Ret Paladin 4.0.1, Day Two

Got a bit more practice in 5-mans today.  Saw my DPS rise to 4-5k with a little more experience.  Gameplay is still scattered and choppy, but I was able to time my Templar’s Verdict better, in addition to finding ways to get to Divine Storm at 3 Holy Power. Blizzard has recently said they think […]

First Look at New Ret DPS Rotation

You guys are looking for our new DPS rotation?  Well, here it is…FCFS.  Prioritized FCFS.  Again?  It appears that way.  I’ve been wrong before, and I could be wrong here…but waiting for abilities to come off cooldown, and choosing the best available attack feels eerily similar to what I was doing prior to Patch 4.0.1. […]

Ret Paladin 4.0.1, Day After

It’s the day after Patch 4.0.1 went live, and forums and sites like this one are on fire with angry Rets.  I spent a good chunk of time last night testing everything out, gauging where we are on the DPS totem pole, and sinking myself into our very scattered DPS rotation. First, I will try […]

Stat Changes in Patch 4.0.1

Blizzard released a post on the stat changes that have gone live with Patch 4.0.1.  Here are the changes: [Source] We’ve previously unveiled some of the stat changes that are coming with Cataclysm, including stat alterations, stat removals, or changes to how they’re obtained. This is an update to that preview intended to explain the […]

WoW Patch 4.0.1 Information

In a separate post, Blizzard has released a thread containing links to the many changes in Cataclysm reflected in Patch 4.0.1.  If you are having trouble viewing it at work, I am posting the thread here: [Source] The first major patch for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is upon us. In this patch players will experience […]

WoW Patch 4.0.1 Notes

Patch 4.0.1 is live!  Goodbye old WotLK playstyle, hello Cataclysm!  I know many of you that browse from work have both the WoW main site and MMO Champion blocked, so if this site is still something you can pull up, I will give you the full notes here! [Source] World of Warcraft Client Patch 4.0.1 […]

Retribution Paladins Patch 4.0.1

Patch 4.0 is finally here!  The version we are getting is Patch 4.0.1, and Retribution Paladins got their world flipped upside down.  Gone is the ease of face rolling DPS, and in comes the era of Holy Power, with it’s cohort of reliant abilities.  I am stoked, are you? This site is going to require […]

Patch Tomorrow? Extended Maintenance Says YES

Blizzard posted that there will be extended maintenance tomorrow.  Looks like we will be playing 4.0 tomorrow night!  Don’t forget to study up on our new Talents and Glyphs, both of which will change with the coming Patch 4.0. If you love the way your Ret Paladin functions now, kiss it goodbye.  It’s a brand […]

Moderation Further Enforced!

Hello everyone!  I want to thank all of you who continue to visit RetributionPaladins.com!  It’s a real pleasure to provide a resource that can help so many players out there!  It means a lot to read the comments you guys have left thanking me for the site.  I read every comment that is left here, […]

Ghostcrawler: Ret Was Broken

A recent post from Ghostcrawler leads off with, “Ret was broken.”  I’ve been trying to wrap my mind around those three words since I first read them, and I am having a hard time seeing eye to eye with Blizzard on this one.  I do agree with the mechanics not providing an appealing or challenging gameplay […]