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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 35,967.0 62.9% 35,967.0 0.0 35,967 35,967 1 2.70%
Death Knight
Unholy 54,300.0 94.9% 54,300.0 0.0 54,300 54,300 1 2.70%
Druid
Balance 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Feral Cat 50,417.0 88.1% 50,378.7 3,304.9 46,312 54,407 3 8.11%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 48,565.0 84.9% 48,565.0 0.0 48,565 48,565 1 2.70%
Hunter
Marksmanship 32,812.5 57.4% 32,812.5 4,185.5 28,627 36,998 2 5.41%
Hunter
Survival 46,327.0 81.0% 46,575.0 3,809.7 42,038 51,360 3 8.11%
Mage
Arcane 39,743.5 69.5% 39,743.5 9,418.5 30,325 49,162 2 5.41%
Mage
Fire 57,212.0 100.0% 58,213.0 18,315.0 36,299 81,128 3 8.11%
Mage
Frost 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Retribution 51,250.0 89.6% 50,456.0 2,536.1 46,377 52,947 4 10.81%
Priest
Shadow 36,130.5 63.2% 36,130.5 2,723.5 33,407 38,854 2 5.41%
Rogue
Assassination 46,687.0 81.6% 46,687.0 0.0 46,687 46,687 1 2.70%
Rogue
Combat 49,781.0 87.0% 49,781.0 4,786.0 44,995 54,567 2 5.41%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Enhancement 48,540.0 84.8% 50,115.7 2,846.1 47,696 54,111 3 8.11%
Warlock
Affliction 38,395.5 67.1% 38,395.5 5,156.5 33,239 43,552 2 5.41%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 10,015.0 17.5% 10,015.0 0.0 10,015 10,015 1 2.70%
Warrior
Arms 55,145.5 96.4% 56,398.8 8,483.9 46,002 71,225 6 16.22%
Warrior
Fury 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
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 24,684.0 63.4% 24,684.0 1,038.0 23,646 25,722 2 22.22%
Paladin
Holy 38,912.0 100.0% 39,176.7 6,715.8 31,087 47,531 3 33.33%
Priest
Discipline 13,710.0 35.2% 13,710.0 0.0 13,710 13,710 1 11.11%
Priest
Holy 19,345.0 49.7% 18,113.3 4,221.1 12,439 22,556 3 33.33%
Shaman
Restoration 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
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 27,535.0 91.0% 27,535.0 0.0 27,535 27,535 1 50.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 30,242.0 100.0% 30,242.0 0.0 30,242 30,242 1 50.00%
Paladin
Protection 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Protection 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
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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