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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 212,336.5 31.1% 212,336.5 15,607.5 196,729 227,944 2 5.88%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 289,634.0 42.4% 289,634.0 0.0 289,634 289,634 1 2.94%
Druid
Feral Cat 166,657.0 24.4% 166,657.0 0.0 166,657 166,657 1 2.94%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 204,136.5 29.9% 204,136.5 12,816.5 191,320 216,953 2 5.88%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 212,819.0 31.1% 207,601.0 37,291.7 153,715 251,051 4 11.76%
Mage
Arcane 284,629.0 41.7% 284,629.0 0.0 284,629 284,629 1 2.94%
Mage
Fire 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Frost 182,313.0 26.7% 199,055.0 54,014.7 139,626 282,292 6 17.65%
Paladin
Retribution 331,565.0 48.5% 331,565.0 0.0 331,565 331,565 1 2.94%
Priest
Shadow 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Assassination 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Combat 280,213.0 41.0% 290,570.0 37,186.1 251,097 340,400 3 8.82%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 174,849.0 25.6% 189,034.8 52,292.8 138,789 267,652 4 11.76%
Shaman
Enhancement 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Affliction 683,256.0 100.0% 683,256.0 0.0 683,256 683,256 1 2.94%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 130,614.0 19.1% 130,053.4 37,190.2 71,189 172,055 5 14.71%
Warrior
Arms 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Fury 232,586.0 34.0% 165,975.7 105,602.9 16,911 248,430 3 8.82%
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 107,820.0 82.7% 107,820.0 0.0 107,820 107,820 1 11.11%
Paladin
Holy 130,436.5 100.0% 130,436.5 35,504.5 94,932 165,941 2 22.22%
Priest
Discipline 81,657.0 62.6% 68,499.0 38,560.2 16,089 107,751 3 33.33%
Priest
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Restoration 77,382.0 59.3% 77,382.0 18,599.0 58,783 95,981 2 22.22%
Monk
Mistweaver 43,366.0 33.2% 43,366.0 0.0 43,366 43,366 1 11.11%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Protection 99,759.0 55.5% 99,759.0 0.0 99,759 99,759 1 25.00%
Warrior
Protection 124,038.5 69.1% 124,038.5 883.5 123,155 124,922 2 50.00%
Monk
Brewmaster 179,604.0 100.0% 179,604.0 0.0 179,604 179,604 1 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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