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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 99,434.5 46.2% 141,866.8 131,427.9 6,093 331,328 8 7.69%
Death Knight
Unholy 7,731.0 3.6% 7,731.0 0.0 7,731 7,731 1 0.96%
Druid
Balance 39,384.0 18.3% 48,925.2 34,829.2 14,071 112,492 5 4.81%
Druid
Feral Cat 90,636.0 42.1% 90,636.0 0.0 90,636 90,636 1 0.96%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 215,404.0 100.0% 186,799.7 103,098.7 3,660 285,952 6 5.77%
Hunter
Marksmanship 67,263.0 31.2% 67,263.0 43,710.0 23,553 110,973 2 1.92%
Hunter
Survival 55,728.0 25.9% 65,344.0 44,699.1 11,290 163,640 11 10.58%
Mage
Arcane 47,559.5 22.1% 67,987.5 56,120.1 18,943 157,888 4 3.85%
Mage
Fire 31,723.0 14.7% 26,525.6 14,181.3 4,373 42,138 5 4.81%
Mage
Frost 78,586.0 36.5% 113,288.6 68,386.0 39,511 206,565 5 4.81%
Paladin
Retribution 131,958.0 61.3% 120,922.7 87,535.8 15,547 273,498 7 6.73%
Priest
Shadow 29,633.0 13.8% 80,502.9 143,988.2 745 483,254 9 8.65%
Rogue
Assassination 13,100.0 6.1% 31,692.4 41,414.2 7,415 114,393 5 4.81%
Rogue
Combat 110,209.0 51.2% 110,209.0 0.0 110,209 110,209 1 0.96%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 44,263.0 20.5% 85,530.6 97,204.4 11,633 312,158 10 9.62%
Shaman
Enhancement 133,909.0 62.2% 147,168.8 135,984.3 12,160 308,697 4 3.85%
Warlock
Affliction 19,713.5 9.2% 19,713.5 8,925.5 10,788 28,639 2 1.92%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 142,538.0 66.2% 188,654.3 144,484.3 3,179 435,045 12 11.54%
Warrior
Arms 14,704.0 6.8% 21,672.0 10,387.6 13,956 36,356 3 2.88%
Warrior
Fury 115,012.0 53.4% 107,058.7 74,751.5 11,790 194,374 3 2.88%
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 8,476.0 44.0% 15,784.7 13,822.2 3,574 49,348 12 37.50%
Paladin
Holy 5,417.0 28.1% 18,718.7 26,593.5 4,657 77,728 6 18.75%
Priest
Discipline 19,278.0 100.0% 24,235.6 19,704.4 5,597 61,622 5 15.63%
Priest
Holy 5,449.0 28.3% 6,065.3 2,422.5 3,455 9,292 3 9.38%
Shaman
Restoration 7,117.5 36.9% 10,640.0 12,323.4 0 37,465 6 18.75%
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 53,172.0 52.5% 70,842.4 50,502.1 25,398 171,805 8 32.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 101,302.0 100.0% 128,695.2 98,238.0 27,332 269,264 5 20.00%
Paladin
Protection 29,597.0 29.2% 45,709.7 33,261.3 8,360 92,815 6 24.00%
Warrior
Protection 27,037.0 26.7% 27,650.5 7,707.4 17,510 39,018 4 16.00%
Monk
Brewmaster 92,676.0 91.5% 92,676.0 26,892.0 65,784 119,568 2 8.00%


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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