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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 118,872.0 57.9% 118,872.0 0.0 118,872 118,872 1 3.03%
Death Knight
Unholy 181,492.0 88.5% 181,492.0 0.0 181,492 181,492 1 3.03%
Druid
Balance 22,724.0 11.1% 22,724.0 0.0 22,724 22,724 1 3.03%
Druid
Feral Cat 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 100,792.0 49.1% 107,070.3 42,888.7 57,964 162,455 3 9.09%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 147,300.0 71.8% 147,300.0 26,598.0 120,702 173,898 2 6.06%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 109,428.0 53.3% 109,428.0 29,483.0 79,945 138,911 2 6.06%
Mage
Frost 205,173.0 100.0% 205,173.0 0.0 205,173 205,173 1 3.03%
Paladin
Retribution 129,268.0 63.0% 156,419.3 62,644.1 96,964 243,026 3 9.09%
Priest
Shadow 137,325.0 66.9% 156,814.0 86,192.6 74,732 277,874 4 12.12%
Rogue
Assassination 140,768.0 68.6% 140,768.0 0.0 140,768 140,768 1 3.03%
Rogue
Combat 43,751.0 21.3% 48,139.3 17,576.5 28,805 76,250 4 12.12%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Enhancement 140,410.0 68.4% 115,903.3 67,346.5 23,945 183,355 3 9.09%
Warlock
Affliction 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 98,818.0 48.2% 109,891.3 52,083.4 53,785 188,144 4 12.12%
Warrior
Arms 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Fury 114,412.0 55.8% 112,192.0 10,760.6 98,044 124,120 3 9.09%
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 27,134.0 74.1% 37,966.0 26,131.7 12,783 73,981 3 50.00%
Paladin
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Priest
Discipline 36,627.0 100.0% 29,213.7 10,528.6 14,324 36,690 3 50.00%
Priest
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Restoration 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
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 55,754.0 41.2% 55,754.0 0.0 55,754 55,754 1 14.29%
Druid
Feral Bear 60,062.0 44.4% 60,062.0 0.0 60,062 60,062 1 14.29%
Paladin
Protection 44,397.0 32.8% 44,397.0 5,490.0 38,907 49,887 2 28.57%
Warrior
Protection 35,191.5 26.0% 35,191.5 12,736.5 22,455 47,928 2 28.57%
Monk
Brewmaster 135,222.0 100.0% 135,222.0 0.0 135,222 135,222 1 14.29%


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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