84,454.5 24.0% 84,454.5 38,386.5 46,068 122,841 2 4.44%
Paladin
Retribution 190,119.0 54.0% 169,411.3 64,207.4 82,492 235,623 3 6.67%
Priest
Shadow 159,063.0 45.2% 192,249.0 95,968.3 127,009 382,243 5 11.11%
Rogue
Assassination 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Combat 201,863.5 57.3% 201,863.5 58,226.5 143,637 260,090 2 4.44%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 207,493.0 58.9% 204,757.7 5,062.6 197,660 209,120 3 6.67%
Shaman
Enhancement 258,945.0 73.6% 258,945.0 74,425.0 184,520 333,370 2 4.44%
Warlock
Affliction 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 176,124.0 50.0% 165,029.8 37,366.7 96,844 204,728 5 11.11%
Warrior
Arms 115,311.0 32.8% 115,311.0 0.0 115,311 115,311 1 2.22%
Warrior
Fury 147,229.5 41.8% 147,303.3 15,309.1 129,635 165,119 4 8.89%
Monk
Windwalker 167,189.0 47.5% 167,189.0 0.0 167,189 167,189 1 2.22%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 95,972.5 100.0% 95,972.5 43,191.5 52,781 139,164 2 22.22%
Paladin
Holy 60,274.5 62.8% 60,274.5 15,790.5 44,484 76,065 2 22.22%
Priest
Discipline 48,759.0 50.8% 48,759.0 0.0 48,759 48,759 1 11.11%
Priest
Holy 76,575.0 79.8% 76,575.0 0.0 76,575 76,575 1 11.11%
Shaman
Restoration 62,663.0 65.3% 74,618.7 31,469.6 43,471 117,722 3 33.33%
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 120,769.0 93.5% 95,589.7 37,686.8 42,319 123,681 3 50.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 129,213.0 100.0% 129,213.0 0.0 129,213 129,213 1 16.67%
Paladin
Protection 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Protection 116,404.0 90.1% 116,404.0 0.0 116,404 116,404 1 16.67%
Monk
Brewmaster 106,725.0 82.6% 106,725.0 0.0 106,725 106,725 1 16.67%


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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