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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 243,131.0 45.2% 229,579.7 92,204.1 110,489 335,119 3 2.13%
Death Knight
Unholy 363,338.0 67.6% 363,338.0 72,054.0 291,284 435,392 2 1.42%
Druid
Balance 482,742.0 89.8% 437,841.5 210,132.3 48,582 769,294 8 5.67%
Druid
Feral Cat 368,401.5 68.5% 368,401.5 269,040.5 99,361 637,442 2 1.42%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 434,148.0 80.7% 411,810.8 149,911.3 117,083 583,428 18 12.77%
Hunter
Marksmanship 490,360.0 91.2% 490,360.0 0.0 490,360 490,360 1 0.71%
Hunter
Survival 537,827.0 100.0% 485,194.9 159,936.9 108,381 647,373 9 6.38%
Mage
Arcane 343,306.0 63.8% 364,428.0 135,466.1 210,089 539,889 3 2.13%
Mage
Fire 478,869.0 89.0% 478,869.0 42,222.0 436,647 521,091 2 1.42%
Mage
Frost 362,179.5 67.3% 394,739.7 163,357.7 166,361 625,343 10 7.09%
Paladin
Retribution 408,675.5 76.0% 399,916.0 207,323.5 91,408 712,694 12 8.51%
Priest
Shadow 349,983.0 65.1% 408,227.9 129,746.2 210,542 601,874 7 4.96%
Rogue
Assassination 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Combat 249,531.0 46.4% 271,983.7 50,162.5 224,932 341,488 3 2.13%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 337,230.0 62.7% 334,508.5 91,603.0 135,596 442,541 10 7.09%
Shaman
Enhancement 523,500.0 97.3% 519,133.4 45,160.2 464,674 590,170 5 3.55%
Warlock
Affliction 533,303.0 99.2% 479,689.0 207,699.1 202,777 702,987 3 2.13%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 454,432.0 84.5% 405,962.3 140,599.1 97,820 636,108 29 20.57%
Warrior
Arms 229,802.5 42.7% 229,802.5 116,524.5 113,278 346,327 2 1.42%
Warrior
Fury 445,860.0 82.9% 415,514.0 156,125.9 152,567 581,264 5 3.55%
Monk
Windwalker 318,945.0 59.3% 274,755.9 128,458.8 30,619 432,546 7 4.96%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 36,811.0 67.4% 44,019.0 24,547.0 5,161 79,109 9 23.08%
Paladin
Holy 32,910.0 60.2% 37,783.0 20,641.6 4,505 79,962 8 20.51%
Priest
Discipline 54,646.0 100.0% 56,161.3 14,479.6 24,797 92,923 18 46.15%
Priest
Holy 14,234.0 26.0% 14,234.0 0.0 14,234 14,234 1 2.56%
Shaman
Restoration 36,968.0 67.6% 52,984.0 23,603.9 35,628 86,356 3 7.69%
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 134,629.0 100.0% 164,331.3 88,617.2 36,098 281,702 11 33.33%
Druid
Feral Bear 119,271.0 88.6% 112,912.5 42,430.3 53,551 162,111 6 18.18%
Paladin
Protection 107,745.0 80.0% 91,461.7 41,655.7 34,290 132,350 3 9.09%
Warrior
Protection 118,942.0 88.3% 107,536.7 30,126.6 71,283 168,805 9 27.27%
Monk
Brewmaster 86,645.0 64.4% 101,861.0 59,244.8 37,510 196,644 4 12.12%


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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