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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 16,773.0 3.9% 64,539.4 97,877.9 10,894 260,149 5 7.81%
Death Knight
Unholy 21,434.5 5.0% 20,987.5 3,892.8 16,093 24,988 4 6.25%
Druid
Balance 18,120.0 4.2% 18,120.0 0.0 18,120 18,120 1 1.56%
Druid
Feral Cat 144,142.0 33.7% 133,216.3 55,347.9 60,630 194,877 3 4.69%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 428,222.0 100.0% 479,790.3 163,852.3 311,412 751,305 4 6.25%
Hunter
Marksmanship 344,417.5 80.4% 344,417.5 151,376.5 193,041 495,794 2 3.13%
Hunter
Survival 17,821.0 4.2% 54,609.6 97,150.8 15,680 311,587 8 12.50%
Mage
Arcane 237,665.0 55.5% 237,665.0 26,573.0 211,092 264,238 2 3.13%
Mage
Fire 15,874.0 3.7% 95,952.6 127,149.2 14,549 321,697 7 10.94%
Mage
Frost 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Retribution 237,122.0 55.4% 186,188.2 149,549.2 20,083 412,976 5 7.81%
Priest
Shadow 107,448.0 25.1% 107,448.0 89,008.0 18,440 196,456 2 3.13%
Rogue
Assassination 256,441.5 59.9% 256,441.5 57,207.5 199,234 313,649 2 3.13%
Rogue
Combat 243,693.0 56.9% 243,693.0 226,268.0 17,425 469,961 2 3.13%
Rogue
Subtlety 126,453.0 29.5% 126,453.0 0.0 126,453 126,453 1 1.56%
Shaman
Elemental 14,267.0 3.3% 105,090.2 112,130.1 13,540 256,746 5 7.81%
Shaman
Enhancement 21,535.0 5.0% 151,147.3 187,777.6 15,227 416,680 3 4.69%
Warlock
Affliction 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Demonology 13,745.0 3.2% 13,745.0 0.0 13,745 13,745 1 1.56%
Warlock
Destruction 18,004.0 4.2% 177,191.0 276,897.0 15,969 656,787 4 6.25%
Warrior
Arms 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Fury 304,175.0 71.0% 269,799.0 86,470.6 150,977 354,245 3 4.69%
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 15,360.0 59.9% 15,360.0 1,670.0 13,690 17,030 2 11.11%
Paladin
Holy 8,353.5 32.6% 8,615.8 1,285.8 7,371 10,385 4 22.22%
Priest
Discipline 25,655.5 100.0% 29,309.5 15,291.2 13,212 52,715 4 22.22%
Priest
Holy 11,514.5 44.9% 11,514.5 640.5 10,874 12,155 2 11.11%
Shaman
Restoration 11,990.5 46.7% 34,484.7 38,288.4 5,319 108,565 6 33.33%
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 9,364.0 100.0% 9,741.0 1,109.3 8,755 11,975 6 42.86%
Druid
Feral Bear 7,428.0 79.3% 48,855.0 59,503.3 6,135 133,002 3 21.43%
Paladin
Protection 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Protection 6,754.0 72.1% 38,747.8 63,860.3 5,704 166,448 5 35.71%
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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