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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 52,717.0 31.4% 69,420.4 42,474.7 20,962 254,553 41 7.50%
Death Knight
Unholy 40,856.5 24.3% 44,323.6 20,750.7 16,115 84,695 10 1.83%
Druid
Balance 67,903.0 40.4% 70,562.8 66,272.9 13,647 304,955 17 3.11%
Druid
Feral Cat 65,958.5 39.3% 78,508.0 45,825.0 30,808 179,258 18 3.29%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 72,768.5 43.3% 103,286.5 75,777.6 15,308 319,753 48 8.78%
Hunter
Marksmanship 49,086.0 29.2% 59,643.5 35,713.4 3,894 154,410 27 4.94%
Hunter
Survival 87,796.0 52.3% 98,196.2 67,809.7 10,314 381,289 31 5.67%
Mage
Arcane 64,552.0 38.4% 73,400.8 44,753.2 24,145 208,496 13 2.38%
Mage
Fire 30,175.0 18.0% 82,841.1 87,020.9 9,988 293,716 9 1.65%
Mage
Frost 48,862.0 29.1% 61,665.0 49,746.4 18,119 370,620 54 9.87%
Paladin
Retribution 47,210.0 28.1% 71,460.1 59,066.6 13,798 267,424 31 5.67%
Priest
Shadow 66,282.0 39.5% 108,020.0 98,636.6 35,562 345,914 15 2.74%
Rogue
Assassination 59,712.0 35.6% 72,638.2 43,406.2 38,196 170,350 11 2.01%
Rogue
Combat 60,082.0 35.8% 75,804.8 60,383.1 15,673 260,365 12 2.19%
Rogue
Subtlety 51,241.0 30.5% 55,397.3 16,352.1 36,526 92,202 10 1.83%
Shaman
Elemental 52,922.0 31.5% 61,302.9 33,339.7 16,777 154,755 28 5.12%
Shaman
Enhancement 56,192.0 33.5% 115,715.4 133,647.8 20,546 433,305 11 2.01%
Warlock
Affliction 167,916.5 100.0% 191,098.0 160,074.4 28,602 436,953 6 1.10%
Warlock
Demonology 36,640.0 21.8% 36,640.0 0.0 36,640 36,640 2 0.37%
Warlock
Destruction 59,925.0 35.7% 88,840.1 84,715.9 779 479,475 75 13.71%
Warrior
Arms 68,385.5 40.7% 75,088.7 31,053.2 36,168 177,215 32 5.85%
Warrior
Fury 59,754.0 35.6% 90,621.3 86,005.7 31,450 411,588 21 3.84%
Monk
Windwalker 49,529.0 29.5% 64,132.4 35,295.1 9,699 160,339 25 4.57%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 26,389.5 58.1% 33,560.4 22,667.1 9,741 113,440 36 19.57%
Paladin
Holy 25,224.0 55.5% 36,453.1 30,661.1 3,869 137,241 37 20.11%
Priest
Discipline 34,744.0 76.5% 36,282.2 21,966.5 2,993 99,302 37 20.11%
Priest
Holy 21,902.5 48.2% 24,065.6 11,588.7 7,680 52,556 18 9.78%
Shaman
Restoration 45,444.0 100.0% 46,061.8 24,166.5 8,279 104,635 33 17.93%
Monk
Mistweaver 19,315.0 42.5% 23,985.8 26,463.7 2,483 134,770 23 12.50%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 34,610.0 56.4% 41,558.3 32,405.6 13,878 159,948 23 33.33%
Druid
Feral Bear 61,398.5 100.0% 67,390.2 36,300.4 21,530 129,991 6 8.70%
Paladin
Protection 25,082.0 40.9% 28,753.9 15,405.8 11,251 63,488 12 17.39%
Warrior
Protection 38,570.5 62.8% 45,857.4 30,009.1 13,988 137,021 16 23.19%
Monk
Brewmaster 59,783.0 97.4% 71,049.5 44,520.9 18,646 158,502 12 17.39%


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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