Divine Storm Change Incoming?

A bit of optimism is here for Divine Storm enthusiasts (which I think most of us are…at least pre Patch 4.0.1).  Divine Storm currently uses Holy power instead of mana, and can really only be used at 3 Holy Power in order to be effective.  In AoE situations, Divine Storm cannot be used nearly as […]

Ret Paladins – Cata Beta Build 13221

Cataclysm Beta build 13221 is live on servers, and has brought about some more changes for our beloved Retribution Paladins.  At first, looking at the notes, I was about to /facepalm, thinking Blizz was backtracking on our recent buffs.  The more I looked at it however, the more I realized they are just doing some […]

Blizzcon Retribution Specific

Holy Spells Only? Q: Other classes have multiple types of schools, Paladins holy only. And there’s nothing to allow you to resist it. Why is that? It makes them feel like a steamroller. A: That’s why we’ve changed it over time for Ret to have more physical abilities than holy. We can’t really give them […]

Tougher Ret FAQ 4.0.1

I have been really vigilant in getting information out as soon as I can, and am trying to keep all the Patch 4.0.1 mechanics up to date.  However, there are still a few questions that linger, and I will try to address them here.  First, I will cover understanding Haste and why less Haste is […]

Ret Paladin Gems 4.0.1 Quick Info

Hey guys, I am updating my gems page, but still there is nothing concrete out there.  Keep that embedded in the back of your head, nothing is 100% confirmed in terms of gemming.  But what I am going to do is list what I consider our best options at the present time.  If you want […]

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 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, […]

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 […]