Explaining Best in Slot vs Best DPS

One of the trouble spots I have noticed when making a best in slot list is that the piece of gear that yields the most DPS isn’t always best in slot, at least according to how we used to calculate gear. There are several sites out there that list gear in terms of highest DPS, […]

Retribution Paladins Cataclysm – Day 4

Ding, 85!  It didn’t take much effort yesterday to cruise to 85.  I had barely begun to quest in Twilight Highlands before I hit the 85 mark, and I went straight back to Stormwind to start my gearing process. Now begins the fun of daily dungeons, reputation farming, and profession building.  Congrats to all the […]

Retribution Paladins Cataclysm – Day 3

Cataclysm Day 3 was very entertaining.  I had made my way to Uldum, and the whole Harrison Jones theme was pure awesome!  However, due to what I assume is extreme exhaustion, I fell asleep on the floor after giving my 3 month old a bottle and putting him in his crib.  My wife woke me […]

Retribution Paladins Cataclysm – Day 2

Cataclysm has impressed me tremendously so far, and day 2 was no exception.  I wrapped up Deepholme, ventured into Stonecore, made more gear changes, and got an intro to what may be my favorite Cataclysm zone: Uldum. As my gear has gotten better, so has my DPS and survivability.  I didn’t quite climb into 84 […]

Cataclysm First Impressions

My first day in Cataclysm is over and I am very impressed with everything so far!  I made it to level 83, which is pretty good considering I was only on for half the day.  As I logged on for my evening gameplay, I started to see server firsts for reaching 85…crazy! I am going […]

Retribution Paladins in Cataclysm

All of your Cataclysm Retribution Paladin information can be found right here!  I have compiled everything I could from this site into one post, so you guys can take this Ret Paladin information with you into Cataclysm! I have updated every single one of my main pages involving Ret Paladin information for Cataclysm gameplay.  Most […]

Why Ret DPS Sucks at Level 80!

Why does Retribution DPS suck after Patch 4.0.3a?  Why does Blizzard hate us?  Once again, Blizz nerfs us into the ground!  When are Rets going to get some love?  Why, when we finally have decent DPS and stability, does Blizz rock the boat, and send us spiralling to the bottom of the DPS charts?  I […]

Cataclysm Leveling Guide Preview

Retribution leveling is one of the most entertaining aspects of PvE gameplay, at least from this Ret Paladin’s point of view.  I have done a leveling guide for levels 1 through 80 for the WotLK expansion, and now Cataclysm has changed everything. The leveling experience is brand new, the quests are different, NPCs have relocated, […]

Patch 4.0.3a DPS Concerns

Patch 4.0.3a brought about some nerfs that weren’t mentioned in the patch notes.  Yes, we knew Crusader Strike was being knocked down to 115% weapon damage…and yes, we knew Hammer of Wrath was getting a roughly 25% damage reduction.  But, with Exorcism getting another nifty boost to damage, I figured things would be okay, even […]

Ret Paladins Patch 4.0.3a

Cataclysm is about to get underway with Patch 4.0.3a.  Retribution Paladins are going to notice several changes specifically targeted towards their class and spec, and will notice some other changes as well. What’s important, is that most of our spells and abilities remain intact, and mostly untouched.  Nothing drastic has been implemented that would completely […]