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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 47,827.0 32.5% 60,415.4 64,362.1 9,699 305,327 17 7.20%
Death Knight
Unholy 91,420.0 62.1% 91,420.0 0.0 91,420 91,420 1 0.42%
Druid
Balance 31,955.5 21.7% 65,033.4 93,067.5 0 363,943 12 5.08%
Druid
Feral Cat 61,123.5 41.5% 92,289.5 57,559.6 41,292 189,347 6 2.54%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 68,873.0 46.8% 78,126.5 43,707.4 27,948 195,815 14 5.93%
Hunter
Marksmanship 95,033.5 64.6% 87,075.8 43,392.8 27,421 141,412 6 2.54%
Hunter
Survival 52,144.5 35.4% 98,259.6 114,436.0 20,891 449,369 12 5.08%
Mage
Arcane 36,368.0 24.7% 53,566.7 27,420.1 32,067 92,265 3 1.27%
Mage
Fire 147,141.0 100.0% 169,575.3 113,942.6 42,601 318,984 3 1.27%
Mage
Frost 54,358.0 36.9% 86,407.4 76,901.8 18,195 328,899 22 9.32%
Paladin
Retribution 43,875.0 29.8% 56,295.0 46,321.1 7,262 229,871 21 8.90%
Priest
Shadow 72,891.5 49.5% 106,324.6 88,589.4 30,175 302,671 16 6.78%
Rogue
Assassination 59,880.0 40.7% 114,582.7 96,113.5 31,950 344,428 9 3.81%
Rogue
Combat 31,759.0 21.6% 32,399.0 7,887.4 23,307 42,771 4 1.69%
Rogue
Subtlety 37,955.0 25.8% 62,220.2 54,594.5 28,864 171,183 5 2.12%
Shaman
Elemental 44,375.0 30.2% 54,980.5 37,100.5 0 145,818 16 6.78%
Shaman
Enhancement 45,878.0 31.2% 140,647.4 169,411.1 43 427,885 7 2.97%
Warlock
Affliction 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Demonology 43,564.5 29.6% 43,564.5 5,015.5 38,549 48,580 2 0.85%
Warlock
Destruction 53,497.0 36.4% 85,250.5 101,637.8 1,957 467,045 32 13.56%
Warrior
Arms 54,888.5 37.3% 63,672.9 38,145.3 8,821 135,427 12 5.08%
Warrior
Fury 34,923.0 23.7% 42,586.6 32,395.2 4,545 121,959 8 3.39%
Monk
Windwalker 31,738.5 21.6% 52,768.9 35,171.4 17,267 118,479 8 3.39%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 28,786.0 56.8% 33,907.6 17,924.2 5,095 64,277 21 28.77%
Paladin
Holy 23,253.5 45.9% 37,911.2 38,771.1 5,210 143,831 10 13.70%
Priest
Discipline 50,653.0 100.0% 63,170.8 46,920.1 12,772 180,711 11 15.07%
Priest
Holy 28,197.0 55.7% 36,811.4 27,105.7 12,451 106,059 9 12.33%
Shaman
Restoration 31,108.0 61.4% 31,634.6 16,029.6 11,720 80,061 13 17.81%
Monk
Mistweaver 14,885.0 29.4% 15,485.3 7,876.4 1,017 30,548 9 12.33%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 64,412.0 70.3% 57,883.0 24,929.4 26,645 92,660 5 17.24%
Druid
Feral Bear 91,645.5 100.0% 85,669.3 39,059.7 25,779 133,607 4 13.79%
Paladin
Protection 17,871.0 19.5% 20,360.9 8,026.5 12,108 40,380 9 31.03%
Warrior
Protection 30,486.0 33.3% 37,858.0 20,816.8 17,720 86,802 9 31.03%
Monk
Brewmaster 34,457.0 37.6% 34,457.0 5,599.0 28,858 40,056 2 6.90%


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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