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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 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 18,263.5 2.1% 18,263.5 4,787.5 13,476 23,051 2 9.52%
Druid
Feral Cat 73,019.0 8.4% 73,019.0 65,194.0 7,825 138,213 2 9.52%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 463,428.0 53.4% 463,428.0 0.0 463,428 463,428 1 4.76%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 867,518.5 100.0% 867,518.5 25,365.5 842,153 892,884 2 9.52%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 19,576.0 2.3% 19,576.0 0.0 19,576 19,576 1 4.76%
Mage
Frost 461,591.5 53.2% 461,591.5 25,947.5 435,644 487,539 2 9.52%
Paladin
Retribution 655,679.0 75.6% 655,679.0 0.0 655,679 655,679 1 4.76%
Priest
Shadow 183,934.5 21.2% 183,934.5 179,118.5 4,816 363,053 2 9.52%
Rogue
Assassination 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
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 168,369.0 19.4% 168,369.0 0.0 168,369 168,369 1 4.76%
Shaman
Enhancement 626,328.0 72.2% 626,328.0 0.0 626,328 626,328 1 4.76%
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 265,482.5 30.6% 265,482.5 123,690.5 141,792 389,173 2 9.52%
Warrior
Arms 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Fury 341,749.5 39.4% 295,231.8 171,852.5 16,802 480,626 4 19.05%
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 8,463.0 49.2% 8,463.0 0.0 8,463 8,463 1 14.29%
Paladin
Holy 13,481.5 78.4% 13,481.5 9,683.5 3,798 23,165 2 28.57%
Priest
Discipline 6,794.0 39.5% 6,794.0 1,943.0 4,851 8,737 2 28.57%
Priest
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Restoration 17,205.5 100.0% 17,205.5 12,914.5 4,291 30,120 2 28.57%
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 50,313.5 21.7% 50,313.5 43,135.5 7,178 93,449 2 66.67%
Druid
Feral Bear 231,406.0 100.0% 231,406.0 0.0 231,406 231,406 1 33.33%
Paladin
Protection 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Protection 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
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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