Retribution Paladin PvP Glyphs

Sadly, glyphs for Retribution Paladins aren’t overwhelmingly powerful in PvP, but there are some that are must-haves.  The key to Ret PvP is upfront, burst DPS, and keeping healers off their toes long enough to destroy the other DPS.  Or, if the healers are particularly weak, burning them down before their DPS takes you out.  […]

Retribution Paladin PvP Enchants

Enchants for Retribution Paladins in PvP will not be much different than that of PvE.  The idea is to focus on attack power and crit, possibly hit if necessary. The only exceptions are on the helm and shoulders, where resilience can be used.  I emphasize can, because it is a topic of discussion whether or […]

Retribution Paladin PvP Gems

As a Retribution Paladin in the PvP arena, gems are a crucial part of your arsenal.  I have seen Ret Paladins gemming everything from strength, to pure crit, strength and haste, to even intellect and spellpower for PvP.  It’s a melting pot of gem preferences out there.  So what gems are best for Ret Paladins in PvP? […]

Ret Paladin BiS Pre-Raid Gear

Finding Retribution Paladin gear pre-raids can seem like a daunting task.  So many emblems to acquire, countless heroic runs, and possibly heaps of gold to spend.  I just got a request for a pre-raid BiS gear list for Ret Paladins, and I realized I have many gear lists up for Rets, I don’t have a […]

Ret Paladin Ashen Verdict Ring – Strength or Agility

For Retribution Paladins, the Ashen Verdict reputation ring is a huge upgrade, and easy acquisition.  However, choosing between the strength and agility versions has proven to be a topic of debate ever since the rings were released.  For you Retribution Paladins out there, if you are having trouble deciding which ring to take, hopefully this […]

New 80 Paladin, What to Spend Emblems on First?

So you’re a brand new level 80 Paladin, and are earning Emblems of Frost and Emblems of Triumph at a rapid rate.  You eagerly want to start smashing heads in Icecrown Citadel, but lack the gear to do so.  Deciding what to spend your hard emblems on can be a daunting task, but ask any veteran Retribution […]

Cataclysm Stat and Gear Changes

Here is a post from Eyonix about the upcoming stat and system changes to our gear, gems, etc. in WoW Cataclysm: [Source] A couple key things to note concerning Retribution Paladins: Reforging will allow re-distribution of certain stats.  Certain stat changes will not be permitted, such as Stamina to Strength. Ret Paladins will be getting […]

Heirloom Gear in Cataclysm

Heirloom gear in Cataclysm will be seeing some changes.  Not sure I’m a huge fan, but at the same time, I understand the logic behind it.  The current heirloom gear in WotLK will NOT be beneficial or useful past level 80.  It will not scale with level 81-85, and will not grant the XP bonuses.  […]

Ret Paladins – Best Weapons

The best weapons for Ret Paladins vary depending on gear and combat situations.  There is some varying degree of argument regarding Bryntroll and other weapons, but for the most part, this vanilla list can help you get an idea of what is available to Retribution Paladins in ICC. This list comes from Elitist Jerks, the […]

Ret Paladins and Tiny Abomination in a Jar

The best trinket for Ret Paladins at the moment is [Tiny Abomination in a Jar].  The reason being is that motes stack up very quickly for Retribution Paladins.  We can proc up to 4 motes in one swing with our various attacks and abilities.  On top of that, the bonus 50% damage from 8 motes […]