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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 114,068.0 33.2% 114,068.0 0.0 114,068 114,068 1 3.33%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Feral Cat 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 238,890.0 69.6% 224,276.7 31,688.5 180,281 253,659 3 10.00%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 179,715.5 52.4% 163,263.3 76,999.3 40,782 252,840 4 13.33%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Frost 262,152.5 76.4% 262,152.5 17,429.5 244,723 279,582 2 6.67%
Paladin
Retribution 170,006.0 49.6% 170,006.0 0.0 170,006 170,006 1 3.33%
Priest
Shadow 144,020.5 42.0% 178,313.5 105,479.2 72,072 353,141 4 13.33%
Rogue
Assassination 308,262.0 89.8% 308,262.0 0.0 308,262 308,262 1 3.33%
Rogue
Combat 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 119,106.0 34.7% 154,507.8 79,067.2 92,859 286,960 4 13.33%
Shaman
Enhancement 343,095.0 100.0% 343,095.0 0.0 343,095 343,095 1 3.33%
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 199,098.0 58.0% 194,543.8 106,183.9 66,381 381,776 5 16.67%
Warrior
Arms 182,411.0 53.2% 182,411.0 0.0 182,411 182,411 1 3.33%
Warrior
Fury 173,745.5 50.6% 173,745.5 40,336.5 133,409 214,082 2 6.67%
Monk
Windwalker 207,472.0 60.5% 207,472.0 0.0 207,472 207,472 1 3.33%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 47,733.0 53.7% 58,748.0 30,873.2 19,379 101,127 5 55.56%
Paladin
Holy 28,037.0 31.5% 28,037.0 0.0 28,037 28,037 1 11.11%
Priest
Discipline 88,959.0 100.0% 88,959.0 0.0 88,959 88,959 1 11.11%
Priest
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Restoration 65,743.0 73.9% 65,743.0 20,697.0 45,046 86,440 2 22.22%
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 98,315.0 71.6% 98,315.0 0.0 98,315 98,315 1 11.11%
Druid
Feral Bear 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Protection 85,198.0 62.0% 89,248.5 27,864.8 54,647 131,951 4 44.44%
Warrior
Protection 66,838.0 48.7% 78,419.0 23,463.3 57,280 111,139 3 33.33%
Monk
Brewmaster 137,331.0 100.0% 137,331.0 0.0 137,331 137,331 1 11.11%


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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