We have new hit and expertise caps as Retribution Paladins with the stat changes brought about in Patch 4.0.1. I knew the hit cap had changed, and was holding off on posting the expertise change until we had more concrete proof.
For those players new to the hit cap and expertise cap concerning Ret Paladins, hit cap reduces our chance to miss a boss with melee physical damage by 0%. Expertise cap removes a targets chance to parry or dodge our attacks. Each of these caps are in place to optimize DPS.
Ret Paladin Hit Cap and Expertise Cap
- Hit – 246 Hit Rating or 8%
- Expertise – 22.37 Expertise or 172 Expertise Rating
Note that for Draenei, only 215 hit is needed thanks to the racial ability. Credit to EJ on the exact Expertise rating needed [Source].
Keep in mind that for the best damage output, getting hit and expertise cap still takes priority! So those two stats still are tops on our list, right up along with strength.