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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 18,032.0 74.2% 17,890.9 2,025.9 15,262 21,630 7 3.48%
Death Knight
Unholy 18,886.0 77.7% 18,770.0 3,327.4 9,620 24,396 24 11.94%
Druid
Balance 15,750.0 64.8% 15,419.8 3,291.7 10,476 19,703 4 1.99%
Druid
Feral Cat 17,015.0 70.0% 16,387.0 4,722.1 6,899 21,314 6 2.99%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 18,910.5 77.8% 18,910.5 5,014.5 13,896 23,925 2 1.00%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 23,766.0 97.8% 23,464.1 4,090.5 12,179 28,562 25 12.44%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 22,743.0 93.5% 22,361.5 3,321.1 15,323 27,032 23 11.44%
Mage
Frost 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Retribution 19,120.0 78.6% 18,969.5 2,892.6 12,508 23,892 21 10.45%
Priest
Shadow 20,090.0 82.6% 18,309.8 3,756.5 10,367 22,994 17 8.46%
Rogue
Assassination 17,840.0 73.4% 19,539.6 3,308.2 15,728 25,357 9 4.48%
Rogue
Combat 14,534.0 59.8% 14,889.5 3,083.4 11,258 19,809 6 2.99%
Rogue
Subtlety 19,155.0 78.8% 19,155.0 1.0 19,154 19,156 2 1.00%
Shaman
Elemental 20,287.0 83.4% 19,124.8 4,281.5 8,226 23,873 13 6.47%
Shaman
Enhancement 15,975.0 65.7% 16,163.7 467.7 15,709 16,807 3 1.49%
Warlock
Affliction 10,850.5 44.6% 10,850.5 3,908.5 6,942 14,759 2 1.00%
Warlock
Demonology 11,668.0 48.0% 11,668.0 0.0 11,668 11,668 1 0.50%
Warlock
Destruction 24,313.0 100.0% 23,299.1 6,179.4 11,781 33,572 15 7.46%
Warrior
Arms 16,060.0 66.1% 15,196.8 4,249.0 6,277 23,399 20 9.95%
Warrior
Fury 15,207.0 62.5% 15,207.0 0.0 15,207 15,207 1 0.50%
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 4,585.0 71.7% 5,290.8 2,481.7 166 9,736 15 26.79%
Paladin
Holy 6,391.0 100.0% 6,520.1 2,156.0 2,520 9,458 10 17.86%
Priest
Discipline 3,008.5 47.1% 3,488.7 985.8 2,928 5,664 6 10.71%
Priest
Holy 4,163.0 65.1% 4,697.9 2,048.6 2,096 7,284 9 16.07%
Shaman
Restoration 5,157.0 80.7% 5,084.4 1,822.8 1,702 8,870 16 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 9,591.5 88.9% 7,316.8 4,229.1 0 10,084 4 28.57%
Druid
Feral Bear 5,770.0 53.5% 4,511.4 3,447.0 422 8,437 5 35.71%
Paladin
Protection 10,790.0 100.0% 10,790.0 1,136.0 9,654 11,926 2 14.29%
Warrior
Protection 6,612.0 61.3% 6,750.3 994.0 5,608 8,031 3 21.43%
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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