For those of you who enjoy thoroughly analyzing World of Warcraft's class composition through armory data, do we have the site for you! Okoloth has started his own armory database -- he queries the armory for characters and then feeds the information back in to a local database where he can compile statistics on the overall playerbase. The downside to the project is that it's difficult to get a comprehensive list of all players -- Okoloth gets his player list by first checking all players on Arena teams and then querying every player in those players' guilds. So this data isn't 100% accurate simply because it's not pulling 100% of character information -- however, I'd say the 40,000 character profiles queried gives us a reasonable slice of the overall population.

Okoloth gives us percentage breakdowns of talent spec, all stats, professions, Aldor/Scryer reputation, and gear. Keep reading for a class/talent breakdown, and be sure to check Okoloth's site for all of the armory data you'll ever need.

[via Severkill's Blog]

  • Out of 5592 level 70 Druids... the only healing class whose healing tree doesn't overwhelm the rest.
    • Balance: 10%
    • Feral: 59.92%
    • Restoration: 30.08%
  • Out of 5752 level 70 Hunters... after reading BRK for so long, I'm surprised to see such a high population of Marksmen.
    • Beast Mastery: 33.83%
    • Marksmanship: 58.52%
    • Survival: 7.65%
  • Out of 7704 level 70 Mages... the only class with an even split between the builds.
    • Arcane: 32.57%
    • Fire: 38.34%
    • Frost: 29.09%
  • Out of 4663 level 70 Paladins... the Holy tree completely dominates.
    • Holy: 83.4%
    • Protection: 7.18%
    • Retribution: 9.41%
  • Out of 6998 level 70 Priests... though I've read (and written) plenty about the Priest Holy tree being weak, this breakdown makes Discipline look like the problem.
    • Discipline: 7.14%
    • Holy: 51.54%
    • Shadow: 41.31%
  • Out of 6361 level 70 Rogues... is Combat really the primary Rogue build these days?
    • Assassination: 18.16%
    • Combat: 63.26%
    • Subtlety: 18.58%
  • Out of 4230 level 70 Shamans... doesn't surprise me -- while the other trees have their uses, who doesn't want Mana Tide?
    • Elemental: 22.06%
    • Enhancement: 27.14%
    • Restoration: 50.8%
  • Out of 6066 level 70 Warlocks... and here I always favored a Demonology/Destruction build.
    • Affliction: 54.52
    • Demonology: 25.12%
    • Destruction: 20.36%
  • Out of 7984 level 70 Warriors... showing that PvE is still more important than PvP, Protection has a slight majority.
    • Arms: 39.17%
    • Fury: 14.88%
    • Protection: 45.95%

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.

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