Ret Expertise Confusion Patch 4.0.1
There has been some confusion on the Retribution Paladin Expertise cap now that Patch 4.0.1 is in full swing. Our hit cap changed, and it appears our expertise cap shifted as well. I have told you guys that the Expertise cap for Ret Paladins is now 22 Expertise. Tooltips with our gear, however, seem to be implying otherwise. So which is more accurate?
Well, first, my personal studies coincide with those you can see on the WoW forums and Elitist Jerks. On normal auto attacks, everyone is showing recounts with zero dodges when at 22 Expertise (we’re talking tests from 2k to 9k auto-attacks). However, the WoW tooltips for expertise in our gear windows are showing that there actually IS a chance to dodge on level 83 mobs and bosses.
The contradiction is that no one is showing a dodged attack with 22 expertise, even though the tooltip would argue otherwise. So, until we actually have proof of a dodged attack at 22 expertise, that is what we will consider the Expertise Cap to be.
If someone DOES get a recount with a dodge fitting the above set-up, then I’d love to know!