pve retribution paladin stat priority (wotlk 3.3.5a)

The stat priority for a Retribution Paladin in Wrath of the Lich King is:

  1. Hit
  2. Expertise
  3. Strength
  4. Critical Strike Rating
  5. Agility
  6. Haste

You will want a total of 8% hit rating (7% percent if you are Alliance and you have a Draenei in the group), 8% hit rating means 263 hit rating.

Expertise should be 26, while Critical Strike Rating should be maximized as much as possible.

Agility should be between 500-700, a lot of people comment on how much is actually required but it truly depends on your gear optimization.

Now here comes the haste, Retribution Paladin is a class that abuses haste just like Warrior abuses Armor Penetration, although it is the last stat that should be given priority, it should definitely not be overlooked since the more haste you have, the faster you are going to stack your blood corruption debuff stacks from Seal of Vengeance, and it will also benefit your Tiny Abomination In A Jar, making it more useful.

 

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taherof
taherof
9 months ago

how much crit do i need?
and hast?

Last edited 9 months ago by taherof
Ziggie
Ziggie
Reply to  taherof
9 months ago

“….while Critical Strike Rating should be maximized as much as possible.”
“…, Retribution Paladin is a class that abuses haste…” “…the more haste you have, the faster you are going to stack your debuff from Seal of Vengeance,…”
Did you read it?

Last edited 9 months ago by Ziggie
Oddls
Oddls
Reply to  Ziggie
9 months ago

The question was related to soft/hard caps, not expecting a sarcastic response ^^

Uridiculous
Uridiculous
4 months ago

again, bro agi shouldn’t be a priority at all. It makes me cringe when I see people trying to spec agi into their gear, if you gear comes with it cool but hit expertise str crit and haste are more important then agi, crit rating gives more crit to paladins then agi well ever do. trying to dedicate 500-700 is too much focus on it. Again, my opinion, and I’ve done a lot of theory crafting over the 17 years wow has been out. Played paladin the whole time. Just don’t agree with your agi statement at all.

It also makes me cringe when people put the RS trinket over WFS and DV heroic versions, Too me those are paladins just seeking gear score and not effectiveness. Pure str builds are a lot better then trying to mix in agility, just not enough benefit from it.

I have mirrored a couple private servers and built my own paladins in retrospect to both arguments of what is better with BiS wrath gear. And hands down every time the paladin that focuses on strength builds do way better and way more damage per second.

Again, these are my opinions and what I have tested in retail, private servers, and my own server mirrors with control measures.

John d
John d
Reply to  Uridiculous
4 months ago

So thoughts on gloren vs oathbinder?

Hippo
Hippo
Reply to  Uridiculous
4 months ago

Like all of the agi items played on pala gives you 160AP aprox. which is something like 80strength so its not much of a difference

Tastykake
Tastykake
1 month ago

You actually need 9% hit. It was recently released with WoW Classic by Blizzard themselves that any ?? or Boss mobs actually have an unseen 1% hit suppression aura that ignores 1% of hit from gear. This has been in the game ever since 2006 so make sure your hit is 9%, even on private servers.

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