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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 20,342.0 72.9% 20,342.0 0.0 20,342 20,342 1 1.15%
Death Knight
Unholy 20,477.0 73.4% 19,946.6 4,179.1 12,169 24,427 5 5.75%
Druid
Balance 20,850.0 74.7% 23,029.0 5,980.0 15,464 34,673 7 8.05%
Druid
Feral Cat 24,471.0 87.7% 24,471.0 0.0 24,471 24,471 1 1.15%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 27,893.0 100.0% 26,570.6 4,553.9 15,450 31,192 15 17.24%
Mage
Arcane 24,013.5 86.1% 24,013.5 2,072.5 21,941 26,086 2 2.30%
Mage
Fire 27,089.0 97.1% 26,112.0 4,663.7 18,475 35,710 19 21.84%
Mage
Frost 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Retribution 22,612.0 81.1% 20,248.8 4,498.8 13,891 24,719 5 5.75%
Priest
Shadow 20,779.0 74.5% 20,880.3 3,599.9 14,773 27,611 7 8.05%
Rogue
Assassination 19,415.5 69.6% 19,415.5 2,255.5 17,160 21,671 2 2.30%
Rogue
Combat 21,208.5 76.0% 21,208.5 70.5 21,138 21,279 2 2.30%
Rogue
Subtlety 20,132.0 72.2% 20,132.0 0.0 20,132 20,132 1 1.15%
Shaman
Elemental 24,283.5 87.1% 24,381.0 2,754.3 21,032 28,850 6 6.90%
Shaman
Enhancement 17,957.5 64.4% 17,957.5 4,598.5 13,359 22,556 2 2.30%
Warlock
Affliction 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Demonology 20,217.0 72.5% 20,217.0 0.0 20,217 20,217 1 1.15%
Warlock
Destruction 24,617.0 88.3% 26,165.5 5,824.3 18,382 36,274 6 6.90%
Warrior
Arms 26,824.0 96.2% 25,388.7 2,529.7 21,833 27,509 3 3.45%
Warrior
Fury 18,042.0 64.7% 18,042.0 1,312.0 16,730 19,354 2 2.30%
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 14,097.0 67.0% 15,110.3 2,794.6 11,552 20,079 11 37.93%
Paladin
Holy 21,051.5 100.0% 20,711.7 5,215.4 11,585 27,079 6 20.69%
Priest
Discipline 8,053.0 38.3% 7,706.0 2,143.9 4,924 10,141 3 10.34%
Priest
Holy 14,520.0 69.0% 14,520.0 1,594.0 12,926 16,114 2 6.90%
Shaman
Restoration 16,890.0 80.2% 17,173.9 3,039.5 12,955 22,810 7 24.14%
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 11,522.0 82.5% 11,106.7 628.8 10,218 11,580 3 33.33%
Druid
Feral Bear 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Protection 13,931.0 99.8% 14,152.7 1,533.7 12,395 16,132 3 33.33%
Warrior
Protection 13,961.0 100.0% 12,642.0 3,413.4 7,961 16,004 3 33.33%
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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