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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 477,300.0 66.3% 485,949.7 79,378.7 312,766 923,373 1,100 4.41%
Death Knight
Unholy 489,606.0 68.0% 490,380.5 98,842.9 282,975 1,215,628 1,100 4.41%
Druid
Balance 531,078.0 73.8% 554,276.9 121,709.4 311,234 956,199 1,100 4.41%
Druid
Feral Cat 561,349.5 78.0% 536,456.8 100,267.8 341,498 1,205,351 1,100 4.41%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 575,501.5 79.9% 583,881.2 126,930.0 332,336 1,267,008 1,100 4.41%
Hunter
Marksmanship 320,680.0 44.5% 315,233.0 119,072.2 9,556 572,089 845 3.39%
Hunter
Survival 513,692.0 71.4% 501,010.0 81,432.9 309,617 761,137 1,100 4.41%
Mage
Arcane 601,113.5 83.5% 636,573.8 138,344.2 424,520 1,233,892 1,100 4.41%
Mage
Fire 582,374.5 80.9% 622,274.2 178,870.8 352,895 1,431,349 1,100 4.41%
Mage
Frost 454,452.5 63.1% 457,352.6 80,661.4 272,318 713,625 1,100 4.41%
Paladin
Retribution 524,877.0 72.9% 541,570.9 92,478.3 394,251 1,120,770 1,100 4.41%
Priest
Shadow 531,223.0 73.8% 570,174.8 115,134.7 413,279 1,009,926 1,100 4.41%
Rogue
Assassination 434,162.5 60.3% 420,715.2 78,717.6 244,763 958,954 1,100 4.41%
Rogue
Combat 632,832.5 87.9% 631,749.2 139,505.9 315,190 1,020,291 1,100 4.41%
Rogue
Subtlety 400,234.0 55.6% 374,952.1 115,365.3 1,351 631,671 1,052 4.22%
Shaman
Elemental 520,027.5 72.2% 539,972.1 117,796.5 314,833 1,076,042 1,100 4.41%
Shaman
Enhancement 547,868.0 76.1% 537,945.3 104,787.8 314,271 1,250,476 1,100 4.41%
Warlock
Affliction 719,953.0 100.0% 898,718.5 485,874.1 389,456 3,565,144 1,100 4.41%
Warlock
Demonology 438,452.5 60.9% 449,431.4 112,276.4 56,747 912,558 1,088 4.36%
Warlock
Destruction 604,334.5 83.9% 631,651.0 123,638.9 480,172 1,405,223 1,100 4.41%
Warrior
Arms 319,147.0 44.3% 361,862.2 177,067.1 4,042 1,146,406 1,069 4.28%
Warrior
Fury 599,547.0 83.3% 613,198.9 92,023.7 455,171 1,138,237 1,100 4.41%
Monk
Windwalker 526,942.5 73.2% 555,063.6 133,428.0 319,270 1,253,876 1,100 4.41%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 272,874.5 78.9% 313,836.8 126,262.5 172,590 1,049,282 1,100 16.67%
Paladin
Holy 281,377.0 81.4% 300,651.8 86,885.8 190,359 721,028 1,100 16.67%
Priest
Discipline 345,798.5 100.0% 378,419.6 125,095.9 201,236 706,716 1,100 16.67%
Priest
Holy 174,079.0 50.3% 231,925.7 150,078.5 83,546 905,873 1,100 16.67%
Shaman
Restoration 318,352.0 92.1% 366,270.7 141,318.5 205,568 850,814 1,100 16.67%
Monk
Mistweaver 200,466.0 58.0% 248,822.5 128,862.0 127,162 742,921 1,100 16.67%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 387,058.5 71.4% 403,982.8 126,361.7 189,864 1,357,613 1,100 20.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 501,921.5 92.6% 511,337.2 153,127.2 213,436 1,320,922 1,100 20.00%
Paladin
Protection 477,742.0 88.1% 485,237.7 173,554.3 186,561 1,144,097 1,100 20.00%
Warrior
Protection 542,123.0 100.0% 555,967.0 178,429.3 228,443 2,177,715 1,100 20.00%
Monk
Brewmaster 455,336.0 84.0% 490,528.5 165,471.7 224,752 1,394,877 1,100 20.00%


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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