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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 43,078.0 59.5% 58,278.7 52,430.9 23,175 283,371 26 5.44%
Death Knight
Unholy 50,332.0 69.5% 63,844.8 49,821.9 25,373 190,570 8 1.67%
Druid
Balance 36,646.0 50.6% 65,765.3 79,241.5 12,872 293,398 10 2.09%
Druid
Feral Cat 55,471.0 76.6% 92,483.8 99,177.4 12,530 356,223 17 3.56%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 45,894.5 63.4% 91,122.8 102,488.9 19,222 381,016 34 7.11%
Hunter
Marksmanship 37,309.0 51.5% 50,560.1 28,727.2 24,440 121,364 19 3.97%
Hunter
Survival 61,455.0 84.8% 87,580.6 71,147.6 23,250 316,194 32 6.69%
Mage
Arcane 24,631.0 34.0% 33,118.6 19,251.5 21,576 79,372 7 1.46%
Mage
Fire 31,031.5 42.8% 41,963.8 22,981.4 23,983 88,913 6 1.26%
Mage
Frost 50,919.5 70.3% 71,056.9 54,399.0 15,438 327,300 46 9.62%
Paladin
Retribution 41,503.0 57.3% 56,742.6 60,893.8 283 301,899 37 7.74%
Priest
Shadow 40,155.0 55.4% 114,854.9 121,415.1 1,088 389,684 24 5.02%
Rogue
Assassination 37,681.0 52.0% 54,072.9 35,720.2 28,282 129,646 9 1.88%
Rogue
Combat 39,511.5 54.5% 84,107.8 109,743.2 0 410,951 22 4.60%
Rogue
Subtlety 72,436.0 100.0% 143,441.7 124,772.2 44,474 396,551 7 1.46%
Shaman
Elemental 55,128.0 76.1% 86,075.0 67,767.3 19,907 370,119 31 6.49%
Shaman
Enhancement 51,407.5 71.0% 141,207.9 154,244.1 26,214 408,235 8 1.67%
Warlock
Affliction 31,188.0 43.1% 32,062.3 14,981.2 16,409 49,464 4 0.84%
Warlock
Demonology 57,058.0 78.8% 72,405.3 51,172.8 24,869 150,636 4 0.84%
Warlock
Destruction 61,438.0 84.8% 86,354.2 72,034.4 3,909 374,878 59 12.34%
Warrior
Arms 47,214.5 65.2% 66,129.2 43,153.3 14,796 168,745 20 4.18%
Warrior
Fury 29,152.5 40.2% 62,093.5 60,666.6 648 229,442 24 5.02%
Monk
Windwalker 31,558.5 43.6% 70,647.5 81,013.7 2,194 365,948 24 5.02%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 14,680.5 64.6% 19,270.0 12,489.2 4,493 58,190 32 20.38%
Paladin
Holy 22,714.5 100.0% 27,467.3 21,938.3 489 74,565 24 15.29%
Priest
Discipline 21,957.0 96.7% 23,337.9 16,743.5 4,556 75,876 33 21.02%
Priest
Holy 12,122.0 53.4% 11,987.7 7,340.5 0 30,275 21 13.38%
Shaman
Restoration 19,438.0 85.6% 21,527.8 10,991.6 3,661 45,657 38 24.20%
Monk
Mistweaver 9,128.0 40.2% 9,199.0 6,283.0 1,657 19,142 9 5.73%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 34,004.0 55.2% 42,724.3 24,963.6 14,741 108,029 17 27.42%
Druid
Feral Bear 35,849.0 58.2% 33,576.6 12,007.4 18,367 46,545 5 8.06%
Paladin
Protection 26,579.0 43.1% 32,850.7 22,920.4 10,912 98,355 15 24.19%
Warrior
Protection 35,279.0 57.2% 37,743.6 17,195.7 15,885 73,536 17 27.42%
Monk
Brewmaster 61,641.5 100.0% 73,559.1 43,829.3 24,218 149,001 8 12.90%


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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