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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 120,635.0 33.6% 257,097.0 199,341.4 111,695 538,961 3 3.26%
Death Knight
Unholy 119,082.0 33.2% 87,198.3 49,651.8 17,076 125,437 3 3.26%
Druid
Balance 13,942.0 3.9% 13,942.0 0.0 13,942 13,942 1 1.09%
Druid
Feral Cat 63,988.0 17.8% 101,770.5 107,162.9 5,457 273,649 4 4.35%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 117,963.5 32.9% 138,287.3 111,683.8 15,283 301,939 4 4.35%
Hunter
Marksmanship 92,786.5 25.9% 92,786.5 86,420.5 6,366 179,207 2 2.17%
Hunter
Survival 23,908.0 6.7% 112,893.9 118,176.2 15,542 356,013 9 9.78%
Mage
Arcane 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Mage
Fire 19,352.0 5.4% 18,805.3 2,046.6 15,539 22,222 7 7.61%
Mage
Frost 179,654.0 50.1% 190,016.0 118,147.6 32,582 380,571 5 5.43%
Paladin
Retribution 224,808.0 62.6% 223,789.0 190,420.5 12,104 603,874 11 11.96%
Priest
Shadow 155,009.0 43.2% 133,520.2 103,609.0 14,464 298,549 5 5.43%
Rogue
Assassination 15,219.5 4.2% 41,196.3 46,922.0 11,913 122,433 4 4.35%
Rogue
Combat 358,908.5 100.0% 358,908.5 99,752.5 259,156 458,661 2 2.17%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 62,451.0 17.4% 117,580.9 126,415.2 10,796 339,105 8 8.70%
Shaman
Enhancement 115,670.0 32.2% 268,144.3 298,171.7 17,570 887,376 7 7.61%
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 34,146.0 9.5% 79,446.0 80,889.7 13,848 224,658 5 5.43%
Warrior
Arms 41,650.5 11.6% 78,181.3 72,627.5 12,148 205,099 6 6.52%
Warrior
Fury 54,683.0 15.2% 83,120.8 74,239.6 13,694 196,370 6 6.52%
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 7,850.0 50.4% 17,853.3 23,837.4 2,282 75,460 7 21.88%
Paladin
Holy 7,381.5 47.4% 7,381.8 776.1 6,300 8,425 6 18.75%
Priest
Discipline 15,574.0 100.0% 21,115.8 16,390.1 5,901 51,249 5 15.63%
Priest
Holy 11,335.0 72.8% 10,176.6 1,648.8 8,011 11,665 5 15.63%
Shaman
Restoration 7,052.0 45.3% 7,198.9 3,529.3 168 13,589 8 25.00%
Monk
Mistweaver 3,488.0 22.4% 3,488.0 0.0 3,488 3,488 1 3.13%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 9,793.0 12.7% 50,081.2 62,836.3 6,882 170,952 6 30.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 5,938.0 7.7% 20,533.8 30,242.0 4,243 81,003 5 25.00%
Paladin
Protection 9,191.0 11.9% 22,483.6 20,726.6 4,390 58,748 5 25.00%
Warrior
Protection 7,128.0 9.2% 8,808.7 3,266.1 5,923 13,375 3 15.00%
Monk
Brewmaster 77,161.0 100.0% 77,161.0 0.0 77,161 77,161 1 5.00%


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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