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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 186,885.0 81.5% 186,885.0 0.0 186,885 186,885 1 1.22%
Death Knight
Unholy 149,205.0 65.1% 149,205.0 0.0 149,205 149,205 1 1.22%
Druid
Balance 67,361.0 29.4% 106,745.0 91,276.8 34,297 257,961 4 4.88%
Druid
Feral Cat 192,792.0 84.1% 192,792.0 23,622.0 169,170 216,414 2 2.44%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 152,281.0 66.4% 181,378.2 61,562.4 101,013 269,025 5 6.10%
Hunter
Marksmanship 36,617.0 16.0% 36,617.0 0.0 36,617 36,617 1 1.22%
Hunter
Survival 120,868.0 52.7% 135,914.7 38,285.5 98,395 188,481 3 3.66%
Mage
Arcane 156,407.0 68.2% 156,407.0 0.0 156,407 156,407 1 1.22%
Mage
Fire 216,713.0 94.5% 226,500.2 38,899.6 180,222 271,899 5 6.10%
Mage
Frost 132,899.0 58.0% 141,349.5 18,640.0 124,403 169,836 6 7.32%
Paladin
Retribution 169,184.5 73.8% 157,167.7 34,381.9 93,142 189,508 6 7.32%
Priest
Shadow 191,022.0 83.3% 170,454.0 34,058.3 118,337 208,939 5 6.10%
Rogue
Assassination 213,656.0 93.2% 213,656.0 12,162.0 201,494 225,818 2 2.44%
Rogue
Combat 229,270.0 100.0% 186,919.3 65,365.3 94,584 236,904 3 3.66%
Rogue
Subtlety 214,257.5 93.5% 214,257.5 1,258.5 212,999 215,516 2 2.44%
Shaman
Elemental 119,692.0 52.2% 136,692.0 28,692.6 108,859 172,969 5 6.10%
Shaman
Enhancement 177,762.0 77.5% 176,738.7 1,447.2 174,692 177,762 3 3.66%
Warlock
Affliction 43,192.0 18.8% 43,192.0 0.0 43,192 43,192 1 1.22%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 202,680.5 88.4% 196,718.3 78,622.0 47,491 327,483 14 17.07%
Warrior
Arms 127,315.0 55.5% 127,315.0 0.0 127,315 127,315 1 1.22%
Warrior
Fury 92,057.0 40.2% 120,870.8 51,999.0 67,039 217,781 8 9.76%
Monk
Windwalker 120,414.0 52.5% 120,738.3 25,867.2 89,221 152,580 3 3.66%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 61,901.5 100.0% 68,970.5 21,891.9 47,767 104,312 4 14.29%
Paladin
Holy 38,618.0 62.4% 51,151.6 17,776.7 33,175 75,531 5 17.86%
Priest
Discipline 41,617.0 67.2% 52,164.2 32,942.1 2,562 90,937 5 17.86%
Priest
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Restoration 46,061.5 74.4% 45,719.6 17,541.5 14,954 87,000 14 50.00%
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 59,374.0 78.5% 48,651.2 15,032.7 21,023 59,391 5 17.86%
Druid
Feral Bear 57,115.5 75.6% 75,325.5 35,447.2 52,731 151,699 6 21.43%
Paladin
Protection 38,772.0 51.3% 41,411.0 11,530.6 29,372 65,839 7 25.00%
Warrior
Protection 33,440.5 44.2% 31,614.8 8,637.4 17,921 41,657 4 14.29%
Monk
Brewmaster 75,591.5 100.0% 69,058.0 31,442.3 19,418 100,018 6 21.43%


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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