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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Death Knight
Unholy 87,073.0 17.7% 87,073.0 0.0 87,073 87,073 1 2.63%
Druid
Balance 300,692.0 61.2% 300,692.0 45,806.0 254,886 346,498 2 5.26%
Druid
Feral Cat 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 312,124.0 63.6% 327,364.3 73,024.5 243,758 441,451 4 10.53%
Hunter
Marksmanship 211,054.0 43.0% 211,054.0 0.0 211,054 211,054 1 2.63%
Hunter
Survival 263,257.5 53.6% 263,257.5 87,050.5 176,207 350,308 2 5.26%
Mage
Arcane 491,121.0 100.0% 491,121.0 0.0 491,121 491,121 1 2.63%
Mage
Fire 461,478.0 94.0% 461,478.0 0.0 461,478 461,478 1 2.63%
Mage
Frost 267,282.5 54.4% 267,282.5 64,892.5 202,390 332,175 2 5.26%
Paladin
Retribution 96,569.0 19.7% 96,569.0 32,007.0 64,562 128,576 2 5.26%
Priest
Shadow 203,769.5 41.5% 217,854.0 96,839.9 98,135 365,742 4 10.53%
Rogue
Assassination 47,387.5 9.6% 47,387.5 13,565.5 33,822 60,953 2 5.26%
Rogue
Combat 287,572.0 58.6% 323,279.3 72,220.5 258,263 424,003 3 7.89%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 330,476.0 67.3% 330,476.0 77,141.0 253,335 407,617 2 5.26%
Shaman
Enhancement 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Affliction 361,083.5 73.5% 359,050.3 94,670.6 223,924 490,110 4 10.53%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 400,627.0 81.6% 358,999.0 137,561.8 131,951 502,791 4 10.53%
Warrior
Arms 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Fury 233,980.5 47.6% 233,980.5 193,651.5 40,329 427,632 2 5.26%
Monk
Windwalker 170,081.0 34.6% 170,081.0 0.0 170,081 170,081 1 2.63%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 232,337.0 100.0% 215,640.3 51,786.5 145,537 269,047 3 37.50%
Paladin
Holy 151,461.0 65.2% 151,461.0 0.0 151,461 151,461 1 12.50%
Priest
Discipline 181,131.5 78.0% 181,131.5 105,501.5 75,630 286,633 2 25.00%
Priest
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Restoration 162,289.0 69.9% 162,289.0 0.0 162,289 162,289 1 12.50%
Monk
Mistweaver 172,653.0 74.3% 172,653.0 0.0 172,653 172,653 1 12.50%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 271,048.0 100.0% 271,048.0 0.0 271,048 271,048 1 33.33%
Druid
Feral Bear 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Protection 88,629.0 32.7% 88,629.0 0.0 88,629 88,629 1 33.33%
Warrior
Protection 82,599.0 30.5% 82,599.0 0.0 82,599 82,599 1 33.33%
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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