Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Retribution Paladin Guide

Introduction

    Retribution Paladins bring a plethora of raid buffs with them, making them a great addition to any raid. They bring a damage percentage increase with
    Sanctified Retribution
    , a haste buff with
    Swift Retribution
    , mana replenishment with
    Judgements of the Wise
    , and critical strike chance buff with
    Heart of the Crusader
    . They also have access to
    Improved Blessing of Might
    , as well as
    Judgement of Light
    or
    Judgement of Wisdom
    depending on what is needed.

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Retribution Paladin Rotation

    Retribution Paladins can do it all. Not only do they bring all of the raid buffs mentioned above, they also have utility with spells such as
    Lay on Hands
    ,
    Hand of Freedom
    , and
    Hand of Protection
    . Their rotation is simple, but does have a proc with
    The Art of War
    , and eventually will gain a
    Divine Storm
    reset proc with T10 2 piece bonus to keep you on your toes.

Single Target

  1. Maintain your assigned Aura.
  2. Use
    Seal of Vengeance
    .
  3. Use
    Avenging Wrath
    .
  4. Use
    Divine Plea
    .
  5. Use
    Judgement of Wisdom
    or
    Judgement of Light
    .
  6. Use
    Hammer of Wrath
    on targets 20% health or below.
  7. Use
    Crusader Strike
    .
  8. Use
    Divine Storm
    .
  9. Use
    Consecration
    .
  10. Use
    Exorcism
    with
    The Art of War
    proc.
  11. Use
    Holy Wrath
    if target are Undead or Demons.

AoE

  1. Use
    Seal of Command
    .
  2. Same as single target, but with higher priority on
    Divine Storm
    and
    Consecration
    .

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Retribution Paladin Talents

Standard Build

This build has a lot of flexibility in where you spend some of your points, it all depends on what your raid composition is. You can remove points from
Heart of the Crusader
,
Improved Blessing of Might
,
Sanctified Retribution
, or
Swift Retribution
if someone in your raid is already providing these. You can move these points to
Vindication
(if that debuff is needed),
Improved Lay on Hands
for a bit utility, or
Divine Purpose
for a stun removal.
0
Holy
0
Protection
0
Retribution

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Retribution Paladin Glyphs

  1. Major:
    JudgementJudgement
    ,
    ConsecrationConsecration
    ,
    Seal of VengeanceSeal of Vengeance
  2. Minor:
    Sense UndeadSense Undead
    ,
    Lay on HandsLay on Hands
    ,
    Blessing of KingsBlessing of Kings

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Retribution Paladin Stats

Hit Cap

  • 7% (230 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
  • 8% (263 Rating)

Expertise Cap

  • 91 Rating with
    Mace Specialization
    from Dwarf and
    Glyph of Seal of VengeanceGlyph of Seal of Vengeance
  • 107 Rating with
    Mace Specialization
    or
    Sword Specialization
    from Human and
    Glyph of Seal of VengeanceGlyph of Seal of Vengeance
  • 132 Rating with
    Glyph of Seal of VengeanceGlyph of Seal of Vengeance

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Retribution Paladin Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of Endless Rage
    Alternatives:
  • Elixir of Mighty Strength
    ,
  • Elixir of Mighty Mageblood

Food

    Best:
  • Dragonfin Filet
    Alternatives:
  • Snapper Extreme
    ,
  • Worg Tartare
    ,
  • Rhinolicious Wormsteak

Potions

    Best:
  • Potion of Speed

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Dark Rune
    or
    Demonic Rune

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Retribution Paladin Best Races

Alliance

  1. Draenei:
    Heroic Presence
  2. Human:
    Sword Specialization
    and
    Mace Specialization
  3. Dwarf:
    Stoneform
    and
    Mace Specialization

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Retribution Paladin Best Professions

  1. Engineering: Best profession thanks to
    Nitro Boosts
    ,
    Hyperspeed Accelerators
    ,
    Flexweave Underlay
    enchants,
    Global Thermal Sapper Charge
    , and
    Weakness Spectralizers
    for early gearing.
  2. Jewelcrafting: Second best profession thanks to the 3 unique gems such as
    Bold Dragon's Eye
    and
    Rigid Dragon's Eye
    .
  3. Blacksmithing: Third best profession during phases 3+ thanks to
    Socket Bracer
    and
    Socket Gloves
    .
  4. Leatherworking, Tailoring, Enchanting, Inscription, and Alchemy: All provide comparable stat bonuses with
    Fur Lining - Attack Power
    ,
    Swordguard Embroidery
    ,
    Ring - Assault
    ,
    Master's Inscription of the Axe
    , and
    Mixology
    respectively.
  5. Skinning:
    Master of Anatomy
    .