Retribution Paladin Hit Cap is current for Cataclysm, Patch 4.0, Patch 4.0.6 and Patch 4.1. The hit cap for a Retribution Paladin at level 85 is 8%, or 960 Hit Rating. Hit Rating reduces your chance to miss with white, special, and judgement damage. Exorcism and Consecrate are spells, and thus they fall into the spell hit table. Normal melee swings, Cruasder Strike, Templar’s Verdict, Judgement, and Hammer of Wrath are all attacks that are affected by Hit Rating.
To maximize DPS, each Ret Pally should have their hit capped. Reforging now provides a solid option for reaching the hit cap. Enchanting and gemming for hit cap is not optimal DPS, unless there are no options for either Strength or Attack Power.
The reason I am posting this individually (because I have it under my talents page), is to clarify this often searched stat.
Retribution Paladin Hit Cap
- 8% Hit Cap
- 960 Hit Rating to achieve 8% @ level 85
- 840 Hit Rating to achieve 8% for Draenei (racial bonus) @ level 85
- Eliminates chance to miss with melee damage.
- Maximizes DPS