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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 1,911,821.0 51.6% 1,835,965.0 530,232.0 1,017,754 2,641,526 11 5.02%
Death Knight
Unholy 1,154,165.5 31.1% 1,154,165.5 475,242.5 678,923 1,629,408 2 0.91%
Druid
Balance 1,201,466.0 32.4% 1,768,458.0 1,220,891.2 477,663 3,772,050 6 2.74%
Druid
Feral Cat 2,167,478.0 58.5% 2,144,789.4 88,225.0 1,953,143 2,253,640 7 3.20%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 2,034,777.0 54.9% 2,360,854.0 1,379,978.8 740,091 6,488,053 22 10.05%
Hunter
Marksmanship 603,472.5 16.3% 877,635.5 475,574.4 602,243 1,701,354 4 1.83%
Hunter
Survival 1,851,671.0 49.9% 1,855,361.2 683,942.3 961,362 3,179,171 13 5.94%
Mage
Arcane 1,805,648.0 48.7% 1,540,347.0 485,826.2 858,832 1,956,561 3 1.37%
Mage
Fire 1,846,776.5 49.8% 2,054,926.0 1,023,304.7 918,621 3,607,530 4 1.83%
Mage
Frost 1,337,474.0 36.1% 1,489,222.1 676,899.8 544,136 2,862,882 16 7.31%
Paladin
Retribution 1,698,816.5 45.8% 1,695,268.4 450,669.9 1,001,315 2,579,811 16 7.31%
Priest
Shadow 1,394,271.0 37.6% 1,483,434.3 468,752.4 487,657 2,236,857 16 7.31%
Rogue
Assassination 1,178,158.0 31.8% 1,178,158.0 100,766.0 1,077,392 1,278,924 2 0.91%
Rogue
Combat 2,488,427.5 67.1% 2,480,955.5 915,954.9 867,192 4,069,607 16 7.31%
Rogue
Subtlety 1,396,894.0 37.7% 1,396,894.0 0.0 1,396,894 1,396,894 1 0.46%
Shaman
Elemental 996,157.0 26.9% 1,295,473.0 775,856.5 518,495 2,814,988 9 4.11%
Shaman
Enhancement 1,666,770.0 45.0% 1,946,336.2 976,452.7 512,519 3,203,824 11 5.02%
Warlock
Affliction 3,707,912.0 100.0% 2,616,974.2 1,421,856.1 231,554 3,716,634 5 2.28%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 1,507,885.5 40.7% 2,075,525.3 1,247,790.3 672,176 4,916,192 26 11.87%
Warrior
Arms 1,220,954.0 32.9% 1,070,474.3 220,933.3 758,097 1,232,372 3 1.37%
Warrior
Fury 1,755,502.0 47.3% 1,697,509.5 720,270.9 501,842 3,431,873 23 10.50%
Monk
Windwalker 1,878,482.0 50.7% 2,079,658.0 411,166.2 1,707,771 2,652,721 3 1.37%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 31,703.0 53.2% 40,791.4 31,160.0 7,038 130,236 15 29.41%
Paladin
Holy 59,637.0 100.0% 71,583.4 38,127.6 32,501 158,405 13 25.49%
Priest
Discipline 44,326.0 74.3% 46,926.7 31,414.9 3,773 119,253 12 23.53%
Priest
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Restoration 52,125.5 87.4% 67,196.6 37,759.5 16,830 130,621 10 19.61%
Monk
Mistweaver 32,064.0 53.8% 32,064.0 0.0 32,064 32,064 1 1.96%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 695,758.0 79.6% 684,683.5 276,339.6 274,872 1,173,922 11 23.91%
Druid
Feral Bear 856,533.5 98.0% 834,804.0 268,799.9 347,430 1,158,713 10 21.74%
Paladin
Protection 480,600.5 55.0% 437,271.9 135,458.2 203,618 584,848 10 21.74%
Warrior
Protection 731,718.0 83.7% 808,208.9 320,753.7 381,077 1,381,023 7 15.22%
Monk
Brewmaster 873,959.5 100.0% 814,984.3 350,531.8 253,572 1,406,268 8 17.39%


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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