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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 340,210.0 32.4% 354,913.3 165,422.6 54,998 661,887 11 4.17%
Death Knight
Unholy 311,953.0 29.7% 332,698.0 29,337.9 311,953 374,188 3 1.14%
Druid
Balance 405,198.0 38.5% 495,426.1 303,736.4 260,099 1,260,899 8 3.03%
Druid
Feral Cat 325,304.0 30.9% 384,056.4 210,355.5 130,362 710,880 5 1.89%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 392,882.5 37.4% 462,336.6 207,088.0 221,107 1,050,195 12 4.55%
Hunter
Marksmanship 190,789.5 18.1% 190,789.5 142,377.5 48,412 333,167 2 0.76%
Hunter
Survival 448,313.5 42.6% 455,050.3 242,816.1 100,763 971,051 26 9.85%
Mage
Arcane 436,785.0 41.5% 529,189.6 215,172.2 252,967 813,985 7 2.65%
Mage
Fire 544,211.5 51.7% 697,584.0 314,396.8 350,151 1,234,987 10 3.79%
Mage
Frost 348,564.5 33.1% 376,381.5 125,788.0 200,366 605,274 16 6.06%
Paladin
Retribution 353,830.0 33.6% 343,954.2 147,149.1 69,007 601,251 21 7.95%
Priest
Shadow 438,114.0 41.7% 466,836.5 179,918.1 84,253 865,332 17 6.44%
Rogue
Assassination 249,012.0 23.7% 270,230.6 88,564.4 181,754 429,879 5 1.89%
Rogue
Combat 505,532.5 48.1% 500,053.1 257,508.0 136,807 1,001,204 8 3.03%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 411,368.5 39.1% 401,121.4 225,055.4 69,666 837,793 18 6.82%
Shaman
Enhancement 589,722.0 56.1% 675,054.3 135,365.8 494,230 874,198 7 2.65%
Warlock
Affliction 1,051,636.5 100.0% 945,627.3 615,872.8 47,130 1,875,980 6 2.27%
Warlock
Demonology 143,302.0 13.6% 143,302.0 0.0 143,302 143,302 1 0.38%
Warlock
Destruction 365,385.0 34.7% 407,822.6 206,966.1 127,896 1,110,490 33 12.50%
Warrior
Arms 193,295.0 18.4% 252,988.3 114,187.0 127,708 470,579 12 4.55%
Warrior
Fury 274,062.0 26.1% 272,389.2 98,048.6 63,826 520,017 25 9.47%
Monk
Windwalker 313,243.0 29.8% 295,995.7 190,123.6 38,938 624,924 11 4.17%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 75,014.0 58.4% 98,202.2 56,538.4 21,517 250,719 18 27.69%
Paladin
Holy 92,127.0 71.7% 79,321.3 35,081.4 25,165 131,685 8 12.31%
Priest
Discipline 84,796.0 66.0% 76,355.9 27,747.9 5,230 113,104 17 26.15%
Priest
Holy 49,471.5 38.5% 49,471.5 4,061.5 45,410 53,533 2 3.08%
Shaman
Restoration 74,722.0 58.2% 89,872.4 54,758.6 28,658 198,071 15 23.08%
Monk
Mistweaver 128,423.0 100.0% 115,096.2 48,387.7 34,869 161,923 5 7.69%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 157,481.5 68.0% 150,465.7 62,014.4 11,905 271,707 16 28.57%
Druid
Feral Bear 193,966.0 83.8% 183,187.5 58,587.6 57,014 242,166 8 14.29%
Paladin
Protection 97,659.0 42.2% 107,042.6 68,163.7 6,357 227,083 10 17.86%
Warrior
Protection 139,894.0 60.4% 148,973.4 52,512.3 55,846 226,566 11 19.64%
Monk
Brewmaster 231,477.0 100.0% 216,135.6 107,757.2 60,853 447,011 11 19.64%


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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