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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 15,714.5 84.3% 15,714.5 863.5 14,851 16,578 2 3.33%
Death Knight
Unholy 17,580.0 94.3% 17,547.0 292.8 17,173 17,888 3 5.00%
Druid
Balance 13,931.0 74.7% 13,931.0 0.0 13,931 13,931 1 1.67%
Druid
Feral Cat 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Marksmanship 14,296.0 76.7% 14,296.0 0.0 14,296 14,296 1 1.67%
Hunter
Survival 18,350.0 98.4% 18,335.8 4,034.6 13,185 23,125 6 10.00%
Mage
Arcane 15,478.0 83.0% 15,478.0 0.0 15,478 15,478 1 1.67%
Mage
Fire 17,435.0 93.5% 18,733.1 3,624.4 13,581 25,282 8 13.33%
Mage
Frost 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Retribution 16,976.0 91.0% 16,806.3 5,417.3 8,426 23,575 7 11.67%
Priest
Shadow 13,926.5 74.7% 12,328.8 4,093.8 5,411 16,051 4 6.67%
Rogue
Assassination 2,109.0 11.3% 2,109.0 0.0 2,109 2,109 1 1.67%
Rogue
Combat 10,525.0 56.4% 10,525.0 5,040.0 5,485 15,565 2 3.33%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 18,649.0 100.0% 15,550.8 6,275.6 4,791 21,749 5 8.33%
Shaman
Enhancement 16,587.0 88.9% 15,477.0 5,845.6 6,375 22,359 4 6.67%
Warlock
Affliction 5,813.0 31.2% 5,813.0 0.0 5,813 5,813 1 1.67%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 13,838.5 74.2% 14,560.0 5,688.1 4,832 21,314 8 13.33%
Warrior
Arms 16,411.0 88.0% 17,003.3 2,958.5 13,537 21,654 4 6.67%
Warrior
Fury 14,866.0 79.7% 14,866.0 1,158.0 13,708 16,024 2 3.33%
Monk
Windwalker 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 10,494.0 92.5% 11,266.0 1,325.8 9,669 13,035 5 25.00%
Paladin
Holy 9,409.0 82.9% 9,761.4 2,465.6 6,231 13,080 5 25.00%
Priest
Discipline 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Priest
Holy 11,344.5 100.0% 10,793.2 3,236.5 6,506 14,624 6 30.00%
Shaman
Restoration 10,028.5 88.4% 10,027.0 1,776.5 8,239 11,812 4 20.00%
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 9,798.0 100.0% 9,441.4 1,970.5 6,214 12,341 5 50.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Protection 9,557.0 97.5% 8,947.0 1,163.2 7,319 9,965 3 30.00%
Warrior
Protection 5,765.0 58.8% 5,765.0 1,109.0 4,656 6,874 2 20.00%
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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