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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 62,783.5 27.7% 84,944.3 68,265.8 19,699 428,446 68 7.67%
Death Knight
Unholy 73,464.0 32.5% 170,195.2 225,745.3 16,802 686,431 12 1.35%
Druid
Balance 63,695.0 28.1% 131,663.7 132,950.9 28,092 505,698 27 3.04%
Druid
Feral Cat 75,870.5 33.5% 128,070.4 135,862.5 22,070 535,449 14 1.58%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 72,397.0 32.0% 110,303.7 110,895.3 17,370 557,634 69 7.78%
Hunter
Marksmanship 60,174.0 26.6% 72,628.7 35,709.3 29,286 172,508 32 3.61%
Hunter
Survival 73,196.0 32.3% 107,149.3 87,595.8 31,159 485,341 53 5.98%
Mage
Arcane 59,343.5 26.2% 101,627.8 112,569.1 12,716 490,196 26 2.93%
Mage
Fire 226,300.0 100.0% 251,223.4 228,784.4 23,208 690,548 14 1.58%
Mage
Frost 68,236.0 30.2% 106,880.7 103,013.5 23,865 556,808 68 7.67%
Paladin
Retribution 58,817.0 26.0% 70,923.3 46,120.7 12,469 240,061 65 7.33%
Priest
Shadow 59,570.0 26.3% 106,481.3 112,767.9 22,232 491,956 38 4.28%
Rogue
Assassination 66,863.5 29.5% 91,773.6 68,596.1 27,808 330,657 26 2.93%
Rogue
Combat 59,955.0 26.5% 133,911.2 142,822.2 2,977 464,126 19 2.14%
Rogue
Subtlety 51,696.5 22.8% 63,853.5 60,304.6 18,454 310,237 20 2.25%
Shaman
Elemental 59,013.0 26.1% 110,695.7 108,046.8 0 417,582 39 4.40%
Shaman
Enhancement 54,129.0 23.9% 110,988.4 133,816.3 26,492 545,098 38 4.28%
Warlock
Affliction 101,734.0 45.0% 204,909.0 224,712.2 29,966 671,093 10 1.13%
Warlock
Demonology 63,253.0 28.0% 82,250.2 46,050.5 23,713 162,826 9 1.01%
Warlock
Destruction 77,995.0 34.5% 110,684.7 90,852.1 27,486 498,265 100 11.27%
Warrior
Arms 68,772.0 30.4% 73,238.1 25,935.8 29,406 144,320 46 5.19%
Warrior
Fury 56,548.0 25.0% 82,561.1 88,337.8 5,103 545,399 47 5.30%
Monk
Windwalker 90,727.0 40.1% 117,779.3 100,644.5 0 428,436 47 5.30%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 26,433.0 100.0% 28,374.8 20,941.5 591 138,594 63 23.77%
Paladin
Holy 14,147.0 53.5% 22,550.2 21,817.0 543 100,637 32 12.08%
Priest
Discipline 21,320.5 80.7% 28,234.3 23,065.1 2,224 92,649 62 23.40%
Priest
Holy 19,163.5 72.5% 21,094.6 14,236.3 3,782 56,785 28 10.57%
Shaman
Restoration 25,887.5 97.9% 29,541.5 22,749.5 706 115,850 48 18.11%
Monk
Mistweaver 13,802.0 52.2% 17,315.4 14,477.3 151 55,855 32 12.08%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 31,228.0 45.0% 43,595.0 34,802.0 15,073 171,243 27 23.08%
Druid
Feral Bear 35,643.0 51.3% 55,357.7 33,527.0 13,244 103,365 15 12.82%
Paladin
Protection 23,272.5 33.5% 30,820.0 24,180.1 2,575 97,411 32 27.35%
Warrior
Protection 35,504.0 51.1% 39,422.8 19,620.5 9,134 117,981 31 26.50%
Monk
Brewmaster 69,446.5 100.0% 75,603.8 45,405.4 18,377 150,429 12 10.26%


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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