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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 310,860.0 21.4% 310,860.0 0.0 310,860 310,860 1 2.86%
Death Knight
Unholy 775,008.0 53.2% 775,008.0 0.0 775,008 775,008 1 2.86%
Druid
Balance 128,928.0 8.9% 128,928.0 0.0 128,928 128,928 1 2.86%
Druid
Feral Cat 90,210.0 6.2% 90,210.0 0.0 90,210 90,210 1 2.86%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 526,800.0 36.2% 526,800.0 261,677.0 265,123 788,477 2 5.71%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 127,594.0 8.8% 127,594.0 0.0 127,594 127,594 1 2.86%
Mage
Arcane 1,000,021.0 68.7% 1,000,021.0 396,067.0 603,954 1,396,088 2 5.71%
Mage
Fire 380,738.0 26.2% 357,993.7 52,789.0 285,042 408,201 3 8.57%
Mage
Frost 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Retribution 547,567.0 37.6% 547,567.0 356,332.0 191,235 903,899 2 5.71%
Priest
Shadow 419,987.5 28.8% 482,908.3 234,502.1 227,133 864,525 4 11.43%
Rogue
Assassination 95,335.0 6.5% 95,335.0 0.0 95,335 95,335 1 2.86%
Rogue
Combat 555,431.0 38.1% 508,675.3 183,718.1 263,963 706,632 3 8.57%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 29,508.0 2.0% 272,077.7 343,440.7 28,949 757,776 3 8.57%
Shaman
Enhancement 253,609.0 17.4% 253,609.0 0.0 253,609 253,609 1 2.86%
Warlock
Affliction 1,455,950.0 100.0% 1,455,950.0 0.0 1,455,950 1,455,950 1 2.86%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 351,528.5 24.1% 375,571.5 168,983.8 163,076 636,153 4 11.43%
Warrior
Arms 441,798.0 30.3% 441,798.0 0.0 441,798 441,798 1 2.86%
Warrior
Fury 430,307.0 29.6% 427,650.7 193,026.9 189,925 662,720 3 8.57%
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 48,628.0 28.9% 48,893.0 11,631.3 34,782 63,269 3 27.27%
Paladin
Holy 27,111.5 16.1% 27,111.5 25,373.5 1,738 52,485 2 18.18%
Priest
Discipline 108,529.5 64.6% 108,529.5 4,930.5 103,599 113,460 2 18.18%
Priest
Holy 26,325.5 15.7% 26,325.5 13,261.5 13,064 39,587 2 18.18%
Shaman
Restoration 168,026.5 100.0% 168,026.5 46,779.5 121,247 214,806 2 18.18%
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 121,196.0 30.4% 128,551.3 28,067.3 98,449 166,009 3 30.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Protection 82,107.0 20.6% 77,335.0 41,867.3 23,839 126,059 3 30.00%
Warrior
Protection 227,860.0 57.1% 173,147.0 117,195.0 10,303 281,278 3 30.00%
Monk
Brewmaster 399,093.0 100.0% 399,093.0 0.0 399,093 399,093 1 10.00%


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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