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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 107,050.0 38.2% 107,050.0 0.0 107,050 107,050 1 1.49%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 134,732.0 48.0% 134,732.0 60,829.0 73,903 195,561 2 2.99%
Druid
Feral Cat 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 172,255.0 61.4% 172,255.0 39,702.0 132,553 211,957 2 2.99%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 115,846.0 41.3% 121,737.2 43,646.7 62,624 206,701 6 8.96%
Mage
Arcane 206,402.5 73.6% 206,402.5 27,947.5 178,455 234,350 2 2.99%
Mage
Fire 140,207.0 50.0% 140,207.0 96,856.0 43,351 237,063 2 2.99%
Mage
Frost 89,675.5 32.0% 116,618.5 38,751.7 88,715 171,508 6 8.96%
Paladin
Retribution 137,511.0 49.0% 136,376.8 55,167.5 79,515 229,626 5 7.46%
Priest
Shadow 141,686.0 50.5% 149,281.7 65,919.8 72,613 233,546 3 4.48%
Rogue
Assassination 103,936.0 37.1% 103,936.0 6,461.0 97,475 110,397 2 2.99%
Rogue
Combat 204,096.0 72.8% 208,289.8 42,906.6 134,521 251,336 5 7.46%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 142,396.0 50.8% 133,029.9 50,054.3 74,551 203,149 7 10.45%
Shaman
Enhancement 163,085.0 58.1% 179,444.3 60,829.2 113,251 278,356 4 5.97%
Warlock
Affliction 280,461.0 100.0% 267,912.0 114,182.3 129,844 380,882 4 5.97%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 164,764.0 58.7% 139,713.9 77,153.7 31,796 248,169 9 13.43%
Warrior
Arms 74,558.5 26.6% 74,558.5 13,118.5 61,440 87,677 2 2.99%
Warrior
Fury 159,550.0 56.9% 159,550.0 36,559.0 122,991 196,109 2 2.99%
Monk
Windwalker 96,834.0 34.5% 91,641.0 24,104.7 59,867 118,222 3 4.48%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 15,622.0 42.8% 20,009.6 10,894.0 7,467 37,433 5 27.78%
Paladin
Holy 30,630.5 83.9% 29,262.3 15,368.3 6,296 49,492 4 22.22%
Priest
Discipline 24,967.5 68.4% 23,947.3 8,489.7 11,281 34,573 4 22.22%
Priest
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Restoration 36,528.0 100.0% 33,149.0 13,479.9 8,896 50,388 5 27.78%
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 67,465.0 100.0% 69,298.0 25,008.6 25,597 98,605 6 40.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 66,563.5 98.7% 66,563.5 15,730.5 50,833 82,294 2 13.33%
Paladin
Protection 42,303.0 62.7% 42,303.0 18,757.0 23,546 61,060 2 13.33%
Warrior
Protection 54,565.0 80.9% 54,036.0 7,736.1 44,935 67,295 5 33.33%
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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