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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 15,652.5 67.6% 15,652.5 7,038.5 8,614 22,691 2 2.38%
Death Knight
Unholy 19,431.0 83.9% 19,855.6 1,216.9 18,861 22,214 5 5.95%
Druid
Balance 16,707.0 72.1% 17,925.7 2,772.2 15,308 21,762 3 3.57%
Druid
Feral Cat 17,827.0 77.0% 15,689.1 5,582.1 2,308 20,034 7 8.33%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 23,165.0 100.0% 23,165.0 0.0 23,165 23,165 1 1.19%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 20,925.0 90.3% 18,083.1 6,276.7 5,890 24,012 7 8.33%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 19,926.0 86.0% 18,857.1 4,284.8 8,311 23,464 13 15.48%
Mage
Frost 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Retribution 19,538.0 84.3% 19,597.2 1,158.0 17,844 21,288 11 13.10%
Priest
Shadow 16,834.5 72.7% 16,940.0 895.9 15,918 18,713 6 7.14%
Rogue
Assassination 19,764.0 85.3% 18,817.3 5,648.5 10,149 24,585 7 8.33%
Rogue
Combat 15,517.5 67.0% 15,517.5 860.5 14,657 16,378 2 2.38%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 17,629.0 76.1% 16,740.3 1,964.8 14,016 18,576 3 3.57%
Shaman
Enhancement 17,569.0 75.8% 17,386.3 788.0 16,343 18,247 3 3.57%
Warlock
Affliction 11,659.0 50.3% 11,659.0 4,041.0 7,618 15,700 2 2.38%
Warlock
Demonology 11,117.0 48.0% 11,117.0 0.0 11,117 11,117 1 1.19%
Warlock
Destruction 20,117.0 86.8% 19,311.4 2,944.1 14,272 22,694 5 5.95%
Warrior
Arms 18,334.0 79.1% 18,731.0 1,724.5 16,390 21,167 5 5.95%
Warrior
Fury 19,099.0 82.4% 19,099.0 0.0 19,099 19,099 1 1.19%
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 12,092.0 92.2% 12,189.1 2,060.5 9,334 17,332 10 37.04%
Paladin
Holy 10,117.0 77.2% 10,263.0 1,086.8 9,011 11,661 3 11.11%
Priest
Discipline 6,833.0 52.1% 7,351.7 862.4 6,655 8,567 3 11.11%
Priest
Holy 12,067.0 92.0% 11,750.4 1,604.8 8,196 13,328 7 25.93%
Shaman
Restoration 13,111.0 100.0% 13,815.0 2,100.3 11,913 17,125 4 14.81%
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 9,692.0 100.0% 9,202.4 1,561.6 6,725 11,236 5 35.71%
Druid
Feral Bear 8,817.0 91.0% 8,817.0 0.0 8,817 8,817 1 7.14%
Paladin
Protection 9,121.0 94.1% 9,121.0 819.0 8,302 9,940 2 14.29%
Warrior
Protection 3,914.5 40.4% 3,841.5 835.0 2,550 5,185 6 42.86%
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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