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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 42,677.0 28.3% 108,397.0 112,434.4 8,381 267,983 8 8.00%
Death Knight
Unholy 15,463.0 10.3% 56,076.2 83,012.8 12,223 222,069 5 5.00%
Druid
Balance 17,014.0 11.3% 70,988.3 81,700.7 5,310 187,579 6 6.00%
Druid
Feral Cat 103,722.0 68.8% 103,722.0 83,065.0 20,657 186,787 2 2.00%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 21,353.5 14.2% 88,708.8 119,792.2 15,983 296,145 4 4.00%
Hunter
Marksmanship 17,150.0 11.4% 96,013.7 115,630.5 11,385 259,506 3 3.00%
Hunter
Survival 18,051.5 12.0% 47,133.0 95,941.4 2,773 334,562 10 10.00%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 14,416.0 9.6% 13,979.3 3,367.4 5,152 17,813 13 13.00%
Mage
Frost 150,790.0 100.0% 150,790.0 79,901.0 70,889 230,691 2 2.00%
Paladin
Retribution 16,371.0 10.9% 76,691.0 105,124.4 15,252 258,770 4 4.00%
Priest
Shadow 17,906.5 11.9% 54,557.6 68,595.0 12,885 207,249 8 8.00%
Rogue
Assassination 15,086.0 10.0% 15,086.0 0.0 15,086 15,086 1 1.00%
Rogue
Combat 17,582.0 11.7% 163,674.3 207,054.9 16,947 456,494 3 3.00%
Rogue
Subtlety 29,460.0 19.5% 29,460.0 0.0 29,460 29,460 1 1.00%
Shaman
Elemental 11,403.5 7.6% 59,077.3 76,446.7 7,156 210,329 8 8.00%
Shaman
Enhancement 18,607.0 12.3% 35,124.7 45,572.2 11,175 146,402 7 7.00%
Warlock
Affliction 7,578.0 5.0% 7,578.0 0.0 7,578 7,578 1 1.00%
Warlock
Demonology 18,114.5 12.0% 34,291.5 36,427.6 16,205 115,661 6 6.00%
Warlock
Destruction 51,071.0 33.9% 185,624.4 197,558.3 10,993 464,882 5 5.00%
Warrior
Arms 15,822.0 10.5% 15,822.0 0.0 15,822 15,822 1 1.00%
Warrior
Fury 18,102.0 12.0% 18,102.0 2,147.0 15,955 20,249 2 2.00%
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 6,392.0 98.2% 6,098.4 1,032.4 4,397 7,271 7 20.00%
Paladin
Holy 6,506.0 100.0% 7,296.3 2,364.9 4,679 11,547 7 20.00%
Priest
Discipline 5,139.0 79.0% 5,309.9 2,470.1 276 9,221 9 25.71%
Priest
Holy 6,461.0 99.3% 5,640.4 1,719.2 1,806 7,124 7 20.00%
Shaman
Restoration 4,462.0 68.6% 4,248.8 1,205.1 2,185 5,783 5 14.29%
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 7,528.0 15.5% 23,692.5 37,633.1 843 107,526 6 37.50%
Druid
Feral Bear 48,672.5 100.0% 48,672.5 41,172.5 7,500 89,845 2 12.50%
Paladin
Protection 10,718.0 22.0% 15,917.7 13,555.7 7,909 46,072 6 37.50%
Warrior
Protection 6,307.0 13.0% 6,307.0 166.0 6,141 6,473 2 12.50%
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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