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 […]

Patch 4.0.6 Review

Patch 4.0.6 has launched and for Retribution Paladins, we are seeing some much bigger DPS numbers!  I think we can all agree this is an improvement over our former DPS state.  The Mastery change has given us a much needed boost to our damage totals. For a quick review, you can view my previous Patch […]

New 85 Retribution Paladins

Your Retribution Paladin has reached level 85, congratulations!  You have battled your way through the Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Outlands, Northrend, and finally the Cataclysm ravaged elite zones of Azeroth.   Now, your real battles begin. You may have tasted dungeons and PvP before this, and you may have sampled what it is like to craft and […]

Quick Thoughts on Heroics

Okay, this will probably be my last post in terms of what I think about Heroics in Cataclysm…at least for this week!  In my previous post, I talked about a Retribution Paladin’s role in Heroic 5-man Dungeons, and now, I’d like to expand on some of the more intricate details in terms of actually playing […]

Current Retribution Paladin Role in Heroics

After a few more days of testing heroics, a bet a good amount of Retribution Paladins are starting to understand our role in 5-man heroics.  Here is one thing we know for sure: Cataclysm is no Wrath of the Lich King.  Dungeons are harder, and require a certain level of skill…and research. The bosses on […]

Retribution Paladin Dungeon Gear – Leveling in Cataclysm

Retribution Paladin gear in Cataclysm 5-man instances for gearing-up while leveling!  Leveling in Cataclysm is going to be a brand new adventure for us.  Part of the experience will be taking on the new 5-man dungeons, and I am going to list the specific items you need to look out for! Plate DPS gear is […]

Justice Points Transfer to Cataclysm

This isn’t breaking news or anything, but for those that do not know, honor points and justice points WILL transfer over to Cataclysm, so start saving those points now!  When we reach level 85, we will be able to use the points we saved from WotLK. The cap for Honor and Justice points is 4000, […]

Elemental Boss Loot List

The final phase of the elemental envasion has begun, and with it comes four very familiar bosses!   The bosses for the elemental invasion can be attempted after the elementals in the main cities have been defeated. Only a few may be attempted at a time, and they will not be around permanently, so make sure […]

PUG Tank Brutality Part 2

Why are players so hell bent on verbally bashing and crushing newer or lesser geared tanks?  I mean, it’s only a game, right?  How come you can literally look at a tank, see his or her gear, and determine every aspect of their tanking performance that very second?  Because we’ve all learned that a bad […]

PUG Tank Brutality

A slender Paladin picks up her shield, and shifts her shoulders slightly. The armor is heavy. Heavier than her normal gear. The plate will protect her from the beasts she is about to encounter. But she is nervous…fear settles in. It is her first time to wield the sword and shield, to become the bait […]