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DPS

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Frost 1,378,291.0 43.5% 1,482,784.9 608,556.2 499,930 2,673,137 14 4.61%
Death Knight
Unholy 2,403,865.0 75.9% 2,512,410.8 1,299,879.0 858,567 4,185,131 6 1.97%
Druid
Balance 1,255,586.0 39.6% 1,323,180.1 680,311.7 86,983 2,774,003 19 6.25%
Druid
Feral Cat 1,021,320.0 32.2% 1,383,634.8 485,686.8 971,705 2,176,388 5 1.64%
Hunter
Beast Mastery 2,477,699.0 78.2% 2,294,058.6 1,014,063.4 248,126 4,457,813 34 11.18%
Hunter
Marksmanship 362,110.0 11.4% 362,110.0 0.0 362,110 362,110 1 0.33%
Hunter
Survival 1,856,274.0 58.6% 1,804,472.2 485,590.2 835,360 2,621,362 20 6.58%
Mage
Arcane 1,623,682.5 51.2% 1,662,625.0 914,935.5 309,963 3,350,601 8 2.63%
Mage
Fire 2,262,985.0 71.4% 2,086,458.6 1,021,320.3 525,461 3,793,225 10 3.29%
Mage
Frost 1,498,170.0 47.3% 1,503,315.3 581,928.8 663,996 2,636,232 16 5.26%
Paladin
Retribution 1,121,005.0 35.4% 1,397,536.1 706,266.9 381,540 2,738,468 21 6.91%
Priest
Shadow 1,509,073.0 47.6% 1,587,158.0 636,017.2 344,872 2,812,809 29 9.54%
Rogue
Assassination 1,472,529.0 46.5% 1,409,866.4 609,034.6 534,105 2,063,087 7 2.30%
Rogue
Combat 2,020,980.0 63.8% 2,015,377.6 796,343.1 967,628 3,811,881 9 2.96%
Rogue
Subtlety 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Elemental 1,442,575.0 45.5% 1,581,952.9 569,992.6 432,887 2,826,061 21 6.91%
Shaman
Enhancement 2,007,914.0 63.4% 2,315,930.2 1,093,064.5 514,827 4,430,466 9 2.96%
Warlock
Affliction 3,169,156.0 100.0% 3,153,004.5 1,374,068.6 1,745,941 4,527,765 4 1.32%
Warlock
Demonology 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Warlock
Destruction 1,564,617.0 49.4% 1,693,506.6 920,730.2 330,790 4,321,013 39 12.83%
Warrior
Arms 1,571,180.0 49.6% 1,571,180.0 0.0 1,571,180 1,571,180 1 0.33%
Warrior
Fury 1,631,174.0 51.5% 1,597,482.9 622,483.2 447,628 2,547,742 25 8.22%
Monk
Windwalker 1,257,329.0 39.7% 1,392,960.0 449,669.6 865,797 2,105,050 6 1.97%

Healer

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Druid
Restoration 45,408.0 75.3% 50,077.9 26,846.7 12,827 125,880 19 23.75%
Paladin
Holy 45,090.0 74.8% 51,062.1 28,291.4 15,541 102,067 10 12.50%
Priest
Discipline 60,296.0 100.0% 59,030.1 25,773.9 11,162 114,671 22 27.50%
Priest
Holy 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00%
Shaman
Restoration 58,970.0 97.8% 61,696.4 26,928.5 16,136 118,635 20 25.00%
Monk
Mistweaver 38,741.0 64.3% 52,585.1 40,913.9 1,753 122,576 9 11.25%

Tank

    Class   Spec Median     Average Std Dev Min Max Samples % of Role
Death Knight
Blood 769,171.0 76.8% 848,024.1 466,945.7 231,168 1,890,904 17 29.31%
Druid
Feral Bear 717,454.0 71.7% 687,485.2 295,700.0 171,751 1,362,285 13 22.41%
Paladin
Protection 553,780.0 55.3% 862,713.5 737,280.4 279,068 2,676,592 10 17.24%
Warrior
Protection 701,436.0 70.1% 736,242.5 472,881.8 101,283 1,970,548 11 18.97%
Monk
Brewmaster 1,001,145.0 100.0% 975,712.4 454,361.6 304,833 1,525,018 7 12.07%


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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