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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 100,271.0 26.8% 100,271.0 0.0 100,271 100,271 1 3.57%
Death Knight
Unholy 37,340.0 10.0% 37,340.0 0.0 37,340 37,340 1 3.57%
Druid
Balance 40,509.0 10.8% 40,509.0 919.0 39,590 41,428 2 7.14%
Druid
Feral Cat 52,597.0 14.1% 52,597.0 0.0 52,597 52,597 1 3.57%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 129,580.0 34.7% 129,580.0 0.0 129,580 129,580 1 3.57%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 62,266.5 16.7% 62,266.5 2,022.5 60,244 64,289 2 7.14%
Mage
Arcane 373,482.5 100.0% 373,482.5 331,376.5 42,106 704,859 2 7.14%
Mage
Fire 47,141.5 12.6% 47,141.5 8,779.5 38,362 55,921 2 7.14%
Mage
Frost 229,662.0 61.5% 229,662.0 0.0 229,662 229,662 1 3.57%
Paladin
Retribution 49,906.0 13.4% 49,906.0 0.0 49,906 49,906 1 3.57%
Priest
Shadow 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Assassination 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Combat 291,315.0 78.0% 291,315.0 201,352.0 89,963 492,667 2 7.14%
Rogue
Subtlety 47,849.0 12.8% 47,849.0 15,801.0 32,048 63,650 2 7.14%
Shaman
Elemental 57,082.0 15.3% 166,226.0 160,587.7 48,321 393,275 3 10.71%
Shaman
Enhancement 53,115.0 14.2% 53,115.0 0.0 53,115 53,115 1 3.57%
Warlock
Affliction 47,717.0 12.8% 47,717.0 0.0 47,717 47,717 1 3.57%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 270,687.0 72.5% 270,687.0 0.0 270,687 270,687 1 3.57%
Warrior
Arms 57,088.0 15.3% 91,605.7 55,883.2 47,295 170,434 3 10.71%
Warrior
Fury 129,068.0 34.6% 129,068.0 0.0 129,068 129,068 1 3.57%
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 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Holy 18,429.0 52.4% 18,429.0 3,934.0 14,495 22,363 2 28.57%
Priest
Discipline 35,156.5 100.0% 35,156.5 12,335.5 22,821 47,492 2 28.57%
Priest
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Restoration 16,472.0 46.9% 21,804.0 9,088.4 14,342 34,598 3 42.86%
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 23,559.0 21.1% 23,559.0 2,634.0 20,925 26,193 2 40.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 111,657.0 100.0% 111,657.0 0.0 111,657 111,657 1 20.00%
Paladin
Protection 21,779.0 19.5% 21,779.0 0.0 21,779 21,779 1 20.00%
Warrior
Protection 68,633.0 61.5% 68,633.0 0.0 68,633 68,633 1 20.00%
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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