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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 439,434.0 59.4% 418,195.0 46,782.9 353,311 461,840 3 4.62%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 739,637.0 100.0% 651,914.0 290,514.8 260,451 955,654 3 4.62%
Druid
Feral Cat 300,504.5 40.6% 300,504.5 68,313.5 232,191 368,818 2 3.08%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 378,349.0 51.2% 395,141.0 129,654.7 231,231 592,635 4 6.15%
Hunter
Marksmanship 151,733.0 20.5% 151,733.0 0.0 151,733 151,733 1 1.54%
Hunter
Survival 494,575.0 66.9% 525,930.0 204,751.7 219,059 871,428 7 10.77%
Mage
Arcane 638,310.0 86.3% 595,756.0 329,780.4 172,267 976,691 3 4.62%
Mage
Fire 324,867.5 43.9% 324,867.5 2,756.5 322,111 327,624 2 3.08%
Mage
Frost 338,102.0 45.7% 319,138.8 155,464.8 2,783 499,741 6 9.23%
Paladin
Retribution 296,954.5 40.1% 345,831.8 187,751.6 144,316 645,102 4 6.15%
Priest
Shadow 180,665.0 24.4% 189,405.0 57,885.9 127,639 268,651 4 6.15%
Rogue
Assassination 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Combat 677,446.0 91.6% 590,776.7 314,109.6 170,131 924,753 3 4.62%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 469,438.5 63.5% 451,015.8 196,949.6 176,312 688,874 4 6.15%
Shaman
Enhancement 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Affliction 607,670.0 82.2% 607,670.0 0.0 607,670 607,670 1 1.54%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 459,338.0 62.1% 503,826.0 177,054.9 323,915 772,713 4 6.15%
Warrior
Arms 130,977.0 17.7% 130,977.0 0.0 130,977 130,977 1 1.54%
Warrior
Fury 408,722.0 55.3% 493,218.6 157,174.0 345,317 779,905 5 7.69%
Monk
Windwalker 274,772.5 37.1% 272,868.3 143,454.5 64,568 575,451 8 12.31%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 20,496.0 32.6% 20,496.0 0.0 20,496 20,496 1 6.67%
Paladin
Holy 39,022.0 62.1% 39,022.0 0.0 39,022 39,022 1 6.67%
Priest
Discipline 32,497.5 51.7% 44,847.0 31,569.2 16,270 98,123 4 26.67%
Priest
Holy 62,872.0 100.0% 62,872.0 18,534.0 44,338 81,406 2 13.33%
Shaman
Restoration 28,174.0 44.8% 44,246.8 32,582.0 9,298 88,691 5 33.33%
Monk
Mistweaver 9,989.0 15.9% 9,989.0 5,446.0 4,543 15,435 2 13.33%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 68,864.0 28.8% 68,864.0 0.0 68,864 68,864 1 6.67%
Druid
Feral Bear 121,624.0 50.9% 111,746.0 51,057.9 44,862 168,752 3 20.00%
Paladin
Protection 39,249.0 16.4% 57,271.4 40,892.8 23,532 137,475 5 33.33%
Warrior
Protection 101,529.0 42.5% 123,679.3 42,219.7 86,736 182,773 3 20.00%
Monk
Brewmaster 239,069.0 100.0% 184,757.7 88,946.9 59,342 255,862 3 20.00%


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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