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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 313,315.0 53.6% 318,095.9 90,625.1 189,055 481,000 13 7.51%
Death Knight
Unholy 584,833.0 100.0% 584,833.0 193.0 584,640 585,026 2 1.16%
Druid
Balance 314,135.5 53.7% 276,232.3 138,367.9 0 454,956 12 6.94%
Druid
Feral Cat 205,553.0 35.1% 227,170.0 112,702.6 101,222 374,735 3 1.73%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 248,651.0 42.5% 256,431.4 76,110.2 135,850 434,180 9 5.20%
Hunter
Marksmanship 190,715.0 32.6% 190,715.0 72,961.0 117,754 263,676 2 1.16%
Hunter
Survival 300,742.5 51.4% 267,019.4 127,181.7 58,936 433,782 18 10.40%
Mage
Arcane 396,176.0 67.7% 386,627.5 184,825.3 183,020 571,138 4 2.31%
Mage
Fire 81,827.0 14.0% 81,827.0 0.0 81,827 81,827 1 0.58%
Mage
Frost 235,727.5 40.3% 250,715.5 120,191.6 125,732 561,595 12 6.94%
Paladin
Retribution 173,277.0 29.6% 198,049.3 111,400.3 81,280 516,134 13 7.51%
Priest
Shadow 221,805.0 37.9% 231,931.1 111,061.3 47,210 496,373 15 8.67%
Rogue
Assassination 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Combat 350,952.0 60.0% 308,496.5 139,172.5 79,642 452,440 4 2.31%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 272,350.0 46.6% 237,739.0 73,988.1 111,058 339,143 10 5.78%
Shaman
Enhancement 241,285.5 41.3% 274,319.5 198,321.7 24,717 610,277 10 5.78%
Warlock
Affliction 355,846.0 60.8% 403,266.5 85,040.0 350,975 550,399 4 2.31%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 173,220.0 29.6% 228,300.9 134,571.3 84,990 569,044 19 10.98%
Warrior
Arms 170,293.0 29.1% 148,284.4 52,666.1 85,200 200,714 5 2.89%
Warrior
Fury 279,331.0 47.8% 304,844.3 115,471.6 65,400 484,618 16 9.25%
Monk
Windwalker 227,699.0 38.9% 227,699.0 0.0 227,699 227,699 1 0.58%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 88,842.0 90.7% 82,739.0 26,846.0 44,812 128,322 13 24.53%
Paladin
Holy 76,603.0 78.2% 81,930.6 28,432.2 48,036 123,368 11 20.75%
Priest
Discipline 97,941.5 100.0% 110,337.4 41,819.3 49,640 206,269 14 26.42%
Priest
Holy 59,573.0 60.8% 59,573.0 0.0 59,573 59,573 1 1.89%
Shaman
Restoration 93,997.0 96.0% 104,426.1 46,376.7 37,706 217,484 11 20.75%
Monk
Mistweaver 53,410.0 54.5% 68,098.3 26,816.9 45,162 105,723 3 5.66%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 116,406.0 78.4% 104,022.5 40,821.4 42,480 152,360 8 20.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 100,441.0 67.7% 102,152.0 37,382.5 34,461 145,588 6 15.00%
Paladin
Protection 81,269.0 54.8% 86,747.3 39,677.4 28,543 167,470 11 27.50%
Warrior
Protection 119,688.0 80.7% 122,123.8 27,848.8 87,564 163,325 5 12.50%
Monk
Brewmaster 148,393.5 100.0% 133,398.6 53,337.6 29,773 192,594 10 25.00%


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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