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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 15,925.0 3.6% 15,925.0 0.0 15,925 15,925 1 6.25%
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 213,839.5 47.9% 213,839.5 18,176.5 195,663 232,016 2 12.50%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 315,878.0 70.8% 315,878.0 0.0 315,878 315,878 1 6.25%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
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 66,293.0 14.9% 66,293.0 0.0 66,293 66,293 1 6.25%
Paladin
Retribution 259,389.0 58.1% 313,472.3 196,269.6 104,741 576,287 3 18.75%
Priest
Shadow 430,653.0 96.5% 430,653.0 0.0 430,653 430,653 1 6.25%
Rogue
Assassination 109,274.0 24.5% 109,274.0 0.0 109,274 109,274 1 6.25%
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 189,253.5 42.4% 189,253.5 23,757.5 165,496 213,011 2 12.50%
Shaman
Enhancement 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Affliction 237,680.0 53.3% 237,680.0 0.0 237,680 237,680 1 6.25%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 260,265.0 58.3% 260,265.0 63,608.0 196,657 323,873 2 12.50%
Warrior
Arms 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Fury 446,281.0 100.0% 446,281.0 0.0 446,281 446,281 1 6.25%
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 60,318.0 100.0% 60,318.0 0.0 60,318 60,318 1 20.00%
Paladin
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Priest
Discipline 52,239.0 86.6% 52,239.0 39,022.0 13,217 91,261 2 40.00%
Priest
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Restoration 34,495.5 57.2% 34,495.5 10,140.5 24,355 44,636 2 40.00%
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 113,054.0 100.0% 113,054.0 213.0 112,841 113,267 2 33.33%
Druid
Feral Bear 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Protection 85,626.0 75.7% 73,826.7 27,205.3 36,213 99,641 3 50.00%
Warrior
Protection 32,465.0 28.7% 32,465.0 0.0 32,465 32,465 1 16.67%
Monk
Brewmaster 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%


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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