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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 15,972.0 3.1% 93,708.0 173,748.6 3,126 516,655 7 8.86%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 9,614.0 1.8% 21,142.3 16,715.3 9,034 44,779 3 3.80%
Druid
Feral Cat 96,719.5 18.5% 96,719.5 1,174.5 95,545 97,894 2 2.53%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 84,889.0 16.2% 103,529.3 45,945.7 58,943 166,756 3 3.80%
Hunter
Marksmanship 33,402.0 6.4% 33,402.0 0.0 33,402 33,402 1 1.27%
Hunter
Survival 41,244.0 7.9% 72,966.8 76,637.1 7,728 201,651 4 5.06%
Mage
Arcane 30,094.0 5.8% 30,094.0 0.0 30,094 30,094 1 1.27%
Mage
Fire 44,133.0 8.4% 44,133.0 0.0 44,133 44,133 1 1.27%
Mage
Frost 79,068.0 15.1% 86,863.3 53,751.7 7,363 177,449 9 11.39%
Paladin
Retribution 38,911.0 7.4% 43,140.0 30,596.7 6,117 88,621 4 5.06%
Priest
Shadow 39,383.5 7.5% 47,701.8 17,222.7 34,912 77,128 4 5.06%
Rogue
Assassination 49,061.0 9.4% 153,125.3 165,455.0 23,661 386,654 3 3.80%
Rogue
Combat 29,142.5 5.6% 128,699.0 184,471.6 9,243 447,268 4 5.06%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 51,193.0 9.8% 67,329.9 30,931.5 36,298 124,391 7 8.86%
Shaman
Enhancement 522,693.0 100.0% 522,693.0 0.0 522,693 522,693 1 1.27%
Warlock
Affliction 28,046.0 5.4% 28,046.0 0.0 28,046 28,046 1 1.27%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 45,056.5 8.6% 100,726.0 127,698.5 12,575 424,330 10 12.66%
Warrior
Arms 84,445.0 16.2% 63,581.6 35,227.0 2,870 96,686 5 6.33%
Warrior
Fury 54,294.0 10.4% 86,758.6 69,334.3 23,847 205,264 5 6.33%
Monk
Windwalker 77,669.5 14.9% 80,468.0 47,130.4 16,768 149,765 4 5.06%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 51,077.0 55.2% 53,791.5 29,583.8 9,190 106,400 10 35.71%
Paladin
Holy 31,398.0 33.9% 33,673.8 23,918.2 9,214 78,356 5 17.86%
Priest
Discipline 63,794.0 69.0% 62,607.3 27,680.8 25,213 97,628 4 14.29%
Priest
Holy 56,874.0 61.5% 61,273.3 25,565.9 32,394 94,552 3 10.71%
Shaman
Restoration 92,515.0 100.0% 92,515.0 0.0 92,515 92,515 1 3.57%
Monk
Mistweaver 27,634.0 29.9% 24,286.0 11,865.3 7,030 41,255 5 17.86%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 15,483.0 33.1% 15,483.0 266.0 15,217 15,749 2 22.22%
Druid
Feral Bear 46,714.0 100.0% 46,714.0 0.0 46,714 46,714 1 11.11%
Paladin
Protection 19,455.5 41.6% 18,653.5 4,243.5 11,986 23,717 4 44.44%
Warrior
Protection 26,926.0 57.6% 26,926.0 437.0 26,489 27,363 2 22.22%
Monk
Brewmaster 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%


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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