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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 70,052.0 11.1% 152,904.2 160,488.7 14,309 485,211 15 7.73%
Death Knight
Unholy 28,494.0 4.5% 67,717.4 68,518.2 24,514 202,913 5 2.58%
Druid
Balance 366,118.0 58.1% 344,149.1 270,229.2 20,530 749,296 7 3.61%
Druid
Feral Cat 167,851.0 26.7% 209,303.0 153,040.3 16,460 430,339 7 3.61%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 309,386.0 49.1% 311,362.1 201,685.3 23,064 610,827 13 6.70%
Hunter
Marksmanship 185,405.0 29.4% 185,405.0 95,880.0 89,525 281,285 2 1.03%
Hunter
Survival 353,813.0 56.2% 312,862.1 270,331.1 23,125 901,055 15 7.73%
Mage
Arcane 17,320.0 2.8% 100,426.3 117,647.5 17,154 266,805 3 1.55%
Mage
Fire 24,415.5 3.9% 169,912.9 240,706.2 10,542 728,048 14 7.22%
Mage
Frost 223,330.0 35.5% 300,855.9 162,401.0 124,241 593,926 7 3.61%
Paladin
Retribution 166,679.5 26.5% 200,382.0 110,340.5 14,619 460,273 14 7.22%
Priest
Shadow 144,119.0 22.9% 190,611.0 186,564.8 17,655 652,468 18 9.28%
Rogue
Assassination 110,820.0 17.6% 120,506.5 100,444.3 18,854 241,532 4 2.06%
Rogue
Combat 434,467.0 69.0% 436,242.0 124,180.3 269,317 639,109 5 2.58%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 27,967.0 4.4% 164,102.1 172,707.1 20,286 455,594 14 7.22%
Shaman
Enhancement 255,862.0 40.6% 285,950.8 263,817.4 24,899 607,180 4 2.06%
Warlock
Affliction 629,744.0 100.0% 629,744.0 0.0 629,744 629,744 1 0.52%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 271,221.5 43.1% 266,169.7 180,531.3 21,512 630,276 20 10.31%
Warrior
Arms 72,771.0 11.6% 76,058.4 53,882.0 21,538 166,891 13 6.70%
Warrior
Fury 109,621.5 17.4% 158,563.7 156,414.3 14,643 520,383 10 5.15%
Monk
Windwalker 274,104.0 43.5% 374,961.3 304,613.5 62,685 788,095 3 1.55%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 18,981.0 69.7% 27,665.3 17,734.8 7,463 66,030 17 33.33%
Paladin
Holy 13,147.5 48.3% 27,280.9 24,787.7 3,889 68,814 8 15.69%
Priest
Discipline 27,215.5 100.0% 37,039.3 30,690.5 2,756 90,886 8 15.69%
Priest
Holy 15,966.5 58.7% 18,347.1 8,811.4 11,671 43,524 10 19.61%
Shaman
Restoration 13,150.5 48.3% 11,500.3 4,602.1 353 15,968 8 15.69%
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 88,336.0 56.9% 92,825.3 75,182.4 14,812 244,861 11 35.48%
Druid
Feral Bear 48,771.0 31.4% 54,385.0 43,904.2 9,757 110,241 4 12.90%
Paladin
Protection 14,543.0 9.4% 32,165.6 37,812.1 10,405 107,656 5 16.13%
Warrior
Protection 45,367.5 29.2% 51,273.8 33,025.5 14,989 94,099 6 19.35%
Monk
Brewmaster 155,207.0 100.0% 114,121.6 61,214.7 25,643 173,932 5 16.13%


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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