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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 284,600.5 38.3% 302,743.3 129,546.7 94,777 629,132 28 7.07%
Death Knight
Unholy 431,636.5 58.1% 437,746.5 213,765.0 162,091 725,622 4 1.01%
Druid
Balance 338,781.0 45.6% 406,023.0 248,937.8 68,238 1,115,919 19 4.80%
Druid
Feral Cat 297,030.0 40.0% 415,899.0 333,648.7 34,510 1,187,711 10 2.53%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 511,393.0 68.8% 554,120.3 267,396.2 37,681 1,287,592 32 8.08%
Hunter
Marksmanship 365,673.0 49.2% 365,673.0 0.0 365,673 365,673 1 0.25%
Hunter
Survival 492,030.0 66.2% 479,762.7 256,331.7 71,100 1,144,166 29 7.32%
Mage
Arcane 522,804.5 70.3% 454,271.8 170,649.7 78,880 636,108 10 2.53%
Mage
Fire 440,434.5 59.3% 453,877.2 114,304.3 319,773 695,563 14 3.54%
Mage
Frost 319,367.0 43.0% 318,400.4 142,593.5 73,332 644,326 24 6.06%
Paladin
Retribution 345,132.0 46.4% 333,674.7 156,310.4 64,040 623,215 26 6.57%
Priest
Shadow 331,571.0 44.6% 381,763.2 188,771.9 114,867 860,886 29 7.32%
Rogue
Assassination 177,253.0 23.9% 211,399.8 142,426.3 59,290 425,444 5 1.26%
Rogue
Combat 484,116.0 65.1% 536,455.2 268,983.9 87,530 1,256,553 19 4.80%
Rogue
Subtlety 428,673.0 57.7% 424,763.0 319,206.6 31,876 813,740 3 0.76%
Shaman
Elemental 377,531.0 50.8% 398,187.1 182,843.8 41,068 734,733 27 6.82%
Shaman
Enhancement 467,819.5 62.9% 627,556.5 406,121.4 92,551 1,240,306 8 2.02%
Warlock
Affliction 743,181.0 100.0% 732,130.4 225,134.7 421,881 1,025,307 5 1.26%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 315,245.0 42.4% 358,297.3 180,689.9 5,550 898,903 49 12.37%
Warrior
Arms 196,744.0 26.5% 199,952.5 58,324.5 126,212 300,985 6 1.52%
Warrior
Fury 433,032.0 58.3% 486,807.3 224,900.7 29,929 998,197 30 7.58%
Monk
Windwalker 304,224.5 40.9% 291,311.1 141,347.2 43,010 529,863 18 4.55%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 41,257.5 70.4% 43,659.3 18,788.7 6,915 86,475 20 23.81%
Paladin
Holy 29,672.0 50.6% 33,115.3 15,862.0 2,350 57,283 11 13.10%
Priest
Discipline 46,381.0 79.1% 51,297.6 20,006.0 24,815 114,497 33 39.29%
Priest
Holy 17,232.5 29.4% 23,073.5 15,089.2 9,663 48,166 4 4.76%
Shaman
Restoration 58,634.5 100.0% 59,714.2 29,234.1 18,678 115,326 12 14.29%
Monk
Mistweaver 42,650.5 72.7% 45,861.0 9,368.1 36,769 61,374 4 4.76%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 109,555.5 70.1% 132,878.2 71,890.9 24,448 268,415 20 24.69%
Druid
Feral Bear 156,218.0 100.0% 171,157.7 53,221.9 101,978 251,164 11 13.58%
Paladin
Protection 106,774.0 68.3% 103,034.1 50,430.6 18,283 228,137 19 23.46%
Warrior
Protection 85,298.0 54.6% 95,168.2 38,338.2 33,356 201,525 17 20.99%
Monk
Brewmaster 150,072.5 96.1% 141,578.0 67,114.1 19,381 274,835 14 17.28%


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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