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Latest Data in Amazing Table Form

DPS

    Class   Spec Median Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 58.7 57.4 12.4 31 83 314 4.70%
Death Knight
Unholy 63.2 56.1 21.2 0 81 134 2.01%
Druid
Balance 66.9 65.2 12.9 37 86 386 5.78%
Druid
Feral Cat 65.3 62.5 18.7 33 100 221 3.31%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 73.3 67.5 14.7 40 92 476 7.13%
Hunter
Marksmanship 72.5 68.1 24.5 0 92 37 0.55%
Hunter
Survival 74.1 69.8 16.0 31 88 492 7.37%
Mage
Arcane 81.6 79.5 14.1 52 100 246 3.68%
Mage
Fire 57.7 53.9 24.5 0 88 261 3.91%
Mage
Frost 65.9 63.3 13.6 26 81 406 6.08%
Paladin
Retribution 64.7 62.3 12.4 33 81 388 5.81%
Priest
Shadow 74.8 72.8 16.0 43 100 452 6.77%
Rogue
Assassination 47.4 45.7 13.2 23 61 162 2.43%
Rogue
Combat 66.2 71.7 18.1 44 100 394 5.90%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 13.3 26.4 0 74 13 0.19%
Shaman
Elemental 75.0 72.1 14.6 39 98 427 6.39%
Shaman
Enhancement 70.4 65.7 20.6 0 85 326 4.88%
Warlock
Affliction 95.7 63.0 47.0 0 100 134 2.01%
Warlock
Demonology 49.3 46.6 29.4 0 89 39 0.58%
Warlock
Destruction 67.2 66.2 15.9 35 100 610 9.13%
Warrior
Arms 43.5 46.5 12.6 23 70 102 1.53%
Warrior
Fury 86.9 80.9 16.1 47 100 430 6.44%
Monk
Windwalker 61.1 58.9 13.0 38 85 228 3.41%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 78.7 78.0 11.9 56 100 433 24.42%
Paladin
Holy 83.6 85.2 10.9 66 100 317 17.88%
Priest
Discipline 100.0 93.1 9.1 73 100 409 23.07%
Priest
Holy 54.6 53.2 24.1 0 97 87 4.91%
Shaman
Restoration 82.4 82.4 10.5 68 100 445 25.10%
Monk
Mistweaver 59.7 66.6 17.8 45 100 82 4.62%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 71.6 69.6 27.2 0 100 112 13.49%
Druid
Feral Bear 72.3 64.5 31.9 0 100 133 16.02%
Paladin
Protection 66.4 66.4 8.6 47 80 205 24.70%
Warrior
Protection 84.0 84.0 9.9 70 100 213 25.66%
Monk
Brewmaster 100.0 81.8 28.6 0 100 167 20.12%


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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