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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 331,358.5 68.8% 319,778.8 53,204.6 239,482 376,916 4 5.97%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 360,782.0 74.9% 339,138.0 46,712.4 274,263 382,369 3 4.48%
Druid
Feral Cat 341,121.0 70.8% 337,254.3 36,976.7 290,158 380,484 3 4.48%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 317,887.0 66.0% 360,716.1 117,853.2 262,397 630,931 7 10.45%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Arcane 330,074.0 68.5% 330,074.0 0.0 330,074 330,074 1 1.49%
Mage
Fire 380,754.0 79.0% 380,754.0 0.0 380,754 380,754 1 1.49%
Mage
Frost 392,926.0 81.5% 365,280.7 106,957.0 195,665 552,983 7 10.45%
Paladin
Retribution 316,602.5 65.7% 315,891.5 94,474.0 198,711 466,931 6 8.96%
Priest
Shadow 294,974.5 61.2% 318,789.3 110,614.1 201,824 535,237 6 8.96%
Rogue
Assassination 287,828.0 59.7% 287,828.0 0.0 287,828 287,828 1 1.49%
Rogue
Combat 389,225.0 80.8% 398,008.8 81,778.3 278,288 511,963 5 7.46%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 158,585.0 32.9% 158,585.0 0.0 158,585 158,585 1 1.49%
Shaman
Enhancement 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Affliction 481,910.0 100.0% 481,910.0 0.0 481,910 481,910 1 1.49%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 364,806.0 75.7% 317,959.4 119,829.1 53,884 443,248 9 13.43%
Warrior
Arms 364,648.0 75.7% 364,648.0 0.0 364,648 364,648 1 1.49%
Warrior
Fury 289,930.0 60.2% 267,749.7 63,027.8 175,017 354,720 9 13.43%
Monk
Windwalker 378,231.0 78.5% 378,231.0 104,905.0 273,326 483,136 2 2.99%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 18,643.0 22.4% 43,800.0 57,086.2 2,613 155,865 5 29.41%
Paladin
Holy 48,175.5 57.8% 48,175.5 115.5 48,060 48,291 2 11.76%
Priest
Discipline 83,375.0 100.0% 71,078.0 37,575.1 12,732 104,830 4 23.53%
Priest
Holy 27,947.0 33.5% 48,154.3 28,882.8 27,516 89,000 3 17.65%
Shaman
Restoration 49,296.5 59.1% 49,296.5 32,149.5 17,147 81,446 2 11.76%
Monk
Mistweaver 29,090.0 34.9% 29,090.0 0.0 29,090 29,090 1 5.88%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 117,258.5 100.0% 117,258.5 48,757.5 68,501 166,016 2 28.57%
Druid
Feral Bear 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Protection 95,103.0 81.1% 95,103.0 0.0 95,103 95,103 1 14.29%
Warrior
Protection 101,338.0 86.4% 108,499.3 35,054.1 69,598 154,562 3 42.86%
Monk
Brewmaster 84,902.0 72.4% 84,902.0 0.0 84,902 84,902 1 14.29%


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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