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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 330,274.0 100.0% 330,274.0 0.0 330,274 330,274 1 1.49%
Death Knight
Unholy 14,868.5 4.5% 14,868.5 3,722.5 11,146 18,591 2 2.99%
Druid
Balance 12,592.0 3.8% 9,398.7 4,719.0 2,727 12,877 3 4.48%
Druid
Feral Cat 139,147.0 42.1% 139,147.0 120,234.0 18,913 259,381 2 2.99%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Marksmanship 10,985.0 3.3% 10,985.0 0.0 10,985 10,985 1 1.49%
Hunter
Survival 18,006.0 5.5% 17,640.4 2,316.6 13,724 20,778 9 13.43%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 13,247.5 4.0% 12,817.0 3,957.7 3,310 17,450 8 11.94%
Mage
Frost 209,805.5 63.5% 199,400.8 116,800.6 41,029 336,963 4 5.97%
Paladin
Retribution 18,961.5 5.7% 18,961.5 932.5 18,029 19,894 2 2.99%
Priest
Shadow 16,228.0 4.9% 62,817.3 123,606.5 14,639 389,834 8 11.94%
Rogue
Assassination 13,480.0 4.1% 13,480.0 1,055.0 12,425 14,535 2 2.99%
Rogue
Combat 16,561.0 5.0% 16,091.3 2,380.9 12,969 18,744 3 4.48%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 72,198.5 21.9% 83,327.8 76,288.8 8,032 180,882 4 5.97%
Shaman
Enhancement 13,206.0 4.0% 60,407.5 84,737.6 8,122 207,096 4 5.97%
Warlock
Affliction 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Demonology 18,664.0 5.7% 17,349.3 2,694.8 12,438 19,438 7 10.45%
Warlock
Destruction 19,832.0 6.0% 19,832.0 0.0 19,832 19,832 1 1.49%
Warrior
Arms 12,014.5 3.6% 12,918.8 3,055.9 9,924 17,722 4 5.97%
Warrior
Fury 17,794.5 5.4% 17,794.5 1,388.5 16,406 19,183 2 2.99%
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 10,730.0 99.4% 21,645.3 18,483.2 6,534 47,672 3 8.82%
Paladin
Holy 7,021.0 65.1% 7,066.3 2,531.3 1,154 10,793 9 26.47%
Priest
Discipline 10,793.0 100.0% 9,765.0 1,702.1 7,366 11,136 3 8.82%
Priest
Holy 8,245.5 76.4% 8,476.3 1,754.8 4,955 10,751 8 23.53%
Shaman
Restoration 7,425.0 68.8% 7,461.7 1,709.9 3,609 10,371 11 32.35%
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 9,986.0 100.0% 19,153.4 28,179.7 6,186 98,675 9 36.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 9,710.0 97.2% 32,662.2 46,267.8 5,594 125,038 5 20.00%
Paladin
Protection 5,151.0 51.6% 13,608.6 20,985.9 2,557 68,641 8 32.00%
Warrior
Protection 6,241.0 62.5% 6,008.3 1,981.1 3,474 8,310 3 12.00%
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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