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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 26,621.0 75.0% 25,925.0 1,627.5 23,677 27,477 3 7.50%
Death Knight
Unholy 17,607.0 49.6% 17,607.0 0.0 17,607 17,607 1 2.50%
Druid
Balance 18,287.0 51.5% 18,287.0 0.0 18,287 18,287 1 2.50%
Druid
Feral Cat 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 35,507.0 100.0% 35,507.0 0.0 35,507 35,507 1 2.50%
Hunter
Marksmanship 24,930.0 70.2% 24,930.0 0.0 24,930 24,930 1 2.50%
Hunter
Survival 30,390.0 85.6% 28,402.3 5,682.6 20,665 34,152 3 7.50%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 18,086.5 50.9% 17,812.7 7,495.0 4,336 28,713 6 15.00%
Mage
Frost 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Retribution 26,698.0 75.2% 25,548.2 9,745.8 8,855 37,500 5 12.50%
Priest
Shadow 21,715.0 61.2% 21,715.0 2,637.0 19,078 24,352 2 5.00%
Rogue
Assassination 30,582.0 86.1% 30,582.0 0.0 30,582 30,582 1 2.50%
Rogue
Combat 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 23,487.0 66.1% 23,539.2 4,176.2 17,069 30,266 5 12.50%
Shaman
Enhancement 22,196.0 62.5% 23,393.0 1,980.9 21,798 26,185 3 7.50%
Warlock
Affliction 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 19,373.5 54.6% 19,435.0 1,606.7 17,231 21,762 4 10.00%
Warrior
Arms 25,480.0 71.8% 27,720.7 3,785.0 24,631 33,051 3 7.50%
Warrior
Fury 28,950.0 81.5% 28,950.0 0.0 28,950 28,950 1 2.50%
Monk
Windwalker 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 10,208.0 100.0% 9,930.7 1,175.9 8,372 11,212 3 25.00%
Paladin
Holy 5,969.0 58.5% 5,969.0 874.0 5,095 6,843 2 16.67%
Priest
Discipline 6,770.0 66.3% 6,770.0 0.0 6,770 6,770 1 8.33%
Priest
Holy 9,871.0 96.7% 9,003.7 1,849.5 6,433 10,707 3 25.00%
Shaman
Restoration 9,516.0 93.2% 9,109.0 823.9 7,960 9,851 3 25.00%
Monk
Mistweaver 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 8,698.0 76.1% 9,780.5 2,952.2 7,138 14,588 4 50.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 11,423.5 100.0% 11,423.5 1,282.5 10,141 12,706 2 25.00%
Paladin
Protection 10,797.0 94.5% 10,797.0 0.0 10,797 10,797 1 12.50%
Warrior
Protection 2,280.0 20.0% 2,280.0 0.0 2,280 2,280 1 12.50%
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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