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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 221,802.0 35.9% 196,580.7 110,490.3 50,422 317,518 3 2.68%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 407,847.0 66.0% 363,055.2 131,544.4 155,872 491,237 5 4.46%
Druid
Feral Cat 476,101.5 77.0% 467,832.5 33,266.0 419,485 499,642 4 3.57%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 333,079.5 53.9% 333,079.5 53,645.5 279,434 386,725 2 1.79%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 371,838.0 60.1% 441,237.9 183,981.7 167,612 746,392 10 8.93%
Mage
Arcane 176,815.5 28.6% 225,487.0 109,510.5 140,201 408,116 4 3.57%
Mage
Fire 516,071.0 83.5% 557,024.0 327,418.4 178,068 976,933 3 2.68%
Mage
Frost 291,577.0 47.2% 302,711.0 112,151.4 114,274 491,010 11 9.82%
Paladin
Retribution 368,384.0 59.6% 336,331.8 116,922.5 105,619 510,158 9 8.04%
Priest
Shadow 425,994.0 68.9% 504,244.6 217,160.4 282,372 837,517 7 6.25%
Rogue
Assassination 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Combat 618,232.0 100.0% 484,559.6 241,112.5 161,800 733,280 7 6.25%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 426,206.0 68.9% 402,177.5 143,706.7 107,950 594,337 8 7.14%
Shaman
Enhancement 325,547.0 52.7% 447,868.3 331,094.2 55,778 859,450 7 6.25%
Warlock
Affliction 554,061.0 89.6% 594,377.9 161,556.7 393,301 871,468 7 6.25%
Warlock
Demonology 120,621.0 19.5% 120,621.0 0.0 120,621 120,621 1 0.89%
Warlock
Destruction 566,042.5 91.6% 578,979.8 107,618.2 395,856 732,332 8 7.14%
Warrior
Arms 209,097.0 33.8% 209,097.0 3,406.0 205,691 212,503 2 1.79%
Warrior
Fury 301,572.0 48.8% 323,982.6 155,055.6 69,760 583,935 13 11.61%
Monk
Windwalker 224,663.0 36.3% 224,663.0 0.0 224,663 224,663 1 0.89%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 18,458.0 49.1% 25,892.0 25,612.5 1,573 75,433 5 22.73%
Paladin
Holy 37,551.0 99.9% 36,109.0 27,098.7 3,622 80,555 5 22.73%
Priest
Discipline 28,833.0 76.7% 26,911.2 11,757.4 8,866 40,457 9 40.91%
Priest
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Restoration 36,360.0 96.8% 36,360.0 0.0 36,360 36,360 1 4.55%
Monk
Mistweaver 37,580.0 100.0% 37,580.0 6,484.0 31,096 44,064 2 9.09%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 132,335.0 74.1% 122,516.7 80,139.7 41,555 273,009 7 36.84%
Druid
Feral Bear 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Protection 104,510.5 58.5% 104,510.5 56,311.5 48,199 160,822 2 10.53%
Warrior
Protection 178,674.5 100.0% 177,997.5 70,542.6 106,049 248,592 4 21.05%
Monk
Brewmaster 125,858.0 70.4% 121,729.5 36,798.8 71,865 165,272 6 31.58%


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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