View Full Version : Paladin Ret and can't seem to beat 5k dps

01-23-2011, 01:04 AM
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, I've looked up multiple specs and they're all relatively similar to what I have. I've also looked up rotations or priorities as they seem to be for ret pallies. I can't seem to get over 5k dps, and everytime I'm in a random heroic I have people getting pissy because I'm lower/est on the dps chart.

general rotation is CS> Judgement > HW > Inq, alternated to TV if Inq is already active.

I usually use Seal of Insight, If I use Seal of Truth I tend to go oom even with might on.


Every response except "quit failing" is appreciated. :)

01-23-2011, 02:36 AM
You're in half caster gear. You realize intellect and spirit are of no benefit to you, right?

01-23-2011, 06:17 AM
You also need to look at enchanting the decent pieces (333 / 346) of strength gear you have.

01-23-2011, 01:20 PM
Okay first off this should be in the HALP! Forum

Secondly, get rid of that Helm, Neck, Chest, and Caster Ring. Those are all very sub-par items for a Ret Paladin.

Your Hit Rating is too high, you only need 8% anything in excess of that is wasted.

Changes to be done:
Enchant your cloak with Crit
Enchant your weapon with hurricane
Gem Strength in your Relic
Gem Strength in your Bracers, +10 Mastery isn't worth the bonus.
Gem str/crit or a str/haste or a str/mastery gem in your boots
Gem Str/Hit in your legs not Hit

Stop working on Ramkahen rep and switch to Hyjal rep for http://www.wowhead.com/item=62384 until you get to exalted this is one of the worst reps to work on, besides Earthen Ring (totally worthless other than for tank enchant and 333 tank legs).
Only reason I'm saying to work on Hyjal rep it is your highest and Dragonmaw has a bunch of Dailies you can work on. But Hyjal and Dragonmaw rep are your two top priorities.

Work on your Dragonmaw rep for http://www.wowhead.com/item=62408 and http://www.wowhead.com/item=62368 you will also get http://www.wowhead.com/item=62410 for your prot spec, all at revered, at exalted you can get http://www.wowhead.com/item=62418 for tanking.

Do the quests at that Krazz Works in Twilight Highlands for http://www.wowhead.com/item=63827 or buy/have made http://www.wowhead.com/item=55032

Buy or have made http://www.wowhead.com/item=55031 it is the best helm you can get outside of drops.

Quest in Uldum for http://www.wowhead.com/item=65739 or in Deepholm for http://www.wowhead.com/item=61472

01-24-2011, 06:46 AM
To begin, Ret Pallies refer to the "rotation" as a priority list.
The priority list is:

For AoE/Thrash use Seal of Righteousness, for Single Target ALWAYS use Seal of Truth! Seal of Insight does not provide any dps increase if not dps loss.

If you want to learn alot more about Retribution I suggest going here: http://elitistjerks.com/f76/t110342-retribution_concordance_4_0_3a/