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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 303,008.0 96.0% 303,008.0 10,873.0 292,135 313,881 2 5.56%
Death Knight
Unholy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Druid
Balance 205,972.5 65.2% 205,972.5 65,878.5 140,094 271,851 2 5.56%
Druid
Feral Cat 237,189.0 75.1% 237,189.0 104,335.0 132,854 341,524 2 5.56%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 214,300.0 67.9% 201,287.3 22,420.2 169,741 219,821 3 8.33%
Hunter
Marksmanship 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Hunter
Survival 177,924.0 56.3% 163,978.7 37,301.0 112,947 201,065 3 8.33%
Mage
Arcane 298,048.0 94.4% 298,048.0 0.0 298,048 298,048 1 2.78%
Mage
Fire 284,999.0 90.3% 284,999.0 0.0 284,999 284,999 1 2.78%
Mage
Frost 272,238.0 86.2% 272,238.0 0.0 272,238 272,238 1 2.78%
Paladin
Retribution 214,614.0 68.0% 214,614.0 0.0 214,614 214,614 1 2.78%
Priest
Shadow 240,736.0 76.2% 180,376.3 89,965.2 53,201 247,192 3 8.33%
Rogue
Assassination 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Rogue
Combat 189,329.0 60.0% 223,090.3 81,295.1 144,795 335,147 3 8.33%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 189,197.0 59.9% 189,197.0 18,474.0 170,723 207,671 2 5.56%
Shaman
Enhancement 296,873.0 94.0% 296,873.0 0.0 296,873 296,873 1 2.78%
Warlock
Affliction 237,838.0 75.3% 237,483.7 93,265.1 123,081 351,532 3 8.33%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 268,382.5 85.0% 264,046.0 28,203.9 222,311 297,108 4 11.11%
Warrior
Arms 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Fury 315,779.0 100.0% 278,154.7 94,613.1 148,141 370,544 3 8.33%
Monk
Windwalker 105,084.0 33.3% 105,084.0 0.0 105,084 105,084 1 2.78%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 64,999.0 54.1% 64,999.0 0.0 64,999 64,999 1 16.67%
Paladin
Holy 120,094.0 100.0% 120,094.0 0.0 120,094 120,094 1 16.67%
Priest
Discipline 112,792.0 93.9% 150,049.7 64,539.1 96,520 240,837 3 50.00%
Priest
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Restoration 25,692.0 21.4% 25,692.0 0.0 25,692 25,692 1 16.67%
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 131,026.0 100.0% 131,026.0 579.0 130,447 131,605 2 50.00%
Druid
Feral Bear 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Paladin
Protection 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warrior
Protection 122,074.0 93.2% 122,074.0 0.0 122,074 122,074 1 25.00%
Monk
Brewmaster 98,994.0 75.6% 98,994.0 0.0 98,994 98,994 1 25.00%


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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