Ret Paladin 4.0.1, Day Three

Day three of Retribution Paladins in Patch 4.0.1 and I must say, this has been a much better day.  The quick fixes Blizzard added to remedy our poor DPS included a buffing of Hammer of Wrath damage by 300%, and boosting Crusader Strike damage form 120% o 150%.  Both of these were very noticeable in […]

Patch 4.0.1 Spell Changes, Beta Change, Tier 11 Pic!

Retribution Paladins got some help in a recent update to Patch 4.0.1.  As most of us know, our DPS and damage output was drastically lowered when 4.0.1 went live, so Blizzard did a little to help us out.  Hammer of Wrath is all the rage, and Crusader Strike got jacked up further. Here are the […]

Retribution Paladins and Haste

Retribution Paladins and Haste is current as of Patch 4.0.6, Patch 4.1 and Cataclysm. Alright everyone, let’s take a look at Haste and see how it affects Retribution Paladins.  I know many of you are scrambling to try and understand the mechanics of this and how it affects our cooldowns and DPS as of Patch […]

Retribution Paladin Reforging

Retribution Paladin Reforging is current for Patch 4.0.6 and Patch 4.1.  Reforging is a new feature in Cataclysm that allows a player to swap a percentage of a secondary stat for a more desired secondary stat on any piece of gear they own.  Specifically, Reforging will allocate 40% of one stat for another.  The new […]

Retribution Paladins 4.0.1 – FAQ Compilation

In Patch 4.0.1, Retribution Paladins got their combat mechanics, talents, and abilities flipped upside down.  We all know this very well, as the practice dummies continue to laugh at us as we pelt them with sponges.  There have been many, many questions floating around, and I would love to post information as I get it, […]

Deathbringer’s Will and Needle Encrusted Scorpion Re-designed

Retribution Paladins just got two new trinkets to play with.  Deahtbringer’s Will and Needle Encrusted Scorpion were both stacked with armor penetration prior to Patch 4.0.1.  Now, they have had their stats changed, and look like this: [Deathrbinger’s Will] (Heroic) [Deathrbinger’s Will] [Needle Encrusted Scorpion] Needle Encrusted Scorpion is now probably the best trinket you […]

Ret Paladin 4.0.1, Day Two

Got a bit more practice in 5-mans today.  Saw my DPS rise to 4-5k with a little more experience.  Gameplay is still scattered and choppy, but I was able to time my Templar’s Verdict better, in addition to finding ways to get to Divine Storm at 3 Holy Power. Blizzard has recently said they think […]

Blizzard: Retribution DPS is Too Low

I don’t even need to say anything, here is the Blizz post: [Source] Rather than try and address multiple threads, I’m just going to plop our current thoughts in this one post. Please excuse the brevity. 1) We think Fury, Arms, Feral cat and Retribution dps is too low and we will be buffing them. […]

Ret and Agility Gear NO MORE!

Retribution Paladins should no longer be using leather and mail gear with agility, because of the removal of attack power as a secondary stat on gear.  This makes virtually every piece of leather and mail agility gear inferior to strength plate gear. Attack power essentially was the factor that tipped the scales when we opted […]

First Look at New Ret DPS Rotation

You guys are looking for our new DPS rotation?  Well, here it is…FCFS.  Prioritized FCFS.  Again?  It appears that way.  I’ve been wrong before, and I could be wrong here…but waiting for abilities to come off cooldown, and choosing the best available attack feels eerily similar to what I was doing prior to Patch 4.0.1. […]