Life through the eyes of a really bad Retribution Paladin

Retribution Paladin Theory 101: 4.0.1 & Beyond

I’m no stranger to pulling out the old Excel and filling it with numbers, usually in the vague hope of those numbers making sense to me – let alone casual readers.

A great deal of my own theory-crafting is exactly that: theory. As such, I will open up these posts to discussion among my readers. If you feel I’ve missed something – or if I’m way off, please tell me!

Because of the casual nature of my target audience, my idea is to provide advice on setting up your Retadin without delving into the hefty math involved.

Theory without math… This is going to be interesting.

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Goodbye Armour Penetration–Hello Dee-Bee-Dubya!

I, like many Retadins, secretly coveted Deathbringer’s Will. The proc was not only visually stunning, but the proc bonuses were drool-worthy.

There were only two things blocking this trinket: ArPen and self respect. Armour Penetration had no place in a Retadin’s arsenal – which was infuriating as every single sodding piece of craftable DPS plate possessed it! Furthermore, to roll on this item would instantly label you as a “Scrub Pally”, forever the object of derision and ridicule.

Armour Penetration is gone now, its passing heralded by the chorus of, “Gimme that #@%&ing Dee-Bee-Dubya!”, from thousands of Paladins.

I do still have the occasional Warrior sidle up to me and whisper, “Lolret with DBW. Fail pally is fail”. My response has not changed since it dropped for me the week after 4.0.1 hit, “Read the bonus mate”, and link it.

Dear Warriors, Hunters and Death Knights.

I hope you got yours before the patch as the competition for that little number just got worse…

It’s Not Me – It’s You

I have to admit I’m a bit of a guild-hopper. As someone who tends not to take personal attacks, or attacks against my play skill lying down, I will generally make a bee-line for the door before saying anything that will compromise my enjoyment of the game.

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My First Attempt at Blogging


This is my first attempt at blogging about one of my biggest passions in life, World of Warcraft.  More specifically, this is about the trials and tribulations I face on a day-to-day basis while working with my big, blue, dopey-looking Draenei Retribution Paladin.

Look at the big guy.  He can’t even look toward the camera when I want him to!

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