Retribution in the new world order (one week after 4.0.1)

So 4.0.1 has been out a week.  In that time retribution has gone down and up again.  Last night I had a chance to do my first full raid since the patch and generally speaking I’m feeling a bit happier now.  The rotation is starting to feel a bit more natural and I think its got potential.  When I do get it right, I seem to have more dps than before the patch.  I’m not really comparing myself with others yet as we’re all still learning. After deciding that Shadow Priest wasn’t for me, since the Tier 11 set looks … Continue reading Retribution in the new world order (one week after 4.0.1)

Retribution Paladin Raider’s Crib Sheet

Cross posted at Big Hit Box on 24 November 2009 Since my crib sheet format seems to  be quite popular, I thought I’d produce a short form of the retribution paladin info.  Much shorter than my other guides, and the EJ guide.  But packed full of information. Specs and Glyphs Without DSac 5/9/57 With DSac 5/11/55 Use Major Glyph of Judgement and Major Glyph of Consecration. Use Minor Glyph of Sense Undead, Minor Glyph of Lay on Hands, Minor Glyph of Blessing of Might. For your last Major slot use Glyph of Seal of Vengeance if you are NOT expertise … Continue reading Retribution Paladin Raider’s Crib Sheet

Gotta love Ghostcrawler: Paladin utility in 3.3

Cross posted on Big Hit Box on 28 October 2009. One of the best Blizzard posts ever: Dear OP, Bye. Hugs,GC Spot the double-entendre in OP (original poster, overpowered). I know some people don’t like the guy, but I’m a GC fan.  Probably because I’m a reasonable person.  And hes funny.  I may not like nerfs.  I may not like that a lot of my nerfs are because of arenas which I don’t really like.  But I am reasonable enough to understand the need for many of the nerfs.  I do feel a bit like PvE ret right now is … Continue reading Gotta love Ghostcrawler: Paladin utility in 3.3

Retribution Builds to top the PvE Meters

As I write this, Retribution is competative PvE.  Seriously topping the damage meters competative.  Whilst HoPing the tank to remove Impale Debuffs.  And saving the poisoned healer with a quick Lay on Hands.  Its a good time to be a Ret Pala.  But of course if you get the spec wrong this won’t be the case.  If you get the spec wrong you will just sit at the bottom of the meters sobbing quietly into your cocoa.   So what spec to go for in order to be and uber-ret? Step by step: the basic retribution spec Tier 1 > … Continue reading Retribution Builds to top the PvE Meters