Patch 4.1.11 Notes

Blizzard released the notes for Patch 4.1.11 today.  We have some GREAT Retribution Paladin changes on the way!  Take a look: Paladins Judgement has been removed from the game. Judgment (new ability) unleashes the energy of a Seal for Holy damage. All talents and glyphs which referred to Judgement now correctly affect Judgment. The sound [...]

New 4.1 PTR Patch Update

New 4.1 PTR update and still nothing new for Retribution.  I think it is safe to say the Word of Glory change is the extent of different playstyle we will see with Retribution Paladins that are specific to Patch 4.1. You can see the updated 4.1 PTR Notes here: Patch 4.1 PTR Notes I’ll have [...]

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Bye bye new website theme.  Thank you to everyone who gave me constructive (and not-so-constructive feedback).  While behind the scenes, the layout did some good things, it also did some not so good things as well. Every now and then, you will see me trying new things with the website.  Part of this is testing [...]

Retribution Hybrid Healing Nerfs?

From the question and answer session regarding PvP, a question came up about hybrids losing some of their healing efficiency, while pure DPS classes (Rogues/Warlocks) still had strong self-heals. Here was the quote: [Source] Q: The healing abilities of hybrid classes are being severely limited (eg. Retribution Paladin, Shadow Priest). Compared to this why do [...]

Retribution Paladins New Web Layout

Just wanted to let everyone know I am testing a new website layout (obviously). While this is a bit different than my old format, I am trying to make information easier to sort through, as well as not have such a long (tall) home page. There are still a few tweaks to hammer out, so [...]

Retribution Paladin Best Gear

Best gear for Retribution Paladins.  While a best-in-slot gear list is still in the works, I am now creating a best gear list for Ret Paladins in terms of end-game raiding.  I already have lists for pre-raiding, but now we venture to creating a gear list that focuses primarily on raid-earned gear. Also, this list [...]

How Much DPS for Ret Paladins in 5-Mans?

How much DPS should I be putting out in 5-man heroics?  I can’t tell you how many times I see this questions asked.  The easy answer is to just lay out some numbers.  The harder, and more accurate numbers are going to come from measurement of gear and skill.  By the way, how’s that new [...]

No News is Good News?

So far, we have escaped the preliminary rounds of Patch 4.1 relatively unscathed. No major changes, nothing groundbreaking in terms of DPS and damage. Is this a good or bad thing? I’m not really sure, but it seems Blizz may be reasonably content with the changes they gave us in Patch 4.0.6. I realize Patch [...]

Blizz on Word of Glory Change

Daxxari posted a bit on the Word of Glory changes in Patch 4.1, and I’m going to break down my take on certain parts after I link the post.  I agree with most of the reasonings, but I think there is a bit of reading between the lines as well. The assessment that Word of [...]

Retribution Paladins Patch 4.1

Updated 2/27/2011.  Finally!  Retribution Paladin news!  Patch 4.1 has hit the PTR servers, and it looks like we are in store for a fun patch!  I will continuously keep this post updated with the most current Ret Paladin news on the PTRs,so keep checking back! My updates will be at the bottom of the post, [...]