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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 172,922.0 44.5% 167,792.6 73,032.2 40,387 300,453 8 3.81%
Death Knight
Unholy 234,578.0 60.4% 216,052.7 32,291.8 170,641 242,939 3 1.43%
Druid
Balance 159,981.0 41.2% 167,851.9 73,866.3 1,974 356,460 14 6.67%
Druid
Feral Cat 262,305.0 67.5% 209,641.7 79,655.8 97,069 269,551 3 1.43%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 210,569.0 54.2% 202,807.5 47,899.8 110,458 277,962 16 7.62%
Hunter
Marksmanship 136,207.0 35.1% 136,207.0 122,368.0 13,839 258,575 2 0.95%
Hunter
Survival 193,968.0 49.9% 190,589.6 62,388.3 6,398 254,101 12 5.71%
Mage
Arcane 158,234.0 40.7% 158,234.0 0.0 158,234 158,234 1 0.48%
Mage
Fire 195,002.0 50.2% 186,941.1 51,101.1 95,201 268,030 8 3.81%
Mage
Frost 163,613.0 42.1% 160,563.3 64,912.5 30,356 259,519 20 9.52%
Paladin
Retribution 220,178.0 56.7% 204,241.1 82,753.4 86,195 335,552 19 9.05%
Priest
Shadow 216,811.0 55.8% 192,257.7 50,161.5 62,082 237,198 11 5.24%
Rogue
Assassination 68,724.0 17.7% 68,724.0 5,857.0 62,867 74,581 2 0.95%
Rogue
Combat 256,117.0 65.9% 232,567.4 124,784.8 619 393,568 16 7.62%
Rogue
Subtlety 228,634.5 58.8% 228,634.5 38,365.5 190,269 267,000 2 0.95%
Shaman
Elemental 128,623.0 33.1% 144,233.1 34,430.1 95,288 210,943 15 7.14%
Shaman
Enhancement 252,052.0 64.9% 205,211.3 97,108.0 14,607 293,881 6 2.86%
Warlock
Affliction 388,570.0 100.0% 331,497.4 96,326.4 150,918 410,310 9 4.29%
Warlock
Demonology 153,303.0 39.5% 153,303.0 0.0 153,303 153,303 1 0.48%
Warlock
Destruction 199,904.0 51.4% 187,562.4 80,672.5 2,070 304,581 20 9.52%
Warrior
Arms 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Fury 194,743.5 50.1% 213,209.2 90,125.8 81,809 445,543 14 6.67%
Monk
Windwalker 222,136.5 57.2% 192,260.8 115,967.3 11,881 324,716 8 3.81%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 101,441.0 100.0% 104,067.0 35,204.7 46,672 163,496 13 24.07%
Paladin
Holy 84,962.0 83.8% 75,589.8 19,814.5 33,315 100,842 9 16.67%
Priest
Discipline 86,838.5 85.6% 90,551.0 32,792.3 41,955 157,436 12 22.22%
Priest
Holy 24,270.0 23.9% 24,270.0 0.0 24,270 24,270 1 1.85%
Shaman
Restoration 62,002.0 61.1% 84,263.5 48,564.2 29,775 187,471 14 25.93%
Monk
Mistweaver 67,333.0 66.4% 67,968.6 35,957.6 3,852 107,173 5 9.26%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 119,762.0 89.0% 115,414.1 28,415.0 64,532 159,551 18 32.73%
Druid
Feral Bear 128,852.0 95.7% 132,248.1 49,168.6 54,995 209,720 11 20.00%
Paladin
Protection 109,737.0 81.5% 107,998.7 42,738.1 2,435 166,034 12 21.82%
Warrior
Protection 88,890.0 66.0% 96,397.5 32,478.9 54,564 152,220 6 10.91%
Monk
Brewmaster 134,588.5 100.0% 153,414.8 54,900.3 98,153 267,797 8 14.55%


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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